BBC Radio 3’s ‘Night Waves’
First of all, a shout-out to the many readers who have written in, phoned or stopped me in the street to enlighten me about podcasts I might be missing. It’s so swell to know you care!
‘Open Book with Mariella Frostrup’ and ‘The Book Show’
Even though blonde bombshell Mariella Frostrup is a Notting Hillionaire who counts Mick Jagger and George Clooney among her famous ex-conquests, she is no mere celebrity chaser.
‘Film Programme’ & ‘Kermode and Mayo on Film’
Hey, everybody, it’s Opposite Week! For starters, these two ’casts didn’t quite make the top 10 cut, so I’d planned to save them ’til later.
'Writers & Company' from CBC Radio
Apologies to “Fresh Air,” which is the kind of program that first inculcated me with a love of radio, but Eleanor Wachtel makes Terry Gross sound like a journalism-school sophomore.
Lord of Misrule
By Jaimy Gordon. McPherson & Company; 296 pgs., $25.
‘To the Best of Our Knowledge’ ranks among the best
Remember a few decades ago, when it was proclaimed far and wide that radio was dead? OK, certain readers might not be old enough to remember decades back.
Brian Leung’s second novel goes West
Take Me Home
By Brian Leung. Harper; 293 pgs., $24.99.
Michele Norris presents 'The Grace of Silence'
“In the course of writing this book, I’ve had conversations that made me weep and that made me want to holler from frustration.
Taibbi’s latest cuts to the heart of America’s decline
Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That is Breaking America
Talking to Girls About Duran Duran
Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man’s Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut