Monthly Archives: October 2018

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 400: TF is up with EU GDPR?!

EU flag with lock and cookiesGuest: Anne Gilliland, Scholarly Communications Officer at UNC-Chapel Hill Library.

First broadcast October 26, 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/10/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-october-26th-tf-is-up-with-eu-gdpr-episode-400/

“That sense of being known is wonderful, and also really hard to deal with.”

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Supercontext: Shadowland by Peter Straub

This fantasy/horror novel about prep school boys and magical authority came in the middle of the genre paperback boom. We talk about Straub’s concerns when writing it and how he walked the line between horror and “literature,” while responding to the market pressures on his publisher.

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Supercontext: Altered States

This movie had a tumultuous production, with constant fighting between writer Paddy Chayefsky and director Ken Russell. We discuss how their conflict influenced the end product… and the studios paying their bills. We also wonder if this movie unintentionally captures what we now refer to as toxic masculinity.

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Encore of Lost in the Stacks, Episode 282: The 404

Part 1 of ARCHIVE THE FUTURE

Guest: Jefferson Bailey, Program Manager & Web Archivist for the
Internet Archive.

First broadcast December 11 2015.

Playlist at http://www.wrek.org/?p=13320

“The scale at which we can create historical records of value and documentary evidence with digital technologies is quite profound.”

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Supercontext: Astronauts in Trouble: Live From the Moon

This comic book about a private moon mission gone wrong is now lauded for launching the career of Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard. But, it was also responsible for Larry Young and Mimi Rosenheim’s publishing house AiT/PlanetLar. So we discuss their approach to balancing commerce with art, and medium with story.

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