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Exploring New York's Club Scene in Fiction and Non-Fiction.

Gossip columnist-turned novelist Michael Musto. Musto writes a column for The Village Voice (called La Dolce Musto) that follows New York City's avant-garde social scene. Musto's columns usually ignore the comings and goings of the Donald Trumps in favor of highlighting some about-to-be-discovered artist or performer. In 1986, Musto wrote Downtown, a guide book to the Manhattan party scene. His new book, Manhattan On The Rocks, is a novel about the party scene and the most sought after gossip columnist in New York.

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Other segments from the episode on September 22, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 22, 1989: Interview with Thomas McGuane; Review of Tom Varner's album "Covert Action"; Interview with Michael Musto; Review of the film "Black Rain."

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