In the Music Real E120, Nicki chats with Award winning Author and Cartoonist Amy Kurzweil. Amy is the author of the graphic memoir Flying Couch named a 2016 New York Times Editor’s Choice and a Kirkus Best Memoir of 2016. Her comics appear regularly in the New Yorker. Amy’s cartoon – No Money For The Arts – was published in the New Yorker on 8 July perfectly articulated the very real challenge that now face millions of people around the world who work in the Arts with its headline: “I’m sorry. Now that everyone’s home reading, watching movies, educating themselves, and reflecting on the meaning of life, there’s just no money for the arts.” We talk about her Lockdown experience in the US, the evolution of art as a virtual expression and expression post COVID, possible survival tips from her Grandmother’s story in her book the Flying Couch and review the possibilities for the US in the next few months.
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