WBEZ | A.V. Club http://www.wbez.org/tags/av-club Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Consuming music in a Facebook-friendly world http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-27/consuming-music-facebook-friendly-world-92493 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-27/Zuckerberg.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.spotify.com/" target="_blank">Spotify</a> hit American shores in early summer but the streaming music service really hit the spotlight when it recently teamed up with social network giant <a href="http://www.facebook.com" target="_blank">Facebook</a>. Spotify, which gives users access to more than 15 million songs, is free but different subscription rates provide users with more music and less commercials. So, is it as good a deal for music lovers as it sounds? And what does it mean for musicians and the music industry?&nbsp; <em>The A.V. Club</em>’s music editor, Steven Hyden, joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>to discuss.</p></p> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 14:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-27/consuming-music-facebook-friendly-world-92493 Writer and critic Nathan Rabin rates some of film’s biggest failures http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/writer-and-critic-nathan-rabin-rates-some-film%E2%80%99s-biggest-failures <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/nathan-rabin_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:PunctuationKerning /> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas /> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables /> <w:SnapToGridInCell /> <w:WrapTextWithPunct /> <w:UseAsianBreakRules /> <w:DontGrowAutofit /> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]--></p> <p>The turkey isn&rsquo;t just on the platter this holiday season.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s on the big screen too!<br /><br />Real movie turkeys can be a joy to watch. You know, something so bad it&rsquo;s good. But just because a film is a flop, doesn&rsquo;t mean it is all bad.</p><p>Just ask <a target="_blank" href="http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Nathan-Rabin/45083314">Nathan Rabin</a>.&nbsp; He dedicated his latest book to some of his favorite flops, and he writes to defend not bury them!</p> <p>He does so winningly in My Year of Flops: The A.V. Club Presents One Man's Journey Deep into the Heart of Cinematic Failure.</p> <p>&nbsp;When I sat down with Rabin recently he began by saying the most unexpected films can become fan favorites.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Eight Forty-Eight talked to writer Nathan Rabin about his latest book &quot;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/My-Year-Flops-V-Cinematic/dp/1439153124" target="_blank">My Year of Flops: The A.V. Club Presents One Man's Journey Deep into the Heart of Cinematic Failure</a>,&quot; which explores some of his favorite failed films.</p></p> Fri, 26 Nov 2010 16:54:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/writer-and-critic-nathan-rabin-rates-some-film%E2%80%99s-biggest-failures