Episode 108: Opera With @marccold

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In this episode, we discuss all things (European) opera with noted cataloger @marccold! Content warning for sexual assault and murder (no thanks to Don Giovanni).

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Links
Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Episode 83 with @Tuphlos
Great Courses: Operas of Mozart, How To Listen To and Understand Opera
Dr. Robert Greenberg
Seattle Opera
Puccini: Tosca
New York City Opera
BBC Wales: The Choral Tradition of Wales
Mozart: La Vendetta from The Marriage of Figaro, sung by Fernando Corena
Met Opera Saturday Matinee Broadcasts
Stories of the Great Operas
The Barber of Seville
Met Opera Shop
Opera News
Thomas Allen
Opera books
Gluck: Le Calme Rentre Dans Mon Coeur from Iphigénie en Tauride, sung by Bruno Taddia
Norm Hollingshead
Boris Goldovsky
The Met: Live in HD
The Magic Flute
Tosca’s Kiss
Puccini: Donde Lieta Usci from La Boheme, sung by Sara Scuderi
Verdi: Miserere from Il Trovatore sung by Franco Corelli and Leontyne Price
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A Night at The Opera
Treemonisha
Julia Perry: The Cask of Amontillado
Hermann: How I Love Them from Wuthering Heights, sung by Adriana Zabala
Jeanine Tesori: Blue to premiere at The Glimmerglass Festival
Desyatnikov: Rosenthal’s Children
Vladimir Sorokin: Blue Lard
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Wagner: The Ring (English), English National Opera
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
Verdi: Grand March from Aida
Mozart: Queen of the Night aria from The Magic Flute, sung by Diana Damrau
Webber: Cats
Amadeus
Carmen
Carmen Jones
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What’s Opera, Doc?
Mozart: The Magic Flute Overture
Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte Overture
Mozart: Don Giovanni, directed by Peter Sellars :: part 1 :: part 2 :: part 3
Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte
Greer Grimsley
La Boheme
Rent
Beverly Cleary: Otis Spofford
Gilbert & Sullivan
The Who: Tommy
Hamilton
Verdi: La Traviata
A Room With a View
Verdi: La Donna e Mobile from Rigoletto, sung by Luciano Pavarotti
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries from The Ring
cosi
Cosi
The Fifth Element
The Lost Weekend
Madame Butterfly
M. Butterfly
Farewell My Concubine
Miss Saigon
Kobbe’s Complete Opera Book
Ethan Mordden
Karen Sturges: Death of a Baritone, Death of a Poohbah
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Farinelli
Stephanie Burgis: Masks and Shadows
Alexander Chee: The Queen of the Night
Dorothy Dunnett: Dolly and the Singing Bird
Ann Patchett: Bel Canto
Terry Pratchett: Maskerade
Kate Ross: Julian Kestrel mysteries
Space Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Judith Weir: A Night at the Chinese Opera

Lists, articles
Neatorama: 10 Operas You Didn’t Know you Already Like
Wikipedia: List of films using the music of Richard Wagner
Royal Opera House: 8 of the greatest operatic moments in film
Roger Ebert: The five arias from opera movies can’t live without
Glyndebourne: 10 times opera stole the scene at the movies
Goodreads: Books about opera
Talk Classical: Novels about operas?
Mental Floss: 13 Operas Adapted From Famous Novels
Book Scrolling: The Best Books About or Featuring the Opera (Nonfiction & Fiction)
NPR: 5 Books to Ignite an Opera Obsession

Musical Obsessions
Marc: Tuvan/Mongolian Throat Singing
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Alene: Toreador song from Carmen
Anna: Habanera from Carmen

Obsessions
Marc: Edgar Award winning The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs; The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
Anna: Tombow dual brush pens
Alene: #chuckstravaganza

Episode 99: Best of 2018

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In this episode, we look back over a year of movies, television, music, experiences, and books. We did the same for 2017 in Episode 77, 2016 in Episode 53, and 2015 in Episode 27.

