Archive for February, 2016

Master and Man


I read Tolstoy’s “Master and Man” recently, and it seems to be sticking with me. I can’t get it out of my head as the winter continues. I was reading an interview in VICE with the woman who refused Marlon Brando’s Oscar, Sacheen Littlefeather, and the short story popped up again in an unexpected way. She […]

INTERVIEWER How did you learn to control tone? RYAN I’ve always been sickened by the whole discussion of natural tone, natural voice. I think that’s ridiculous. Every tone, every voice is unnatural, and it is natural to be unnatural. So there’s nothing to talk about. It works or it doesn’t work. I don’t think that […]