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The Leonard Lopate Show

Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston's New Collaboration

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The multi-award winning artist Art Spiegelman and critically acclaimed jazz composer Phillip Johnston talk about their collaboration, “Wordless!”

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Studio 360

Gertie, The Dinosaur Who Gave Birth to a Mouse

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The first animated character wasn’t a mouse — it was a dinosaur, Gertie. Her creator thought cartoons would become a great art form, and was bitter when they went commercial.

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Studio 360

Broadcasting Live From 1914

Thursday, December 25, 2014

This week, Studio 360 travels back in time to 1914, reporting on the cultural landmarks of a remarkable year.

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Studio 360

Gertie, the Dinosaur Who Gave Birth to a Mouse

Friday, June 27, 2014

Years before Mickey Mouse, Gertie the dinosaur amazed audiences who had never seen a drawing that moved. Her creator, Winsor McCay, thought cartoons would become a great art form — and was disappointed when they went commercial.

Video: "Gertie the Dinosaur" 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Art Spiegelman

Monday, January 06, 2014

Artist Art Spiegelman was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about a retrospective of his work at The Jewish Museum and performing "Wordless" at BAM. He also told us what he's been reading and listening to -- "lotsa salsa" -- and what he liked about the show "Desperate Housewives." 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Art Spiegelman at the Jewish Museum and BAM

Monday, January 06, 2014

Art Spiegelman talks about the exhibition “Co-Mix: A Retrospective” at The Jewish Museum, which celebrates his career and work. It's the first U.S. retrospective that spans Spiegelman’s career: from his early days in underground “comix” to the genesis of Maus to his provocative covers for The New Yorker to his artistic collaborations. He also talks about “Wordless” at BAM, an innovative hybrid of slides, talk, and musical performance created in collaboration with acclaimed jazz composer Phillip Johnston. 

 

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WNYC News

Art Spiegelman's 'Maus' Now Celebrated in New Exhibit

Saturday, November 09, 2013

The artist who turned his parents' survival from the Holocaust into a Pulitzer-prize winning graphic novel is the subject of a new exhibit at the Jewish Museum.

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Features

Remembering Sendak at the Met

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

WNYC

The life of artist and children's book author Maurice Sendak was celebrated at a memorial service at the Metropolitan Museum on Tuesday. The creator of more than 100 books, including the classic Where the Wild Things Are, was remembered as a man driven by his need to create.

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The Takeaway

A Conversation with 'Maus' Creator Art Spiegelman

Friday, December 09, 2011

In 1973, Art Spiegelman published a three-page comic strip in a small underground publication called "Funny Animals." It was the first installment of what he called "Maus," the biography of Spiegelman's father, Vladek — a Holocaust survivor — with anthropomorphic mice standing in for Spiegelman, Vladek, and his fellow Jews. The complete graphic narrative was eventually published in two volumes. In 1992, nearly twenty years after he began work on the project, "Maus" was given a special award from the Pulitzer Prize Committee — to date, the only graphic novel honored by the Committee.

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Gallerina

Comic Book Masters at the Whitney Museum

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Listen to Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware and Gary Panter talk comics at the Whitney.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Intrepid City College Staffers Record Dust Bowl Refugees for WNYC Documentary

Friday, June 10, 2011

Robert Sonkin and Charles Todd were working at the City College Department of Public Speaking when they decided to spend their summer vacations in 1940 and '41 at the Farm Security Administration (FSA) camps of central California. With the help of Alan Lomax, their project was underwritten by the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress. Carrying a "portable" 50-pound Presto disc cutter, they recorded cowboy songs, traditional ballads, square dance calls, camp council meetings, storytelling sessions and the personal experiences of the Dust Bowl refugees who lived in the camps.  Drawing from more than 200  field recordings, the folklorists produced the above documentary for WNYC in 1942, one of three in a broadcast series called Songs of the Okies

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Features

Questions for Art Spiegelman

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

When we asked Cartoonist Art Spiegelman to let us in on what he's been consuming lately, we got an earful!

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Studio 360

American Icons: Superman

Friday, July 11, 2008

Kurt Andersen goes up, up and away with Superman and finds out why "The Man of Steel" remains as popular and elusive as ever.

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Studio 360

Spiegelman, Chabon, Comics

Saturday, December 08, 2001

Kurt Andersen and illustrator Art Spiegelman storm the two-dimensional storytelling universe of comic books and comic strips. We fight evil with Marvel Comics' Silver Surfer and we'll hear from novelist Michael Chabon about the superheroes that inhabit The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Plus, a look at Tony Kushner's ...

Studio 360

Art Spiegelman on Comics

Saturday, December 08, 2001

Kurt Andersen and writer and cartoonist Art Spiegelman talk about the narrative and artistic spell of comics. 

Spiegelman is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus and Maus II. Since 1992 he has been a contributing editor and cover artist for The New Yorker. He is also the co-founder and editor ...

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