Tag Archives: diversity

Supercontext: Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet

This Marvel Comics storyline began in 2016 as a synergistic publishing scheme that led to the wildly successful Black Panther film. Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Brian Stelfreeze tell a tale about monarchy, nationalism, revolution, diversity and the universal trope of power.

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Supercontext: X-Men: Grand Design (with guest Ed Piskor)

This comic book project stitches together the most important moments from decades (and thousands of pages) of X-Men comics. We talk to cartoonist Ed Piskor about his production process, the comics market and the relevance of the X-Men’s themes in the present day.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 342: The Diversity Paradigm

Guest: David James Hudson of the University of Guelph.

First broadcast May 5 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/05/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-may-5th-the-diversity-paradigm-episode-342/

“I had to look at how library and information studies talk about race.”

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Supercontext: The Two-Faces of David S. Goyer

How does one man find himself at the center of modern myth making? David S. Goyer’s written and directed superhero comics, films and television, but his public persona suggests something larger and more conflicted about superhero storytelling.

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Supercontext: Hap & Leonard, Season 1

What is pulp fiction for? We look at the first season of Sundance’s rural crime noir Hap & Leonard for answers. Does this Joe R. Lansdale adaption bring something new to platonic male friendships? Or is it simply a salad mixer you can throw plot lines into?

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Supercontext: 2017 Inauguration Day Special: PREZ

It’s Inauguration Day for Donald Trump… so is a comic book about the first teenage president essential reading for American citizens now? We look at both the 1973 and 2015 versions of PREZ from DC Comics while discussing the cyclical nature of politics and satire.

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Supercontext: Mr. Robot, Season One

This episode we try to understand how a television show about anti-capitalism was distributed by a corporate network. Did tapping into the “angry young man” archetype allow Mr. Robot to predict Donald Trump’s presidency?

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 319: Tactical Urbanism and Mobile Libraries

Guest: Gregory Walker of Houser-Walker Architecture.

First broadcast on September 23 2016.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2016/09/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-september-23rd-2016-tactical-urbanism-and-mobile-libraries-episode-319/

“How do we take back pieces of the public realm?”

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