Bookwaves/Artwaves is produced and hosted by Richard Wolinsky. Links to assorted local theater & book venues Bookwaves David Sedaris, whose latest collection of essays is titled “Happy Go Lucky,” is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. Recorded June 9, 2022 at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, California. David Sedaris is author of thirteen books, including …
Bookwaves/Artwaves presents in-depth interviews with authors of fiction and narrative non-fiction, delving deeply into political and social issues, literary technique, and the life of the author, along with interviews devoted to theatre and film, and archive interviews from Bookwaves and Probabilities. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Chrstine Dwyer, who plays “Mother” in the musical “Ragtime” at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, discusses her work on the show, along with her views on life after the pandemic and how theatre has changed following the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements. Then, Flynn Berry discusses her thriller set in Northern Ireland, “Northern Spy,” now out in trade paperback. Also, a review of “The Sound Inside” at Marin Theatre Company. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Part One: Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director of Marin Theatre Company discusses how his company handled the pandemic shutdown, and talks about the latest play, “The Sound Inside” by Adam Rapp. Part Two: KJ Sanchez, director and co-adaptor of “Romeo y Juliet” at Cal Shakes (California Shakespeare Theatre) discusses her work on the play, her career as actor and director, and her work as a theatre professor. Also: Review of “The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin” at San Francisco Playhouse. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Don Winslow, whose latest novel is “City on Fire” discusses his retelling of the Iliad, set in a Rhode Island gang war in the late 1980s, along with his political work on Twitter. David Thomson discusses his latest book, “A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors.” Also: A review of “Octet” at Berkeley Rep. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
New York Times film critic A.O. Scott discusses the aesthetics of film criticism with host Richard Wolinsky in an itnerview recorded in 2016. Also: a brief 1980 interview with actor Max Von Sydow, and reviews of “Fefu and her Friends” at ACT’s Strand Theatre and “Gem of the Ocean” at TheatreWorks Mountain View.
Two Science Fiction Masters: Ursula K. LeGuin (1929-2018), author of “The Left Hand of Darkness”, “The Dispossessed” and the Earthsea Trilogy, recorded in September, 2000, co-hosted by Richard A. Lupoff. Gene Wolfe (1931-2019), author of The Book of the New Sun series and other novels, recorded in November, 1982, co-hosted by Richard A. Lupoff and Lawrence Davidson. Both interviews digitized, remastered and re-edited in 2018 and 2019. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Jane Smiley discusses her latest novel, “Perestroika in Paris,” now out in trade paperback, followed by a 1983 interview with the late western and noir writer Brian Garfield (1939-2018). Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Robert Macfarlane discusses his latest book, “Ghostways: Two Journeys in Unquiet Places,” and a 2015 interview with novelist and film-maker Miranda July, discussing her novel “The Lsst Bad Man” and her career as a writer and director. Review of live theatre: “Water by the Spoonful” at SF Playhouse. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre: Interviews with Margo Hall, Bay Area actor and Artistic Director of Lorraine Hansberry, and Jan Hunter, director of the LHT production, “Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage, at the Magic in Fort Mason through April 16, 2022.
Focus on Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archives: Part Two of a two part interview with director Wayne Wang, talking about his career in Hollywood, discrimination against Asians, his later career and his work on such films as “Smoke” and “The Joy Luck Club.” He is currently having a retrospective at BAMPFA.Then: Curator Susan Oxtoby discusses the Federico Fellini Retrospective, which was cut short by the pandemic and now resumes. Weekly Theatre Review: “Passing Strange” at Shotgun Players Ashby Stage.
Compoer/lyricist Paul Gordon, whose latest show, a new musical version of Jane Austen’s “Sense & Sensibility” is now playing at TheatreWorks Palo Alto, discusses his career and his show, followed by Part One of a two part interview with film director Wayne Wang (“Chan is Missing,” “Smoke”) discussing his early career. Also: Review of “Dot” by Colman Domingo, now playing at New Conservatory Theater Center in San Francisco. Hosted by Richad Wolinsky.