Month: March 2021

Episode 428 – Michael DeForge

Virtual Memories Show 428: Michael DeForge I think one of the ways art can be politically useful is by reimagining different ways of being.” Cartoonist Michael DeForge joins the show to celebrate his amazing new graphic story collection, Heaven No Hell (Drawn & Quarterly). We get into his prolific comics career, his compulsion to jump…

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Episode 427 – Kate Lacour

Virtual Memories Show 427: Kate Lacour “The part of taxidermy that’s meaningful to me is my personal interest in interacting with physical bodies. There’s a lot of emotional weight and personal tickle involved.” It’s been a year since I started the COVID Check-In series of podcasts, so I decided to return to the very first…

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Episode 426 – Laura Lindstedt

Virtual Memories Show 426: Laura Lindstedt “I’m very aware that I see the world through a woman’s eyes and experiences. I think that all my novels do have female main characters and themes that can be considered feminist. There’s something that comes from my femininity into the writing, but it’s not without ambiguity.” Finnish novelist…

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Episode 425 – Vivian Gornick

Virtual Memories Show 425: Vivian Gornick “I’m a writer who developed around the practice of lucid, simple, compact writing. I turned out to be something of a minimalist. . . . but for a long time I felt myself a negligible writer because I couldn’t write big.” Literary and feminist legend Vivian Gornick joins the…

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Episode 424 – Jen Silverman

Virtual Memories Show 424: Jen Silverman “What strikes me is how our culture has evolved such that if we’re not being witnessed we feel like we don’t exist. The desire for fame is really just the desire to be witnessed to such a degree that you feel like you HAVE to exist.” What price fame?…

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Episode 423 – Leslie Stein

Virtual Memories Show 423: Leslie Stein With her latest graphic memoir, I Know You Rider (Drawn & Quarterly), Leslie Stein reveals a piece of her life that she’d never shared with anyone: her decision to have an abortion. We talk about why she chose to tell that story, how her family reacted to the book,…

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