Monthly Archives: June 2016

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 308: Reimagining the Oldest Library in the World

“Sustainability in that environment is a pretty strong theme.”

Guest: Aziza Chaouni of the al-Qarawiyyin Library restoration project.

First broadcast June 24 2016

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2016/06/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-june-24th-2016-reimagining-the-oldest-library-in-the-world-episode-308/

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 307: Giving All the Birds a Chance

“We’re going to make Twitter an essential part of the show.”

Guest: Erin Leach of the University of Georgia Libraries.

First broadcast June 17 2016.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2016/06/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-june-17th-2016-giving-all-the-birds-a-chance-episode-307/

 

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Supercontext: The End of the Tour

Does entertainment have a responsibility to historical accuracy? Christian & Charlie tackle a film about a book written by David Lipsky about an article that was never published about writer David Foster Wallace. We struggle with how to consume media when you object to the portrayal of a real-life subject you may have identified with.

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Supercontext: Alan Moore & Jacen Burrows’ NEONOMICON

Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows’ horror graphic novel NEONOMICON is explicit, graphically violent, and filled with rape scenes. But is there something more to this award-winning HP Lovecraft homage/critique? And should it be banned from libraries?

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