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Beer-Can Chicken: And 74 Other Offbeat Recipes for the Grill by Steven Raichlen
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The Splendid Table: Basic Beer-Can Chicken
Chicken on a beer can? You bet! When Steven Raichlen, America’s barbecue guru, says it’s the best grilled chicken he’s ever tasted, cooks stop and listen.
An essential addition to every grill jockey’s library, Beer-Can Chicken presents 75 must-try beer-can variations and other offbeat recipes for the grill. Recipes such as Saigon Chicken with Lacquered Skin and Spicy Peanut Sauce, Root Beer Game Hens, Beer-Can Turkey (uses the 32-ounce Foster’s), Stoned Chicken (it’s grilled under a brick), Dirty Steak, Fish on a Board (Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze), Mussels Eclade-grilled under pine needles, Grilled Eggs, Wacky Rumaki, Rotisseried Garlic Rolls-even Grilled Yellow Pepper Soup will have your mouth-watering. Whether on a can, on a stick, under a brick, in a leaf, on a plank, or in the embers, each grilling technique is explained in easy-to-follow steps, with recipes that guarantee no matter how crazy the technique, the results are always outstanding. So pop a cold one and have fun.
2776: A Levinson Bros & Rob Kutner Presentation
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Studio 360: These Aren’t the Droids
2776: THE BIGGEST COMEDY-MUSIC ALBUM OF THE MILLENNIUM It’s the year 2776, and an Alien (Martha Plimpton) has come to destroy the Earth. It’s up to the US President (Will Forte), his jaded Secret Service agent (Aubrey Plaza), and a cranky George Washington (Paul F. Tompkins) to stop her. And the only thing they have on their side are… 82 Emmy-, Grammy-, and Tony-winning comics, actors, and musicians. 28 all-new original comedy-music tracks, taking satirical aim at everything American (sports, sex, media, race, religion, history, rock n’ roll, technology, and of course, zombie boy bands) 12 musical genres (from bluegrass to hip-hop to heavy metal, from ragtime to rap to Broadway, and everything in between) Countless unthinkable collaborations, like… - Reggie Watts (Comedy Bang Bang), Right Said Fred, & Mayim Bialik (Big Bang Theory) - NPR’s Nina Totenberg singing rock opera - Patton Oswalt playing God, accompanied by Muddy Waters’ guitarist - Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, backed by a Grammy-winning Dixieland band - Dick Cavett, Dick Gregory, Joe Franklin and Al Jaffee squaring off against Margaret Cho 2776: One epic comedy-musical journey through America’s past, present, AND future Made by 3 unknowns without a record label, all on their own. And entirely to support one great cause: OneKid OneWorld What will happen? Who knows? Because “2776” is like nothing that’s ever been seen in America, on Earth, or even by Aliens.
The Walking: A Novel by Laleh Khadivi
The Daily Circuit: Laleh Khadivi on ‘The Walking’
Saladin Khourdi has always known he will leave Iran. He spends his days in the cinema, dreaming of Hollywood stars in swimming pools. For his older brother, Ali, Iran is their home, their history. But both will have to leave, when the 1979 revolution leads to a killing in their mountain village. For both, there is a question of how far they will go, weighing the danger of return against the danger of continuing.
Laleh Khadivi’s novel moves fluidly through time, and from the Khourdi brothers to the broader chorus of the Iranian diaspora, to create a stunning sense of a people caught between the ancient and the modern, tossed by political currents. In the story of Saladin and Ali, she explores the tension in all immigrants, the attachment to the place they must leave, and the dreams in the places they land.
It is, at last, Saladin alone who touches down in Los Angeles. He is hungry, and homeless, but he is not invisible—the city is unexpectedly heated with hate as the hostage crisis unfolds back in Iran. Los Angeles means avoiding confrontation while searching for work, counting coins and collecting sand in his shoes. But as Saladin slowly makes connections in this new place, he must determine whether home can be made anew.
Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches: Cool Recipes for Delicious Dairy-Free Ice Creams and Cookies by Kris Holechek Peters
The Splendid Table: Classic Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches
Nothing beats the marriage of crunchy cookies and luscious ice cream. Whether you’re hosting a birthday bash, dinner party or just indulging yourself on a hot summer’s day, homemade ice cream sandwiches are the perfect frozen treat.
This book offers endless combinations of cruelty-free, decadent recipes to please any palate.
