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Ben Katchor and the Architecture of Comics

Words and Pictures
program date: 
Thu, 04/11/2013

Ben Katchor, the first cartoonist to receive a MacArthur Fellowship grant, is also a writer, teacher, and performer of TED Talk recitations.  His familiar-seeming yet skewed urban vignettes, such as Julius Knipl: Real Estate Photographer and The Cardboard Valise, have been appearing in magazines and alternative newspapers for over a quarter century.  More recently, he's been collaborating with musician Mark Mulcahy on an absurdist musical play, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, and a comic-book opera, The Carbon Copy Building, both of which won Obie Awards.  Seemingly unable to successfully arrive in Portland, Katchor joins host S.W. Conser on the phone from Seattle to discuss his latest book, Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories, a collection of architecture-related comics from Metropolis magazine.

35:06 minutes (14.07 MB)

Ten Cents a Dance

program date: 
Thu, 04/11/2013

KBOO proudly presents the world premiere of Dennis Nyback's old-school musical Ten Cents a Dance, performed live on the stage of Portland's Clinton Street Theater on April 11, 2013 as part of KBOO's Radio Pictures series.

Set in 1941, Ten Cents a Dance gives a new shine to such vintage tunes as I've Got a Crush on You (George and Ira Gershwin) and Get Yourself a New Broom (Harold Arlen and Ted Kohler), all wrapped up in a very modern narrative.

Featuring Dave Frishberg on piano and starring Rebecca Kilgore as

49:53 minutes (19.98 MB)


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