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Selected Shorts: Saying Goodbye to David Rakoff

Friday, August 17, 2012

David Rakoff, who died on August 9th, was a much-beloved member of the SELECTED SHORTS company and family.  We wanted to do something to honor him this week.   This preview of his reading of Dave Eggers’ “Your Mother and I,” which will be featured in a forthcoming broadcast, shows his great sweetness and humor.  We miss him terribly. 

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Schoolbook

Do Teachers Have It Made? Hardly, a New Film Says

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A new documentary opening in New York City on Friday is a rebuttal of sorts to the pundits and politicians who are eager to battle unions and write teachers off as the over-protected recipients of Cadillac benefits, extended summer vacations and low expectations.

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Studio 360

Dave Eggers and Valentino Achak Deng

Friday, February 09, 2007

In 2000, Dave Eggers became the literary voice of his generation with the memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. But in his latest work, Eggers chose to channel a very different voice. What is the What tells a fictionalized version of the real life of

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Studio 360

Valentines and Valentino

Friday, February 09, 2007

We heart custom-made love songs. Kurt Andersen announces a contest to win an original love song by singer-songwriter Corey Dargel. Avant-garde chanteuse Diamanda Galás has a tribute to Valentine’s Day that's anything but sweet. Plus, Kurt talks with writer Dave Eggers and Sudanese refugee Valentino Achak Deng about turning Deng’s life into a novel.

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Studio 360

Baghdad, Eggers, Moby

Friday, November 17, 2006

Music superstar Moby explains how his tunes became ubiquitous, and why he doesn't equate selling them to advertisers with selling his soul. Dave Eggers talks to Kurt Andersen about his new book What is The What. Eggers became the ghost-writer for Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee from Sudan. And we'll talk to a graphic novelist who turned a news item about the Baghdad zoo at the start of the war into a contemporary Animal Farm.

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Studio 360

Irony, Dave Eggers, Urinetown

Saturday, March 02, 2002

Reports of the death of irony have been greatly exaggerated. Kurt Andersen and the writer Dave Eggers talk about how irony saturates our culture and how it can do more than just wink at the audience. We visit the Broadway hit Urinetown and find out what the Cartoon Network has ...

Studio 360

Dave Eggers on Irony

Saturday, March 02, 2002

Kurt Andersen and author Dave Eggers talk about irony, its uses, and the risk of honest sentiment. 

Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and is the founder and editor of McSweeney's, a quarterly journal and website.

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