Streams

David Krasnow

David Krasnow appears in the following:

Mail Art

Saturday, October 09, 2004

In August, Studio 360 asked listeners to send us mail art. And you responded with fantastic enthusiasm. Streams of amazing things poured in through the mail drop from all around the world — a piece of toast, a coconut, a lump of clay, envelopes big, small, glittery, fragile, sturdy and ...

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Rumsfeld Songs

Saturday, September 25, 2004

The Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has a playful, evasive manner of speech. Some call this spin, others poetry. When musician Phil Kline ran across a collection of Rumsfeld quotes, he was so taken with the rhetoric that he composed music to accompany the text. In his Three ...

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James Rosenquist

Saturday, August 28, 2004

The Pop artist James Rosenquist captures the hyperbright, supersaturated colors of commercial culture in his paintings. Kurt and Mr. Rosenquist tour a retrospective of his work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The paintings stretch back to the 1960's and contain a surreal montage ...

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Billy Collins/Walt Whitman

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Billy Collins just completed his term as Poet Laureate of the United States. Collins reads from Walt Whitman's Song of Myself and talks about the challenge of writing poetry about big things like democracy. Produced by David Krasnow.

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Pedal Steel

Saturday, April 24, 2004

You've heard the plaintive cry of the steel guitar. The sound comes from lightly gliding a steel bar along a set of guitar strings, and it's the signature note of country music from Jimmie Rogers the Singing Brakeman to Shania Twain. Studio 360's David Krasnow traces the birth of ...

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James Rosenquist

Saturday, January 17, 2004

The Pop artist James Rosenquist captures the hyperbright, supersaturated colors of commercial culture in his paintings. Kurt and Mr. Rosenquist tour a current retrospective of his work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The paintings there stretch back to the 1960's and contain ...

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My Mentor

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Alec Wilkinson was just a young guy when he decided that he could become a writer and maybe get rich. He found the perfect teacher. After a career editing John Updike and Vladimir Nabokov, William Maxwell took this clueless kid under his wing. Wilkinson is now a ...

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La Musica Della Mafia

Saturday, December 13, 2003

The songs in this collection of traditional Italian folk music were all written by, for and about the Mafia, and provide a tantalizing oral history of Italy's mythic criminal universe. Produced by David Krasnow.

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Money

Saturday, November 15, 2003

In 1978, in the worst urban blight New York City had ever experienced, the filmmaker Henry Hills found the arts thriving in the in the cracks in the asphalt. He filmed dancers improvising in vacant lots, poets giving lectures on the street, and composers like John Zorn giving loft concerts. ...

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Billy Collins/Walt Whitman

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Billy Collins just completed his term as Poet Laureate of the United States. Collins reads from Walt Whitman's Song of Myself and talks about the challenge of writing poetry about big things like democracy. Produced by David Krasnow.

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Documenting Dance

Saturday, August 02, 2003

You may remember a part of a dance you’ve seen, a beautiful movement or a striking arrangement of bodies. But you probably couldn’t recreate those things, and you'd have a tough time trying to convey someone else how to do the dance. As David Krasnow discovered, dancers themselves are ...

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My Mentor

Saturday, July 26, 2003

Alec Wilkinson was just a young guy when he decided that he could become a writer and maybe get rich. He found the perfect teacher. After a career editing John Updike and Vladimir Nabokov, William Maxwell took this clueless kid under his wing. Wilkinson is now ...

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Birth of the Novel

Saturday, June 21, 2003

A couple of centuries ago, when the novel was first coming into its own in English literature, writers and publishers had no scruples about pretending their fiction was the god's-honest truth. Then as now, lots of readers felt that nonfiction was more important. Studio 360's David Krasnow went looking ...

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Dia Beacon

Saturday, June 14, 2003

Kurt Andersen and Michael Govan, the director of Dia:Beacon, tour this new museum housed in an old printing building in the Hudson Valley, about 75 miles north of New York City. Dia made this space so it could house sculpture and art that would never fit comfortably in ...

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Money

Saturday, May 10, 2003

In 1978, in the worst urban blight New York City had ever experienced, the filmmaker Henry Hills found the arts thriving in the in the cracks in the asphalt. He filmed dancers improvising in vacant lots, poets giving lectures on the street, and composers like John Zorn giving loft concerts. ...

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Design for the Real World: Ballpark

Saturday, April 19, 2003

Baseball season has just begun. Designer and Cleveland Indians loyalist Michael Bierut is a huge fan of the game and a connoisseur of the ballpark. He looks at what separates the mid-century monstrosity from the field of dreams. Produced by David Krasnow.

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Matthew Barney at the Guggenheim

Thursday, March 13, 2003

The Guggenheim Museum has just unveiled one of the art world's most anticipated spectacles: an exhibition of Matthew Barney's Cremaster cycle. The show includes sculptures, photographs, banners, installations, and feature films. It also features the use of non-traditional unstable materials...like vaseline.

During the installation, David ...

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Matthew Barney

Saturday, March 08, 2003

Last month, the Guggenheim Museum unveiled one of the art world's most anticipated spectacles: an exhibition of Matthew Barney's Cremaster cycle. In the films and sculptures that make up the Cremaster cycle, Barney makes bizarre use of everyday materials, including concrete, tapioca, Vaseline and rock salt. While the ...

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Anonymous

Saturday, February 01, 2003

When we think about support for the arts, certain names come to mind, like Mellon, and Guggenheim, and MacArthur. But in every concert hall and museum, the wall of benefactors is engraved with a few patrons who go by "anonymous." Who are these people? Produced by David Krasnow.

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The Icarus Paintings

Saturday, January 04, 2003

The myth of Icarus symbolizes fleeting glory, and the foolishness of flying too high, literally and figuratively. A story about Spencer Finch, a painter who tried to depict Icarus' hubris and doom. Produced by David Krasnow.

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