2012 was a really great year for books and an even better one for KQED's book-lovin' podcast, The Writers' Block. Although, as the program's Producer, every episode is a home run in my book, here's a rundown of a few authors that truly blew me away.
Christopher Bram's appearance on KQED's Forum, in which he discusses gay writers who changed America, got me thinking about which queer writers left a mark on The Writers' Block over the years. Here's a rundown of episodes that I can't forget.
Anisse Gross recently visited the KQED studios to record an episode of The Writers' Block. Get to know her a little better with this Q+A, in which she talks about her karaoke catalogue, peaking at six years old, and much more!
Mira Bartók, the author behind The Memory Palace, recently visited the KQED studios to record an episode of The Writers' Block, which will be released next week. Until then, get to know her a little better with this Q+A, in which she talks about memory recall, Hello Kitty, and what her past incarnation would have been.
Colm Tóibín, the author behind The Master, recently visited the KQED studios to record an episode of The Writers' Block, which will be released next week. Until then, get to know him a little better with this Q+A, in which he talks about his favorite San Francisco haunts and what his spirit animal would be.
Renowned troublemaker M.I.A. just can't help making a scene. More often than not, she can be found spouting off about terrorism, genocide, and the evils of the Almighty Google. Love her or hate her, M.I.A.'s name seems to be on everyone's lips.
Every Monday, the KQED Arts blog features a new Video of the Week to start the work week off right. Does your weave smell like the beer someone poured over your head at the club last night? Fear not, the Wig Purifier is here!
We just can't get enough of the apocalypse. The imminent demise of civilization strikes a chord with the public and fuels many of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters (Last Night, Armageddon, Deep Impact, The Day After Tomorrow).