Tag: Roman Genn

National Review artist Roman Genn came to America from the Soviet Union in 1991. In this episode, he compares the ideology he left behind with that which has gained a strong foothold in this country. His analysis, which comes at a pivotal moment, is worth hearing. And then there are the laughs, which are always plentiful when Roman and Dave have the chance to commiserate. Then, Ricochet Member Boss Mongo (a.k.a. Lt Col Brendan Welsh, US Army Special Forces Retired) drops by to discuss what sorts of national security threats await the new Biden Administration (hint: America’s adversaries are “giggling like little girls.”).

Otherwise, studio lighting issues, wardrobe changes, and unexpected guests dot the landscape of this rather unique episode. Enjoy!

“When someone as interesting and entertaining as James Lileks starts talking,” as Dave Carter said, “it’s really best to just hush up and listen.” Which is precisely what the host did this week, as he invited Star Tribune columnist, author, and Ricochet’s own James Lileks onto the program to talk about everything from Coronavirus, to writing, along with side trips to 1970s fashion trends and 1950s commercial air travel, and – as the Ricochet Podcast closes in on its 500th episode – what it is that keeps James coming back for more podcasts with Peter Robinson and Rob Long.

Then Dave talks with longtime Ricochet Member George Daelemans (a.k.a. GLDIII), about his work as an aerospace engineer, restorer of cars, and veteran of a great many Ricochet meet ups. There is also a rather interesting connection between Dave, George, and his wife, but you’ll have to listen in to learn that one.  There are lots of laughs and a veritable treasure of fascinating information to be had on this episode, so make yourself comfortable and enjoy the services.

Roman Genn arrived in America in 1991, fresh after departing his native Soviet Union, where his caricatures resulted in what he refers to as, “many unpleasant encounters with police officials.” He sat down with our own Dave Carter for a freewheeling exchange about life in the US, where his immense talent and sense of mischief have flourished on the cover of National Review and many other publications. The conversation crosses continents and covers everything from the reaction of various public personalities and US presidents to Roman’s art, to his deployments with US Marines to the middle east, and much more. Dave reports that the only thing that caught him off guard was Roman’s irrepressible sense of humor, which caused face cramps on the part of our host from all the laughing.

Ricochet Member Lois Lane was kind enough to drop by and talk about her recent post, “Eating Out in a Restaurant in the Age of COVID-19,” and share her experience as college professor, teaching history and English. It’s a captivating discussion that you’re sure to enjoy.

Finally, An In-Your-Face Conservative Art Show

 

6700706_origProvocative Art 2016 will premiere this Friday at the Lotus Gallery, 511 E. Roosevelt, in Phoenix. Local Ricochet members are invited to attend the free reception, and meet some pretty awesome artists, including Roman Genn and Sabo, who will be talking about their work. Also on hand will be original pieces by the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, Michael P. Ramirez.

Ricochet’s very own Editor, Jon Gabriel has promised to make an appearance as well. Below are some examples of their artwork:

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When the Left dominates music, theater and visual art, its naked attempt to strip away culture can only be answered with events like this one at Lotus Contemporary Art Gallery, 511 Roosevelt, Phoenix, April 22-23:   A conservative band of artists will host a show of “provocative” art, most of it blatantly political.  Marc Stolfi’s […]

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As many of you know, I’ve been Roman Genn’s publicist for several months, and am currently in LA for a couple of months working on projects related to Roman’s art, and the dissident conservative art world at large (please contact me if you want to be involved in something totally cool, but secret). One of […]

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At NRO, Rich Lowry and Ramesh Ponnuru make an argument that the Tea Party and establishment Republicans aren’t tearing the party apart; they are hammering out a relationship that promotes candidates who are attractive to average voters.  Instead of trying to identify a single, pure Reaganeque candidate, maybe we should be looking at the movement […]

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Yesterday, I read this appreciation for Roman Genn, a contributor here and the brilliant caricaturist for National Review, among other publications.  For those who view art as a powerful tool for freedom, Roman is a gentle hero; jailed multiple times in Moscow as a teenager for his unflattering portraits of Soviet rulers, his tools were pen […]

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Oops.  I accidentally disappeared the entire post when I switched out jpegs of Roman’s wonderful painting of Obama playing doctor with the healthcare system. (National Review cover, July 20, 2009).  Our favorite all-American, Russian born artist just celebrated his birthday on May 17.  His delightful bio is HERE, and for anyone interested, he has published […]

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Hartmann von Aue will host a meetup at the Salt Lick in Round Rock, TX on May 3, just prior to some exciting Minor League baseball, and also on May 3, Felicia B and I will co-host in Santa Ana, CA where you can chat with the irrepressible ROMAN GENN, cartoonist and illustrator for National […]

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