Monthly Archives: September 2019

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 440: Things New and Strange

Guest: Dr. Wayne Clough of the Smithsonian and Georgia Tech.

First broadcast September 27 2019.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2019/09/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-september-27th-things-new-and-strange-episode-440/

The Smithsonian is emphatically NOT America’s attic.”

 


Supercontext: A Zed and Two Noughts

Thank you to our Co-producer patron Miriam Meaney for selecting this week’s topic!

This 1985 Peter Greenaway film approaches storytelling with the perspective that there is no meaning to reality despite our organized attempts to create it. We talk about how Greenaway uses the traditions of Dutch paintings and anatomical animal studies to get this message across or frustrate us by trying.

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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: Takeshi Kitano’s Dolls

Thank you to our Co-producer patron Chris Marlton for selecting this week’s topic!

This 2002 Japanese art film is slow, meticulously shot, and has wonderful, ornate costumes. We discuss how it was influenced by a form of traditional puppetry but should be approached more like a meditative painting.

 

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Supercontext: On Moral Fiction by John Gardner

In this 1978 non-fiction book, Gardner argues that art and writing should be moral and that his peers in the literary community are immoral for failing to uphold this tradition. We discuss Gardner’s tragic life story while trying to process this debate and whether he was right, wrong or just an asshole.

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