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Read: Jann S. Wenner's 50 Years of Rolling Stone ... Harold Evans's Do I Make Myself Clear? ... Dennis Lehane's Since We Fell ... Brooke Gladstone's The Trouble with Reality ... Jeffrey Tambor's Are You Anybody? ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Coach Wooden and Me ... Listen: Harry Styles ... Paramore ... The Bob's Burgers Music Album ... Summertime Grilling and more.


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50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture
By Jann S. Wenner

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Rolling Stone — a leading voice in journalism, cultural criticism and music from the 1960s to today — presents a decade-by-decade exploration of American music and history alongside interviews with rock legends and image makers.

All Things Considered:
Rolling Stone Founder Jann Wenner on 50 Years of Rock and Roll History

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Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters
By Harold Evans

A British-born journalist and editor provides valuable instructions for helping people in the digital age of rampant texting abbreviations to be more precise in their writing to improve communications and enhance clarity.

Weekend Edition:
Harold Evans Makes Himself Clear: No More Passive Voice

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Since We Fell: A Novel
By Dennis Lehane

Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.

Here & Now:
In Since We Fell, Novelist Dennis Lehane Probes Emotional and Physical Stakes

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The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time
By Brooke Gladstone

Reality. It used to seem so simple — reality just was, like the weather. Why question it, let alone disagree about it? And then came the assault, an unending stream of “fake news,” “alternative facts,” and lies disguised as truths that is overwhelming our notions of reality. Now we can’t even agree on what a fact is, let alone what is real. How on earth did we get here?

Award-winning journalist and On the Media co-host Brooke Gladstone, with her front-row perch on the day’s events and genius for making insightful, rapid-fire connections, is ideally suited to explain The Trouble with Reality.

The Brian Lehrer Show:
Brooke Gladstone: "Trump Shattered Reality"

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Are You Anybody?: A Memoir
By Jeffrey Tambor

An anthology of riotous autobiographical essays by the beloved Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor and star of Transparent and Arrested Development discusses such topics as his formative childhood years, his relationship with his depressive father and his enduring creative process.

The Leonard Lopate Show:
Jeffrey Tambor on What Has Made Him Grow as an Actor

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Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court
By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history. Full of intimate, never-before-published details and delivered with the warmth and erudition of a grateful student who has learned his lessons well, Coach Wooden and Me is at once a celebration of the unique philosophical outlook of college basketball’s most storied coach and a moving testament to the all-conquering power of friendship.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reflects on a Life-Altering Friendship

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Harry Styles
By Harry Styles

With the release of his debut solo album, the former boy band singer Harry Styles is getting credit for a smooth transition from teen pop to rock and roll. NPR Music's Ann Powers calls it "a testament to the borderlessness of contemporary pop."

The Record:
Styles of the Times: Why Harry Styles Really Might Be Rock's Savior

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After Laughter
By Paramore

Four long years after its genre-spanning pop album Paramore, the band is back with After Laughter. The album was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio B — Paramore’s first time recording in their own beloved hometown. The album is produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Paramore’s own Taylor York. After Laughter also marks the return of original member Zac Farro back to the band.

NPR:
Paramore Is Back! Watch the '80s-Tastic "Hard Times" Video

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The Bob's Burgers Music Album

The Bob’s Burgers Music Album features 107 songs from the first 107 episodes of Bob’s Burgers, plus five special cover versions of songs from the show. Originally broadcast within the episodes — and often in abbreviated form — these songs appear here in their freestanding glory for the first time.

The Record:
The 15 Best Songs from The Bob’s Burgers Music Album

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Summertime Grilling
A Summertime Grilling Guide from The Splendid Table

A Summertime Grilling Guide from The Splendid Table

Our Summertime Grilling Guide is here to spark your imagination while giving you some basic tools to guarantee success every time you step up to the grill. Flip these pages for recipes for fast weeknight dishes, beverages, salads and party food — and discover some new tastes and concepts along the way.

A Summertime Grilling Guide contains everything you’ve come to love about The Splendid Table, from recipes and tips to hints about choosing the right grill and tricks for cooking over fire.

We hope this guide to good eating brings you a season of great times with family and friends.

Tips from A Summertime Grilling Guide:

Gas or charcoal? That debate has gone on for ages and will continue. Most pros wouldn't think of using anything but a charcoal grill, but each type has its merits and steadfast supporters, and sales numbers are about evenly divided between charcoal grills and gas grills.

The one thing both sides of the aisle do agree on is size, and the larger the better. A large grilling surface allows you to move the food around from hotter to cooler parts so you can do a fast sear over high heat then move on to a cooler area to finish the cooking without burning the outside of the food.

Here are some pros and cons of each type to help you decide which grilling method best suits your lifestyle and how you cook.


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Weber Original Charcoal Grill

Create the right three zone fire and you can grill anything perfectly, especially in the granddaddy of all grills, the original Weber Charcoal Grill.

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Char-Broil Gas Grill

No waiting for coals to get hot with this fine gas grill. Easy to use, multi-burner with two shelfs to create a space where you can cook your main course and vegetables all together with varying heat control.


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Weber Chimney Starter

“Ban the lighter fluid for lighting up that charcoal. It’s deadly. A chimney starter does the deed brilliantly and it’s in hardware stores. It’s a tall metal cylinder with a rack inside. Crush up newspaper, put your charcoal on top, light, and when the coals are ready, turn them into the grill. Brilliant.” – Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift, authors of A Summertime Grilling Guide from The Splendid Table

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Weber Grill Brush

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Weber Vegetable Basket

Vegetables and fish can be messy and clean up is a problem when they break apart or fall through the grill grates. Well, this indispensable tool will solve that problem and make your grilling experience much more enjoyable. Easy turning and no mess!

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Instant Read Thermometer

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Rib Rack

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Grilling Tips & Recipes from The Splendid Table


A 10-step grilling primer (Or, How not to burn the neighbor's house down)

10 commandments for perfect grilling

Hot Spiced Portobello Grill with Fresh Arugula and Parmigiano Shavings

Grilled Asparagus and Spring Onions

The Best Beef Satés in Singapore (Recipe from Steven Raichlen's Planet Barbeque!)

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Of Interest to Fans of Public Radio
The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness by Paula Poundstone

Your favorite Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me! panelist is out with a new book (and audiobook)!

The comedian conducts a series of irreverent "scientific" experiments to discover the secret to happiness, from learning martial arts and speeding in a Lamborghini to communing with nature and volunteering.

She spoke with Weekend Edition about her quest for happiness.

Pretty Good Goods is celebrating the release by offering an additional 15% discount on all your favorite items from Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me! (Paula’s new book is excluded). To trigger the discount, enter promo code “WAIT” at checkout and then click “update cart” and the new lower prices should appear.




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More Famous People Play Not My Job

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Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! Crossword Puzzles & News Trivia

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Wait Wait ... I'm Not Done Yet! A Memoir
by Carl Kasell


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