Reporters are nosy people. That's what they pay us for. That's where we scored highest on our vocational aptitude tests—minding other people's business. Some reporters, such as the ones who discover Firestone tires blow up or that carrots give you cancer of the hair, save people's lives by being nosy. They get to ask deep, probing questions such as "How long will it take for us to pull out of the (fill in the blank) war?" or "How many people died in Rwanda?" But when we're interviewing a 16-year-old rapper who, bless his heart, stumbled onto a hit single, even though the poor thing can't spell "single," there's nothing deep or probing we can ask. At the same time, we can't just shoot the breeze and down a few beers with... More >>>