Episode 174: Benjamin Swett
Art

Episode 174: Benjamin Swett

  Diane Arbus’s old contact sheets include images she never meant us to see, so would perusing them violate her rights as an artist? Photographer Benjamin Swett says he’d look at them with pleasure, and he makes a persuasive case that he’s not going to hell. Plus, the invention of the circular saw and celibacy reconsidered: surprisingly … Continue reading »

Next Live Show: Yvonne Rainer
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Next Live Show: Yvonne Rainer

  Dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, writer, she emerged in the early sixties with the Judson Dance Theater, a loose coalition of dancers and artists who moved gracefully – and angularly, and powerfully, and sinuously – between those two worlds. The dancers, that is; the artists moved…well, it was a time of heavy drinking. Presented in conjunction … Continue reading »

Music

Episode 172: Kenny Vance

  DJ Alan Freed, who might have coined the term “rock’n’roll,” was destroyed in the payola scandals of the fifties, but he was no more corrupt than his colleagues, says Kenny Vance. And Freed staged some of the first integrated rock shows. Does this mitigate his conduct? Sharp ideas about radio, rock, and the invention … Continue reading »