Month: November 2018

Episode 297 – Shachar Pinsker

Virtual Memories Show 297: Shachar Pinsker “This is the story of Jewish migration through the lens of coffeehouses.” Jews have a long tradition with coffee (I can attest!). In A Rich Brew: How Caf├ęs Created Modern Jewish Culture (NYU Press), Professor Shachar Pinsker explores the intersection of modernistic Hebrew literature and coffee. We get into…

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Episode 296 – Cathy B Graham

Virtual Memories Show 296: Cathy B. Graham “The great thing about being heartbroken is I become very focused on my work.” Who starts a career at an age when most people are looking at retirement? Coming off a divorce and a three-decade hiatus from professional life, award-winning illustrator Cathy B. Graham is having a second…

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Episode 295 – Angela Himsel

Virtual Memories Show 295: Angela Himsel “In the end, sometimes, your writing becomes what it wants to be, despite yourself.” How did Angela Himsel make the transformation from rural Indiana and apocalyptic, fundamentalist Christianity to the Upper West Side of Manhattan and observant Judaism? Her new memoir, A River Could Be a Tree (Fig Tree…

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Episode 294 – Mark Dery

Virtual Memories Show 294: Mark Dery “I wanted to allow Gorey not only a degree of mystery . . . but also to convey his belief in the value of lacunae, of gaps.” For his first biography, Mark Dery picked a doozy of a subject: the great, creepy, droll, mysterious artist and writer Edward Gorey….

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