comic books http://wfpl.org en Congressman John Lewis Reflects on Civil Rights Past and Future in New Graphic Novel http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-john-lewis-reflects-civil-rights-past-and-future-new-graphic-novel <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/115502940" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Democrat John Lewis is more than an ordinary member of Congress in the view of many Americans.</p><p>The child of southern sharecroppers, Lewis became a pillar of the Civil Rights Movement as a student activist and is a legend in U.S. history for his direct protests against racial segregation.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:14:48 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7225 at http://wfpl.org Congressman John Lewis Reflects on Civil Rights Past and Future in New Graphic Novel Noise and Notes: Super Politics http://wfpl.org/post/noise-and-notes-super-politics <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F93869231" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Summer brings with it the big Hollywood blockbusters, which more and more are based on the characters and stories in comic books.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.wired.com/magazine/2013/04/comics/">genre of made up for 14 percent of box office sales</a> last year with iconic and lesser known figures. Beneath the spandex of super heroes, however, are important themes.</p><p>Whether it's street crime, metal illness or racial discrimination, comics have put those topics at the forefront of their issues for decades.</p><p>Fiction has also often been used to highlight history real life politics, and comics are no different. Sun, 26 May 2013 02:25:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5553 at http://wfpl.org Noise and Notes: Super Politics