WBEZ | John Green http://www.wbez.org/tags/john-green Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en List: Bestelling books of 2012 from the Book Cellar that happened to be written by Zulkey.com interviewees http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2013-01/list-bestelling-books-2012-book-cellar-happened-be-written-zulkeycom <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/3549872467_98c3cce32b.jpg" style="height: 460px; width: 300px; float: right;" title="Gillian Flynn at the Book Cellar. Flickr/Amy Guth" /><a href="http://www.bookcellarinc.com/book/9780307595652">The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook</a> by <a href="http://www.zulkey.com/2011/04/the_deb_perelman_interview.php">Deb Perelman</a><br />&nbsp;</div><p><a href="http://www.bookcellarinc.com/book/9780525478812">The Fault In Our Stars</a> by <a href="http://www.zulkey.com/diary_archive_082903.html">John Green</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.bookcellarinc.com/book/9780307588364">Gone Girl</a> by <a href="http://www.zulkey.com/2012/08/the_gillian_f.php">Gillian Flynn</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.bookcellarinc.com/book/9780142402511">Looking For Alaska</a> by <a href="http://www.zulkey.com/diary_archive_082903.html">John Green</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.bookcellarinc.com/book/9780307477477">Visit From the Goon Squad</a> by <a href="http://www.zulkey.com/diary_archive_092906.html">Jennifer Egan</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.bookcellarinc.com/book/9780451236685">If You Were Here</a> by <a href="http://www.zulkey.com/2012/01/the_jen_lancaster_interview.php">Jen Lancaster</a><br /><br />You are welcome, authors and Book Cellar! I&rsquo;m happy to be solely responsible for your success.</p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 08:14:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2013-01/list-bestelling-books-2012-book-cellar-happened-be-written-zulkeycom Video: Novelist John Green talks 'The Fault in Our Stars' http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2012-01-09/video-novelist-john-green-talks-fault-our-stars-95403 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2012-January/2012-01-10/john green book flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>John Green was the first guest on the very first <em>Interview Show —&nbsp;</em>four years ago, in February 2008. He'd already published his first, award-winning novel, <em>Looking for Alaska</em>. And since then, it’s been a joy to watch him accomplish more of what he set out to do: write smart, thoughtful young adult novels about love, death, friendship, loneliness — without any vampires.</p><p>In the process, John has helped thousands of teenagers fall in love with books. And he’s also done something I don’t know he set out to do, and that’s inspire a whole community (called "Nerdfighters") who now share a lot more — including their own jargon — than John's novels.&nbsp;</p><p>But the release of a new John Green novel is still the main event. (The day his new book, <em>The Fault in Our Stars</em>, went up on Amazon for pre-order, it shot to number one.) With <em>The Fault in Our Stars</em> out Jan. 10, John visited the show again (on Jan. 6) to talk the book, passing through the red-light district in Amsterdam on the way to the library, and a whole lot more.</p><p>(Note: There may be some audio NSFW. Just listen with headphones!)</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NsslMZ81jls" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p></p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 23:19:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2012-01-09/video-novelist-john-green-talks-fault-our-stars-95403 #44a Seven kinda important things you may not know http://www.wbez.org/blog/amy-krouse-rosenthal/44a-seven-kinda-important-things-you-may-not-know <p><p>1. &nbsp;Many of you suggested this. &nbsp;And I'm looking forward to seeing how this plays out: <strong>Mission Amy K.R. is going to a once-a-week format.</strong> &nbsp;I'll continue introducing big new shiny missions here each Monday, but I'm going to chill on the smaller, tangential posts throughout the week. &nbsp;Occasionally-- like now, today--I will pop in with a new post, but by and large we're going with the alliteration-friendly <i>&quot;Mission Mondays.&quot; </i></p><p>2. &nbsp; This Sunday night! &nbsp;A special happening! &nbsp;Live in Chicago! &nbsp;<strong>It's The Beckoning of Lovely: 10/10/10 at 10:10 pm.</strong>&nbsp; Join us at The Bean sculpture in Millennium Park. This is an all-ages thing (and it's only about 20 minutes long). &nbsp; Here is the 2-minute video invite with key info. If you're even thinking of coming, please watch this first and then rsvp in the comment section <a href="http://blogs.vocalo.org/amykr/2010/09/43-101010-beckons-an-invitation-to-you-from-the-beckoning-of-lovely/38017">here.</a></p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;&nbsp; <object height="292" width="485" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/kCuSxTjdBxw?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><embed height="292" width="485" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/kCuSxTjdBxw?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></p><p>3.&nbsp;&nbsp; And you know who will be joining me there Sunday? <img alt="" class="mceWPmore mceItemNoResize" title="More..." src="http://blogs.vocalo.org/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif" /> <a href="http://blogs.vocalo.org/amykr/2010/09/41c-john-greens-tootsie-pop-flavored-positive-prank/37159">Tootsie Pop Positive Prankster</a> <b>John Green!</b> Even though John is, as most of you know, a major rock star &nbsp;with multiple titles (award-winning author, Vlog Brothers co-creator, Nerdfighter) I'm going with his T.P.P.P. title just to keep it real.</p> <p>4. &nbsp; Mission Amy K.R. contains no artificial sweeteners, no gluten, and no MSG!</p> <p>5. &nbsp; You can subscribe to Mission Amy K.R. (meaning it will magically appear in your inbox each week) simply by clicking on that link in the right-hand sidebar... see where it says &quot;Email Updates&quot;? &nbsp;Okay, now just click on our purple link and you're home free.</p> <p>6. &nbsp; Your<a target="_blank" href="http://blogs.vocalo.org/amykr/2010/10/mission-44-join-me-in-something-new-called-grafeeti/38650"> GraFEETi messages</a> are fantastic. &nbsp;I mean, ridiculously fantastic. I'll be back with a video sometime next week. &nbsp;Hope to do you all proud.</p> <p>7. &nbsp; Most of all, and don't ever forget this:</p> <p>(click <a href="http://bigassmessage.com/1611b">here</a> for message)</p> <p>See you on Monday (or Sunday night at the Bean!)</p> <p>amy</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 06 Oct 2010 05:45:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/amy-krouse-rosenthal/44a-seven-kinda-important-things-you-may-not-know