The comedian talks about breaking into comedy, sheds a little light on the new Netflix "Wet Hot American Summer" series... and reveals a new development in biotechnology.
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Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein chat with Rico about cultivating their mod image, wrestling with band names... and just plain wrestling. A new exhibit of Stein's photos of the band is now on display in L.A.
Chris Burden -- one of America's most important and respected conceptual artists -- died on May 10 at the age of 69. Here is an extended cut of Rico's 2011 interview with Burden, centered on the artist's slot-car extravaganza "Metropolis II."
The musical mastermind chats with Brendan about working with Amy Winehouse, discovering Keyone Starr, and producing the "Macarena of 2015."
Actor Oscar Isaac turned heads with his performances in "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "A Most Violent Year." As the critically-acclaimed sci-fi film "Ex Machina" (out 4/10) nears theaters and buzz for the "Star Wars" reboot mounts (he's tight-lipped), Oscar chats with Rico about our fearsome future... and about his past life as "Raisin."
Actor Aubrey Plaza rose to fame playing the highly un-motivated intern April on the comedy "Parks and Recreation." Now she's reveling in a dangerously driven new character in the Hal Hartley film "Ned Rifle," out this week. She tells Brendan about the logic behind "deadpan" humor... and about how much she hates that word. Got it, America?
Actor Zachary Quinto chats with Rico about his central role in the NBC drama "The Slap," his late mentor Leonard Nimoy, and a very special gift he received that once belonged to Tennessee Williams.
In "Seymour: An Introduction," actor Ethan Hawke steps behind the camera to document the life of his friend Seymour Bernstein, an octogenarian pianist brimming with lessons to teach.
"Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel is having a(nother) moment with the sci-fi film "Chappie." He ponders a world full of machines... and tells us why Dame Maggie Smith is LIKE one.
Something seems to draw Titus Welliver back to a certain type of gritty dramas, from his recurring roles on "NYPD Blue," "Lost," and "Sons of Anarchy," to his new starring turn in the crime-thriller series "Bosch."