Month: November 2020

Episode 409 – Rian Hughes

Virtual Memories Show 409: Rian Hughes “In graphic design, if you define the problem clearly, the solution is almost immediately apparent. And if you can’t find a solution, it’s likely because you haven’t defined the problem well.” With his amazing new book XX (Overlook Press), Rian Hughes gets to add “novelist” to his titles of…

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Episode 408 – Celia Paul

Virtual Memories Show 408: Celia Paul “I’ve got rid of paintings I was very pleased with but which I knew needed to go deeper. It’s an extremely painful process; I’ve been kept awake at night, driving myself insane with remembering what I’ve lost. Images that I’ve painted over remorselessly come back to haunt me.” With…

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Episode 407 – Virginia Postrel

Virtual Memories Show 407: Virginia Postrel “The history of textiles engages with the history of technology and science in interesting ways; it engages with economics and culture similarly.” Journalist and scholar Virginia Postrel rejoins the show to celebrate her brand-new book, The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made The World (Basic Books). We get into…

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Episode 406 – David Shields

Virtual Memories Show 406: David Shields “So much of American history has been a fairy-tale children’s history, and so much of Trump’s dealing with COVID was a Norman Vincent Peale ‘think positively and it’ll all go away.’ So much of the connection is an absence of reality hunger, not to name-check my own work.” In…

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