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The Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Show

          

         

        

          

              

Which guest selected which books? The Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Show is next and we asked some of our favorite guests from the past twelve months to select three books and one non-book gift. Our distinguished all-star lineup includes esteemed New York City-based creative director; Robert Newman, famed singer-songwriter, Amy Rigby; scholarly anthropologist and author, Agustin Fuentes; best-selling author and screenwriter, Mark Haskell Smith and astute journalist, Remy Carreiro. Above, are all of the book selections our smart, clever, talented guestshave suggested as gifts. Can you unravel which guest selected which three books? It’s a lot harder than you may think. And, who selected as a non-book gift, a rare 1979 recording from Chief Checker? Make sure you don’t miss this fascinating edition of the best show available on Art, Media and Culture!

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An Extraordinary Advocacy Of Animal Rights

“In the Vegan Manifesto, Sue Coe, human champion of rights for those whose voice most humans do not hear, has crafted a masterpiece: at once visually stunning and spiritually invigorating.”Dr. Michael Greger, author of How Not to Die Sue Coe is the most important and prolific political artist of our time. Her work explores and exposes every form of injustice suffered by both humans and nonhumans. With respect to the latter, her incisive eye-both trenchant and gentle-lays bare the profound immorality of animal exploitation and constitutes a clarion call to us all to reject it. Coe understands that the moral status of animals requires that we go vegan and no one who looks at the stunning work in this book will be able to disagree.”Gary L. Francione, Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy, Rutgers School of Law. Sue Coe also garners impressive accolades from distinguished figures in the world of graphic design, including art directors, Robert Priest and Robert Newman, and political caricaturist, Steve Brodner. Plus, Life Elsewhere creator and host, Norman B says, Sue Coe’s extraordinarily powerful work has intrigued me since my art school days! What a treat to be able to welcome her to the program.” Sue Coe joins Norman B for the next edition to talk about The Animals’ Vegan Manifesto.

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Robert Newman Explains I (Heart) NY

I Heart New York

Every year, as Valentine’s Day approaches, we have an earnest debate…is Valentine’s Day just another Hallmark card occasion? Are we obliged to get all sentimental and talk about LOVE? But, in true Life Elsewhere fashion, we always take a different angle. This time, we focus in on the word LOVE with acclaimed Creative Director, Robert Newman. The New York-based designer and frequent Life Elsewhere guest, explains the remarkable story behind the universally known logo, I (Heart) NY. As Robert says, the ubiquitous logo is probably the most well-known and copied piece of graphic design, ever. But the story of how it came into being and what has happened to it since, is fascinating. Make sure you don’t miss Robert Newman’s engaging account of I (Heart) NY. Plus, Robert, a self-admitted 60’s and 70’s Soul music buff, selects his favorite LOVE song.

Also in the program, we continue with our LOVE theme and chat with a singer-songwriter who has penned indelible songs about LOVE and relationships, the wonderful Amy Rigby. Finding a few precious moments between touring, recording and the many other activities she is involved in, Amy talks candidly about her life, love, teamwork and revenge. Amy‘s music is included in the show and she also selects her favorite LOVE song. It’s from 1967 by a British band, called “the progenitors of punk”, by the late influential American critic, Lester Bangs

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The illustration above is Milton Glaser’s  1976 concept sketch, in the MoMA collection
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The Books & The Gifts

The 3rd Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Special has just aired and legions of listeners want to know the details of the books and non-book gifts selected by our distinguished panel. 

Author, Mark Haskell Smith selected:

1.Year Of The Goose by Carly Hallman 2.Dispatches From Pluto by Richard Grant 3.The Comedians by Kliph Nesteroff 4.Blue Bottle Coffee Weekender Travel Kit

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Creative Director, Robert Newman selected:

1.Independence: 12 Interviews with Magazine Makers by Jeremy Leslie 2.HRDCVR edited by Danyel SmithElliott Wilson 3.Nextinction by Ralph Steadman (illustrations) and Ceri Levy (text) 4.Donation to Planned Parenthood  (Bonus: Subscription to Stack Magazines)

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Author Patrick O’Neil selected:

1.The Cartel by Don Winslow 2.Black Hole by Bucky Sinister 3.How to Grow Up: A Memoir by Tea Michelle 4.Donate to a worthy cause

                 

Singer-songwriter, Zuzu selected:

1.Letters To A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke 2.Meditations by Marcus Aurelius 3.Essentials of Swedish Grammar: A Practical Guide to the Mastery of Swedish 4. Great Bear Sleeping Bag


Caricaturist and social commentator, Steve Brodner selected:

1.It’s Even Worse Than It Looks by Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein 2.This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein3.Unreasonable Men by Michael Woolraich 4. Donate to a Good Cause or give a Magazine Subscription

 

 

 

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A Human Instinct For War is the title of Norman B’s latest contribution to Trebuchet Magazine.

 

 

 

Who Chose The Great Bear Sleeping Bag?

We called upon a distinguished panel of guests to take part in the 3rd Annual Life Elsewhere Holiday Gift Special and asked them to come up with three books and one non-book gift. The results are as diverse as they are intriguing and unpredictable. One guest selected for their non-book gift, a Great Bear Sleeping Bag. Can you guess who? Could it be frequent contributor and witty author, Mark Haskell Smith? Perhaps it was astute caricaturist and social commentator, Steve Brodner? Or maybe talented new British-American singer-songwriter Zuzu, who demonstrated in last week’s edition she has a cheeky sense of humor. Then there’s the erudite raconteur, Patrick O’Neil, a master of incorporating the unconventional into his tales. And, finally, did Robert Newman the esteemed creative director, widely recognized for his perceptive take on life, select the Great Bear Sleeping Bag? Find out in the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

Also in the program, we are very pleased to welcome back, renowned film and media critic, Bob Ross, who will give us his sensible overview of this year’s Holiday movie releases.

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A Human Instinct For War is the title of Norman B’s latest contribution to Trebuchet Magazine.

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