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David Krasnow

Executive Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

David Krasnow appears in the following:

American Icons: Monticello

Friday, February 17, 2012

This is the home of America’s aspirations and its deepest contradictions. Thomas Jefferson was as passionate about building his house as he was about founding the United States. Yet...

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Eisenhower Family Objects to Gehry Design for Memorial

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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A design for a memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower on the National Mall has become the subject of controversy.  The New York Times reports that descendants of Eisenhower complain that Frank Gehry's design, which represents the president as a young farm boy, belittles his legacy of ...

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David Byrne and the Birth of Talking Heads

Friday, January 20, 2012

The new DVD Talking Heads: Chronology contains film and video of Talking Heads in performance going all the way back to 1975 — before the advent of camcorders, and two years before ...

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Eve Sussman's Algorithmic Noir

Friday, December 16, 2011

A new film premiered this year that is truly one of a kind. whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir was made by Eve Sussman and her collaborators, known as the Rufus Corporation.  They shot most...

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The Computer as Artist

Friday, December 16, 2011

Computers have taken over an incredible array of human tasks. They fly our planes, give us directions, recommend books, set us up on dates.  But can they tell us a good story?

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A New Multimedia Masterpiece: Brooklyn Babylon

Monday, November 14, 2011

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This weekend, the Brooklyn Academy of Music presented a new work of originality, power, and beauty that left an audience slack-jawed. Brooklyn Babylon is a collaboration between the graphic novelist Danijel Zezelj and composer Darcy James Argue, and it is destined to be considered a classic of the ...

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Jesmyn Ward: Waiting for Katrina

Friday, October 28, 2011

Jesmyn Ward was at the end of her summer break when Hurricane Katrina struck her hometown of Delisle, Mississippi. Bonus Track: Jesmyn Ward reads from Salvage the Bones

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360 Staff Pick: General Orders No. 9

Monday, October 03, 2011

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“General Orders No. 9” was the document in which Robert E. Lee ordered his troops to surrender to Ulysses S. Grant.  A film of the same name by Robert Persons never refers to this document or to the Civil War itself, which is strange.  There is a lot ...

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360 Staff Pick: Wild Flag

Monday, September 12, 2011

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The first track on Wild Flag’s debut release is called “Romance,” and ends with this: We love the sound, the sound is what found us, sound is the love between me and you. I love how w...
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Friday, August 26, 2011

When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his book nearly died with him.  Today it stands as a milestone in America’s struggle with race.

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Lauren Beukes and South African Sci-Fi

Friday, August 19, 2011

Until the movie District 9 came out two years ago, “South African science fiction” didn’t ring any bells for Americans. But that may change. The winner of this year’s Arthur C. Clar...

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American Icons: I Love Lucy

Friday, August 05, 2011

It set the model for the hit family sitcom. Lucy's weekly antics and humiliation entered the DNA of TV comedy: from Desperate Housewives to 30 Rock – writers can’t live without Lucy.

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360 Staff Pick: dos y dos

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

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There are ex-spouses who communicate through their lawyers; ex-spouses who send each other Christmas cards; ex-spouses who remain cordial out of affection or for the sake of the kid...
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Laura Cantrell Sings Kitty Wells

Friday, June 17, 2011

At 91 years of age, Kitty Wells is the oldest living member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. And she can still surprise unsuspecting listeners. Despite her demure gingham dresses ...

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University Denies Tony Kushner Award Over Views on Israel

Thursday, May 05, 2011

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No stranger to controversy — the cliché fits Tony Kushner, whose groundbreaking play cycle Angels in America (subtitle A Gay Fantasia on National Themes) was one of the major flashpoi...
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360 Staff Pick: Janus Trio's Debut

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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Mark my words: the beginning of the 21st century is going to be remembered as a golden age of chamber music. A case in point is the new debut from the Janus Trio, I Am Not.

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360 Staff Pick: H. L. Mencken's Prejudices

Monday, January 03, 2011

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This is the handsomest set of the essays that made H. L. Mencken famous.

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American Icons: The Great Gatsby

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kurt Andersen explores how episodes of false identity, living large, and murder in the suburbs add up to the great American novel.

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American Icons: Jimi Hendrix’s “Star-Spangled Banner”

Friday, November 19, 2010

In 1969, Jimi Hendrix's performance of the national anthem at Woodstock hit like a shock wave; with its distortion and chaos, it sounded like a rupture in something sacred. Two music scholars and two rock guitarists put together the pieces. Produced by David Krasnow.

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American Icons: Jimi Hendrix's Star-Spangled Banner

Friday, November 19, 2010

Using a whammy bar and a fuzz box, Hendrix captured the sound of bombs falling overseas and screaming protestors.  “I didn’t think it was unorthodox,” Hendrix said. “I thought it wa...

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