April 2012



The Talks is a very interesting website which consists of interviews with some of the world’s most famous and influential people. This website is very clean and easy to navigate, so you will have no trouble at all getting around. You can search the site from the top two ways: A–Z and Topic. Most of the photography is in black and white and presents an unguarded side of the subjects seldom seen in this day of stylists and publicists.

Subject topics covered in these interviews include:
Art – Julian Schnabel, Larry Clark, and Ryan McGinley
Fashion – Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, and Pierre Berge
Film – Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson, and Francis Ford Coppola
Literature – Nick Hornby
Music – Mick Jagger, Patti Smith, and Nick Cave

The wonderful and intriguing thing about these interviews is that the founders, Johannes Bonke and Sven Schumann, ask questions that you would ask if you had the chance. I must admit that my favorite section is on Fashion. What a treat, to hear from Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs, to name a few. These interviews delve deeply into what makes these incredibly talented and creative people tick. If you are so inclined, you can follow on Twitter and Facebook.

Reviewed by FIDM Library staff member Monika Earle