Monthly Archives: December 2016

Supercontext: Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice was embraced by some and puzzled others. But does a movie that’s designed to be repeatedly re-watched automatically become a cult film?

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Supercontext: M.R. James, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

In our 2016 holiday episode we look at the forgotten Christmas Eve tradition of telling ghost stories. M.R. James’ work from over a hundred years ago best represents this Victorian trend, so in his honor we bring horror to academia and safe spaces.

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Lost in the Stacks, ENCORE Episode 238: A LITSmas Carol

What happens when George “Scrooge” P. Burdell says “bah humbug” to libraries? Why, he gets a talking to from the ghost of Dorothy Crosland, of course!

In honor of libraries across the world, and in the Dickensian holiday spirit, Lost in the Stacks (also known by the acronym LITS) presents for you a radio drama: a “LITSmas Carol.”

In keeping with the finest of radio plays, there’s action, adventure, romance, flashbacks, cheesiness, sonic peril, funny voices, words from our sponsors, and yes, musical interludes, orchestrated by yours truly, the librarians.

So find a cozy study carrel or grab your colleagues and a keg of hot cocoa and huddle around the reference desk radio to enjoy this tale of glad tidings and good library cheer.

Happy Libraries to All!
The crew of Lost in the Stacks
WREK 91.1 FM Atlanta

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Supercontext: Luke Cage, Season 1

Marvel’s latest Netflix series Luke Cage incorporates ideas about diversity into the comic adaptation formula so more kids have heroes to look up to. We look at how its inclusivity and symbolism strive to achieve this forward thinking mission.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 328: The Olympic Studies Library

Guest: Maria Bogner of the Olympic Studies Centre.

First broadcast December 9 2016.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2016/12/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-december-9th-the-olympic-studies-library-episode-328/

“Ameet, do you have what it takes to be an Olympic athlete?”

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