Steve Almond is a novelist, essayist and short story writer. His most recent book is a collection of essays is "Not That You Asked" (2007).
Steve Almond appears in the following:
Friday, July 29, 2022
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Monday, September 15, 2014
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Join us tonight at 8 p.m. (Tuesday, Feb. 12) for a live warm-up conversation about the State of American Music.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, January 02, 2012
Middle-aged Hollywood hunks Tim Robbins and Jeff Bridges both released country-tinged albums last year. In this Soundcheck Smackdown, we’ll weigh the two against each other. Guests include Sean Manning, editor of the essay collection "Rock and Roll Cage Match: Music's Greatest Rivalries, Decided," and Steve Almond, author of "Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life" and the upcoming book "God Bless America."
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
In song lyrics, food can serve as a metaphor for everything from gluttony to spiritual enlightenment. But when you sing about candy, you’re singing about something very specific. Journalist and author Steve Almond, whose books include “Candyfreak: A Journey Into the Chocolate Underbelly of America,” joins us for a salute to sugary, sexy songs.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Actors Jeff Bridges and Tim Robbins have faced off once before – in the 1999 thriller “Arlington Road.” Now, the two Hollywood stars are squaring off in a different way – this time, with steely, forlorn gazes and guitars strung around their necks. The middle-aged Hollywood hunks are both currently promoting country-tinged albums, and on this Soundcheck Smackdown, we’ll weigh the two against each other. Guests include Sean Manning, editor of the essay collection "Rock and Roll Cage Match: Music's Greatest Rivalries, Decided," and Steve Almond, author of "Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life" and the upcoming book "God Bless America."
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
He’s the co-founder of The Police, a tireless advocate for human rights and one of the handsomest men in rock. He also did that lute album. As Sting revisits his hits with a new live album recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, we debate this divisive artist. Guests include Steve Almond, author of "Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life," and Allison Stewart, music writer for The Washington Post’s "Click Track."
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The hip insiders at Pitchfork recently gave high marks to a reissue of "Searching for the Young Soul Rebels," the 1980 debut album from Dexys Midnight Runners. But most Americans know this British pop-soul group as a one-hit wonder that brought us something else: the oft-covered '80s standard "Come on Eileen." Squaring off on this karaoke staple are: Steve Almond, author of Rock and Roll Will Save Your Live and music writer Gary Burton.
Friday, May 28, 2010
In his new memoir Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life, music writer Steve Almond looks at rock music from practically every angle: the fans, musicians, artists and "drooling fanatics."
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, January 10, 2003
Week of Friday, January 10 2003
It's words, words, words... words that won't come out, words officially and unofficially chosen as Word of the Year, words of wisdom from a teacher trying to explain war, and the unreliable words of Alice Furlaud, ...