Month: November 2014

Mary Fleener – Our Lady of Organized Vituperation

Virtual Memories Show: Mary Fleener – Our Lady of Organized Vituperation “I was so excited to get an issue of Weirdo in the mail. I ran up my driveway and saw my neighbor and said, ‘Look! I got a letter from Robert Crumb!’ And he said, ‘Who’s that?’ And I thought, ‘Here’s my introduction to…

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Jules Feiffer – Slow Learner

Virtual Memories Show: Jules Feiffer – Slow Learner “There are certain things that come up when you age, the abandonment of some old things and the incredible opportunity to do new things. . . . I discovered at the age of 80 I could do what I couldn’t do at 16, 20 or 30.” Jules…

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Maria Alexander – The Way of Pen and Sword

Virtual Memories Show: Maria Alexander – The Way of Pen and Sword “The samurai believed that to be a complete person, you had to study the sword, but you also had to study the pen. They called it Bun Bu Ryo Do, the way of pen and sword. You were complete if you were a…

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Richard Gehr – I Was a Teenage Structuralist

Season 4 Episode 42 Richard Gehr: I Was A Teenage Structuralist! “I’ve read enough Roland Barthes and Foucault to know it’s all fiction, man.” Richard Gehr’s new book, I Only Read It for the Cartoons: The New Yorker’s Most Brilliantly Twisted Artists (Amazon/New Harvest), profiles a dozen New Yorker cartoonists. We talk about the genesis…

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