Wed., 5/2/12: Sharpen A Pencil

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Mon., 7/2/12
Viva La Literature

Mon., 7/2/12
Viva La Literature

The Callie Crossley Show

Marjorie Garber and Alicia Anstead join us.

Fri., 6/29/12
Let's Do the Time Warp (Never) Again!

Fri., 6/29/12
Let's Do the Time Warp (Never) Again!

The Callie Crossley Show

Garen Daly joins us.

Fri., 6/29/12
Week in Review

Fri., 6/29/12
Week in Review

The Callie Crossley Show

Peter Kadzis, Gintautas Dumcius and Sue O'Connell join us.

Thurs., 6/28/12
The Gavel Comes Down on Government

Thurs., 6/28/12
The Gavel Comes Down on Government

The Callie Crossley Show

Arnie Arnesen, Robert Whitcomb and Brian Rosman join us..

Wed., 6/27/12
60 Feet Underground

Wed., 6/27/12
60 Feet Underground

The Callie Crossley Show

Leon Neyfakh joins us.

Wed., 6/27/12
The Pru: A Love/Hate Story

Wed., 6/27/12
The Pru: A Love/Hate Story

The Callie Crossley Show

Elihu Rubin joins us.


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Sharpen a Pencil

Cartoonist David Rees describes himself as "the number one #2 pencil sharpener." He's a practitioner of the ages-old, perhaps forgotten tradition of rendering fine pencil points. If you think it's all about jabbing pencils into plastic sharpeners or wall-mounted grinders, think again. Pencil sharpening isn't trivial - it's the restoration of a lost art, an appreciation for non-digital means of expression - and the very future of penmanship is hanging in the balance. David Rees brings us up to speed on his quixotic quest for pencil-tip perfection, the subject of his new book: How to Sharpen Pencils

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