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Nov 10, 2020
Nandi Comer vs. La Lucha
1 hr 15 min

Nandi Comer climbs in the ring with Franny and Danez for this wonderful, warm episode of VS. The Detroiter, whose new book Tapping Out is available now from Northwestern University Press, talks about her love of lucha libre mexican wrestling, writing into a tradition that isn’t her own, the ways that academia can rob poets of their humanity, and DETROIT!

Pick up Nandi’s book Tapping Out here: https://nupress.northwestern.edu/content/tapping-out

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All the Books!
All the Books!
Book Riot
E288: Great Books for Giving: December 1, 2020
This week, Liberty and Danika discuss great books that make great gifts, including The Art of Ramona Quimby, The Savage Beard of She Dwarf, and Eat a Peach. Pick up an All the Books! 200th episode commemorative item here. Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify and never miss a book. Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW: The Art of Ramona Quimby: Sixty-Five Years of Illustrations from Beverly Cleary’s Beloved Books by Anna Katz  (Author), Annie Barrows (Contributor), Jacqueline Rogers (Contributor) Nothing Much Happens: Cozy and Calming Stories to Soothe Your Mind and Help You Sleep by Kathryn Nicolai Eat a Peach: A Memoir by David Chang  Homecoming Tales: 15 Inspiring Stories from Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary Rainbow Revolution by Magnus Hastings  Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer [New hardcover edition] Chinatown Pretty: Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown’s Most Stylish Seniors by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu  Living Lively: 80 Plant-Based Recipes to Activate Your Power and Feed Your Potential by Haile Thomas Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom by Phaidon Editors The Savage Beard of She Dwarf by Kyle Latino Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson We Are Water Protectors written by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade Black Futures by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham  I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia by Tom Stevenson  All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson Reclaimed Rust: The Four-Wheeled Creations of James Hetfield by James Hetfield  Beyond the Gender Binary (Pocket Change Collective) written by Alok Vad-Menen and illustrated Ashley Lukashevsky  WHAT WE’RE READING: This is How We Fly by Anna Meriano Francis Bacon: Revelations by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK: Fishing for Dinosaurs and Other Stories by Joe R. Lansdale  Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower by Tamsyn Muir Comes a Pale Rider by Caitlín R. Kiernan Passing the Baton: Black Women Track Stars and American Identity (Sport and Society) by Cat M. Ariail Bone Chase by Weston Ochse Under a Gilded Moon: A Novel by Joy Jordan-Lake  Love Poems for the Office by John Kenney This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens  Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations by Melville House We Hear Voices by Evie Green The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett The Bitterwine Oath by Hannah West     Ordesa: A Novel by Manuel Vilas, Andrea Rosenberg (translator) Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty) by Diana Ma Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy (The Chronicles of Never After) by Melissa de la Cruz Belgrade Noir edited by Milorad Ivanovic  The Age of Wood: Our Most Useful Material and the Construction of Civilization by Roland Ennos The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley  The Game: A Digital Turning Point by Alessandro Baricco, Clarissa Botsford (translator) Black Futures by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham A Wolf for a Spell by Karah Sutton The Wicked Hour by Alice Blachard Call of Vultures by Kate Kessler How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams Barack Before Obama: Life Before the Presidency by David Katz  Shed No Tears: A Novel (Cat Kinsella) by Caz Frear  The Arctic Fury: A Novel by Greer Macallister  Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good by Tina Turner  Accra Noir (Akashic Noir) by Nana-Ama Danquah The Lies You Told by Harriet Tyce An Outsider’s Guide to Humans: What Science Taught Me About What We Do and Who We Are by Camilla Pang PhD Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen All The Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks and Kevin Carr O’Leary Finding My Voice by Marie Myung-Ok Lee Wild Minds: The Artists and Rivalries That Inspired the Golden Age of Animation by Reid Mitenbuler The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha  King of the Rising (Islands of Blood and Storm Book 2) by Kacen Callender  Admission by Julie Buxbaum The Blade Between: A Novel by Sam J. Miller The Ballad of Ami Miles by Kristy Dallas Alley How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell’Antonia Perestroika in Paris: A novel by Jane Smiley Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo A Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes Book 4) by Sabaa Tahir Rest and Be Thankful by Emma Glass Dark, Salt, Clear: The Life of a Fishing Town by Lamorna Ash The Opium Prince by Jasmine Aimaq Ambergris: City of Saints and Madmen; Shriek: An Afterword; Finch by Jeff VanderMeer  Girl Giant and the Monkey King by Van Hoang See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36 min
The Art Angle
The Art Angle
Artnet News
Re-air: The Rise and Fall of Anne Geddes, Queen of Baby Photography
The Art Angle team is taking this week off for Thanksgiving, but we thought we'd share one of our favorite episodes from the past year to see you through this unconventional holiday weekend. Picture this: a doughy, apple-cheeked infant nestled in between the soft petals of a dew-kissed flower, sound asleep, like the start of a real-life fable. Almost everyone who conjures that mental image will do so using a nearly identical aesthetic—and whether you realize it or not, that’s almost entirely because of the work of legendary baby photographer Anne Geddes. After her debut photography book, Down in the Garden, soared to number three on the New York Times Bestseller list in 1996, Geddes’s wholesomely surreal infant images became inescapable. Oprah went on air to declare Down in the Garden the best coffee-table book she’d ever seen, and by late December 1997, Geddes’s publishing partners had sold more than 1.8 billion (yes, with a “b”) calendars and date books of her photography for the upcoming year. Her dizzying success soon spurred the artist to ramp up production, with a standard Geddes shoot requiring six-to-eight months of planning and a budget between $250,000 and $350,000. But who could blame her for going big? Geddes’s empire of adorable infants seemed unstoppable. Cut to 2020, however, and the picture has changed dramatically—not just for Geddes, but for an entire creative economy driven by analog photography, print publishing, and the high barriers to entry formerly associated with both. Years after smartphones first began putting increasingly high-quality cameras in nearly everyone’s pocket, and Instagram began providing masses of self-trained shutterbugs a free and wide-reaching distribution platform for their images, it’s not hyperbole to say that the pillars on which Geddes built her career have crumbled. So what’s the Queen of Baby Photography to do when her kingdom becomes unrecognizable? Back in May, Andrew Goldstein chatted with Noor Brara, Artnet’s art and design editor, about her recent profile of Geddes. Together, they discussed the artist’s rise, fall, and reckoning with culture’s digital evolution.
26 min
Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
Conversations about the business of art, inside the artist studio, and plei
From Sketching Handbags to Creating Reclaimed Earth Colors and More: An Interview with Artist, John Sabraw
Have you ever felt like you just don’t “fit in” at non-artist gatherings? What do you do with that feeling? Do you shrink back and retreat to the safety of your peers and insulate? Or do you press into the discomfort and forge your path? Everyone’s story is going to be different and that’s the beauty of our corner of society, we embrace the mosaic of diversity - but what would it look like if we were to integrate our creative outlook with other areas? That’s where my guest and talented artist, John Sabraw comes in! Hailing from Lakenheath, England, John is an activist and environmentalist - his paintings, drawings, and collaborative installations are produced in an eco-conscious manner, and he continually works toward a fully sustainable practice. In our conversation, John opens up about his time working with Kerry James Marshall and how he got involved with Gamblin and producing their reclaimed earth colors. Trust me, you’ll find John’s perspective refreshing and engaging - I know I did! Throwing it all away You know those days where you feel like tossing everything in your studio in the garbage? Imagine doing that and then getting an invitation to Washington DC to meet members of Congress because your art was selected as the winner of a competition. Sounds crazy, right? It actually happened to John Sabraw! As he struggled in high school and tried to decipher the way he wanted his life to go, John reached a breaking point where he just had to walk away. He took all his artwork that he had completed in his high school art class and tossed it in the dumpster and then took off for a week. When he returned, what he saw changed the course of his career - his teacher had entered him into a contest and he had won! John’s journey wasn’t all smooth sailing from there - he faced setbacks and challenges but this initial success helped see the talent he had honed. Speaking your truth How does your truth, your authenticity show up in your artwork? Do you try to embrace it or do you try to go in a different direction? As the United States was gearing up for the Iraq war in 2003, John felt like he needed to speak out and share his conviction that war was not the answer with his art. The result was a fierce backlash that made John rethink his approach and if he wanted to make a stand that would continue to incur this type of reaction from people. John didn’t back down, he just decided to change his approach - this launched him on the path to his work with sustainability and activism. Exploring sustainability Imagine visiting a community ravished by the scourge of industrial waste and environmental destruction and finding in that mess and contamination a way to create sustainable paint colors. No, this isn’t a pipe dream, this actually happed with John’s efforts to collaborate with scientists on many projects. One of his current collaborations involves creating paint and paintings from iron oxide extracted in the process of remediating polluted streams. I hope you are as inspired by John’s story as I have been - make sure to check out images of John’s artwork located at the end of this post! Outline of This Episode * [2:50] I introduce my guest, John Sabraw. * [4:00] How did John get started as an artist? * [18:30] John describes his artwork. * [25:00] Speaking authentically and truthfully. * [27:30] Exploring sustainability. * [33:00] How artists can help with creative problem-solving. * [45:00] Why we need more artists who speak up and break out of their silos. * [52:00] You don’t have to be an expert to contribute to the conversation. * [55:00] Closing thoughts. Other artists mentioned on this episode * Savvy Painter Anti-Racist Episode * Jacob Lawrence * Kerry James Marshall Resources Mentioned on this episode * www.johnsabraw.com * TED talk: www.ted.com/talks/john_sabraw_how_i_make_paint_from_poison * Gamblin Reclaimed Colors: https://gamblincolors.com/reclaimed-earth-colors/
1 hr 2 min
Sustainababble
Sustainababble
Sustainababble: comedy, nature, climate change.
#194: Innovation
Luddites, us greenies. People think it's an insult to say we all want to go back to living in caves, but - lack of wifi aside - lots of biosphere-botherers wouldn't say no.But innovation - thinking up whizzy new stuff to fix shitty old problems - really *has* to be part of the weaponry for the ecologically-concerned, doesn't it? Cycle lanes can't fix all the planet's problems, after all.We speak to two exceptionally whizzy innovators - Ayca Dundar and Francis Field - who've invented a new material, made from seaweed, that stops food rotting and prevents turtles getting packaging lodged where it shouldn't, thereby torpedoing food waste and plastic pollution in one fell swoop. In fact their invention - Solublue - is so good they're finalists in the international Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge, the winners of which will pocket €500,000. Nice little two up two down cave that'll get you, we hear.Also this week, big up to the folk at the Royal College of Psychiatrists who've produced some top resources on 'eco-distress' (see episode #185), both for children and young people, and for parents. Check them out.Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by the legendary Dicky Moore – @dickymoo. Sustainababble logo by the splendid Arthur Stovell. Ecoguff read out by Arabella. Love the babble? Bung us a few pennies at www.patreon.com/sustainababble. MERCH: sustainababble.teemill.com Available on iTunes, Spotify, Acast & all those types of things, or at sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble. Email us at hello@sustainababble.fish.
45 min
About Buildings + Cities
About Buildings + Cities
Luke Jones & George Gingell Discuss Architecture, History and Culture
75 — Jane Jacobs — 1/2 — Eyes on the Street
The first episode in a two-part series on Jane Jacobs, a profoundly influential writer, thinker and campaigner on issues of urbanism, whose magnum opus 'The Death and Life of Great American Cities' (1961) forms the backbone of our discussion. In it, Jacobs lays out an idealised vision of tight-knit, dense communities, inspired by her time living in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. It is a vision of an interconnected, urban way of life dominated by local small-scale agents: families, independent businesses and community ties from which emerge vitality, security and comfort in densely populated streets of tenements with wide sidewalks and endless lines of sight across the bustling public spaces. Jacobs' work was a rejection of many sacred cows of modernist planning, espoused by architects and bureaucrats alike: questions of density, scale, urban grain, transportation and space. Jacobs felt that their efforts rarely supported the vitality and energy she found so alluring in the tenements of Greenwich Village. Subscribe to our Patreon for a discussion of one of the infrastructure projects Jacobs campaigned against: Robert Moses and the Lower Manhattan Expressway. Also, we just reached 1 million listens on this feed! Thank you so much for all your support, we couldn't have done it without you. Remember to tell a friend, and give the show a review if you enjoyed it. Our sponsor for this episode is Blue Crow Media, who produce gorgeous architectural maps of different cities, including Pyongyang, Tbilisi and New York. Use the offer code aboutbuildings for 10% off your next purchase! Edited by Matthew Lloyd Roberts. Support the show on Patreon to receive bonus content for every show. Please rate and review the show on your podcast store to help other people find us! Follow us on twitter // instagram // facebook We’re on the web at aboutbuildingsandcities.org This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
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