Category Archives: Red Couch Interview

On the Red Couch with Comic Book Icon Jim Lee

Young, talented Ivy League graduate leaves the safe confines of higher learning to pursue his dream, founds a company that transforms an industry and becomes wildly successful in the process. Silicon Valley startup entrepreneur, you say? Try comic book creator … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers

They say design is the world’s oldest discipline. And maybe the most essential: From freeways to French fries, the stuff of modern civilization had to be crafted by designers—engineers, artisans and architects—with the capacity to understand and execute the needs … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Pretty Little Liars’ Sara Shepard

Imagine being sure of your professional calling while your peers played princess and scrambled on monkey bars. “I was one of those kids who didn’t really play dress up or didn’t play outside,” says author Sara Shepard, the mind behind … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Author James Patterson

When James Patterson set out to be a writer as a graduate student at Vanderbilt, he says he just wanted to write books that “were as good as they could possibly be.” He wrote some fiction and then started reading … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch With DJ Spooky

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky doesn’t just want you to dance. Though the musician still spins experimental music at clubs and museums around the world, he also writes books, designs apps and leads a conceptual arts center on a … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch With Shebooks’ Peggy Northrop and Laura Fraser

When it comes to reading, women are the more prolific sex. A Pew report revealed that more women have read at least one book in the last year (82% vs 69%) and that they read more than their XY-chromosomed counterparts: … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Details Style Director Eugene Tong

The term “men’s fashion” sounds like an oxymoron. A simple button-up and a pair of jeans is sufficient for most guys, right? In theory, menswear revels in uniformity: a “look” must be simple, consistent and without the slightest air of … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Refinery29′s Angela Tafoya

Fashion’s a lifestyle. It can be boiled down to those two words: “life” and “style.” But beyond the glitz and good looks, it can get a little murky. Can you really teach someone how to be cool? For answers, we … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with REDEF’s Jason Hirschhorn

It was 2000, the bubble was bursting, and Jason Hirschhorn, then the head of Digital at MTV Networks, yearned to prove that this Internet thing wasn’t a fad. So he started sharing links to interesting articles, largely about video, to … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Outside Lands Curator Jeben Berg

This weekend, San Franciscans will bundle up for their city’s biggest “summer” (it’s typically freezing) music festival, Outside Lands, in Golden Gate Park. The event brings together a killer lineup of bands and DJs, plus fancy food and drink—Winelands! Chocolands!—befitting … Continue reading

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