Special Guest: Kara Walker

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Kurt Andersen and artist Kara Walker talk about creative darkness — from literal shadows to conceptual creepiness.

Artist Kara Walker is best known for cut-out silhouettes based on highly charged images of slavery and its legacy. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, and is the subject of the book Narratives of a Negress, published by MIT Press. She received the MacArthur Foundation "genius" award in 1997.