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Guest GREG BURRIS (Film & Media Studies) Previews UCSB Screening of Haskell Wexler’s MEDIUM COOL on THE FREAK POWER TICKET – Podcast NOW ONLINE!

Guest GREG BURRIS (Film & Media Studies) Previews UCSB Screening of Haskell Wexler’s MEDIUM COOL on THE FREAK POWER TICKET – Podcast NOW ONLINE!

MEDIUM COOL (1969) at UCSB Pollock Theater (11/21/2013) - CLICK TO ENLARGE Monday's edition of "The Freak Power Ticket" called attention to the Thursday, November 21st, 7pm screening of Medium Cool at the UC Santa Barbara Pollock Theater, with special guest Haskell Wexler, the writer/director of this protest classic from 1969. Fellow [...]

Is there such a thing as “good writing”? UCSB Writing Program Director Linda Adler-Kassner on Writers’ Cafe

Is there such a thing as “good writing”? UCSB Writing Program Director Linda Adler-Kassner on Writers’ Cafe

In this episode of Writers' Cafe, Amy Boutell interviews Professor Adler-Kassner, director of the UCSB Writing Program. Some of the questions Professor Adler-Kassner considers on her website are: How is “good writing” defined in different contexts? Whose values are (and are not) reflected in those definitions? How should people — [...]

Writers’ Cafe Goes to Space! Alex Pavellas on Science Fiction, interviewed by Amy Boutell.

Writers’ Cafe Goes to Space! Alex Pavellas on Science Fiction, interviewed by Amy Boutell.

Time-travel, alien invasion, space combat, oh my! On this episode of Writers' Cafe, insights about writing a science fiction serial from Alex Pavellas. Alex is a CLAS Math, Physics, and Engineering Instructor who has composed Space Madness entirely on his phone. He talks about teaching a science fiction workshop at CLAS, participating in National [...]

Write right right now! Jeff Landeck and Amy Boutell on Writers’ Cafe

Write right right now! Jeff Landeck and Amy Boutell on Writers’ Cafe

They'res no thing badder than righting bad. The impression you make in a professional environment and your confidence with written communication are closely linked. Two members of Student Affairs Writers' Cafe, Jeff Landeck (Assistant Director and Writing Coordinator of Campus Learning Assistance Services ) and Amy Boutell (CLAS Writing [...]

TIM LUCAS (Video Watchdog Magazine) Talks ENNIO MORRICONE in Archival Podcast of “THE FREAK POWER TICKET”

TIM LUCAS (Video Watchdog Magazine) Talks ENNIO MORRICONE in Archival Podcast of “THE FREAK POWER TICKET”

Author Tim Lucas - CLICK TO ENLARGE Ahead of next week's Fund-Drive edition of "The Freak Power Ticket": an edited podcast of the Monday, November 4th re-airing of excerpts from "The Incredible Cinematical Musical Morricone Birthday Bash #1" from 2010. Ennio Morricone's 500+ motion picture and television soundtracks, and his other works, are [...]

Writers’ Cafe welcomes NaNoWriMo

Writers’ Cafe welcomes NaNoWriMo

In this episode of Writers' Cafe, guest host Amy Boutell and guest author Allegra Bottlik talk NaNoWriMo--National Novel Writing Month--which starts November 1. If you're going to be cranking out 50,000 words in a month, you really don't want to start a few days late. Amy provides some inspiring prompts to help you get started and suggests ways [...]

ZOMBIE OUTBREAK Finale: UCSB Professor Dick Hebidge on the Popularity of Zombie & Vampire Cinema on THE FREAK POWER TICKET Podcast – NOW ONLINE!

ZOMBIE OUTBREAK Finale: UCSB Professor Dick Hebidge on the Popularity of Zombie & Vampire Cinema on THE FREAK POWER TICKET Podcast – NOW ONLINE!

In honor of the Halloween season, Monday's edition of “The Freak Power Ticket” (October 28th) concluded a two-part reflection on the popularity of the horror genre in contemporary popular culture -- especially vampire and zombie narratives. Producer/host Ted Coe interviewed special guest Professor Dick Hebdige (UCSB's Departments of [...]

It’s NaNoWriMo on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 29)

It’s NaNoWriMo on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 29)

Of her next broadcast, Chryss Yost writes: "This Tuesday morning at 9:30 on Writers' Cafe: on your marks, get set, WRITE! Novelists Amy Boutell and Allegra Bottik on the x-treme writing of NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, this November. Hundreds of thousands of aspiring novelists have made NaNoWriMo their month to shelf the excuses [...]

Beyond Shock on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 22)

Beyond Shock on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 22)

Of her October 8th broadcast, Chryss Yost writes: "Beyond Shock: Charting the Landscape of Violence in Post-quake Haiti intends to shake your perceptions. Author Anne-christine d'Adesky, an award-winning journalist, writer, and filmmaker, is our guest today on Writers' Cafe. As incidents of gender-based violence increased after the 2010 [...]

The Book of Beings on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 8)

The Book of Beings on Writers’ Cafe (Tuesday, October 8)

Of her October 8th broadcast, Chryss Yost writes: "What if your imaginary boyfriend got you pregnant for real? Inconceivable, you say? Well, that's just the starting point for Liz Seach's teen paranormal romance, The Book of Beings. Hear an excerpt from Book 1 and find out what happens when Twilight meets Juno. With mystery guest Beth [...]

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