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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 439: Graffiti Kings

Guest: Randy Gue of the Rose Library at Emory Libraries.

First broadcast September 20 2019.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2019/09/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-september-20th-graffiti-kings-episode-439/

“That’s an Atlanta joke that some of you got.”

Supercontext: Will Eisner’s A Contract With God

This graphic novel, by one of the elder statesmen of comics, pushed the medium into new formats, genres and methods of distribution. We discuss how Eisner used a very personal tragedy to create it, as well as its unique representation of Jewish American identity.

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Supercontext: Run The Jewels 3

Killer Mike and El-P call their latest record the album of their careers. How does it straddle crass humor, transgression and political activism? And if you are “the jewel,” how does their music fit into your community?

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