Terry Gross of NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’: Master Interviewer for 42 Years

Terry Gross, 68, has been the host of the long-running, highly popular NPR interview program “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” for the past 42 years. Given her keen mind, boundless curiosity, affable and nonthreatening personality, diminutive stature, conversational style, and smooth voice, it’s no wonder Gross elicits from her interviewees information they might not reveal…

David Remnick: Guiding Force at The New Yorker for Two Decades

David Remnick became the editor-in-chief of The New Yorker nearly two decades ago; previously, he was a staff writer at the magazine and before that the Moscow correspondent for The Washington Post. Since becoming editor-in-chief, Remnick has continued writing articles for The New Yorker. He also has written several books, including Lenin’s Tomb: The Last…

Masha Gessen: Russian-American Pundit, Author and Open Lesbian

Russian-American journalist, author and translator Maria Alexandrovna “Masha” Gessen’s writing has appeared frequently in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, New Statesman, Vanity Fair and others. Gessen is an open lesbian; she famously noted that for many years she probably was “the…