"Disco was everywhere, then one night in July, something changed," begins NPR's/Weekend Edition
"Saturday" interview with author Steve Dahl about "The Night Disco Died" on July 12, 1979, and his appropriately titled forthcoming book from Curbside Splendor, Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died
. The Weekend Edition
story about disgruntled disc jockey Steve Dahl and his war on disco at a Chicago White Sox game aired on July 16. On July 18, the book's co-author Dave Hoekstra held a panel on WGN/Chicago
featuring Steve Dahl (also a co-author), promoter Mike Veeck, and photographer Paul Natkin about their different perspectives on that night in the Cominskey Park Stands, and the panel was inundated with phone calls. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died
has boogied around the media, including WGNTV
on July 12, Chicago Tonight
with Mark Vitali on July 11, and the Chicago Reader
on July 6.
Following a glowing review
by Maria Russo on July 10, Sea Change
has been honored with an Editors' Choice
selection in the July 15 New York Times Sunday Book Review
. Russo called author/illustrator Frank Viva's first graphic novel for kids "transporting," as it "weaves drawings and playful typography through the story of 12-year-old Eliot Dionisi, bummed at being sent to relatives in Nova Scotia for a no-frills summer of lobster trapping and cod-jigging." This Editors' Choice pick comes on the heels of Viva's artwork "Love," featured on the cover of the June 27 issue of the New Yorker,
and a starred review from Publishers Weekly
on February 28.