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Chris Van Allsburg And The Chronicles Of Harris Burdick

Chris Van Allsburg And The Chronicles Of Harris Burdick
Chris Van Allsburg PicIs there any author more mysterious than Harris Burdick? Perhaps, but we doubt any other has inspired such an enormous and imaginative collection of stories, from readers all over the globe. In his new book,The Chronicles of Harris BurdickChris Van Allsburg – one of the great storytellers of our time – leads a star-studded exercise in creative writing. He joins us.
  Read an excerpt of Van Allsburg's work
  Classroom resources, tips for writers, contests, a video, and more
  Enter to win the The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Story Writing Contest, sponsored by the New Yorker
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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