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Underground comic book artist Robert Crumb created ZAP COMIX and is the artist behind such 1960s and 1970s icons as Mr. Natural, Fritz the Cat, and Keep-on-Truckin. His wife, Aline Kominsky Crumb, was one of the earliest underground female cartoonists. Her new book, Need More Love: A Graphic Memoir, chronicles her life and career. Robert’s new book is The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb. PLUS, The famous, or perhaps notorious model Anna Nicole Smith died last week, prompting a tsunami of media coverage. Here’s a look at the reasons for all the hoopla. One shouldn’t be embarrassed about finding her story fascinating.
Hour 1: Marty talks with ERIC KLINENBERG, author of “Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media.” He is Associate Professor of Sociology at New York University.
Hour 2: We discuss the history of the Supreme Court with two court watchers. JAN CRAWFORD GREENBERG is author of “Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court.” JEFFREY ROSEN is author of “The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America.”
THE WORLD CAFE
Seven years and four albums after proclaiming his retirement from studio recording, Paul Weller released two albums within the last year, Catch-Flame! and a retrospective called Hit Parade. Musical chameleon and Brit legend, Paul Weller, joins Michaela Majoun on the World Caf?. Throughout the ?80s, Weller grew from punk idol with his band, The Jam, to jazz-pop revivalist of The Style Council, and finally to rootsy soul man with the start of his solo career. Seven years and four albums after proclaiming his retirement from studio recording, Weller has released two albums within the last year, Catch-Flame!, a live album, and a retrospective called Hit Parade.