Fives and Twenty-Fives by Michael Pitre
All Things Considered: Marine Turned Novelist Brings Brutal, Everyday Work Of War Into Focus
A novel by an Iraq War veteran presents the stories of platoon leader Lieutenant Donovan, who feels isolated by his rank; medic Doc Pleasant, who is unraveled by the deaths of friends; and Iraqi interpreter Dodge, who both loves and hates what America represents.
Lock In by John Scalzi
NPR: A Cop Story For Robot Lovers, A Robot Story For Cop Lovers
When a new virus causes one percent of the population to become completely paralyzed in body but not in mind, the United States pursues a scientific initiative to develop a virtual-reality world for victims, with unexpected consequences.
Longbourn by Jo Baker
The Daily Circuit: 'Longbourn' is Kerri's book pick
The servants take center stage in this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice. While Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters fuss over balls and husbands, Sarah, their orphaned housemaid, is beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class. When a new footman arrives at Longbourn under mysterious circumstances, the carefully choreographed world she has known all her life threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended. Mentioned only fleetingly in Jane Austen’s classic, here Jo Baker dares to take us beyond the drawing rooms of Regency England and, in doing so, uncovers the real world of the novel that has captivated readers’ hearts around the world for generations.
El Pintor by Interpol
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NPR First Listen: Interpol, ‘El Pintor’
El Pintor is Interpol’s fifth and most exhilarating studio album. It’s a driving, relentless record, taut and epic in equal measure. In contrast with previous records, Interpol took a step back on El Pintor and let the songs happen. What emerged is something urgent and compelling, something revitalized and reenergized. The result is as accomplished and thrilling a collection as the band has ever released.
A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man by Holly George-Warren
Soundcheck: Big Star’s Alex Chilton Revisited; Elizabeth & The Catapult Plays In Studio; How ‘Teenage’ Was Invented
Alex Chilton’s story is rags to riches in reverse, beginning with teenage rock stardom and heading downward. Following stints leading 60s sensation the Box Tops (The Letter”) and pioneering 70s popsters Big Star (the ultimate American pop band”Time), Chilton became a dishwasher. Yet he rose again in the 80s as a solo artist, producer, and trendsetter, coinventing the indie-rock genre. By the 90s, acolytes from R.E.M. to Jeff Buckley embodied Chilton’s legacy, ushering him back to the spotlight before his untimely death in 2010.
In the career-spanning and revelatory A Man Called Destruction, longtime Chilton acquaintance Holly George-Warren has interviewed more than 100 bandmates, friends, and family members to flesh out a man who presided overand influencedfour decades of American musical history, rendered here with new perspective through the adventures of a true iconoclast.
Like It Never Happened by Elizabeth & The Catapult
Soundcheck: Elizabeth And The Catapult: Sophisticated And Whimsical Chamber Pop
After the success of Elizabeth & the Catapult’s critically acclaimed 2010 album The Other Side Of Zero, Elizabeth Ziman went underground. Seeking a new perspective, she learned guitar and starting busking in the subways of Brooklyn. She also played drums for her friend Kishi Bashi, partnered up with her friend Paul Brill to write music for film (Knuckleball, Sexy Baby, The Other Shore), taught classical piano and wrote the songs that eventually became her new album, Like It Never Happened.
Ziman had originally intended to work with songwriter Richard Swift on Happened, but after Swift joined the Shins they put the project on hold, and she reunited with her old friends and bandmates Dan Molad and Pete Lalish, who played in the Catapult before forming their group Lucius.
Born With the Caul by Cian Nugent & The Cosmos
WNYC’s Spinning on Air: The Eastern-Influenced Irish Blues of Guitarist Cian Nugent
Cian Nugent is a guitar player from Dublin, Ireland whose music combines personal passions, such as suburban/coastal blues, traditional music, 1960s & ’70s singer-songwriters, psychedelic rock, jazz ambitions and 20th century composition. Born With The Caul is his first full length with 4 piece-band The Cosmos and follows his critically acclaimed 2011 solo effort Doubles. Like that album, Caul is comprised of a few expansive, developed pieces (three, to be exact).
Portlandia: Season 4
The Dinner Party Download: How ‘Portlandia’ Plays in Peoria (and the Odd Way Fred’s Underwear Gets There)
The Dinner Party Download: Portland Does it Better: Etiquette with Fred and Carrie
All Tech Considered: 'Rent It Out': Portlandia Spoofs The Sharing Economy
This Is NPR: Portlandia Public Radio Tailgate
Portlandia is a satirical sketch comedy television series, set and filmed in and around Portland, Oregon; it stars Carrie Brownstein (lead guitarist/singer for Wild Flag and Sleater-Kinney) and former Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen. The show was created by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, along with Jonathan Krisel, who directs it.
TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Jello Biafra, Vanessa Bayer, Kirsten Dunst, Queens of the Stone Age’s Joshua Homme, k.d. lang, Velvet Revolver’s Duff McKagan, Silas Weir Mitchell, Michael Nesmith, Mark Proksch, Maya Rudolph, columnist Dan Savage, Nick Swardson, jazz duo Tuck and Patti, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Olivia Wilde are some of the guest stars on the fourth season of the comedy.
NPR’s Monkey See: Feminism In A Run-Down Taffy Factory: The Women Of ‘Bob’s Burgers’
The animated comedy Bob’s Burgers returns for a third season. The series follows the ups and downs of Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), who run’s Bob’s Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Bob has big ideas about burgers, but his family falls short on service and sophistication. Despite the greasy counters, lousy location and dearth of customers, Bob and his family are determined to make ever “Grand Re-Re-Re-Opening” a success.
If you’re searching for a rare comedy that’s well done, look no further…BOB’S BURGERS is serving up a second season of top-grade fun! This time around, struggling restaurateur Bob Belcher and his family crash the food truck circuit, get burned by a bad review, find trouble in a taffy factory and dive into synchronized swimming. Enjoy the laughs - but save room for dessert! Shown in 16:9 full frame format using the highest quality source material available.
Smart laughs and irreverent fun are always on the menu at Bob’s Burgers. Bob Belcher’s family-run restaurant would be a big success if not for one thing - his family! Oldest daughter, Tina, can’t control her raging hormones. Middle son, Gene, promotes the restaurant by wearing a burger costume, but forgets to take it off to pee. And little Louise tells her class that Bob’s burgers are made from human flesh! This quirky comedy will leave you hungry for more.
In the Catacombs: A Summer Among the Dead Poets of West Norwood Cemetery by Chris McCabe
Morning Edition: Poet Finds Summer Is A Time To Reconnect With Nature
Opened in 1837 and inspired by the Pere Lachaise in Paris, West Norwood became known as the Millionaire’s Cemetery. But within its opulent grounds there are twelve buried names whose currency is language: these are the dead poets of West Norwood. In the first instalment of a project to map the Magnificent Seven, Chris McCabe takes us off the main track of London writing and asks why the works of Hopkins, Tennyson and Browning are still read above those buried in this suburban enclave of South London. Join McCabe on the hunt for a great lost poet, as he walks the winding Gothic paths of the Cemetery and makes an unexpected discovery underground in the catacombs. The stories of those loved and dismissed by Charles Dickens are carefully uncovered; those who influenced Lewis Carroll and Winston Churchill; and those whose burial in the common ground has not been enough to silence them. A startling and original work of literary detection, In the Catacombs is written across a range of forms - prose, Gothic fiction, criticism and poetry - and places West Norwood Cemetery and its dead poets back into the foreground of the London psyche.
To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu by George Takei
The Dinner Party Download: A New Documentary Tackles George Takei’s Biography
Best known as Mr. Sulu, helmsman of the Starship EnterpriseTM and Captain of the Starship Excelsior, George Takei is beloved by millions as part of the command team that has taken audiences to new vistas of adventure in Star Trek®—the unprecedented television and feature film phenomenon.
From the program’s birth in the changing world of the 1960s and death at the hands of the network, to its rebirth in the hearts and minds of loyal fans, the Star Trek story has blazed its own path into our recent cultural history, leading to a series of blockbuster feature films and three new versions of Star Trek for television.
The Star Trek story is one of boundless hope and crushing disappointment, wrenching rivalries and incredible achievements. It is also the story of how, after nearly thirty years, the cast of characters from a unique but poorly rated television show have come to be known to millions of Americans and people around the world as family.
For George Takei, the Star Trek adventure is intertwined with his personal odyssey through adversity in which four-year-old George and his family were forced by the United States government into internment camps during World War II.
Star Trek means much more to George Takei than an extraordinary career that has spanned thirty years. For an American whose ideals faced such a severe test, Star Trek represents a shining embodiment of the American Dream—the promise of an optimistic future in which people from all over the world contribute to a common destiny.