Links

Movies
wakandaforever
Black Panther
Crazy Rich Asians
Ocean’s 8
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
The Spy Who Dumped Me
Love, Simon
Insidious: The Last Key
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A Simple Favor
The Meg (Episode 94)
Skyscraper
Looking forward to: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Autostraddle review), The Favourite, The Wife, Mary Queen of Scots, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Mary Poppins Returns

Television
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Killing Eve
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
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One Day at at Time (Season 2)
The Good Place (Episode 85)
FBI
FBI
Black Lightning
A Very English Scandal
Doctor Who
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Jesus Christ Superstar Live
Nanette
Looking forward to: Pose, Insecure, Vida, Howards End, Killing Eve, The Good Place, One Day at at Time, Trinkets

Music
Party for One” by Carly Rae Jepsen
Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande
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Pynk” by Janelle Monae
The Hamilton Polka” by Weird Al Yankovic
Crazy Rich Asians motion picture soundtrack
Looking forward to: “Fake Love” by BTS, “Make Me Feel” by Janelle Monae, “Curious” by Hayley Kiyoko, “I Like It” by Cardi B, “Love It If We Made It” by The 1975, Golden Hour (album) by Kacey Musgraves, MitskiChristine and the QueensboygeniusCarly Rae Jepsen

Experiences
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Hamilton (and other live performances)
Royal Weddings
Seattle
Walker’s Shortbread

Books
#libfaves18
Broken Ice by Matt Goldman
Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? by Kelly Jones
My Life as a Goddess by Guy Branum
Looking forward to: The Shallows by Matt Goldman
Thundercluck by Paul Tillery IV and Meg Wittwer
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The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta
The Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao
Spellswept by Stephanie Burgis
The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis
The Neighbor by Gerri Hill
Intercepted by Alexa Martin
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Rosewater by Tade Thompson
Zero Sum Game by S. L. Huang
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Treason of Hawks by Lila Bowen
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Looking forward to: The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory, The Bride Test by Helen Hoang, Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole, The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee, Jade War by Fonda Lee, The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker, A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian, The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty, The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey, Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
Book Riot: 51 New Romance Novels Scheduled for 2019

Musical Obsessions
Anna: Spotify 2018 playlist, “Whistle” by Flo Rida
Alene: “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John

Obsessions
Anna: Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch, read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Alene: Inclusivity

Episode 96: Fall 2018 Book Buzz

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We visited New York City to hear from a variety of publishers about their upcoming titles, and we’re here to share some of our favorites, as well as likely candidates for library collections, against a backdrop of rustling paper! (See episodes 4864, 75, 88, and 89 for previous Book Buzz content.)

List of publisher contacts (subscribe to their newsletters!)

Workman

Sugar Run, Mesha Maren, January 2019
A People’s History of Heaven, Mathangi Subramanian, March 2019
The Book of Humans, Adam Rutherford, March 2019
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Courting Mr. Lincoln, Louis Bayard, April 2019
The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone, Felicity McLean, June 2019

Sourcebooks

She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters, and Binary Resisters, Robyn Ryle, March 2019
Slay Like a Mother, Katherine Wintsch, March 2019
Georgette Heyer signature collection, favorite titles, pretty covers
Nightchaser, Amanda Bouchet, January 2019

Sterling

Lettering Alphabets & Artwork, Jay Roeder, April 2019
Love Magick, Cassandra Eason (Protection Magick) April 2019
Black Panther Psychology, Travis Langley and Alex Simmons, June 2019
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How to Houseplant: A Beginner’s Guide to Making and Keeping Plant Friends, Heather Rodino, April 2019

Harlequin/Park Row/Hanover Square/Mira

Beautiful Bad, Annie Ward [Park Row], March 2019
The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees, Meredith May [Park Row], April 2019
Here and Now and Then, Mike Chen [Mira], Jan 2019
The Lost Girls of Paris, Pam Jenoff [Park Row], Feb 2019
The Lady From the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick, Mallory O’Meara [Hanover Square], March 2019

Soho

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The Satapur Moonstone
(Perveen Mistry #2), Sujata Massey, Feb 2019
Lives Laid Away (August Snow #2), Stephen Mack Jones, Jan 2019

Macmillan/Tor

They All Fall Down, Rachel Howzell Hall, April 2019
At The Wolf’s Table, Rosella Postorino, January 2019 [Flatiron]
The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders, Feb 2019
The Lost Man, Jane Harper, Feb 2019
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Miracle Creek, Angie Kim, April 2019

NYRB

Friend of My Youth, Amit Chaudhuri, Feb 2019
Negrophobia: an Urban Parable, Darius James, February 2019

W W Norton

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House of Stone
, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, January 2019
That Time I Loved You: Stories, Carrianne Leung [Liveright], Feb 2019
Love and Resistance: Out of the Closet into the Stonewall Era, March 2019
Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen, Mary Norris, April 2019
Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir, Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, Feb 2019
Ancient Magic: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Supernatural in Greece and Rome, Philip Matyszak, March 2019

