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Art Spiegelman makes art about history. The first graphic novelist to win a Pulitzer, Spiegelman personalized the Holocaust in Maus, the tale of his father's struggle for survival, with Jews represented as mice and Nazis as cats. Now, Spiegelman has created In the Shadow of No Towers, a stunning representation of his own experiences during and after the terrorist attacks. His dark but heartfelt reactions, beautifully drawn in an oversized scale, belong in a time capsule right next to any news report or documentary about the events of September 2001. In what should be its own (small-scale) historical moment, Spiegelman talks tonight about his art, ephemera, and apocalyptic visions.

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Added by tylix on September 8, 2004