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Molly Crabapple

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The Quarantine Tapes 043: Molly Crabapple

The Quarantine Tapes

On episode 043 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber sits down with artist and writer Molly Crabapple for a discussion on Jewish Identity and how art can be used as a means to draw closer to the people and places we love. Molly also shares her thoughts on the current state of New York City, where she lives, and what might become of it after the pandemic.  Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. She is the author of two books, Drawing Blood and Brothers of the Gun, (with Marwan Hisham), which was long-listed for a National Book Award in 2018. Her reportage has been published in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and elsewhere. Her art is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art. She is currently a 2020 New America Fellow and a 2020 Bard Fellow at the Brooklyn Public Library.


21 May 2020

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15/The legacy of Yiddish Bundism (with Molly Crabapple)

The Fire These Times

Molly Crabapple and I have been chatting about this topic for a long time so this was a really fun episode to do. Although it was (roughly) my MA thesis in 2016, Molly has a much more personal connection to the Jewish Labor Bund and Bundism as her great-grandfather, Sam Rothbort, was a Bundist. She wrote a moving piece about this for the New York Review of Books which you can read here. She's now writing a book about the Bund. So who are these Bundists? How does Molly view the legacy of Bundism? What can we learn from the concept of 'Doikayt' (here-ness) that they believed in? This is what this conversation is about. I also tried to - and, hopefully, succesfully - to convey why I, as someone of Lebanese and Palestinian origins with no direct ties to Judaism or the Yiddish language, was so interested in this movement.  You can follow the podcast on Twitter @FireTheseTimes and Instagram @thefirethesetimes. If you like what I do, please consider supporting this project with only 1$ a month on Patreon or on BuyMeACoffee.com. You can also do so directly on PayPal if you prefer. Patreon is for monthly, PayPal is for one-offs and BuyMeACoffee has both options.

1hr 9mins

30 Apr 2020

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Is this the end of capitalism? - Molly Crabapple and Paul Mason | Studio B: Unscripted

Studio B: Unscripted

On this episode of Studio B: Unscripted, award-winning illustrator and writer Molly Crabapple is in conversation with best-selling author and journalist Paul Mason.Molly Crabapple has chronicled the stories of the marginalised while also shedding light on the darker corners of the United States empire. Crabapple's artwork was widely used during the Occupy Wall Street protests, and in 2013 she was one of the first artists to gain access to the Guantanamo Bay prison. She has sketched and written on a range of stories from the consequences of Hurricane Maria and corruption in Puerto Rico, to the lives of refugees in Greece and throughout the Middle East. Her most recent publication in collaboration with Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham, Brothers of the Gun (2018), details Hisham's harrowing experience living in parts of Syria under ISIL control.Paul Mason's career as a journalist covering the financial crisis, international protests from Turkey to Spain, the conflict in Gaza, and the Hurricane Katrina disaster in the US furnished his subsequent books and plays, including Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions (2012) and Postcapitalism (2017). In his latest book, Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being (2019), Mason argues that the rise and fall of neoliberalism has galvanised the far right as well as global resistance movements. His book makes the case for ethical human control of technology to further global progress.Mason and Crabapple explore how the events of 2011 transformed the trajectories of their lives and cemented their shared belief that carbon-based capitalism is contributing to social discord. They share the lessons they've learned from international movements, their perspectives on the role of art and online networks in both repression and resistance, and how to tackle fascism and prejudice, as well as the impacts of climate change.-The views expressed in this programme are the guests' own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera's editorial stance.Studio B: Unscripted is a free-flow conversation between two guests and a small audience, with no mediation, no MC, no TV presenter - focusing on what brings us all together and how we can tackle and discuss some of the big issues of our time.-Watch more: https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/studio-b-unscripted/


3 Apr 2020

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022: Molly Crabapple | Radio Juxtapoz

