Month: June 2019

Episode 326 – Barbara Nessim

Virtual Memories Show 326: Barbara Nessim “I couldn’t imagine a more fulfilling life than being an illustrator and an artist and having people recognize and like my work for what it is.” With a career in illustration and art stretching back to 1960, Barbara Nessim has been a trailblazer in multiple ways (albeit unintentionally). We…

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Episode 325 – Boris Fishman

Virtual Memories Show 325: Boris Fishman “Cooking is the only thing in my life that creates the same exalted transport that writing does.” With his new memoir, Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table (a Memoir with Recipes), author Boris Fishman explores his family’s Soviet Jewish legacy, his arc as a writer,…

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Episode 324 – Bill Griffith

Virtual Memories Show 324: Bill Griffith Returns! “I remember coming back from that first viewing of Freaks to my Brooklyn apartment and thinking, ‘I have to make art out of this somehow, but I don’t know how.’” Who can top the memoir of his mother’s infidelity with the biography of a sideshow pinhead? Legendary cartoonist…

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Episode 323 – Hugh Ryan

Virtual Memories Show 323: Hugh Ryan “I come to these stories in part because I’m trying to find myself.” Let’s celebrate Pride Month with a conversation with Hugh Ryan, author of When Brooklyn Was Queer: A History! We talk about Brooklyn’s untold queer history and how it reflects the story of Brooklyn itself, the challenge…

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