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Rick Moody

Rick Moody appears in the following:

What It's Like to Grow Up "Troubled" in Connecticut

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

As the debate over gun control is relaunched in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, there is another conversation taking place over the mental health resources available to troubled youth like the shooter, Adam Lanza. Rick Moody is someone who has thought a lot about access to mental health services. He's the author of "The Ice Storm," and he recalls being a "troubled kid in Connecticut."

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Literary Listening, with Rick Moody

Monday, March 19, 2012

It’s no secret that novelist Rick Moody (The Ice Storm; The Four Fingers of Death) is a music fan. Song runs through his writing – and his albums, as solo artist and with his band, the Wingdale Community Singers. Now, the best-selling writer has a new release: a collection of essays called “On Celestial Music - And Other Adventures in Listening.” He joins us for a look at the link between literary writing and music, and more.

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Pick Three: Rick Moody

Monday, March 19, 2012

In his new essay collection, "On Celestial Music - Adventures in Listening" Rick Moody says he just can't stop listening to music. We'll find out what he's tuning into lately, in this week's Pick Three.

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Guest Picks: Rick Moody

Monday, August 02, 2010

What is Rick Moody's favorite novel? Read more to find out!

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Rick Moody's novel, The Four Fingers of Death

Monday, August 02, 2010

Rick Moody talks about his ninth book, The Four Fingers of Death. Set in the year 2025, it tells the story of a downtrodden writer who lands himself a job writing a novelization of a 1963 B-movie horror classic. The B-movie, "The Crawling Hand," is about a mission to Mars gone awry.

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How Sci-Fi Shapes Pop

Monday, July 26, 2010

Long before R&B singer Janelle Monae invented an android alter ego, and even before David Bowie became Ziggy Stardust, science fiction has had a powerful grip on popular music. Today: we explore the power of a literary genre that continues to shape music on the dance floor (as in the latest songs of Christina Aguilera) and in films (Hans Zimmer’s score to the sci-fi thriller “Inception”). 

Long before R&B singer Janelle Monae invented an android alter ego, and even before David Bowie became Ziggy Stardust, science fiction has had a powerful grip on popular music. Today: we explore the power of a literary genre that continues to shape music on the dance floor (as in the latest songs of Christina Aguilera) and in films (Hans Zimmer’s score to the sci-fi thriller “Inception”). Guests include bestselling author Rick Moody, whose new novel, “The Four Fingers of Death” is set in the future and involves a mission to Mars.

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Wingdale Community Singers

Friday, February 05, 2010

The indie band features David Grubbs, Hannah Marcus, and Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm, Purple America, and other novels. They join Kurt in the studio to play a few tunes and talk about their music.

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The Way We Were (On Tape)

Monday, November 23, 2009

In the 1980s and '90s, young lovers traded cassette mixtapes instead of sending love letters. But in this decade, iPods and file-sharing changed the way we romance one another with music. Today: Jason Bitner, editor of the essay collection Cassette From My Ex: Stories and Soundtracks of Lost Loves, explains ...

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Music's Big Night

Monday, February 09, 2009

The 51st Grammy Awards were held last night. On today's show, we review the night’s winners and losers and a look at what the troubled music industry can learn from nominees like Radiohead and Lil Wayne. Also: singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding and novelist Rick Moody.

State By State

Friday, December 12, 2008

Contributers Jonathan Franzen, Rick Moody, and co-editor Sean Wilsey, talk about the book State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America.

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There will be a reading of the book tonight at The New School featuring Franzen, author Sarah Vowell and actress Parker Posey among others.

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State of Writing

Friday, December 12, 2008

In today's monoculture, are the individual states still distinguishable from one another? The WPA-inspired State By State: A Panoramic Portrait of America includes essays by Jonathan Franzen on New York and Rick Moody on Connecticut. They’re joined by the book’s editor Sean Wilsey to talk about updating the Depression-era project, ...

Wingdale Community Singers

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Three singer-songwriter-musicians for the price of one. This band-without-a-front-man is fronted by David Grubbs, Hannah Marcus, and Rick Moody — yes, that Rick Moody (author of The Ice Storm, Purple America, and other novels). They join Kurt in the studio to play a few tunes and talk about their ...

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