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On Being

Joe Henry — The Mystery and Adventure of Life and Songwriting

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In life as in song, Joe Henry says "we're really called not to dispel mystery but to abide it, to engage it." He brings an inward wisdom to the art and craft of making music.

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On Being

[Unedited] Joe Henry with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In life as in song, Joe Henry says "we're really called not to dispel mystery but to abide it, to engage it." He brings an inward wisdom to the art and craft of making music.

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On The Media

Happy Friday Everyone!

Friday, September 13, 2013

The week's over! The radio show'll be up on the site in a couple hours. Here're a bunch of things that I wanted to tell you about this week and didn't have time to: 

A great HitFix interview with the Parks & Recs guys that shows you how smart sitcom writers think about making TV.

The BBC is doing a reality show about a trio of American Evangelicals who go to London to perform exorcisms. It seems like it'll be interesting in a "This is what England thinks of the U.S." way.

Yelp's suing a law firm for posting fake reviews. Seems wonk-ish, but it's interesting because it's novel. A couple years ago, it seemed like Yelp was being sued every few months by angry businesses that didn't quite understand the internet. Which makes this kind of a man-bites-dog story, albeit instead of a man biting a dog it's a business that usually gets sued suing someone instead. 

If you watch Breaking Bad but aren't listening to the Breaking Bad Insider podcast, you should. It's Kelley Dixon, the show's editor, who is an over-the-top charming gruff genius, and usually Vince Gilligan, breaking down all the little choices that go into the show. It's sort of like the Parks & Rec interview - there's something endlessly satisfying about listening to creative geniuses think out loud. 

 

And lastly, for your weekend, here are two videos of young children wholesomely pursuing fame. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Movie Stardom and Modern Fame

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Ty Burr, film critic for The Boston Globe, explores how and why we obsess over movie stars. In Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame he leads an entertaining journey through modern fame at its flashiest, most indulgent, occasionally most tragic, and its most revealing.

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Strangers

Suzanne Ely, Mace Neufeld, Dave Kessler: Fame

Friday, May 18, 2012

What do Frank Sinatra, Moammar Qadaffi, Jackie Onassis and Bob Dylan have in common? They're all part of this

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The Takeaway

Carrie Fisher on Her One-Woman Show, 'Wishful Drinking'

Monday, December 13, 2010

Carrie Fisher, perhaps best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, is also something of a real-world Hollywood princess. As the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and the late Eddie Fisher, Fisher's entire career and family life have been well documented by the media. In her one-woman show, "Wishful Drinking," Fisher re-tells the stories of her life. A cut-down version of the show premiered Sunday night on HBO. We talk with Carrie Fisher about growing up in a Hollywood family, and whether she's ever outlived the Princess Leia legend.

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The Takeaway

Katherine Schwarzenegger Tells Girls How to 'Rock What They've Got'

Friday, September 17, 2010

Katherine Schwarzenegger descends from Kennedy bloodlines and Hollywood royalty. She’s educated and beautiful and has been afforded more privileges than most of us could ever hope for. But she also wants the world to know she’s a real person - a person who, not that long ago, was a young girl facing the same pressures that young girls everywhere in America face.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Sasha Frere-Jones on Lily Allen

Monday, March 02, 2009

Sasha Frere-Jones talks about the music and fame of Lily Allen.

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