Modern Love Podcast: Minnie Driver Reads ‘Our Story Ended With a Slow Fade to Black’

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Another of my New York Times illustrations has been resurrected for the Modern Love Podcast. On this week’s podcast, the actress Minnie Driver reads “Our Story Ended With a Slow Fade to Black,” an essay about seeking normalcy after a terminal cancer diagnosis.

David Chelsea is reading: Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World
by Steven Johnson

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Modern Love Podcast: Seeing the World Through My Mom’s Eyes

Modern Love Illustration for the New York Times.
Modern Love Illustration for the New York Times.

Another of my old illustrations just went up on the Modern Love Podcast website. On this week’s podcast, the actor David Oyelowo reads “Seeing the World Through My Wife’s Eyes,” about a man whose other senses become heightened after he loses sight, and whose spouse helps fill in the details he can’t discern.

The 2006 Modern Love essay was written by Ryan Knighton, an author whose work often describes his experience of blindness. You can follow him on Twitter.

Mr. Oyelowo recently starred in the film “A United Kingdom” and is known for his portrayal of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma.”

David Chelsea is watching: The Scarecrow (Broadway Theater Archive)
Starring Gene Wilder

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Modern Love Podcast: Groomzilla!

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Yesterday, another of my old Modern Love column illustrations for the New York Times appeared with a podcast reading of the essay it originally illustrated. On this week’s podcast, the actor John Cho reads “Men Don’t Care About Weddings? Groomzilla Is Hurt,” about a groom who, in the process of planning his wedding, becomes a person he doesn’t recognize.

David Chelsea is watching: The Nice Guys
starring Ryan Gosling

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David Chelsea’s Savage Modern Love Podcast

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The Modern Love Podcast has recycled another of my illustrations from the New York Times column. In this week’s podcast, the author and advice columnist Dan Savage reads “DJ’s Homeless Mommy,” his 2005 essay about the baggage that can come with an open adoption (that the author reads his own piece is unusual; previous podcasts have almost all been read by movie or television stars).

David Chelsea is reading: Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud
by Elizabeth Greenwood

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The Modern Love Podcast: Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am

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The Modern Love Podcast has repurposed another of my illustrations from the long-running New York Times column. In this episode of Modern Love: The Podcast, English actress Rebecca Hall (“Please Give”, “The Prestige”) reads the essay “Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am,” Terri Cheney’s explanation of what it’s like to date while having bipolar disorder.

David Chelsea is reading:The Trouble with Dilbert: How Corporate Culture Gets the Last Laugh
by Norman Solomon

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The Modern Love Podcast with Titus Burgess

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The Modern Love Podcast has revived yet another of my old New York Times illustrations and put it on the web. In this episode, the actor Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “30 Rock”) reads the essay “A Prince Charming for the Prom (Not Ever After, Though),” about a gay student who forgoes the prom of his dreams to help his female friends realize theirs.

David Chelsea Is Reading: THE GOLDFINCH By Donna Tartt

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Another Modern Love Podcast

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Here’s another podcast version of a MODERN LOVE column I illustrated for the New York Times back in the day, with the illustration nicely displayed. The essay “Live Without Me, I’ll Understand” by Katherine Friedman Holland is read by the actress Catherine Keener, familiar from The Forty Year Old Virgin, Capote, Being John Malkovich, and every Nicole Holofcener movie ever.

David Chelsea is reading: Forgotten Fantasy – Sunday Comics, 1900-1915: Visions from Lyonel Feininger, Winsor McCay and Many More (Giants of the American Comic Strip)

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Modern Love Podcast: “My First Lesson in Motherhood”

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The New York Times Modern Love Podcast has been going for some months, but the first one featuring an illustration from the period when I illustrated the column is online today. In this week’s episode of the Modern Love Podcast, the actress Connie Britton (“Nashville,” “Friday Night Lights”) reads Elizabeth Fitzsimons’s 2007 essay, “My First Lesson in Motherhood,” about a woman’s almost immediate challenges with a daughter adopted from China.

David Chelsea is reading: Walking the Dog
by David Hughes

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