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Trenton Doyle Hancock and Frank Oz at MASS MoCA
Sarah LaDuke

It is the final two weeks to visit and inhabit artist Trenton Doyle Hancock’s world of characters seen in drawings, paintings, and installations at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. Hancock has transformed his childhood love of comic books, toys, and superhero culture into his own creation myth. That mythology and the multimedia iterations that it has sparked are on display in the exhibition "Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass." The exhibition is curated at MASS MoCA by Denise Markonish.

Hancock tells the story of the Mounds protected by Torpedo Boy, and their enemies, the Vegans. These narratives explore good and evil, authority, race, moral relativism, and religion, all while creating a truly unique body of visual art.

The Joy Of Junk

Nov 29, 2018

Best-selling author Mary Randolph Carter is back at it with a full-throated celebration of junk and thrifting. Her new book, "The Joy of Junk", shows us how to live stylishly and creatively with the personally meaningful objects we love to collect for our homes.

Mary says "junk" is not a four-letter word. She has years of experience as a passionate thrifter and collector. In the book, Carter highlights her favorite junking moments, revels in the thrill of the hunt and imparts many personal tips for finding treasures in flea markets, yard sales, estate sales, shops, on the web, or wherever you may find yourself.

She will be in Connecticut as part of Oblong Books White Hart Speaker Series on Sunday, December 9 at 3 p.m.

Rare Books Uncovered

Jan 7, 2016

  Few collectors are as passionate or as dogged in the pursuit of their quarry as collectors of rare books. In Rare Books Uncovered, expert on rare and antiquarian books Rebecca Rego Barry recounts the stories of remarkable discoveries from the world of book collecting.

She tells about the family whose discovery in their attic of a copy of Action Comics No. 1 --the first appearance of Superman -- saved their home from foreclosure. Or the Salt Lake City bookseller who volunteered for a local fundraiser--and came across a 500-year-old copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle.

Rebecca Rego Barry is the editor of Fine Books & Collections magazine. She has written about books for Preservation, American Libraries and Publishers Weekly.

Flickr/Images Of Money

Our resident coin and stamp experts are back for another hour of calls from all of you stamp and coin collectors out there. Experts Bob Scott and David Tripp join us this afternoon. 

Flickr/Images Of Money

Our resident coin and stamp experts are back after a few years off for another hour of calls from all of you stamp and coin collectors out there. Experts Bob Scott and David Tripp join us this afternoon for the return of our Stamps & Coins show.