Robert Anasi gives a firsthand account of the swift transformation of Williamsburg from factory backwater to artists’ district to a trendy destination synonymous with hipster culture. His book The Last Bohemia: Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a celebration of the dream of bohemia, a lament for what Williamsburg has become, and a cautionary tale about the transformations of city neighborhoods throughout the United States.
Kurt Andersen and writer Robert Anasi look at the spectacle of boxing and the sport’s fascination for choreographers, painters, writers, and filmmakers. Anasi is an amateur boxer and the author of The Gloves: A Boxing Chronicle.
We find art on the ropes: host Kurt Andersen and writer Robert Anasi talk about the artistic attraction to boxing. Hollywood captures the "sweet science" and dancers bring Muhammad Ali's life to the stage. And an architecture critic finds the sublime in an oil refinery.