What do the toaster companies have against rye bread?
How does The Times Magazine’s in-house interviewer Deborah Solomon continue to land interviews with the newsworthy and notable?
Case in point: An excerpt from this week’s Q&A with the creator of HBO’s Entourage.
DS: I assume your milieu was less flashy than the one in “Entourage.”
Doug Ellin: My father is an accountant. Growing up on Long Island, I’d have one basketball for seven years. There was no grip left on this basketball. I don’t want to sound like I had a cheap father. He was not cheap, but he was very against waste.
DS: What advantage did that give you?
Doug Ellin: None.
DS: Great. Tell that to your analyst.