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Frank Doris  |  Aug 10, 2004  |  0 comments

I probably don't need to convince you that HDTV is a spectacular viewing experience, with astonishingly lifelike images. But to enjoy all the benefits of HDTV and DVD, you need a multichannel surround sound system.

 |  Nov 04, 2005  |  0 comments

Who's the best Batman? I would have to say it's - what's his name? Adam West! He's the best. [laughs] I'm sorry, but I find it irresistible not to include myself. In all seriousness, though, my Batman was entirely different from all the other incarnations. The TV series was pretty much all tongue-in-cheek, rueful silliness.

 |  May 09, 2006  |  0 comments

I've heard that you started out as a set dresser, but became an actor to have more control over how a film turns out. My heroes growing up, going back to the silent days, were actors like Buster Keaton and Clint Eastwood who empowered themselves as filmmakers.

 |  Apr 07, 2005  |  0 comments

How do you like to watch movies?I tend to watch them at home, but frankly, I don't watch many. I hardly go to the theater because it's kind of a pain in the ass, and many movies are overrated. When I do go, I take my children. You see, I love making movies. I'm just not crazy about watching them. I like music better.

 |  Jul 22, 2005  |  0 comments

Besides giving your album a definite retro-'80s feel, it seems like you consciously avoided the heavy drum sound you've been associated with over the years. You're right. I've learned a lot from painters, actually. They'll lead you to a first impression of a work, but then the more you look at it, the more you realize they've sort of tricked you.

 |  Jan 04, 2006  |  0 comments

Your new coffee-table book, Billy F. Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead (MBI; motorbooks.com), is filled with lavish photos of two of your favorite things: cars and guitars. Indeed.

Mike Mettler  |  Oct 03, 2006  |  0 comments

Anything you can tell me about what happens in Season 3? I just know that there are a few new characters and that we'll be delving into the story of The Others a lot more. And, um, some people are going to be dying, which is, um, interesting. And that's as much as I know.

So nobody is safe? Nobody is safe. That's correct.

 |  Dec 06, 2005  |  0 comments

Josef, that is a cool publication you work for.

Well, thank you very much. I like Sound & Vision. I'm not quite the home theater guy, but I'm aspiring to be [laughs].

 |  Sep 02, 2006  |  0 comments

You played the first woman president on your TV series Commander in Chief, and now you have the honor of being the first woman to be featured in this column. Oh wow. Well, it's a series of firsts.

 |  Apr 01, 2006  |  0 comments

How did a nice Midwestern guy like you end up playing an urban Jewish professor in The Squid and the Whale? Hmmm. The short answer is I guess I understood the part - I could see the comedy in it. When I expressed that to [writer/director] Noah [Baumbach], he said, "You're one of the first people to tell me they think it's funny.

Mike Mettler  |  Dec 07, 2008  |  0 comments
I have to borrow a line from your song "Intuition" and ask: Are you still "just a simple girl in a high-tech digital world"? A little bit, yeah [chuckles].
Mike Mettler  |  Apr 03, 2008  |  0 comments

The finale for Season 5 of Nip/Tuck just aired [on February 19]. Are you happy with how the year went on the show? Yeah. The overall tone of this season was pretty cool. I grew to like the direction they took it this year.

Jamie Sorcher  |  Jul 06, 2006  |  0 comments

As a performer, you've done everything. Do you prefer TV, movies, singing, or the stage? I would say the Broadway theater - it's so much at the heart of things. But I just signed on to do a new sitcom on NBC, Twenty Good Years, and it's incredibly fun. We're going to have a ball on that show. It's a real treat to vary my diet.

 |  Apr 30, 2005  |  0 comments

Football season's over, but you'd never know it from the legions of gamers who've made EA's Madden NFL a year-round obsession. [A shorter version of this interview was printed in the May issue.]

 |  Jan 31, 2005  |  0 comments

A lot of the Seinfeld props were recently donated to the Smithsonian. Was Kramer's Merv Griffin set included?You know what went that was mine? The puffy shirt - that's it. But I would have gladly given them my shoes.