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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts / Panoply

Arts, Performing Arts

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Performing Arts 20
Arts 40

Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.

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Guest host Josh Radnor presents works by Carrie Brownstein and George Saunders. Brownstein reads from her memoir “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.” BD Wong performs Saunders’ “My Chivalric Fiasco,” about a goofy knight errant at a Renaissance Fair, and Anthony Rapp performs Saunders’ “Sticks”, a brief portrait of an eccentric dad. We also hear...

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From the best-selling author Beautiful Ruins, a story about a drug dealing Portland con artist voiced by actor Denis O'Hare who seems to have the perfect scam going, until it all goes wrong. Jess Walter talks to Aparna about where he gets his inspiration from, reading his reviews, and how he handles the dreaded writer's block.

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Growing Pains

March 9th, 2017

Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about growing up and rites of passage. A young woman is drawn into a social charade in Joyce Carol Oates' "Nairobi," read by Alison Pill. Best friends re-examine their relationship in Amy Hempel's "The Most Girl Part of You," read by Kate Burton. And Rick Moody follows two brothers from childhood...

From the the author of Flings, The Gospel of Anarchy, and Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever comes a story about a couple questioning the inevitability of their relationship. Read by Criminal Minds actress Kirsten Vangsness, it's a story that our friends at Electric Literature described as “a veritable potpourri of intellectual, neurotic,...