Episode #746

Baghdad, Eggers, Moby

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Friday, November 17, 2006

Studio 360 Episode 746, Baghdad, Eggers, Moby The Pride of Baghdad, page two (© Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon)

Music superstar Moby explains how his tunes became ubiquitous, and why he doesn't equate selling them to advertisers with selling his soul. Dave Eggers talks to Kurt Andersen about his new book What is The What. Eggers became the ghost-writer for Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee from Sudan. And we'll talk to a graphic novelist who turned a news item about the Baghdad zoo at the start of the war into a contemporary Animal Farm.

Pride of Baghdad

Brian K. Vaughan is one of the most interesting graphic novelists working today. In his series Y: The Last Man he depicts an apocalyptic future in which the male half of humanity has been wiped out, with one man surviving in a world populated only by women. In his ...

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Dave Eggers and Valentino Achak Deng

In 2000, Dave Eggers became the literary voice of his generation with the memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. But in his latest work, Eggers chose to channel a very different voice. What is the What tells a fictionalized version of the real life of

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Moby

Pop culture's favorite vegan, Moby, has been producing beautiful, catchy music, and lots of it, for well over a decade. He's just released a new album, Go: The Very Best of Moby, and he joins Kurt to talk about the ubiquity of his music, and why he feels ...

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John Corigliano on Aaron Copland

The composer John Corigliano has collected an impressive stack of awards for his music. He won an Academy Award for his score to the movie The Red Violin, and a Pulitzer Prize for his Second Symphony. Jonathan Mitchell asked Corigliano about the music that ...

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Design for the Real World: Leica Camera

Almost 100 years ago, the Leica camera changed the world of photography. It was the first practical 35mm camera, and it has inspired passion in those who shoot with it. In Design for the Real World, photojournalist Deborah Copaken Kogan - the author of Shutterbabe - explains what makes the ...

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