Thursday, February 27, 2014
Sunday, May 01, 2011
The great epics of literature—from those by Homer to "Beowulf" to the "Song of Roland" and Dante’s "Divine Comedy"—are not short stories. For one thing, they are all rather long. But they were intended to be read—or sung—aloud before enraptured audiences. We’ll hear two such readings on this program, as well as a re-telling of"Moby Dick" from the whale’s point of view.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Illustration is hardly a new art form -- after all, it's been around for just about as long as stories have, although it's generally been confined to children's literature (where it's thrived). But illustration has recently had a bit of resurgence in the grown-up art world. Take Zak Smith's exhaustive project to depict every page of Thomas Pynchon's dizzying epic Gravity's Rainbow. But my favorite is the cleaner and more colorful vision of a different American classic: Moby-Dick.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
By Jordan Sayle
Here's a Black Friday deal that the big-box retailers can't beat. Buy the new album from the up-and-coming indie band Ezra Furman and the Harpoons and you'll get a personalized song thrown in, for no extra charge. Just send them a letter with your life story (or a condensed version, perhaps), and they’ll churn out a folk-rock ditty with your name on it.
Saturday, December 04, 2004
This American Icon continues to resonate in our culture more than 150 years after it was written. Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick survived his battle with Captain Ahab only to surface in the works of contemporary filmmakers, painters, playwrights and musicians. Kurt Anderson explores the contemporary influence of Herman Melville’s brilliant novel, ...