Author Jonathon Scott Fuqua takes us inside his book, The Secrets of the Greaser Hotel; a look at the photo book, Bodine’s Industry: The Dignity of Work; and we talk Girl Problem Records founder Madi Shapiro and fellow musicians Jane Vincent and Sienna Cureton-Mahoney about carving out a space for female-powered punk rock.
What if, instead of glass slippers, Cinderella discovered that she possessed a mutant superpower, a la The X-Men? And what if, instead of a house, she toiled away in a creepy boarding house with all the charm of The Stanley Hotel from Steven King’s The Shining? And what if, instead of a fairy godmother, she had a talking, shape-shifting pet cat? Allie Argos is the hero of the new novel,The Secrets of the Greaser Hotel
, and yes, she’s got all that going on – and more. The author of the book, Jonathon Scott Fuqua
, talks with The Signal’s Aaron Henkin.
A. Aubrey Bodine was a world-renowned photographer who spent almost fifty years chronicling life in Maryland for the pages of the Sunday Sun Magazine. Bodine’s Industry: The Dignity of Work
, is a collection of portraits of men and women on the job, published by the artist’s daughter Jennifer Bodine, who has devoted much of her life to maintaining her father’s legacy.
There’s a new record label in town, and it’s just released its first recording, a 7-inch vinyl compilation that features four DIY Baltimore punk bands. These bands have a couple of things in common: They’re all loud. And they’re all fronted by women. The label is aptly named, Girl Problem Records
, and label founder Madi Shapiro drops in, along with fellow musicians Jane Vincent and Sienna Cureton-Mahoney, for a visit with Aaron Henkin.