Writer and director Quentin Tarantino discusses his new film, Inglourious Basterds, which blends elements of the spaghetti western with those of World War II films. Tarantino’s other films include Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill films.
We devote the hour to the life and work of Senator Edward Kennedy. Our guests include historians ROBERT DALLEK and JULIAN ZELLIZER. Then, Washington Post political reporter DAN BALZ joins us to talk about the Kennedy’s influence in politics and in the Congress.
Vogue has set the standard for fashion and fashion magazines for decades and each fall designers and editors scramble to create and see who and what is influential in the coming year. Documentary film maker R.J. CUTLER had unprecedented access to the camera-suspicious Vogue creative team and guarded editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, for the roll-out of the 2007 September issue, the magazine’s most anticipated month. We talk to R.J. CUTLER about his new documentary feature, “The September Issue” and reflect on the fashion industry with Wall Street Journal’s pop culture reporter, KATHERINE ROSNER.
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The legendary arena rockers in Cheap Trick have cemented their place as one of the most popular and influential pop bands of the past half-century. With a catalog spanning more than three decades — the group formed in 1974 — Cheap Trick continues to mix pop, punk and metal to great effect. The band didn’t take long to find mainstream success, charting early with classic songs that continue to resonate, including “Surrender” and “I Want You to Want Me.” Cheap Trick has followed an unpredictable commercial path ever since, even experiencing a chart-topping comeback in the mid-’80s. The band’s original lineup — which is currently touring with Poison and Def Leppard — just released its newest album, aptly titled The Latest, which is full of the requisite catchy hooks and blistering guitar riffs.