Full Show For Thursday, May 26, 2016
Marvel Comics dropped a bombshell this week about one of its most popular characters, Captain America. The passionate reaction to the news shows what a close connection fans can feel to comic book characters. This weekend, that connection will be celebrated at the annual MomoCon convention in Atlanta. We talk with Atlanta comic book artist Dexter Vines, who’s one of the event's featured speakers.
We talk with Atlanta comic book artist Dexter Vines, who’s a featured speaker at this weekend’s MomoCon in Atlanta. Then, Celeste Headless sits down with Chef Hugh Acheson to talk about bringing food into the classroom. Next, we discuss how Atlanta is at the forefront of new, cross-gendered, productions of Shakespeare. Finally, producers Linda Chen and Taylor Gantt sample the biscuits of the “Marietta-Kennesaw Biscuit Triangle.”
Then, Chef Hugh Acheson is a mainstay in the culinary world. Acheson also hopes to change the way that kids interact with food in the classroom by bringing the traditional home economics program back into schools. Host Celeste Headlee sits down with Acheson to talk about the home ec curriculum he’s developed and the skills he wants to teach to young students who participate in the course.
Next, we discuss how constant reinvention of Shakespeare’s works has helped The Bard stay relevant for hundreds of years. An Atlanta theater company breathes new life into Shakespeare by casting women to play traditionally male roles. How can these role reversals contribute to our understanding of Shakespeare? We speak with Jennifer Acker, who plays two male roles in the Fern Theater’s all-female production of King Lear. Tim McDonough, chair of the Theater Studies Program at Emory University, also joins us. He directed an all-male production of “As You Like it” this past spring. Our guests discuss the significance of these new, cross-gendered, interpretations.
Plus, Creative Loafing contributor and Thirsty South blogger Brad Kaplan noticed a delicious phenomenon when he searched for breakfast one day. Some of the best restaurants to get a biscuit are located in a cluster about 30 miles away from Atlanta. He charted his course and coined what he calls the “Marietta-Kennesaw Biscuit Triangle.” Producers Linda Chen and Taylor Gantt took a morning trek up I-75 to the land of biscuits and returned with a tasty audio postcard.