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Michael Chabon

Selected Shorts

From Mousy to Moth Goddess

Friday, May 30, 2014

This reading by Aya Cash of an excerpt from Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Heroes and Villains,” hosted by Hope Davis.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Heroes and Villains

Friday, May 30, 2014

Bam! Pow! Host Hope Davis offers up tales of super heroes, including Luna Moth — a mousy librarian's seductive, dangerous alter-ego in Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

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Selected Shorts

Michael Chabon Meets Bisquick

Friday, April 11, 2014

This reading by David Furr of Michael Chabon’s essay “Art of Cake” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Love, Cake, and Kites,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Love, Cake, and Kites

Friday, April 11, 2014

Serving up a Bisquick recipe, a serial lover, some kites, and a tour of a pie shop.

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Selected Shorts

Love and Cake

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Novelist Michael Chabon is the author of such sprawling and convoluted entertainments as The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policemen's Union, but his short essay "Art of Cake," offers a sweet tribute to his Mom's cooking.

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Soundcheck

Soundcheck Writers Club: Bettye Lavette, Michael Chabon

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.

Soundcheck

Songs About Presidents, Michael Chabon, Passion Pit At The Tiny Desk

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.

Studio 360

Michael Chabon Knows Best

Friday, October 09, 2009

In Manhood for Amateurs, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) worries that young people are losing the experience of unsupervised adventure.

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Studio 360

Copeland, Disney, Chabon

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.

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Studio 360

American Icons: Superman

Friday, July 11, 2008

Kurt Andersen goes up, up and away with Superman and finds out why "The Man of Steel" remains as popular and elusive as ever.

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Studio 360

The Escapist

Saturday, December 08, 2001

Michael Chabon, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, tells us how comics reveal unintended things about their creators.

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Studio 360

Spiegelman, Chabon, Comics

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 ...