HarperCollins

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna, Juliet Grames, May 2019
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The Kingdom of Copper
, S.A. Chakraborty, January 2019
The Huntress, Kate Quinn, February 2019
American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt, Karen Harper, February 2019
99 Percent Mine
, Sally Thorne, January 2019

Bloomsbury

A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland, DaMaris B. Hill, Jan 2019
The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon, Feb 2019
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, T. Kira Madden, March 2019
Holy Lands, Amanda Sthers, January 2019

National Geographic

When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt, Kara Cooney, November 2018
All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey, Betsy Mason and Greg Miller, out now

Quirk

Find Momo Across Europe, Andrew Knapp, Feb 2019
Race Me in a Lobster Suit: Absurd Internet Ads and the Real Conversations That Followed, Kelly Mahon, March 2019
We Are Here Forever, Michelle Gish, July 2019

Ingram

#fashionvictim, Amina Akhtar, Sep 2018 [Crooked Lane Books]
The Atlas of Reds and Blues, Devi S. Laskar, Feb 2019 [Counterpoint]
The Psychology of Time Travel, Kate Mascarenhas, Feb 2019 [Crooked Lane Books]
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The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart
, Holly Ringland, March 2019

Melville House

The Philosophy of Beards, Thomas S. Gowing, Oct 2018
University of Nike: How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education, Joshua Hunt, October 2018
expanding “Last Interviews” to include women!

Beacon

Women Warriors: An Unexpected History, Pamela D. Toler, Feb 2019
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo, June 2018
Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media is Changing Social Protest and Power, An Ziao Mina, January 2019

Other

The Hundred Wells of Salaga, Ayesha Harruna Attah, Feb 2019
Life of David Hockney, Catherine Cusset, May 2019

Penguin Random House

Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Marlon James, Feb 2019
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The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls
, Anissa Gray, Feb 2019
Lost Roses, Martha Hall Kelly, April 2019
Southern Lady Code, Helen Ellis, April 2019

Hachette

How Long ‘til Black Future Month?: Stories, N.K. Jemisin [Orbit]
Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed the Beautiful Game, Gemma Clarke, April 2019 [Nation Books]
The Age of Light, Whitney Sharer, February 2019 [Little, Brown]
Dark Sacred Night, Michael Connelly, October 2018 [Grand Central]
Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, Pete Souza, out now

Simon & Schuster

Queenie, Candice Carty-Williams, March 2019
I Miss You When I Blink, Mary Laura Philpott, April 2019

Grove Atlantic

The Bird King, G. Willow Wilson, March 2019 [Grove Press]
Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II, James Holland, November 2018
Broken Ground, Val McDermid, December 2018

Restless

The Body Papers: A Memoir, Grace Talusan, April 2019
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The Casket of Time
, Andri Snær Magnason, April 2019

Musical Obsessions
Alene: “The Room Where it  Happens” from Hamilton
Anna: “The Schuyler Sisters” from Hamilton

Obsessions
Anna: Ladies in Suits
Alene: LibraryReads Unconference (Editor’s note: she survived.)

 

 

Episode 95: Movie Advisory Fall 2018

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In this episode, we talk about the 25 first-run movies we’ve seen since our last movie advisory session, Episode 86. Our extensive movie viewing has been brought to you by MoviePass (RIP) and Ladies in Suits.

Links

hellokitty

motorcycle slides under giant flying hello kitty pez

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Avengers: Infinity War
Book Club ANDY GARCIA: HEARTTHROB (v. 1)
Vanity Fair: Andy Garcia is Book Club‘s Handsome Secret Weapon

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gabrielle union grimaces, wields knife

Breaking In
Crazy Rich Asians
Deadpool 2

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rachel pushes off rachel’s wig as they kiss

Disobedience
The Equalizer 2
The Happytime Murders

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cate delivers excellent sideeye, with fancy teacup

The House With a Clock in its Walls
Hotel Artemis
The Incredibles 2
Life of the Party
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ANDY GARCIA: HEARTTHROB (v. 2)
The Meg (Episode 94)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post

cateocean

cate strides purposefully, in glitter

Ocean’s 8
Sierra Burgess is a Loser

simplefavor

blake strides purposefully, in tuxedo

A Simple Favor
Skyscraper
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Sorry to Bother You
Tag

spydumped

kate and mila stride purposefully, in sequins

The Spy Who Dumped Me
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Looking forward to

