The Americans invaded a country without understanding what eight years of a war...– Anthony Shadid on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, on understanding the history of the Middle East.
Well, here’s the thing, I’m not beautiful. I mean, I’m a perfectly normal...– David Rakoff on NPR’s “Fresh Air” (via forwhenifeellikesharing)
NPR: The Birth Of A Monarch Butterfly - And NPR's... →
Oh hey guys, welcome to the par-tay. npr: It seems appropriate to kick of NPR’s little experiment on Tumblr with this photo from a commentary we posted yesterday on NPR.org. Artist Julie Zickenfoose shares her story about the beauty of watching monarch butterflies emerging from their chrysalis at her wildlife sanctuary in Ohio….
Seeing so many friends who were truly young and friends of friends — you know,...– David Rakoff in an interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, on seeing his young friends die from AIDS in the 1980s.
BAGHDAD — However loudly you protest, you still have to check your gun at the...– Anthony Shadid, Baghdad Nights Glitter, Behind Shatterproof Glass, The New York Times (via kevinrobillard) Our guest tomorrow: reporter Anthony Shadid on what’s going on in Iraq and what the war accomplished.
Today's Guest: David Rakoff
irismurdoch: On today’s Selected Shorts, office politics. David Rakoff reads “Alvin the Typesetter,” by Lydia Davis, and Steven Colbert reads “The Lie,” by T.C. Boyle. A good listen.
David Rakoff: This American Life →
Our guest tomorrow, David Rakoff, is a frequent contributor on This American Life. He’ll read from and talk about his new collection of essays, Half Empty. It starts with the power of negative thinking and ends with a recurrence of cancer.
"NPR's Fresh Air has a tumblr."
sixtyforty: WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SENTENCE. THANK YOU.
We had been warned that the neighborhood around the university could turn dodgy...– David Rakoff on Columbia and Morningside Park in My First New York (via caseyj)
The Craft That Consumed Me by David Rakoff →
downlo: A modest, lyrical bit of writing. I can almost hear Rakoff’s voice.
Ann Marie Baldonado: An Update on Distribution at...
The Toronto Film Festival ended this weekend with the top award,The People’s Choice Award, going to The King’s Speech, the film about King George VI (father of Queen Elisabeth) and the speech therapist who helped him get rid of his stutter. The awards at Toronto don’t mean as much as say the awards at Cannes or Sundance, but the winners of the audience award usually end up...
Ann Marie Baldonado on Mike Mills: Beginners
With the Toronto International Film Festival drawing to a close, I wanted to catch up and fill you in on a few films that I caught during the festival that as of yet, don’t have a US distributor: What would you do if your father came out of the closet at the age of 75? Well, director/artist Mike Mills decided to use this question as the starting off point for his lovely 2nd feature film,...
First Listen: Deerhunter, ‘Halcyon Digest’– First Listen: Deerhunter, ‘Halcyon Digest’ : NPR è un album notevole e lo si può ascoltare integralmente. (via redford)