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Adult cartoon, children’s book, among highlights of ‘Cut & Paste’ podcast

Sep 9, 2015

In a post-apocalyptic world, what do you have in common with the other survivors? Finding food? Making fire?

Doh! It’s your love of “The Simpsons” show, of course. Specifically, a 1993 episode called “Cape Feare,” according to a drama called “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play,” by St. Louis’ R-S Theatrics. It’s a Russian Doll of a play, a spoof within a spoof, showing through Sept. 20 at the Ivory Theatre.

"Mr. Burns" is just one of the layered combinations  that make up this "Cut & Paste" podcast installment. Others include a musician and parent, who wanted to teach his children (perhaps at his own peril?) about challenging authority. Eric Morse's book “What Is Punk?” explains the envelope-pushing genre to the younger set, and perhaps some adults, as well.

Here’s more of what you’ll hear in this “Cut & Paste”:

  • A local hip-hop artist shares his personalized electronic beats in a new album.
  • A printmaker has a revelation about the sounds of St. Louis, through bells made from local clay.
  • This year’s “Shakespeare in the Streets” is based on a play that gave us a phrase associated with JFK, and spawned a CrossFit commercial.

Look for new "Cut & Paste" (#cutpastestl) podcasts every few weeks on our website. You can also view all previous podcasts, which focus on a diverse collection of visual and performing artists, and subscribe to “Cut & Paste” through this link.

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