Douglas Q. Smith

WNYC Culture Producer

Douglas Q. Smith appears in the following:

Warhol: The Later Years

Friday, June 18, 2010

From 1977 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol wasn't just collecting friends through the revolving door of his Factory. He was making art with them.

The Brooklyn Museum's new exhibition, Andy Warhol: The Last Decade showcases Warhol's work with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring and other artists of the period.


Go Listen New York

Friday, June 18, 2010

Cabaret at a Queens post office, hip-hop at a barber shop in the Bronx, an aqua-opus on the banks of the East River, and ukuleles en masse at the Union Square Green Market. 


Scene Brooklyn: 2010 BAC Film Festival

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Scene: Brooklyn is a film festival exclusively devoted to Brooklyn filmmakers.

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Transgender Controversy at Tribeca Film Fest

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Tribeca Film Festival lists the film Ticked Off Trannies With Knives as a "revenge fantasy flick that brews up a concoction of camp, slasher horror, and power-chick flick to create a radical new genre: Transploitation!"

The film's director Israel Luna stated he intended the film to be empowering, members of New York's transgender community, along with GLAAD, certainly don't think so. They asked the film festival to pull the film from its lineup.  Listen to WNYC's Janaya Williams report on the debate.

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Big Bambu: Mike and Doug Starn Make Waves at the Met

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mike and Doug Starn are woven together about as much as their massive bamboo installation for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's rooftop garden. 

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Peter Carey's Deceptional Devices

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Two-time Booker Prize winning Australian writer Peter Carey read from his novel His Illegal Self for BAM's Eat, Drink & Be Literary series. Stream the reading and the discussion that followed.


Nathan Englander Expounds on Execution

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Nathan Englander talked about everything from his hyper-conscience writing approach to Jewish Santas. Listen to his discussion from BAM's Eat, Drink & Be Literary series.


A. M. Homes on Family and Sexuality

Friday, April 16, 2010

For BAM's Eat, Drink & Be Literary series, A.M. Homes read an abbreviated version of her story May We Be Forgiven. Listen to the reading and the discussion that followed here.


30 Years of Louise Erdrich

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Native American author Louise Erdrich talked about the method and discipline of her writing. Stream and download the talk here for free.


Talk To Me: A Risky Happy Ending

Friday, April 09, 2010

Adam Haslett, Sam Lipsyte and Zoe Heller took the stage at Joe's Pub for the Happy Ending Music and Reading Series. Listen to their performances here. 


Talk To Me: Inside Art Spiegelman's Head

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Graphic artist and novelist talks about the thought process behind his work as part of BAM's Eat, Drink & Be Literary series. Listen to the chat here.


Shots You Snapped

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Scissor Sisters, Air, Peter Evans — they all performed in New York last week.

We weren't there, but fortunately you were. Check out the slideshow of photos you sent in from these shows and other gigs around town.


Public Reacts To Nudity In Abramovic Exhibit

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

WNYC asked museum visitors' about the controversial Abramovic installation. Watch the videos.

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Talk To Me: Is Meditation the Medicine of the Mind?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Rubin Museum of Art's BrainWave series pairs neuroscientists with artists and visionaries from multiple disciplines for lively discussions about how our minds work and how we perceive the world.


Talk To Me: Stephen Batchelor on the Mindset of a Radical

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The contemporary Buddhist teacher and writer Stephen Batchelor set off on foot from England to India when he was just 18 years old. Then, in true maverick form, he questioned everything he learned and experienced.


Talk To Me: Sharon Olds Shares The Love... With Family

Monday, March 08, 2010

Poet, author and NYU professor Sharon Olds was joined by her twin nephews Michael & Matthew Dickman at NYU's Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House on March 4th.


Talk To Me: Pete Hamill Talks Print

Thursday, March 04, 2010

For BAM'S Eat, Drink & Be Literary series, Brooklyn-born writer Pete Hamill read from his book Snow in August and offered advice for young journalists. Listen to the full dicussion with former Paris Review editor Brigid Hughes here.


Talk To Me: Gary Shteyngart's Spiel

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Russian-born satirical writer Gary Shteyngart explains his approach to writing "at a time when evil and stupidity collide."


Talk To Me: Deborah Eisenberg Sums Up Shorts

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Short story writer Deborah Eisenberg discussed her "dense, jewel-like" writing at BAM's Eat, Drink & Be Literary series.