Natalie Merchant, the former lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs, is releasing her second solo album, Ophelia, this week.
Q: You were part of the Allen Ginsberg tribute they had in New York on Thursday. That was the last night of Seinfeld.
A: I've never seen an episode of Seinfeld. I'm one of that tiny percentile of Americans who grew up not allowed to watch television, so I never developed the habit. I'm sure there are lots of fascinating things on television, but I've lived my life living in my environment.
Q: And I read that your favorite magazine is the Nation....