Leading the Band

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Guest host Julie Burstein fills in for Leonard Lopate. First, bandleader Paul Shaffer talks about his life in show business and his years leading "The Late Show" band. Then, Chuck Klosterman discusses his latest book of essays on pop culture. Sherman Alexie talks about his new book, War Dances. And we learn how to solve problems by thinking like a designer.

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We'll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives

Paul Shaffer talks about how he went from small-town Canada to Broadway to being the musical director of "Saturday Night Live" to leading a band every night on "The Late Show" with Dave Letterman. His memoir of his career is titled We’ll Be Here for the Rest of Our ...

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Eating the Dinosaur

Chuck Klosterman, columnist for Esquire, has chronicled rock music, film and sports for almost 15 years. His latest book, Eating the Dinosaur, is a collection of essays exploring the relationship between expectation, reality and living history.

Event: Chuck Klosterman is reading and signing books
Tuesday, November 10, at ...

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War Dances

National Book Award-winner Sherman Alexie discusses his new book, War Dances, a collection of stories exploring the precarious balance between self-preservation and responsibility to family, art, and the world.

Event: Sherman Alexie will be reading and signing books
Tuesday, October 27, at 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, ...

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Warren Berger, shares the principles of design that can improve the way we think, work, and live. His book Glimmer: How You Can Transform Your Life, and Maybe Even the World shows how we can all apply the skills designers use to solve problems and spur innovation.

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