Maggie Gyllenhaal talks about starring in the HBO series The Deuce, in which she plays a sex worker who becomes an actress in, and then a director of, porn films.  Gyllenhaal has applied her feminist point of view to how she portrays the character. She insisted on being a producer of the series, so she’d have a say in how her character was portrayed, and how the sex scenes were handled.  Join us.

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Novelist Tom Perrotta’s book Mrs. Fletcher, now out in paperback, is about how a single mother and her son are both transformed when he goes off to college. Perrotta’s previous novels Election and Little Children were both adapted to film.  His book The Leftovers, about the people left behind after many others have instantly disappeared in what may or may not be the Rapture, was adapted into a popular HBO series.

Monday, September 11, 2017  

Inspired by Jimi Hendrix, modern-day bluesman Selwyn Birchwood got his big break after a high school friend arranged for him to meet blues singer and lap steel player Sonny Rhodes.  After hearing Birchwood play, Rhodes told him "I'm gonna take you on the road with me."  Birchwood now fronts his own band.  They perform songs off of their latest album, Pick Your Poison.  



Tuesday, September 12, 2017