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Maria Bamford, Mark Twain’s Twilight Years, Drag Kings

This week on Artworks, what it takes to be a drag king, Comedienne Maria Bamford, and a look at Mark Twain's twilight years as portrayed in a new book.

This week on Artworks, Katie Schweighofer, also known by her drag king name Richie.  Artworks’ Annie Corrigan will speak with her and two other performers about what it takes to be a drag king.

Also on the program, a conversation with stand-up comedienne Maria Bamford.

Then we’ll take look at a book that focuses on the twilight years of the American writer and humorist better known as Mark Twain.

And George Walker finds out how one recent graduate brought a little prestidigitation to his matriculation.

That’s all just ahead on Artworks.

Stories On This Episode

ISU Prof: Mark Twain’s ‘White Period’ More Wild Than We Think

Michael Shelden

A new biography by ISU Professor Michael Shelden challenges the traditional notion that Mark Twain spent his last years bitter and depressed.

Comedian Maria Bamford Visits Bloomington

maria bamford

One of the stars of "The Comedians of Comedy" comes to town, outfitted with an arsenal of surreal vignettes and wicked impersonations.

The Great Jordini, IU’s First Magic Grad

Jordan Goldklang and George Walker in the WFIU studios

Jordan Goldklang, who practices magic as “The Great Jordini,” is a graduate of Indiana University’s Individualized Major Program.

Kings Of Drag: The Gender Studs Challenge And Entertain Audiences

BJ Brinker Photo

The Gender Studs aren't necessarily pretending to be men, but they do play with gender expectations in drag performances in Bloomington, Indiana.

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