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A&S News Round-up: February 2022

Knoxville News Sentinel: ‘Maus’ author Art Spiegelman to speak virtually at University of Tennessee Jewish studies program

After a Tennessee county school system banned his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, author and illustrator Art Spiegelman will speak virtually at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

WJHL: America’s oldest cave art discovered in Tennessee dates back 6,000 years

“There are these hidden treasures and gems everywhere,” said Jan Simek who has a long list of accolades to his name, including Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee.

WBIR-TV: UT champion Charlie Brakebill dies at age 97

Charlie Brakebill, a veteran and family man who dedicated decades of his life to promoting and advancing the University of Tennessee, died in his sleep overnight Thursday at his Knoxville home. He was 97. Brakebill joined UT in the early 1960s and was part of the UT administration during what many consider its 20th century glory years, which featured the tenures of Ed Boling, Andy Holt and Joe Johnson. He retired in 1996 as vice president of development and alumni affairs.

KnoxNews: Seriously funny: Charlie Daniel and fellow cartoonists share deadline humor at exhibit

The UT Downtown Gallery is presenting “Point of View: Regional Editorial Cartoons” through Feb. 26 in conjunction with A Serious Look at the Funnies: 100 Years of Comics at the Ewing Gallery through Feb. 28; and Encore: Comics Beyond UT through Feb. 21. The exhibits feature Charlie Daniel’s work, as well as the cartooning of other local artists.

The New York Times: Conrad Ricamora on His Bumpy Road to Little Shop of Horrors