Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik - Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik discuss their new book, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with co-host of Call Your Girlfriend podcast Aminatou Sow. In 2013, MSNBC reporter Carmon and lawyer-blogger Knizhnik launched the Notorious RBG Tumblr, which turned the diminutive, bespectacled and fancy-collar-wearing Supreme Court Justice into a pop-culture and internet star thanks to GIFs, memes and photos of fans sporting Ginsburg-inspired T-shirts, Halloween costumes, nail polish and even tattoos. Their spin-off biography, with chapter titles named after Notorious B.I.G lyrics, includes a timeline that chronicles Ginsburg's life and career, from her Brooklyn childhood to her 1993 appointment to the Supreme Court (only the second woman to take the seat), in addition to photographs, excerpts of her dissents, her exercise regime and her late husband Martin's recipe for pork loin braised in milk. The book will serve as the basis for an upcoming exhibit at the Skirball opening in 2018.
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