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Chuck Palahniuk Writes About Writing




Author Chuck Palahniuk's latest book is titled “Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different.”
Author Chuck Palahniuk's latest book is titled “Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different.”
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On today's show:

Don't Fight The Feelin'

(Starts at 8:45)

Chuck Palahniuk has been doing the writing thing for nearly half his life. He made a name for himself right out of the gate with his first novel, “Fight Club,” in 1996. The 1999 film adaptation starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt brought his work to a wider audience. But after many more novels and short stories, he’s finally written a book about the craft of writing, called “Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different.” Palahniuk talks with John Horn about why he wrote the book, his thoughts about film adaptations, and the legacy of his most famous novel. (“Consider This” is in bookstores now.)

A Report From The Weinstein Trial

(Starts at :45)

J. Clara Chan of The Wrap reports from the Harvey Weinstein trial in New York: "[In] the prescreening portion of jury selection, which wrapped up on Wednesday, hundreds of prospective jurors have said they cannot be impartial for various reasons, including that they’ve read Ronan Farrow’s best-selling exposé 'Catch and Kill,' have read too much about Weinstein and have already made up their minds, or are friends with people related to the case."

Culture Clash Blurs Artistic Boundaries Again

(Starts at 19:45)

What do three Chicano comics, several Marvel superheroes and live Baroque music have in common?  If you guessed opera, well, that would be a surprise. But the experimental Long Beach Opera is at it again. The company invited the satirical comedy group Culture Clash to give its non-traditional take on an operatic classic. This time it’s “King Arthur” by British composer Henry Purcell. The Frame contributor Marcos Nájera has a report on the company’s latest world premiere.