Monthly Archives: July 2019

Supercontext: Akira

This 1988 Japanese anime film broke the bank with its high production budget, but it is still remembered for its masterful artwork and deep themes about adolescence and post-war dystopia.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 431: Flâneur

Flaneur

Guest: Brennan Collins, Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Georgia State University.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2019/07/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-july-26th-flaneur-episode-431/

“I think giving people access to information, and not just access to finding information, but to use information is key to what we are trying to do.”


Supercontext: The Terminal Beach by J. G. Ballard

Thanks to our Co-producer Miriam Meaney for this week’s topic!

This 1964 collection of short science fiction stories shows a writer in conflict with his own genre in the wake of horrible family tragedy. We discuss Ballard’s interest in psychological inner space and speculative fiction to better understand his role in the history of literature.

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Supercontext: Fishbone & The Familyhood Nextperience Present: The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx

This album from 2000 came out more than 20 years into the career of this genre fusing music group. We look at their commercial apex and their struggles with racist expectations to understand what led to this attempt at a new beginning.

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Supercontext: GLOW, Season One

This 2017 Netflix television show is a critically acclaimed fictional depiction of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling that were popular in the 1980s. We discuss how the show’s creators handle representation of stereotypes while also criticizing the worst of America’s fears.

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