In this episode: Steve Reich, the composer that reinvented orchestral music discusses his newest composition, Radio Rewrite, a work inspired by the music of Radiohead.
Then, music has played a pivotal role in the work of Chuck Klosterman, who wrote about hair metal in his first book, Fargo Rock City. Today, he joins us to talk about villains, as dissected in his new book, I Wear The Black Hat.
And, the Los Angeles-based power pop group HAIM perform in the Soundcheck studio.
In I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling With Villains (Real and Imagined), Chuck Klosterman how and why people pass judgment on musical heroes and villains.
In this episode: Music has played a pivotal role in the work of Chuck Klosterman, who wrote about hair metal in his first book, Fargo Rock City. Today, he joins us to talk about villains, as dissected in his new book, I Wear the Black Hat.
Plus: Franz Ferdinand, the Scottish-bred art-pop band that staked its claim with the 2004 single “Take Me Out,” has returned with a new album called Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. The band plays live in our studio.
And: Michael Friedman composed the music for the Public Theater’s new Shakespeare In The Park musical presentation of the classic comedy "Love's Labour's Lost." He joins us to talk about setting Shakespeare to song.
Chuck Klosterman, the Ethicist for the New York Times Magazine, was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his book, I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined). He also shared some of his more unexpected interests, including wildebeests.
When we classify someone as a bad person, what are we really saying?
Chuck Klosterman has his finger on the pulse of contemporary American life. His essays and novels examine not only sports and pop culture, but also what the most popular athletes, music, movies and Internet obsessions say about who Americans are. Klosterman’s new book, "The Visible Man" is a novel about a therapist and her extraordinary patient, a man who claims he’s perfected the art of invisibility.
With songs now an easy 99 cent download from iTunes, writers want to see if they can’t also cash in. Chuck Klosterman, author of "Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs," "Eating the Dinosaur," and "Fargo Rock City” joins us to explain why he’s embracing this new model.
Event: Chuck Klosterman is reading and signing books
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