Friday, July 05, 2013
In this episode: Singer Bettye Lavette has chronicled the rough side of the '60s soul scene in a memoir called A Woman Like Me. The Detroit native gives her brutally honest take on her life in music over the last fifty years. Plus, author Michael Chabon talks about setting his latest book, Telegraph Avenue, in a record store in a rapidly changing neighborhood in Oakland, California. And, author, journalist and musician Michael Azerrad shares examples of artists who have written songs specifically about novels.
Monday, February 18, 2013
In honor of President's Day, Soundcheck takes a look at songs about presidents. Then author Michael Chabon gives us a playlist that inspired his latest novel, Telegraph Avenue. And we hear a stripped-down and intimate performance from the powerful electro-pop band Passion Pit, from NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts series.
Friday, October 09, 2009
Studio 360 revisits childhood. Before he was the drummer for The Police, Stewart Copeland was a boy in Beirut with a CIA spy for a dad. He dishes about Sting in a new memoir. Author Michael Chabon thinks modern parenting has gone overboard, not allowing children any unsupervised adventures - he reads from his new book Manhood for Amateurs. And on the North Slope of Alaska, Inuit filmmaker Andrew Okpeha MacLean explains how bad TV got him to rethink native culture.
Saturday, December 08, 2001
Kurt Andersen and illustrator Art Spiegelman storm the two-dimensional storytelling universe of comic books and comic strips. We fight evil with Marvel Comics' Silver Surfer and we'll hear from novelist Michael Chabon about the superheroes that inhabit The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Plus, a look at Tony Kushner's ...