Monthly Archives: July 2018

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 392: Uncataloging Neutrality


Guest: Amber Billey of Bard College.

First broadcast July 27 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/07/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-july-27th-uncataloging-neutrality-episode-392/

You make a choice, and you make a change.”

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Supercontext: Absolute Planetary, Volume 1


This comic about archaeologists uncovering the secret history of pop culture took Warren Ellis and John Cassaday 10 years to complete. We discuss its interrogation of genre, intellectual property and history, in light of the cyclical nature of the comics industry some 20 years after the project started.

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Supercontext: One Mississippi, Season One


This Amazon television show is about comedian Tig Notaro dealing with tragedy in her Mississippi hometown. But we discuss how its theme of demystifying the South was partially derailed by the corporate pivoting of its distributor and the sexual misconduct of some of its producers.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 390: The Common Good


Guests: Dr. Sarah Higinbotham and Bill Taft of The Common Good, and Karen Viars of Georgia Tech.

First broadcast July 13 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/07/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-july-13th-the-common-good-episode-390/

“Why a librarian? Why prison?”

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Supercontext: The Final Programme by Michael Moorcock


This first part in the Jerry Cornelius saga is literary science-fiction that challenges the politics of its time through transgression. But we find eerie parallels to our current zeitgeist and wonder if Cornelius is the perfect device to question our thoughts about subversion and morality.

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Supercontext: Nightcrawler


This psychological thriller about an unethical photojournalist has us asking all kinds of questions. Are we complicit in the horrible narratives of the news? Do supportive families enable creative storytelling? And if the qualities of a villain are synonymous with “success” now, how do we tell the difference between a good guy and a bad guy?
 

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