1 On Fresh Air, Terry Gross talks about fermented foods with its greatest champion and fetishist, Sandor Katz, who has a new book. When he name checks some of his favorite beverages, Gross says, "I have no idea what you're talking about," and bursts out laughing. [NPR]
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Brooklyn born writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak has died. He was 83-years-old.
Sendak was the author of Bumble-Ardy, In The Night Kitchen, and, of course, Where The Wild Things Are.
We just went back and listened to Sendak's interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air in September of 2011. It's a ... More >>
Over the last few days, Village Voice Media's music editors have been regaling you with stories of the best from Austin's South By Southwest Festival. But with the best must come the worst, and our critics unfortunately came across the following borefests, technical problems, and insults to their in ... More >>
Glass: "Ain't Too Proud to Craig!"Earlier this week, the Voice reported about Julian Joslin's shocking discovery of a (public radio) celebrity sex tape between This American Life's Ira Glass and Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
After the jump, read Glass's response to the scandal, when our blog post ... More >>
We find ourselves ever more upset by the news that LCD Soundsystem will be calling it quits on April 2nd at Madison Square Garden. Consider this recently recirculating interview Murphy did with Fresh Air's Terry Gross last year: "I've been on a quest for almost the length of this band to just ... More >>
viaYesterday, we praised Lawrence Wright's cover story in The New Yorker, a 24,195-word mega-exposé about Hollywood writer/producer/director Paul Haggis' defection from the corrupt and crazy Church of Scientology after 35 years. Today, NPR's Fresh Air has a behind-the-scenes look at the maga ... More >>
At least according to New York Times editor Bill Keller, who just last week blasted WikiLeakes chief Julian Assange in a massive profile, calling him "arrogant, thin-skinned, conspiratorial and oddly credulous." But that doesn't mean the work Assange's organization does can't spur political c ... More >>
Pictured: Village Voice editor Tony Ortega hoists Runnin' Scared's Atl-Weekly Award, flanked by staff.Not that you didn't already know, dear reader, but as the young people would say, "game recognize game," because we have just been officially told we are what the young people would call
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"Not-really-rapping-beastie-boys-and-mostly-throwing-shit-around-the-stage-while-people-walked-out," went one review that got sent our way. Fair enough. New York was also baffled. Pictures (below) more or less confirm the story. But let's take a moment here. This was not All Tomorrow's Parties. My ... More >>
Vic Chesnutt died on Christmas Day, after an overdose of muscle relaxants left him in a coma. If you've ever seen the man play live, you likely have "a Vic Chesnutt story." Mine involves a Boston-area opening stint for Jonathan Richman in the mid-'00s, when Chesnutt wheeled out onto the Somerville ... More >>
Speaking of Ruth Reichl, she was on Fresh Air with Terry Gross this week, talking about the demise of Gourmet, home cooking, and her newest memoir, Not Becoming My Mother. The entire audio is online, or you can read the transcript here. (Gross comes across as not being such a food lover.)
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