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Next Live Show: Renee Cox

Next Live Show: Renee Cox

  This Jamaican-American artist is “considered part of the feminist art movement,” says Wikipedia. What’s with the “considered?” They sound skeptical. They shouldn’t be. She is passionate about her art and her politics. We’ll convene in conjunction with the exhibition Black Pulp, from which she will choose her “thing.” With music from Norris Bennett of the Ebony Hillbillies. … Continue reading »


Episode 137: Maziar Bahari

When Iranian interrogators accuse fashion models of being part of a cabal led by Kim Kardashian, do they believe their own loony charge? Journalist Maziar Bahari thinks they might. We talk about the effects of official propaganda, the plight of Iran’s Baha’i community, and his own imprisonment – all more amusing than you’d expect in the hands … Continue reading »


Episode 135: Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin

  “Failure is a very creative place,” asserts James Nicola, artistic director of New York Theater Workshop where singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin developed their flamboyantly successful Hadestown, a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth. But is failure really so useful, or is it just, well, failure? Rachel and Anaïs consider that … Continue reading »