Radio Juxtapoz

We have a wide-reach when it comes to the history of Juxtapoz Magazine. After 25 years, we have covered painters, graffiti and street artists, poster artists, designers, fashion people, sculptors, curators, musicians, musicians who want to be painters, actors who want to be painters... the list goes on. But rarely do we get a chance to talk to such an original spirit such as Molly Crabapple. The writer, illustrator, journalist, painter, social activist and all around, in our opinion, voice of reason and progress, has made a name for herself for such an incredible range of artistic output its hard to pinpoint one topic of conversation with her. So we didn't. We went for it all. In Episode 022 of the Radio Juxtapoz Podcast, Molly Crabapple gives us a quite wonderful over-arching view of the current state of the art world, not so much from a nuts and bolts perspective of sales and shows, but what it means to create and be active in such an era of contradictions and much-needed nuance. We talk about climate change, the changing landscape of America's cities and her recent book collaboration and 2018 National Book Award long-listed, Brothers of the Gun, an illustrated collaboration with Syrian war journalist Marwan Hisham, and her own award-winning memoir, Drawing Blood. Of course we talk about her various art projects and journalistic works as well. The Radio Juxtapoz Podcast is hosted by Doug Gillen of Fifth Wall TV and Juxtapoz Editor, Evan Pricco. 

1hr 6mins

2 Sep 2019

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UNLOCKED: In conversation: Molly Crabapple on the power of art

Current Affairs

Current Affairs editor-in-chief Nathan J. Robinson sits down with artist and writer Molly Crabapple to discuss the merits of political art, the way society values (and undervalues) artists, and her experiences drawing everyone from Occupy anarchists to the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. They also return to the most controversial topic ever covered by Current Affairs—modern architecture.This episode was edited by Dan Thorn at Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA.


19 Jun 2019

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08 - Molly Crabapple: Drawing Syria

The No Fly List

Atheer (@atheeryacoub) and Leila (@PLBarghouty) sat down with world famous New York artist, Molly Crabapple (@MollyCrabapple) this week, and talked about everything from ICE to ISIS. Plus, Molly gives us some behind-the-scenes insight into the making of her most recent book, Brothers of the Gun, which is on shelves now! Follow us on literally everything: @NoFlyListPod Shoot us a five star rating and we'll return the favor! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-no-fly-list/support

1hr 5mins

13 Aug 2018

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Episode 4: Molly Crabapple doesn’t stay in boxes

The Activist Files Podcast

On Episode 4 of The Activist Files, CCR Advocacy Program Manager Aliya Hussain sits down Molly Crabapple, a writer, artist, and activist whose work defies any traditional label. “I’ve never been so good at staying in boxes,” she starts out the interview. We talk about the intersection of art and activism, collaborations she’s undertaken in support of movements and communities impacted by war and government abuses, and what keeps her grounded, despite the online haters. Molly also shares her experience co-writing her new book, Brothers of the Gun: a Memoir of the Syrian War, with Syrian war journalist Marwan Hisham. WARNING: contains explicit language.


12 Jul 2018

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Telling Stories of the Syrian Civil War: Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple

The Laura Flanders Show

Our wars abroad and our wars at home. This week on the show, acclaimed graphic artist Molly Crabapple and Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham join Laura to talk about their collaborative book “Brothers of the Gun.” Then, a report by Jonathan Klett on a community in Wisconsin that mobilized to greet Republicans attending a Trump fundraiser: Voces de La Frontera. Music Spotlight: “No State Solution” by Free Radicals featuring Marcos, remixed by Lacandon.   Support theLFShow


11 Jul 2018

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Marwan Hisham & Molly Crabapple on Brothers Of The Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War

Shakespeare and Company: Writers, Books and Paris

We were joined by former S&Co Tumbleweed Molly Crabapple and, by video link-up, journalist Marwan Hisham to discuss their collaboration on the vital new work Brothers Of The Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War.


14 Jun 2018

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We Eat Molly Crabapple

We Eat Art

Molly Crabapple is a journalist/artist who just put out the memoir Drawing Blood. We talk about the book, and about New York, activism, art vs illustration, artistic lineage and how you go from being a naked art student to an international correspondent with work in the MOMA.


20 Oct 2016