Author Essays, Interviews, and Excerpts

TGIF: Have an audiovisual weekend

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• Erin Hogan, author of Spiral Jetta: A Road Trip through the Land Art of the American West was interviewed by host Sam Weller on WBEZ Chicago’s Hello Beautiful! last Sunday to discuss her experiences traveling to remote locations in the American west to visit the monumental land art of the 1970s and 1980s—works like Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels, and Walter De Maria’s Lightning Field. You can catch the archived audio on the Chicago Public Radio website. The press also features our own interview with Hogan and an excerpt from her book on our website.
• Richard Cahan, coauthor with Mark Jacobs of Chicago under Glass: Early Photographs from the Chicago Daily News, appeared on the May 28 edition of the ABC World News Webcast. The book includes more than 250 images taken from the archives of the Chicago Daily News dating from 1901-1930, providing a rare glimpse at life in Chicago during one of the most exciting and tumultuous periods in its history. Online video featuring some of the photographs along with some interesting commentary from Cahan is available on the ABC News website.
• Charles Hersch, author of Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans, appeared on Cleveland’s public radio station WCPN on the show Around Noon on May 28. Listen to Hersch reading an excerpt over some classic New Orleans jazz and fielding some interesting questions from WCPN’s online music director Bobby Jackson on the WCPN website.
• Finally, the Oceana blog has a short blurb about a new exhibit opening at the World Trade Organization, The Deep: Life on the Deep Sea Floor, curated by French journalist and author Claire Nouvian. Nouvian authored, The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss, a fascinating photographic exploration of the deep sea. The exhibit at the WTO, and another which recently closed at the Natural History Museum of Paris, feature many of the same fascinating images featured in the book. You can still check out a fun website made for the exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Paris here, or see our website for the book.