Posts tagged “interview”
October 17, 2013
It is Triangle Square’s mission to combine social justice and good storytelling and share with a reading audience of young adults and children. With our Young People’s series, we have put important books about history, society, and science in the hands of young readers who will grow to shape our world.
But what is it like adapting these adult books, with what people often regard as adult ideas and themes, for a young audience? And what was it like working with the late-greats such as Ronald Takaki? We asked Rebecca Stefoff to fill us in:
“The most challenging part of adapting texts for young readers is deciding what to take out and what to put in. Because the YA version is shorter than the parent book, I must cut some material. Cuts can range from a sentence to a whole chapter, but I have to be careful to preserve all of the key points, along with the evidence that supports them.
September 26, 2013
In The Fray recently conducted an interview with the man behind The Graphic Canon, Russ Kick. Here is a highlight:
The Graphic Canon isn’t just works of literature. You also include philosophical writings from people like Sigmund Freud and Friedrich Nietzsche and excerpts from religious texts. How did you decide what to include as “the canon?”
I started with a list of what I considered to be the most critical works of literature. These were stories that would leave a noticeable gap if they weren’t included, like The Iliad, The Odyssey, Dante’s Inferno, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Tale of Genji. But I also wanted to go beyond what was predictable and bring in unexpected things. That’s why I included the Incan play Apu Ollantay.
I also had a wish list of things I wanted to see adapted because I thought the story would work really well visually.
September 18, 2013
Henry Chamberlain’s recent interview with cartoonist Stephanie McMillan gives insight to her passion for both activism and comics to make the world a better place. McMillan describes how postmodernism ideology has impaired our ability to fight against capitalism, an enemy that society should try to overthrow. Click here to read the full interview: Stephanie McMillan and Activism in Comics.
HENRY CHAMBERLAIN: Stephanie, thank you for doing this interview. You are an activist, a journalist, and a cartoonist. You have created significant work, like “The Beginning of the American Fall,” which gives readers an inside look at how the Occupy movement came into existence. You have an ongoing comic strip, “The Minimum Security Chronicles,” that combines humor and discourse on being an activist. Your background is very interesting. You studied film and animation and you’ve always been an activist. Would you give a look at how you came to use words and pictures?
March 20, 2013
Sarah Erdreich, author of the upcoming book Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement, was Patrick O’Heffernan’s guest on this Monday’s episode of The Fairness Doctrine. In his daily one-hour online and on-air radio show. Patrick explores news, politics and culture from all sides of the spectrum in civil conversations that focus on ideas, not “gotcha’s.” Monday’s program featured Erdreich explaining the next essential steps in the fight for abortion rights.
June 19, 2012
Eva Gabrielsson was in Milwaukee this month for a conversation with Mitch Teich before a live audience at Boswell Book Company – she started by explaining why Stieg Larsson, author of The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo started writing mysteries late in his career.
Click here to listen to the interview, which springboards off Gabrielsson’s book, “There Are Things I Want You to Know’”About Stieg Larsson and Me
March 30, 2012http://ia601200.us.archive.org/5/items/DailyDigest-033012/2012_03_30_belli.mp3
March 27, 2012"Midwifery knowledge can disappear in a remarkably short time (10-20 years), to the point that women can no longer imagine what it might be like to have a midwife. (I know this, because I was that woman when I was pregnant and giving birth to my first). This is how you get a mass of infantilized women who may put up with dangerous and uncomfortable practices for a couple of generations before they get enough gumption to put things right. This is what a growing number of us are working on now in the US!"
February 6, 2012Your book Maonomics is about China. What lesson can the euro zone learn from China? China’s capi-communism is the result of Deng Xiaoping’s analysis of the shortcoming of the communist system and the advantages of reform using the instruments of capitalism. I don’t see any European leader today doing that.
October 17, 2011"We’re in a huge crisis and still defending the economic model that brought us there. We’re afraid to re-think."
September 13, 2011