Thursday, April 11, 2013
April has been officially named "Jazz Appreciation Month." So in this edition, we offer Sara Fishko's exploration of "The Oxford Companion to Jazz" (from 2005).
Thursday, April 04, 2013
As the new Mad Men season begins, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back to some “soft sell” advertising of the 1950s. Here is a new! Improved! Fishko Files…
Sunday, March 31, 2013
If you’re reading this, you’re looking at a computer screen, a cell phone, a tablet, or some other powered-by-electricity, hooked-up to the internet, technological device. Just 50 years ago, in 1963, the internet didn’t yet exist, and broadcast news was nowhere near the 24-hour coverage of today. People largely received their news through newspapers. And, 50 years ago, New York City was just emerging from a 114 day newspaper blackout.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A new film has WNYC's Sara Fishko thinking about so-called "movie-going." Here's a Fishko Files report.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
In jazz, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko, one thing leads to another. For vocalist Jon Hendricks, who will perform in our area next week, it was some great instrumental jazz solos that led him to make an unforgettable leap into song. Here is the next Fishko Files…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A Clifford Odets play is coming to New York more than 60 years after its first run on Broadway. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has this Fishko Files report…
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson has had a life-long connection with Chopin’s music. Ohlsson talks Chopin with WNYC’s Sara Fishko, in this edition of Fishko Files…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
WNYC’s Sara Fishko has been listening to some new, old recordings--which have just been unearthed. She has this Fishko Files report.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
I’m rooting for one of my favorite films of last year, “Moonrise Kingdom,” to get the best screenplay Oscar. Amazingly, that is its only nomination, despite its many outstanding attributes (a gorgeous score among them). What a shame that a deft, charming, thoroughly original, totally absorbing film is not going to be more celebrated at the big party Sunday night.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Motion Picture Academy has recently created an official “Costume Designer’s Branch” of the organization, for the first time. That seems a good reason to hear more about legendary Costume Designer Edith Head, whom WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us is still the most Oscar-nominated, Academy Award-winning woman in Oscar history. Here is this Fishko Files...
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Classical concerts have their own rhythm and their own rituals. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, one of them is the encore.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
An abstract painting got WNYC’s Sara Fishko thinking as she visited the Montclair Art Museum...
Thursday, February 07, 2013
New York Fashion Week begins today, as designers and retailers look ahead to the coming season. But, as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, Fashion Week has a past, too. Here’s the next Fishko Files…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky would have been 90 this week. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, the multiple-Oscar-winning Chayefsky fought to the death for every fierce and furious word he wrote. Here is the next Fishko Files…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko looks at the past and present of film criticism, and its variable impact over a couple of generations. To hear some current film critics, visit the 92nd Street Y tonight for the “Pre-Oscar Film Critics Roundtable,” featuring film critics discussing their craft on stage.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Some of the major struggles and victories of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s coincided with a most active period for jazz music. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at a few cases where the movement and the music came together. Here’s the next Fishko Files…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A new novel by Robert Seidman has me thinking about Edward Muybridge, the Apioneering 19th century photographer obsessed with capturing movement on film
Thursday, January 10, 2013
In 1935, Jascha Heifetz made the first recording, ever, of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko reflects on the power of the recording –and the music.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
In the late 1940s Ida Lupino, the British born, actress-director, was a “hyphenate” before the term was even invented. WNYC’S Sara Fishko looks at the work of this Hollywood dynamo in this edition of Fishko Files…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Ethan Iverson and his band The Bad Plus re-interpreted Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring nearly 100 years after its premiere. We talked to Iverson about the piece for our special program "Culture Shock 1913," and our conversation turned into its own podcast!