Steve Almond is a guy I knew in my MFA Program. He’s (I think) the single most published writer from our little graduating class of ten or so people. Like, he’s an actual writer, making a living as a writer (and teaching).
Anyway, this interview he did with pre-teen-ish girl band Smoosh is fun: The Believer – Interview With Smoosh … Steve seems to keep getting published in all the truly cool places.
You can read more about Steve at bbchow.com. And I can definitely recommend his book My Life in Heavy Metal … I’d recommend the others too, but I haven’t read them yet. I’m far behind. But what the heck, read them too, I’m sure they’re awesome.