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It's time to put opera on game! Hosts Lee Bynum (VP, Impact), Paige Reynolds (Civic Engagement Manager), and Rocky Jones (EDI Director) are three Black artists, pop culture aficionados, and arts administrators at Minnesota Opera, who are working every day to bring more diversity, equity, and inclusivity into opera and classical music. The Score is their provocative, thoughtful, and humorous commentary on opera's past, present, and future, as seen through an anti-racist and anti-oppressive le ...
 
UCDscholarcast provides downloadable lectures, recorded to the highest broadcast standards to a wide academic audience of scholars, graduate students, undergraduates and interested others. Each scholarcast is accompanied by a downloadable pdf text version of the lecture to facilitate citation of scholarcast content in written academic work. In this series leading scholars from across the humanities read extracts from their recently published books. Series Editor: PJ Mathews. Scholarcast them ...
 
In this series some of the major participants in the Irish folk music revival, as well as a number of the leading scholars in the field, reflect on developments in Irish music over the course of the twentieth century. Series Editor: PJ Mathews. Scholarcast theme music by: Padhraic Egan, Michael Hussey and Sharon Hussey. Development: John Matthews, Vincent Hoban, UCD IT Services, Media Services.
 
This series features highlights from the many presentations in the Archaeologies of Art theme of the Sixth World Archaeological Congress. Douglass Bailey from San Francisco State University reflects on the current relationships between contemporary art and contemporary archaeology and suggests some radical new directions that this disciplinary collaboration can take. Blaze O'Connor discusses the unique synergy that was the archaeological excavation and reconstruction of the studio of modern ...
 
In his book, On the Shores of Politics, Jacques Ranciere argues that the Western Platonic project of utopian politics has been based upon 'an anti-maritime polemic'. The treacherous boundaries of the political are imagined as island shores, riverbanks, and abysses. Its enemies are the mutinous waves and the drunken sailor. 'In order to save politics', writes Ranciere, 'it must be pulled aground among the shepherds'. And yet, as Ranciere points out, this always entails the paradox that to fou ...
 
The aim of this series is to offer insights into key moments in the story of Irish popular culture since the publication of Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies in the early nineteenth century. If the story of transnational Irish popular culture begins with Thomas Moore in the early nineteenth century, it wasn't until the end of the 1800s that writers and intellectuals began to theorize the impact of mass cultural production on the Irish psyche during the industrial century. In 1892 Douglas Hyde, s ...
 
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Hi, Scorekeepers! It's episode 6 of Minnesota Opera's THE SCORE! On this week's ep, Paige, Lee and Rocky are all vaxxed up and just in time it seems for the world to start opening up again. We'll talk about the huge impact this will have on the arts and live performance and, of course, our sanity. Next, we're joined by the lovely and talented Pablo…
 
WATCH ON YOUTUBE Ray Harkins is the host of the podcast 100 Words or Less. He is also the lead singer for the melodic hardcore band Taken. I discovered Ray's podcast while looking for a show that covered creative collaboration. Ray's interviews with indie musicians and artists was just what I needed. His interviews are more like casual conversation…
 
On this week's episode of The Score, Paige, Lee and Rocky unpack their complicated feelings around last week's verdict heard 'round the world before turning their attention to the incredible art and artists you can find right here in the Twin Cities. They're joined by renowned violinist Emilia Mettenbrink to talk about growing up in Minneapolis, he…
 
Watch the video on our People I Think Are Cool YouTube channel Jen Gubicza is an artist and designer best known for her faux taxidermy pieces. I first met Jen years ago at a craft show where she was vending with her shop Zooguu. I’m a huge fan of her work. I talked to Jen in the middle of the pandemic when all the shows were going online. We had a …
 
On this week’s episode of The Score, hosts Paige, Lee, and Rocky chat about finding hope through music in these troubled times. They reflect on recent events here in Minneapolis and the blessed relief of MN Opera’s recent MNiatures program. Next, they discuss the responsibility of opera makers and opera lovers alike to join the movement to #StopAsi…
 
On this week’s episode... It’s Minneapolis Day! Lee is officially a Minnesotan! He gives us his first impressions of his new city and, with the Derek Chauvin trial beginning, what it’s like to move here at this particular moment in history. Plus, Paige takes us inside what’s going on in the local Black arts scene. Then we reflect on Black History M…
 
Ready or not, here we come! It’s the very first episode of Minnesota Opera’s first podcast... THE SCORE! On this week’s episode: Black people? Talking about opera? What is this? Who are these people? And why? All these questions answered and more. Also, there’s a new Diversity Officer at the Metropolitan Opera. Let’s celebrate her! (And pray for he…
 
Watch on YouTube Jane Friedman is the author of The Business of Being a Writer. With over 20 years of experience in publishing, she is an expert in business strategies for writers. I discovered Jane's work through her blog years ago when I was about to publish my first book with HarperCollins. Her site was the only place that answered questions on …
 
Watch on YouTube! Jess Guise is the lead singer for the folk-pop band Guise. When I discovered her music, I fell in love with her lyrics, humor, and charm. In our chat, Jess shared her writing process and shifting gears as a creative during the pandemic. Definitely check out her video for "The Fun Part." It's one of the most clever music videos I'v…
 
Catch the video version on our Cuddles and Rage YouTube. Clay McLeod Chapman is one of my favorite writers. His stories are weird, wonderful, and creepy. I first discovered his writing through past guest Glenn McQuaid (ep 132) as I was binging Tales from Beyond the Pale. Clay's episode The Mattress King will make your skin crawl. Clay is a fellow Q…
 
Russell Nohelty is a USA Today Best-Selling author, owner of Wannabe Press, and host of The Complete Creative podcast. I discovered Russell through his podcast and was pulled in by his vast knowledge of how to be successful in the world of self publishing. In this episode, Russell and I talk about publishing stats, genres with the biggest audiences…
 
Georgia Kriss is an Australian based animator and writer. Similar to past guest Grant Kolton, I discovered Georgia's work on the FX show Cake! (seriously, great show and place to find the fun and the weird). Georgia's work spoke to me through its wit, fierce take on femininity, and style. In this episode, we talk pitching shows, giving projects tim…
 
Welcome to part three of three for our Final Girls special! In this episode, Tracie and I chat about our pieces then I talk with artists Chloe Rice and Steph C their art. Draw Me Like One of Your Final Girls is live at Spoke Art's sister gallery, Recess! Tracie Ching and I joined forces to co-curate the show. Final Girls (for short) celebrates horr…
 
Welcome to part two of three for our Final Girls special! In this episode, Tracie and I chat about curating the show then I talk with artists Paige Reynolds, Ellen Surrey, and Zi Xu about their pieces. Draw Me Like One of Your Final Girls is now live through 10/31 at Spoke Art's sister gallery, Recess! Tracie Ching and I joined forces to co-curate …
 
This episode is part one of a three part special! On October 29th, Draw Me Like One of Your Final Girls opens at Spoke Art's sister gallery Recess! Tracie Ching and I joined forces to co-curate the show. Final Girls (for short) celebrates horror from a female/femme perspective. The group show includes 60 artists with wildly different styles, rangin…
 
Grant Kolton is an animator, director, writer, and so much more that my fingers might fall off if I type it all out. I discovered Grant on Instagram while going down the animation hashtag rabbit hole. His animations first caught my eye through their loose yet controlled style. When I dove in deeper, I fell in love with his stories. They are dark, t…
 
Brea Grant is an actress, filmmaker, writer, and co-host of the Reading Glasses podcast. She just released her new graphic novel, Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter. I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy, and I loved it. Mary (for short) is a fast-paced read full of charm, mystery, and bada**…
 
Warren Bernard is the executive director for the Small Press Expo (SPX). We talk comics, collecting, the SPX lottery process, and how they're taking the show online for 2020. Don't miss the action this year with the panels & Ignatz awards streaming all weekend. Follow SPX on Twitter (@SPXcomics) & Instagram (@SPXcomics). SHOW NOTES: Small Press Exp…
 
Michael Lewis is an American photographer. His subjects range from celebrities to business moguls to captivating self portraits and more. If you can think of the person, he's probably captured their image. I discovered Michael's work on Instagram and got lost in the endless world of images on his site. His work invites you to explore new worlds and…
 
Eliaz Rodriguez is an award winning screenwriter, director, and editor. I recently caught his short film "Compartmentalization Storage Facility" at the online Chattanooga Film Festival and fell in love with his vision, humor, and take on humanity. In this interview, we chat about the online festival experience from a creator's perspective, his stra…
 