Anna:
Aquaman

colette

keira enters, in three piece suit

Colette
Halloween
The Hate U Give
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Widows
Robin Hood

Alene:

claire

claire looks tough, in leather

The Girl in the Spider’s Web
Suspiria
Creed II
The Favourite
Mary Queen of Scots
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Venom (tweet)

Obsession
Anna and Alene: Hamilton

Musical Obsessions
Anna: One Last Time
Alene: The Reynolds Pamphlet

Episode 67: Musicals Redux with @Rebecca_Vnuk and @AmandaStretch

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We invited Rebecca (our guest on Episode 49: Musicals) to return, along with Amanda from Episode 54: Song Covers, to talk about Stephen Sondheim and Hamilton, fill in some gaps from our previous conversations, and take another action-packed quiz that tested the depths of their musical theater knowledge.

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Links
hamilton
Hamilton
Bring It On
In the Heights
Hamiltome
Genius
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell
The Heckler: “Why I’m allergic to Stephen Sondheim”
company
Company
torture
Into the Woods
ridiculous
Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Far
Sweeney Todd
West Side Story
Gypsy
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Sunday in the Park with George
#sondheimnight
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Stephen Sondheim’s sad life
Patti LuPone
Forbidden Broadway: “Stephen Sondheim Finale
Forbidden Broadway: “Patti LuPone/I Get a Kick Out of Me
Forbidden Broadway: “Into the Words

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People: From Dirty Dancing to Grease: Live: Ranking How the Internet Felt About All the TV Musical Adaptations
The Little Mermaid
Jesus Christ Superstar
Bye Bye Birdie
A Christmas Story
Rent
The New Yorker: Let’s Rock: In Defense of Jukebox Musicals
Phactual: 9 Rock Stars Who Wrote Broadway Musicals
Time Out New York: The 30 best film-to-musical adaptations
Broadway Cares: Carols for a Cure CDs
EW: TV’s Best Musical Episodes

Amanda sings “The Song That Goes Like This
Rakesh Satyal sings “Part of Your World

Spoiler: A link to songs from our second Musicals Quiz!

Musical Obsessions
Rebecca: “Hug Me” by Pharrell Williams and Trey Parker, from Despicable Me 3
Amanda: “Taekwondo” by Walk off the Earth
Anna: “Thoroughly Modern Millie” by Julie Andrews, fromThoroughly Modern Millie
Alene: “Telephone” by Pamplemousse

Sondheim teaches “Not Getting Married Today”

Obsessions
Rebecca: IndiePicks Magazine
Amanda: Ice cream in Japan
Anna:  Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
Alene: Hello Kitty notsocks

 

Episode 61: The Daughter of Time Deep Dive with @twobossydames

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We joined forces with Margaret and Sophie of Two Bossy Dames to take a closer look at the 1951 mystery classic The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey. Much cleverness, and many readalikes and watchalikes, ensued. PLUS: A Young Olds discussion of Harry Styles and his debut single.

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Links
The Two Bossy Dames wall clock
Simini Blocker
Persuasion Deep Dive
Derek Jacobi reads The Daughter of Time
Decades After Her Death, Mystery Still Surrounds Crime Novelist Josephine Tey” (Vanity Fair)
History in the Archives by Natalie Zemon Davis
Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg
lioninwinter
The Lion in Winter
The White Queen
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
How Can This Be So Gripping? Josephine Tey’s The Daughter of Time” by Jo Walton
Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Five Things We’ve Learned about Richard III Since He Was Found” (CNN)
Richard III by William Shakespeare
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
“Tonypandy” (Wikipedia): “Grant adopts the term “Tonypandy” to describe widely believed historical myths, such as the supposed shootings at the Tonypandy Riots, and believes popular accounts of Richard’s activities to fall into this category.”
Kenyon College
Denison University
Colleges that Change Lives
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Reign
Brat Farrar
To Love and Be Wise

