Judith Kampfner

Judith Kampfner appears in the following:

Hanif Kureishi

Monday, July 15, 2002

Hanif Kureishi is a writer of plays, novels and screenplays. Since his first film "My Beautiful Laundrette", he has become known for his tales of South.


German Dance Company Causes Outcry in New York

Friday, June 28, 2002

When an innovative German dance company came under threat of closure earlier this month, it drew the attention of dance supporters around the world - especially in New York City -considered the dance capital of the world. WNYC's Judith Kampfner reports on the ongoing dispute.


Artemisia Gentileschi's Biblical Vengeance

Saturday, May 04, 2002

The 17th-century artist Artemisia Gentileschi's painting, of the biblical Judith slaying Holofernes, was itself an act of revenge. 


Gentileschi Father and Daughter

Monday, April 22, 2002

A current exhibit at the Met about Italian painters Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi focuses on the relationship between father and daughter. WNYC's Judith Kampfner instead compares the bold work of Artemisia to the celebrated painter Caravaggio, who was her mentor, and their very different representations of the same biblical tale.


Opium Lit

Saturday, February 09, 2002

Producer Judith Kampfner looks at a time when drug addiction was not so hidden — when British literature in particular portrayed opium as exotic and romantic.


Fan Fiction

Saturday, January 05, 2002

There are countless ways fans of a particular author can share their enthusiasm — conventions, chat rooms, fanzines, websites, and interactive role playing games are just a few. But some of these fans could be breaking the law.

(Originally aired: August 4, 2001)


The Film

Friday, December 14, 2001

The film "Kandahar" is having its New York release tonight (Friday) at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema. We previewed the movie a few weeks ago, just before an unofficial video screening at Columbia University. Now Judith Kampfner has had a chance to talk to the director and to the woman who's ...


Silver Surfer

Saturday, December 08, 2001

The smooth lines and defined muscles of a comic book character often make the pictures more interesting than the story they tell…


Arab-American Poetry

Wednesday, December 05, 2001

The attack on the World Trade Center brought unwelcome or unfair attention to some immigrant communities in the city; but it also left many New Yorkers wanting to learn more about their politics, history and culture. WNYC's Judith Kampfner has compiled a two-part report on the upsurge of interest in ...


Self-Portrait Map

Saturday, December 01, 2001

Artists Bill Outcault and Lilla LoCurto digitally scanned their entire bodies and then found a way to write software which would project the coordinates of their human forms into the restrictive space of a map.


Schoolyard Rhymes

Saturday, October 27, 2001

There’s a lot more to the songs children sing while they play games than you might think.



Tuesday, October 09, 2001

But Judith Kampfner has discovered that artifacts in two current exhibitions of American history can have emotional impact.


Who Is Marvin Pontiac

Saturday, October 06, 2001

An investigation into the life of a long-lost blues musician leads to some interesting discoveries.

(Originally aired: June 16, 2001)


Hollywood and Violence

Thursday, October 04, 2001

"Training Day," a new Denzel Washington film may provide the answer. Owen Glei berman is WNYC's cultural advisor on film and Entertaiment Weekly's movie critic. Judith Kampfner asked him if Hollywood by releasing violent movies was really being responsible at this time.


Politics and the Arts

Wednesday, September 05, 2001

WNYC's Judith Kampfner begins her report in the West Village, at the 20 year old home of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.


Chekhov Undiscovered

Friday, August 10, 2001

The work of Chekhov is often considered dark and pessimistic. But as historians continue to look at his writings a new side to him emerges -a sense of humor which is often absurd - and a deep interest in human foibles. Now new works from the hand of the young ...


Fan Fiction

Saturday, August 04, 2001

There are countless ways fans of a particular author can share their enthusiasm — conventions, chat rooms, fanzines, websites, and interactive role playing games are just a few. But some of these fans could be breaking the law.


Jackson Pollock's Musical Refuge

Saturday, July 07, 2001

For abstract painter Jackson Pollock, jazz was a refuge.

(Originally aired: February 10, 2001)