We celebrate the end of the Cold War 25 years ago this year with Oscar Brand giving us a taste of 1950s civilian defense.
During World War II, rationing became not only accepted, but a symbol of patriotism for most Americans. Listen to Oscar Brand in this never-broadcast documentary on how the government —and WNYC— helped foster that sentiment.
It is April 19th, 1944. Thousands of mourners silently march from a service at the Warsaw synagogue on Rivington Street to City Hall. A few carry signs: "Save Those Jews in Poland Who Can Yet Be Saved!" and, "Three Million Polish Jews Have Been Murdered By the Nazis!" When they arrive at the steps of City Hall, Cantor Moishe Oysher sings El Mole Rachamim, a funeral prayer for the the 40,000 Jews who died a year earlier in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
A spell at the MacDowell Colony is one of the best perks an artist can get. Tara Geer, a visual artist, went twice to work on her drawings. She also interviewed a MacDowell legend, lunch delivery man Blake Tewksbury. But the whole time, she was afraid she’d ...
Back in 1982, two artists: Teching Hsieh and Linda Montano bound themselves together — with a piece of rope — for a whole year. They were seasoned performance artists, but nothing could have prepared them for this experiment in closeness. Produced by Tara Geer.
Visual Thinking Strategies is an innovative method for teaching art that students and teachers love. It’s designed to flourish in poorly funded schools, but it isn’t immune to the cutbacks. Produced by Tara Geer.
Visual Thinking Strategies is an innovative method for teaching art that students and teachers love. It's designed to flourish in poorly funded schools, but it isn't immune to the cutbacks. Produced by Tara Geer.
Two artists bind themselves together for a whole year, then spend the next twenty getting over it. Produced by Tara Geer.
To take another artist's masterpiece as your text ought to demand that you observe it closely and pick it apart. Suzanne Bocanegra has been doing that steadily for years now: the New York painter works from the floral paintings of the Flemish master Jan Brueghel.
Two artists bind themselves together for a whole year, then spend the next twenty getting over it.
From crashing into mats to diving through glass, choreographer Elizabeth Streb aims to expose the body's vulnerability and its durability in her dances.