Readalikes and Watchalikes
The Hollow Crown (Richard II, Henry IV parts 1 and 2, Henry V)
The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir
The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman
Hild by Nicola Griffith
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The Usual Suspects
The Singing Detective
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Lady Jane
Jo Walton’s Small Change series (Farthing, Ha’penny, Half a Crown)
Hamilton: An American Musical
Richard III: The King in the Car Park
Richard III: Martyr or Monster?
The King’s Grave: The Discovery of Richard III’s Lost Burial Place and the Clues it Holds by Philippa Langley and Michael Jones
The Murders of Richard III by Elizabeth Peters
The Wench is Dead by Colin Dexter (Inspector Morse)
To Prove a Villain by Guy Townsend
The Josephine Tey mysteries by Nicola Upson
O’ Artful Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor
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Rear Window
Dorothy Dunnett (start with The Game of Kings)
Val McDermid
Tana French

Musical Obsessions
Margaret: “Let’s Get Out of This Country” by Camera Obscura
Anna: “Fall Apart Again” by Brandi Carlile
Alene: “Welcome to New York” off the Greatest City in the World Spotify playlist
Sophie: “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles

Honorable mention musical obsession

Obsessions

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Sophie: Harry Styles/One Direction
Margaret: Please Like Me (see also Disappointing Gay Best Friend)
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Anna: An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole
Alene: Fleabag

Episode 54: Song Covers with @AmandaStretch

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In this episode, we talked about cover songs, because Hamilton Mixtape. We brought in @AmandaStretch, a librarian and musicologist, all the way from Japan to lend our conversation gravitas. Also, we made a playlist!

Links
The Atlantic: The Hamilton Mixtape, a Love Letter to a Love Story
The Hollywood Reporter: Lin-Manuel Miranda Teases Songs From Second ‘Hamilton Mixtape’
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Tom’s Diner
Nolo: When You Need Permission to Sample Others’ Music
Who Did It First?: Rhythm and Blues, Pop, Rock and Roll
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Buzzfeed: 31 Cover Songs That Didn’t Pull A “No Homo” By Changing The Pronouns
Trolls
Sing
Two Bossy Dames: Molly Weasley, Acoustic Guitar Crimes, and Additional Ephemera
Pitch Perfect (Pitch Perfect 2)
Weird Al
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Vitamin String Quartet
Roar” by Maco (Katy Perry)
Band of Gold” by Belinda Carlisle (Freda Payne)
Across the Universe” by Rufus Wainwright, Moby, and Sean Lennon
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The Voice
Love Lockdown” by Janina Gavankar (Kanye West)
Wrecking Ball” by Haim (Miley Cyrus)
…Baby One More Time” by Travis (Britney Spears)
Shake it Off” by Meghan Trainor (Taylor Swift)
The Baseballs
The Puppini Sisters
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Ryan Adams and Taylor Swift
Stairway to Heaven” by Dolly Parton (Led Zeppelin)
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Who Sampled

Napster: The 100 Best Muddy Waters Covers
Napster: The 80s Cover the 60s
Rebeat: 10 Covers of ’60s Songs That Were More Successful in the ’80s
Rebeat: 10 Covers of ’60s Songs That Hit #1 in the ’70s
Paste: 50 Cover Songs Better Than the Originals
Diffuser: 17 Cover Songs Better Than the Originals
Buzzfeed: 21 Cover Songs That Make You Realize How Amazing The Originals Were
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Musical Obsessions
Amanda: “Heaven is a Place On Earth” by Katie Thompson (Belinda Carlisle)
Anna: “Faint of Heart” by Tegan and Sara
Alene: “100x” by Tegan and Sara

Obsessions
Amanda: Japan (also: Japan), Habitica
Anna: Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon
Alene: Crock-Pot

Amanda’s blog.
And do you know about Mango Languages? Use it free through your local library!

Episode 53: Movie Advisory and Best of 2016

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In this episode, we talk about movies we’ve seen since our last movie advisory (episode 35), share our picks for best of 2016, and squeal over what we’re looking forward to in 2017.

Links

Movie Advisory
Love and Friendship
Finding Dory
From The Washington Post: How Finding Dory and Finding Nemo Deal Beautifully With Disabilities
The Secret Life of Pets
Trolls
Kubo and the Two Strings
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
From Slate: J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts Flirts With Gay Allegory. Its Sequels Should Go All the Way.
Witch, Please: Roaring Anachronisms and Where To Find Them
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Moana
From Bustle: Moana Kicking The Love Interest Storyline To The Curb May Not Be Something To Celebrate
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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
Bridget Jones’s Baby
Queen of Katwe
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Rogue One
Moonlight
From The Atlantic: Moonlight Is a Film of Uncommon Grace
Fences

Best of 2016

Movies
Deadpool, Finding Dory, Love and Friendship, Moana, Moonlight, Trolls, Ghostbusters

