Politics & Prose October 20, 2009 - 7:00pm
The music critic for The New Republic, Hajdu joins Wieseltier, the magazine’s literary editor, for a discussion of jazz, pop, movies, comics, and all manner of things cultural. In this wide-ranging collection of essays, as in his books The Ten-Cent Plague and Positively Fourth Street, Hajdu combines deep knowledge of popular art with its socio-historical context. Along with pieces on Elmer Fudd, Woody Guthrie, Ray Charles, and others, the book features a profile of Billy Eckstine which celebrates not just his talent but the daring presentation of sex appeal and black machismo that tested the limits of a racially-segregated country and transformed American music.
Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
Heroes and Villains: Essays on Music, Movies, Comics, and Culture (Paperback)
By Hajdu, David $17.95
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Da Capo Press, 10/01/2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Seth, Tomine, and Neely have illos among others in today's NY Times Magazine in this article - "Risk Mismanagement" - click on each page at the bottom to see the next set.
Jillian Tamaki illustrated a book review and a few days ago, J.D. Salinger.
Last week, David Hajdu eulogized Will Elder in "His Mad World," By DAVID HAJDU, New York Times Magazine December 28, 2008.
Saturday, January 03, 2009
See "Friday Mini Book Review: The Ten Cent Plague," Brian Doherty, Reason.com January 2, 2009. Reason's based in DC, just north of Dupont Circle on Connecticut Ave for those of you who were wondering.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Bart Beaty's written the first of three responses to David Hajdu's 10-Cent Plague. Bart did much of his research for his book on Wertham at the Library of Congress while living off Dupont Circle one summer, and I was able to provide him one article on Psychology of Comics that he hadn't previously seen.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Scott Rosenberg's got a couple of articles in his new paper AM NY - see his Ten-Cent Plague review at "Curse of the comics," by Scott A. Rosenberg, April 15, 2008 and "An iFanboy guide to Surviving Comic Con," by Scott A. Rosenberg, April 15, 2008.
Monday, April 07, 2008
Quick post of photos from the talk at Politics and Prose, which you should be able to order on cd from them. It was interesting, especially when he talked about interviewing cartoonists affected at the time. Bruce Guthrie, the professional amateur photographer, put his pictures online too and they're much better than mine so you should check them out. Anybody looking for more information on the book, reviews, or interviews, should check out Gene Kannenberg's Comics Research page.
David Hajdu is speaking on censorship and comic books tonight at 7 pm, but there's also an article about him in the Express and a different one with a longer interview online at "Not So Funny: David Hajdu on Comic Book Controversies," by Express contributor Stephen M. Deusner, Express April 7, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Monday, April 7th at 7 pm: David Hajdu turns from the folk pop era of the ’60s (Positively Fourth Street) to the comic book era of the ‘30s and ‘40s with THE TEN-CENT PLAGUE at Politics and Prose in DC.
I'm going; anyone else?
I'm going; anyone else?