A Bloodless Coup

Episode #14 from The Arcade

This Week…

  • We tour cartoonist Michael DeForge’s studio and learn about his new graphic novel, Ant Colony. Starts 09:41
  • Canadian artists Shary Boyle, Aminah Sheikh, Petra Collins, and Vanessa Dunn talk art and feminism, in the 21st century, at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Starts 20:16
  • We hear a new track from Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew. Starts 28:54
  • Wild Swans author Jung Chang reveals the secret reformist past of the Empress Dowager Cixi, the royal concubine who would eventually rule China. Starts 32:40

Plus: The Hazlitt Radio Players perform a dramatic reading of Adam Sternbergh’s new novel, Shovel Ready.

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Show Notes:
Read Ant Comic
A Bug’s Strife: On Michael DeForge’s Ant Colony by Chris Randle
The Devils UK Trailer
Why Feminist Art Still Matters by Haley Mlotek
Stream the entirety of 21st-Century Art: Why Feminism Still (Really) Matters 
Killing Your Son For A Cause by Linda Besner

Kevin Drew “Good Sex”
Pre-order “Darlings” courtesy of Arts & Crafts

Hosted and produced by Anshuman Iddamsetty
Executive produced by Christopher Frey
Original theme music by Kirby Best
Podcast logo by Michael DeForge

Additional Music courtesy of the Free Music Archive:
Tomonari Nozaki “Soleil II
Rawpass “Today Is The Day”
C. Scott “Power Gloves”
C. Scott “Steak Fingers”
C. Scott “Belview”
C. Scott “Determinate”
C. Scott “Humphrey”
C. Scott “Round It Goes”
Yoko “01 - 02”
Owlface “Goosewoman”
Gallery Six “Hydroscope”
Blear Moon “Le Banc Dans Le Bois”


Original theme music by Kirby Best