Monthly Archives: March 2017

Supercontext: Benjamin Marra

Comics creator Benjamin Marra is continually described as “notorious” or an “outsider artist” but we talk to him about his genuine sentimentality for these stories. In relation to the release of his work on Fantagraphics’ All Time Comics, we review his body of work and why it might make us so uncomfortable. 

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Lost in the Stacks, ENCORE Episode 280: “Spoti-FIGHT! Part III: Return of the Revenge of the Independent Artist”

Part 3 of the Spoti-FIGHT! series 

Guests: David Lowery, musician with Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker; author at Trichordist, instructor in Music Business at University of Georgia.

First broadcast November 20, 2015.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2015/11/13222/

“I’m in a Spoti-fight, but I don’t know exactly how I ended up there.”

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Supercontext: Gone Girl

What does Gillian Flynn and David Fincher’s adaptation of her novel Gone Girl say about the state of marriage, feminism and modernity? Are you a cool girl?

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 337: Bibliometrics, Yay-hoo!

Guest: Tara Malone of the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library.

First broadcast March 17 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/03/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-march-17th-bibliometrics-yay-hoo-episode-337/

“The best way to truly understand anything is to talk with someone from Oklahoma.”

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Supercontext: The Shining — All the Way

Together with guest Jack Bennett we compare and contrast all 3 versions of The Shining: Stephen King’s novel, Stanley Kubrick’s film and ABC’s television mini-series. What does this horror tale of alcoholism and domestic violence say about redemption and narcissism?

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 336: The Liberated Archive

Guest: Itza Carbajal of the Liberated Archive Forum planning committee.

First broadcast March 10 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/03/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-march-10th-the-liberated-archive-episode-336/

“My theory is that Fred and Ameet and Charlie all secretly want to be archivists.”

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Supercontext: Yahoo Screen

What went wrong with Yahoo Screen and its investment in a sixth season of Community? We look behind the business to try to figure out how a search engine whittled away the brand loyalty of a beloved TV show.

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