Monthly Archives: April 2018

Supercontext: Girl In A Band, by Kim Gordon

This memoir by a music icon was expected to be a tell-all about scandal and betrayal. But we discuss how it’s actually about defense mechanisms that give the illusion of cool confidence.

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Lost in the Stacks: The Atlanta Black Archives Alliance

Guests: Traci Drummond (Georgia State University), Holly Smith (Spelman College), and Tiffany Atwater Lee (Atlanta University Center).

First broadcast April 20 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/04/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-april-20th-the-atlanta-black-archives-episode-381/

“I’m completely surrounded by archivists.”

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Supercontext: Minisode 001

As long-time listeners know, one of our hosts is moving across the country, and our production schedule has been disrupted.

To ease the transition, this week’s Supercontext is a shortened, totally subjective chat about what media we have been consuming and enjoying.

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PROSE

COMICS

AUDIO

TV

MOVIES

 

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 380: Appetite for Instruction

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Guest: Karen Viars of Georgia Tech Library

First broadcast April 13, 2018.

Playlist at: https://www.wrek.org/2018/04/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-april-13th-appetite-for-instruction-episode-380/

 

“We’re actually teaching you skills that you need to know, because you’re a person who makes decisions in the world.”

 

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Supercontext: Wind River

This 2017 film, written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, is trying to be a respectful crime drama set on a Native American reservation. We discuss Sheridan’s mission and choices, as well as the criticism and praise it received for its depiction.

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Supercontext: Jen Kirkman, “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)”

Jen Kirkman is a prolific comedian, known for her acerbic, dry wit. We look at her 2015 Netflix special and wonder what it says about mainstream lifestyles, feminist courage and life after forty.

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