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Playlist: Franzen, fashion and country music

Chau Tu Sep 10, 2010

Posted by Chau Tu

For Marketplace, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010

Jonathan Franzen stops by to talk to Kai about his new highly-anticipated novel, “Freedom.” Kai also dissects President Obama’s press conference today, his first since May. Tonight is Fashion’s Night Out, a big fashion spectacle conceived by *Vogue* editor Anna Wintour in hopes of boosting clothing retail sales, which haven’t been helped by the shaky economy. That economy is also affecting the world of country music — Jeremy Hobson heads to Nashville to investigate what kind of songs people want to listen to in tough economic times. As for our songs, here’s the list:

  • Ecstasy – Rusted RootBuy
  • Vogue – MadonnaBuy
  • Breakdown – Handsome Boy Modeling SchoolBuy
  • Red Dress – Staff Mahan

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