Book Squad Podcast 013: The Dilemma! The Art vs. The Artist
We skipped bookish news in order to bring you a (slightly) short(er) episode!
Two Book Minimum:
- I’ll Have What She’s Having: How Nora Ephron’s Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy by Erin Carlson (2017)
- Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence (2017)
- The Known World by Edward P Jones (2003)
- Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (2017)
Note: what Kate meant was omniscient, not omnipresent.
She Said/She Said: THE DILEMMA.
Can a work of art be separated from the artist? Kate and Polli have feelz.
“The Dilemma” — Polli’s brill blog post
“The ‘Product of Its Time’ Defense: No Excuse for Sexism and Racism” by Noah Berlatsky in The Atlantic (2014)
Are these books with problematic authors canon because they’re essentially better? Or do we perpetuate the canonization by continually reading/teaching them? Could they die out if we chose not to? OR NOT. IDK.
What are we up to this week?
- THE GOOD PLACE. OMG, WATCH IT!
- STRANGER THINGS. OMG, WATCH IT!
- BLACK MIRROR. OMG, WATCH IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!
- And? My birfday. (10/29)
- First BLACK Lawrence art exhibit (10/27) – check out the FB event for more details and stay tuned for upcoming events!
- FINALLY SAW GET OUT. OMG, WATCH IT!
- Movie night! 3rd Weds at Franks North Star Tavern - 7pm and 9pm (with free popcorn from Liberty Hall!) Check their Facebook page and watch for details on the 11/15 showings!
- And? Also my birfday. (11/3)
ELECTION DAY is Tues, Nov 7th - there’s now an option to sign up for text or email updates to act as reminders in upcoming elections. Go to douglascountyks.org and find Voting & Elections under Popular Services. GO VOTE, IT’S IMPORTANT
TWICE a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, and beyond. This episode was produced by Jim Barnes in the Sound & Vision studio. Our theme song is by Heidi Lynne Gluck.
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