Books
#libfaves16
American Housewife by Helen Ellis
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Behind the Throne/After the Crown by KB Wagers
Hold Me by Courtney Milan
A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson

Television
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Conviction, The Crown, Steven Universe, Supergirl Pending: Stranger Things, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Music
Soundtracks: Moana, Trolls, Hamilton, Hamilton Mixtape
Love You To Death by Tegan and Sara
Musical Obsessions Playlist

Other
Tater Tot Casserole (or this recipe)
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel
Styling/Volumizing Powder
hair-powders

In Memoriam

Looking Forward to in 2017

Movies
Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Ghost in the Shell, Murder on the Orient Express, Hidden Figures, Fate of the Furious, Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Despicable Me 3, Pitch Perfect 3, Beauty and the Beast, It, Baywatch, Power Rangers, Wonder Woman, Fifty Shades Darker, Before I Fall, Annihilation, Star Wars Episode 8
From E!: Movie Preview 2017: 84 Films You Should Know About in the New Year

Music
Spirit from Depeche Mode
Katy Perry, Michelle Branch, Kelly Clarkson, Fergie, Icona Pop, Lorde, Taylor Swift
From Billboard: 2017 Music Preview: 40 Most Anticipated Albums

Books
Illuminae Files #3 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch
Buried Heart by Kate Elliott (Court of Fives #3)
Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn
#fridayreads
Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman
Avon romance authors: Sarah Maclean, Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Tessa Dare
From The Millions: Most Anticipated: The Great 2017 Book Preview

Television
Star Trek Discovery, Emerald City, American Gods, Twin Peaks, Riverdale
From A.V. Club: The A.V. Club Tells You What to Watch in 2017

Musical Obsessions
Alene: Club Tropicana by Wham! UK (La Isla Bonita by Madonna)
Anna: Careless Whisper by Wham!, Freedom! ’90 by George Michael

Obsessions
Alene: Pusheen
Anna: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Episode 39: Persuasion Deep Dive

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In this Especially Long Episode, we bring you a discussion of Jane Austen’s best work (come at us), Persuasion, featuring Margaret and Sophie of Two Bossy Dames and Ally of the Girl Gang. The discussion includes some diving into the gay subtext, some trips down memory lane, and some heated pros and cons of different movie adaptations. Plus: readalikes and watchalikes!

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Links:
Persuasion‘s cast of characters
Every Jane Austen Novel If They Were Gay and Also Historically Inaccurate from Autostraddle
Personality Quiz: Which Jane Austen Heroine are You?
1995 Persuasion movie trailer
2007 Persuasion movie trailer
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Advanced Studies in England
Emotional Labor Thread condensed

Readalikes:
Captain Wentworth’s Persuasion by Regina Jeffers
Frederick Wentworth, Captain series by Susan Kaye
Jane Austen in Scarsdale: or Love, Death, and the SATs by Paula Marantz Cohen
Persuasion, Captain Wentworth, and Cracklin’ Cornbread by Mary Jane Hathaway
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding
The Mr. and Mrs. Darcy series by Carrie Bebris
The Jane Austen Mysteries by Stephanie Barron
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane stories by Dorothy L. Sayers: Strong Poison, Have His Carcase, Gaudy Night, Busman’s Honeymoon
The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
Happy All the Time by Laurie Colwin

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Half Agony, Half Hope: a Playlist by @MrsFridayNext

Musical Obsessions:
Ally: “Faint of Heart” by Tegan and Sara
Margaret: “You and I” by Margaret Glaspy
She Used to be Mine” and “You Matter to Me” from Waitress
Sophie: fleetwood mac’s album tusk, “Sorry” by Beyoncé
Anna: “Alexander Hamilton” from Hamilton
Alene: “L.A. Hallucinations” by Carly Rae Jepsen

Obsessions:
Ally: 2 Dope Queens podcast
Margaret: Playing House TV show
Sophie: Laurinda by Alice Pung (look for it in the US under the title Lucy and Linh; buy Australian at fishpond.com)
Anna: Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix
Alene: Lady Power: Hillary, WNBA, Elizabeth Warren, Rachel Maddow
maddow horns

Episode 27: Hamilton and Best of 2015

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After three months away, we are back to discuss Hamilton (one of us is an expert and one is not) and discuss some of our highlights for 2015. And make an important announcement. Thanks to all our fans for your patience and support.

Show notes here.