Alexandra Starlight and Zachary James of Alexandra & the Starlight Band stopped by the station to do an interview with our own DJ Soul Patch during his program Not-so-distant Relatives which airs every Thursday from 2pm-4pm. Listen for Alexandra’s rocking acoustic jam! Although the KZSC talk department is fairly new on the scene, KZSC has a long tradition of getting awesome artists, writers, musicians and other talented people on the air. We want to keep that tradition alive by getting more exposure for some of these great interviews you may have missed, and some that are coming up in the near future! Stay tuned to KZSC and kzsc.org
A Conversation with B. Ruby Rich on New Queer Cinema:
Two decades ago, B. Ruby Rich coined the term “New Queer Cinema” in a Sight & Sound essay to describe the movement of emerging independent queer films at film festivals. This March, Rich released a new book entitled “New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut,” which chronicles queer films of the last twenty-one years. The work doesn’t shy away from criticisms yet invokes scholarly and contextualizing discussions on post-1980s LGBTQ cinema. It is Rich’s second book, following Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement.
Rich has had an extensive career around the film industry, writing for the Village Voice, The New York Times, The Chicago Reader and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She frequents film festivals including Sundance and Toronto, and still manages to find time to teach at UC Santa Cruz, including my Eyecandy Film Journal seminar. After working with Professor Rich for a quarter, I realized she is a walking encyclopedia of all things film; dropping the names of people that she has worked with or met along the way (“John Waters isn’t as weird as you may think”) and recommending the most underground film for whatever topic a student is working with. Even with the iconic nature of her name attached to her person, Professor Rich may be one of the most approachable professors at UCSC. I had the opportunity to speak with Professor Rich on her new book, as well as oppurtunities within the film industry and the changing structures of delivering film criticism. In this interview she also discusses her upcoming endeavors, and explains the draw to the Social Documentation program at UCSC.
The interview is available online through Soundcloud. Listen below by clicking the red play button.
“New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut” was released in March 2013 and is available through Duke University Press.
This week on Universal Grapevine, the legendary Bruce Bratton has Santa Cruz County Supervisor Greg Caput discussing the issues and news from Watsonville and our South County. In the second half hour, Bruce interviews game inventor and world traveler Robert Easley about his travels and experiences after leaving UCSC.
Bruce’s first guest will be Jane Gregorius and Teresa Zolar talking about the Pajaro Valley Art’s Council’s new show, “Fur, Flippers, Feathers and Fuzz.” In the second half, artistic director Anita Monga talks about the 19th annual San Francisco
On Universal Grapevine this week Bruce has Santa Cruz County Supervisor Neal Coonerty on county issues. Following Coonerty is Jim and Paula Faris who chat with Bruce on their careers at MGM and the other Hollywood institutions back in the day. You can listen here!
On Universal Grapevine this week, Bruce’s guests for the entire hour will be the winners of Bookshop Santa Cruz‘s annual Short Story Contest, reading their winning entries.