Monthly Archives: March 2020

Supercontext: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

This 1962 novel is being reappraised by critics and fans as a creeping meditation on 1950s housewives, agoraphobia, and good old-fashioned New England persecution.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 461: Artist in Residence

Kevin Titzer art

Guest: Kevin Titzer, Artist

First broadcast March 13, 2020

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2020/03/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-march-13th-artist-in-residence-episode-461/

“I”m more interested in other people’s interpretations, and other people’s stories.”

Supercontext: The Moomins and the Great Flood

This 1945 children’s book by Tove Jansson began a publishing empire in Finland that is worth millions of dollars. We look at Jansson’s beloved allegory about a world where a family survives turmoil and everyone is accepted for who they are.

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Supercontext: Lateralus by TOOL

This 2001 record is praised as being metal for the thinking man. We peel back the lyrics and the time signatures to understand why this band inspires an almost-religious devotion in its fans.

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