Next week, we run some of our favorite interviews from 2011. [Some of my favorites: Maurice Sendak, Jess Goodell, Tina Fey, Marie Howe, Jose Antonio Vargas, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Dan Savage, Joan Didion, Richard Engel, …]
I just cannot tell you how despicable this show is. It makes me want to shower.
— David Bianculli reveals his list for the best and worst shows of 2011.
Also tomorrow: Fresh Air’s music critic Ken Tucker picks his favorite tunes/albums of 2011. [His complete archive]
This is all hipster music. I guess it’s okay for hipsters, but I’m not enough of a hipster to like hipster picks like this. Too bad I’m not hipster enough. Maybe I’d like it better if I were more of a hipster.
This American Life
In this show, we return to people who’ve been on This American Life in the last ten years, whose lives were drastically altered by 9/11, including Hyder Akbar, an Afghan-American teen who moved to Afghanistan after his father was tapped to become governor of Kunar province there.
This American Life’s Sept 11 show.
Okay. Might as well tell everyone here. This is the gift I got my secret-gift recipient. It’s a calendar. (It’s based on the fact that our guest host and TV critic, David Bianculli, wears a Hawaiian shirt every Friday when he comes in.) So….she’ll have a calendar of Biancullis to look at for all of 2011. More shots tomorrow (as well as all of the other gifts!)