Brett Story is the documentarian behind The Hottest August. Her film explores climate change through unfiltered interviews with New Yorkers during the hot August heat of 2017. The film toured film festivals and aired on PBS. You can check it out now through Grasshopper Film. Show Notes: The Hottest August The Prison in Twelve Landscapes Alamo Draft…
 
Mary Kay McBrayer is a writer, podcaster, and horror enthusiast. Her new book America's First Female Serial Killer: Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster hits stores everywhere tomorrow (May 19, 2020). Mary Kay's telling of Jane Toppan's life goes deeper than dissecting a murderer, it also explores the conservative Victorian culture that may have…
 
Stephanie Crawford is a freelance writer and podcaster based in Las Vegas. She loves all things physical media, John Waters, and horror. In this episode, we chat about her latest piece in Fangoria, blu-ray extras, and living with lupus. Follow Stephanie on Twitter @scrawfish. Show Notes: Website Just the Discs Podcast Fangoria Contributors' Crypt T…
 
David Allen is the creator behind Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity. He is the go-to-guy for all modern productivity methodologies. His work is life changing, and I wanted to share that experience with you guys. As a creative, I often get distracted and GTD helped get through major projects like writing a graphic novel and cu…
 
Cory Kilduff is a musician based in Dallas, TX. I first came across his work when Burning Witches Records released his album When It All Gets To Be Too Much. After meeting Cory in person at Fantastic Fest this past year, I immediately wanted to know more about his creative journey into art and music. In this episode, we discuss his approach to writ…
 
Glenn McQuaid is a writer, director, producer, and musician. He is the co-creator of the popular horror audio play & anthology series Tales from Beyond the Pale. He's also the writer and director of the film I Sell the Dead, starring Ron Perlman and Dominic Monaghan. I discovered Glenn through his music created under the name Witchboard. Glenn is i…
 
It's a Lizzie Special! This episode I sit down with my Cuddles and Rage co-creator Jimmy Reed to share the soundtracks we listened to while writing Bites of Terror, our new graphic novel with Quirk Books. It was hard narrowing our list down to just five movies each. Although we wanted to have Romero, Carpenter, and John Harrison in every slot, we a…
 
Michelle Gish is the creator of We Are Here Forever, a webcomic about an adorable apocalypse where purple creatures explore the world we left behind. Quirk Books recently released a We Are Here Forever graphic novel with all new stories. In this episode, we chat Small Press Expo, indie comics landing book deals, and hints to how Michelle's sweet sa…
 
David Plunkert is an illustrator, poster artist, graphic designer, and co-founder of Spur Design in Baltimore. He's created tons of iconic images for over 500 companies, including The New Yorker and Criterion. In this episode, Dave and I discuss the evolution of graphic design plus where it is going, working with Criterion, and advice for new artis…
 
Meredith Borders is the managing editor for Fangoria magazine and a freelance film critic. I first met Meredith at Fantastic Fest a few years ago. As an avid reader of Fangoria, her articles always speak to me. In this episode we explore why she loves managing creatives, hot editing & writing tips, the craft beer industry, and best reads for artist…
 
Faye Guerra is the host of the genre film group Psycho Cinema. The club may take place at the Alamo Drafthouse Winchester, but don't let that deter you from joining the fun genre talk on the Psycho Cinema Facebook group and Instagram (@psychocinema540). In this episode, Faye and I talk exploitation films, the fine line between offensive vs fascinat…
 
Leonard and Jessie Maltin are the father/daughter duo behind the Maltin on Movies podcast. The Maltin movie empire started over fifty years ago when Leonard wrote his first article at fifteen and has grown into a family business. In this episode, we chat growing up Maltin, movies that could scar your children for life, film curation, and selling bo…
 
April Wolfe is the host of Switchblade Sisters, a podcast featuring female creators examining their favorite genre flicks, and the co-writer of the new Black Christmas in theaters Dec. 13. In this episode, we talk about reimaging Black Christmas, women in film, and the logistics behind every episode of Switchblade Sisters. You can follow April on T…
 
Emily S. Whitten is back with her new graphic novel The Underfoot: The Mighty Deep. You might remember Emily from episode 80 where we chatted about writing for the popular site ComicMix. The Underfoot is a magical book full of science, friendship, and hamsters. In this episode, Emily and I cover her writing process, hamster expertise, and upcoming …
 
Andrea Tsurumi is back with her new picture book Crab Cake! The last time we had Andrea on the show (episode 124), this book was top secret. Now that the book is out, we can officially talk about Andrea's masterful skills at using her humor and illustrations to bring awareness to some serious and urgent environmental issues. This isn't your average…
 
Eric Vespe is an entertainment writer based in Austin, TX. He started writing professionally at sixteen for Ain't It Cool News under the name "Quint." Since then, he's gone on to write for other major online publications, including Rooster Teeth, SlashFilm, Collider, and more. In this interview we talk about how film criticism has changed over the …
 
Gina DeDomenico Flanagan is an award-winning costume concept artist. She's worked on tons of blockbuster films, including Django Unchained, Malcom X, and The Hateful Eight. In this episode, we talk about working with Quentin Tarantino, new technology, and being female in a male dominated industry. You can follow Gina on Instagram @illustratedbygina…
 
Frenemy is a freelance illustrator and graffiti/street artist from Austin, Texas currently based in Kuala Lumpur. In this episode, we talk about how different countries view street art, connecting with other artists, and his journey into becoming a self-taught, full-time artist. You can follow Frenemy on Instagram (@frenemylife) and Twitter (@frene…
 
Cat Rabbit is a textile artist and designer based in Melbourne. In this episode, we talk about her stop motion collaborations with artist Isobel Knowles, leaning into what you love, and how research can actually hinder your creative process at times. You can follow Cat on Instagram and Twitter (@cat_rabbit). Show Notes: Website Soft Stories Shop In…
 
Sunna Wehrmeijer is an Emmy-nominated composer based in Los Angeles. Her music credits include Prometheus, Nightcrawler, The Hunger Games and most recently Netflix's She-Ra and the Princess of Power. In this episode, Sunna talks about creating She-Ra's transformation theme, mixing synths with live instruments, and working with some of the best comp…
 
Lindsey Phillips is a documentarian based in New York. I first came across her work this past year at Fantastic Fest and fell in love with her short documentary My Name is Marc. Her 13-minute documentary profiles the legendary owner of Cleveland's Norton Furniture and his wacky and often infamous commercials. In this episode, Lindsey and I chat abo…
 
Jessica Leski is the director of I Used to Be Normal, a documentary following four women who are obsessed with their boyband of choice. I Used to Be Normal was my number one film at Fantastic Fest. Leski and her producer Rita Walsh take you deep into the world of boyband fandom, and they don't stop there! This documentary is full of surprises that …
 
Anna Hrachovec is the creator of Mochimochiland, a miniature knitted world full of cuteness. Not only does Anna knit beautiful miniatures, she also brings them to life through animated gifts. Anna's innovation with the craft has led to some major collaborations, including Nickelodeon and Penguin Random House. In this episode, we chat about storytel…
 
Michelle Romo is the creative genius behind Crowded Teeth. She's collaborated with a wide variety of artists and companies, including The Flaming Lips, Disney, Abrams Kids, and Sanrio. Michelle also has a successful product line at Crate and Barrel through Land of Nod. In this episode, we chat about getting into licensing, her upcoming gallery show…
 
In this Lizzie Special, I talk about dealing with being a workaholic. It's something I've been address since the start of 2018. I'm finally at a spot where I feel like I've grown enough to share my story. I'd love to hear your take on workaholics—being one, living with one or all of the above! Send me a note on Twitter @cuddlesandrage.…
 
Josie Rhodes is the co-owner of the Red Canoe Cafe & Children's Bookstore located in Baltimore. Josie has a sharp eye for art and storytelling. When you browse her highly curated offering of children's literature at Red Canoe, you can feel her passion for books leap off the shelf. In this episode, we talk about wild, sexist kid books from the fifti…
 
Jordan Perme and Christopher Lees are the husband and wife team behind Horrible Adorables. Their strange and beautiful creations can be seen at galleries, boutiques, and indie craft fairs across the globe. In this episode we cover their new toyline with Kidrobot, their first DesignerCon, and growing a small business together. Show Notes: (@horrible…
 
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