Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine continues a group discussion of science in the movies by focusing on just one movie – the 1982 thriller The Thing starring Kurt Russell. The group includes Kelly Schwartz, Aryel Clarke, Keven Lauterjung, and Matt Blackburn. This is a John Carpenter production based on a 1938 novella by John W. […]
On Monday, April 15, activists in cities all around the world staged demonstrations to draw attention to the urgency of climate catastrophe. For the first part of the program, Patty catches up with two local activists, Justin Novotny and Tim Walton, to discuss their involvement with the Extinction Rebellion movement here in Madison. Then, Patty […]
WisCon is a feminist science fiction and fantasy convention with a feminist/social justice focus that’s held each year over Memorial Day Weekend in Madison. This year’s forty-second annual WisCon starts Friday, May 25th and lasts through Monday, May 28th. Joining Friday Buzz host Jonathan Zarov in the studio to tell us all about this sci […]
Ursula K. Le Guin wrote spectacularly fantastic stories that transformed the world of speculative fiction, and her tales challenged traditional notions of gender along the way. She passed away this week at the age of 88. Friday Buzz host Jonathan Zarov speaks with Alexis Lothian, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, College […]
Since 1977, Madison has hosted an annual spring event called WisCon, a convention that aims to highlight the role of women and other marginalized groups in science fiction. It proudly calls itself the world’s first feminist science-fiction convention. The 41st annual WisCon takes place May 26–29 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Ahead of the event, […]
The new movie The Emissary from writer/director/actor Tim Erskine. Erskine an Indiana native, shot the sci-fi comedy entirely in his family’s ancestral home, Wisconsin’s Door County. The movie will screen this Friday, January 13th at the Threshold event venue, 2717 Atwood Avenue in Madison. Tim Erskine joins the Buzz and Brian Standing by phone.