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

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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.

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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
copper
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 66: Movie Advisory 2017A

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Our wrap-up of all the first-run movies we saw in the first half of 2017, and what we’re looking forward to for the rest of the year. With special guest Giant Bug.

Links

Previous Movie Advisory episodes: 35, 53
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Baywatch
Pamela Anderson
David Hasselhoff
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Beauty and the Beast
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Fifty Shades Darker
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’: How Sean Gunn Became Marvel’s Secret Weapon
[Firefly]
[What Dreams May Come]
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Get Out
[The Stepford Wives]
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Hidden Figures
batman
The Lego Batman Movie
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Office Christmas Party
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Power Rangers
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Sing
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Wonder Woman
Logan (Episode 59)
Fate of the Furious (Episode 65)
[Spider-Man: Homecoming]

Coming Soon:
The Dark Tower
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
It
Blade Runner 2049
Murder on the Orient Express
Justice League
Pitch Perfect 3
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Musical Obsessions
Anna: “Still Got Time” by Zayn
Alene: “More Than a Feeling” by Boston
[Believe Me by Eddie Izzard]

Obsessions
Anna: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
[The Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner]
Alene: The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey