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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

We’ll speak with 81-year-old jazz piano legend Barry Harris! Then, the film “Countdown to Zero” looks at nuclear proliferation and some of the terrifying near misses you’ve probably never heard of—we’ll talk with Valerie Plame Wilson, formerly of the CIA, and the documentary’s two creators. Also, Vendela Vida talks about her new novel, The Lovers. Plus, New Yorker editor David Remnick and longtime writer Roger Angell discuss the art of sports writing.

Barry Harris

Piano legend Barry Harris discusses his career in jazz and his first album in four years, “Live in Rennes.” It offers a rich view of his improvising expertise and a dose of his well-known charisma. Barry Harris is performing with his working trio—John Webber on bass and Leroy Williams on drums—at the Village Vanguard July 20-25.

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Countdown to Zero

Writer/director Lucy Walker, producer Lawrence Bender, and former CIA Covert Operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson discuss the documentary, “Countdown to Zero,” which explores the dangers of nuclear weapons, exposing a variety of present-day threats, and features a host of international experts and world leaders who advocate total global disarmament. “Countdown to Zero” opens July 23 at AMC Empire and the Angelika Film Center.

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Vendela Vida’s Novel, The Lovers

Vendela Vida talks about her new novel, The Lovers, about the love between husbands and wives, mothers and children. It tells the story of Now Yvonne, a widow with grown twin children, who returns to the Turkish coastal village where she and he husband honeymooned, hoping to remember a happier time. But her plans for a restorative vacation are quickly complicated.

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Sportswriting from The New Yorker

New Yorker editor David Remnick and longtime writer Roger Angell discuss the art of sports writing. The Only Game in Town, Sportswriting from the New Yorker is a classic collection of more than eighty years of some of the wisest, funniest, and most moving sports writing around—from reportage and analysis to profiles and tributes.

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Guest Picks: Vendela Vida

What is Vendela Vida's favorite film? Find out what she told us after her recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show!

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