Month: November 2019

Clive James Bonus Episode

Virtual Memories Show: Clive James Bonus Episode “Culture makes the world tolerable. It makes it possible to live in a world that would drive you mad if you saw it in an uninterpreted way.” “I should have led a more balanced life, but that’s easy to say at the end of things. When you’re caught…

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Episode 351 – Annie Koyama

Virtual Memories Show 351: Annie Koyama “More and more in this society, if you have more than other people, you have a duty to share it.” Toronto-based small press comics publisher Annie Koyama joins the show to talk about her decision to shut down Koyama Press after 13 years, her thoughts on how artists should…

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Episode 350 – Ed Ward

Virtual Memories Show 350: Ed Ward “I don’t like nostalgia. I consider it destructive to a rational understanding of history.” From the Sex Pistols’ last show to the backseat of Elvis’ gold Cadillac, Ed Ward has had a front-row seat to the history of rock & roll. He returns to the show to talk about…

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Tom Spurgeon Bonus Episode

Virtual Memories Show: Tom Spurgeon Bonus Episode “The danger isn’t in the limits of what you can do for someone. The danger is in withdrawing, and realizing you don’t have those relationships anymore. If you can be engaged in someone’s life . . . that’s what you have and that’s what you work with.” Following…

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Episode 349 – Peter Bagge

Virtual Memories Show 349: Pete Bagge Returns! “One of the reasons I wrote about these three women for my books is that the lives they led give me something to draw.” Third time’s the charm! Cartoonist Pete Bagge returns to talk about his new comic biography, Credo: The Rose Wilder Lane Story (Drawn & Quarterly),…

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Episode 348 – Steven Heller

Virtual Memories Show 348: Steven Heller “It’s a learning moment of how powerful symbols are and how powerful graphic design is.” The Nazi swastika is a symbol of evil, but what about the pre-Nazi version of that symbol? With the publication of The Swastika and Symbols of Hate: Extremist Iconography Today (Allworth Press), Steven Heller…

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