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The Paper Machete Radio Magazine 8/9/11: Biracial Spider-Man, Tina Brown, and an Alternative to Lollapalooza

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Learn why Christopher opens the show every week with Anita O'Day singing "And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine." In more topical news, Jack Tamburri explains exactly how Spider-Man became biracial. From the archives, Will Nedved takes a bite at Tina Brown's role as Newsweek's Editor-in-Chief, which is especially interesting, given the recent Michele Bachmann cover drama. And Kristen Studard becomes Harlem Michigan, a lesbian indie rocker hosting "a much better alternative to Lollapalooza." Finally, we've got several amazing Neil Young covers by Bethany Thomas, of Court Theatre's 'Porgy & Bess.' As usual, if you can hear us, this magazine is LIVE. Download it here, or listen below.

Coming up next week, Christopher will be on a much-needed out-of-town cruise (I made that up, he has wisely not disclosed his location to me). Anderson Lawfer will be guest-hosting, but he's had plenty of practice hosting The Game Show Show so fear not. On the docket we have actor Dan Granata, Dyan Flores of Impress These Apes, Chloe Ditzel of Playground Theatre, Sean Mallary from Strawdog Theater, and Walker Parrish, who is so fresh I don't have anything to tell you about him, except this might be his blog? Walker, if you're out there and you want a better link, hit me up.

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