Monthly Archives: September 2017

Supercontext: The State of Comics Journalism

We turn to David Harper (Off Panel, SKTCHD) and Augie De Blieck, Jr. (Pipeline Comics) for expertise on what’s going on in comics news. Are the struggles of this niche industry indicative of something broader going on in our media? Is news a trustworthy advocate that can help us make informed decisions?

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Episode 358: The American Music Show

Guest: Randy Gue of Emory Libraries.

First broadcast September 22 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/09/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-september-22nd-fossils-in-glorious-3d-episode-357/

“What is it about?”

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Supercontext: Jodorowsky & Mœbius – Madwoman of the Sacred Heart

This comic book from two of Europe’s most legendary creators both presents and parodies white male themes in the 20th century. So what makes it compelling today? Should we embrace or reject its existentialism?

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 357: Fossils… in Glorious 3D!

Guest: Chad Hutchens, Head of Digital Collections, University of Wyoming Libraries.

First broadcast September 15 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/09/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-september-23rd-fossils-in-glorious-3d-episode-357/

“…unfettered by a carbonaceous film.”

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Supercontext: Laura Jane Grace, Tranny

With a provocative book title, Laura Jane Grace is reclaiming a slur and repurposing it for her story of struggling with gender dysphoria and self-destructive behavior. Guest Alyson McManus helps us unpack this experience into something universal, with which we can all identify.

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Supercontext: Steven Universe

Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar has developed a warm, well thought out approach to family cartoons. We look at her goals, Cartoon Network’s business plans and the fight in fandom over how this show represents diverse identities. 

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 356: Dischord Records is History

“Punk rock!”

First broadcast September 1 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/09/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-september-1st-dischord-records-is-history-episode-356/

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