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The Decline of the Creative Class

Sunday, February 08, 2015

It's not just writers that are struggling to make a living these days. Artists and other creative types are also feeling the pinch, especially as more and more businesses that support them disappear — think indie record stores or bookstores. Scott Timberg is a writer who believes the arts economy is collapsing. He tells Sara Nics that if the trend continues, the only artists who'll surive are those at the very top.

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On Being

Dario Robleto — Sculptor of Memory

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Dario Robleto with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Do You Have to Be Crazy to Be a Genius?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Neuroscientist and literary scholar Nancy C. Andreasen tries to answer the question: If high IQ does not indicate creative genius, then where does the trait come from, and why is it so often accompanied by mental illness? Andreasen has studied the neuroscience of mental illness and has worked with many gifted subjects, including Kurt Vonnegut, John Irving, and John Cheever, from the Iowa Writers' Workshop to investigate the science of genius. She’s currently working with artists and scientists including George Lucas, the mathematician William Thurston, the novelist Jane Smiley, and six Nobel laureates. Her article “Secrets of the Creative Brain” is the cover story of the July/August issue of The Atlantic

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Artist Alex Katz

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Alex Katz discusses his long career as a painter, printmaker, and sculptor. He's best known for his large-scale portraits and landscapes.

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On Being

Ann Hamilton — Making, and the Spaces We Share

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Ann Hamilton with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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WNYC News

One NY Artist: Abstract Expressionist Painter Busser Howell

Saturday, November 23, 2013

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There are thousands of artists is New York City. Some are famous internationally. Others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.

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WNYC News

One NY Artist: Director and Actor Adam Goldman

Saturday, October 19, 2013

There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally, while others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.

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WNYC News

One NY Artist: Actor and Video Producer Gary Lee Mahmoud

Saturday, July 20, 2013

There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally, while others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Artist El Anatsui

Friday, February 15, 2013

Nigerian artist El Anatsui, best known for shimmering tapestries made from liquor bottle tops, talks about his work. He’s joined by author Susan M. Vogel, who worked closely with Anatsui while directing a documentary film about the artist. Vogel’s book El Anatsui: Art and Life  includes nearly 150 images and traces his lifelong exploration of media leading up to the bottle top art form that has captured the interest of the global art world. The exhibition Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui is on view through August 4 at the Brooklyn Museum.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DJ Spooky at the Met

Monday, December 24, 2012

DJ Spooky (aka Paul D. Miller), DJ, conceptual artist, and the editor of Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture, talks about being artist-in-residence at and "reframing" the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Live From The City Winery Edition

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

In this week's special live Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the new ode to the silent screen era, The Artist and take a survey of the cotemporary marijuana culture, medical and otherwise. For their fina

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Studio 360

Will the Real Ben Frost Please Stand Up?

Friday, June 04, 2010

There are a lot of people in the world with the same name. I've heard that “Mohammed” is the most common first name worldwide, and that the most common surname is “Li” (though I've never heard of a Mohammed Li...yet). I'm not sure where “Ben Frost” ranks, but I'm amused ...

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Studio 360

We Heart Glaser

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

We were thrilled to hear last week that graphic designer Milton Glaser has been awarded a National Medal of Arts. He's probably best known for his 'I heart NY' logo, along with countless designs of magazines, posters, interiors, hotels, shopping malls, and on and on. We celebrate his ...

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Studio 360

Everything That Rises

Friday, April 28, 2006

Lawrence Weschler sees amazing patterns and provocative echoes in images that shouldn't share anything in common -- like a photo from Ground Zero and a Rembrandt painting. The results are eerie and possibly profound -- but Weschler wants us to figure out what it all means.

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Studio 360

Lego Bible

Saturday, December 28, 2002

Meet “Reverend” Brendan Powell Smith, a California artist who’s applied all of Lego’s variety toward telling one story — the one with gardens of forbidden fruit, and rains of fire and brimstone.  

(Originally aired: July 4, 2002)

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Studio 360

Car Alarms

Saturday, October 05, 2002

The artist Nina Katchadourian explains how she decided to transform the car alarm, and install her new version that plays tape loops of raucous bird calls in cars on city streets. 

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Studio 360

Tillie's Art

Saturday, May 11, 2002

Jill Stoddard profiles a short, pampered New York artist with her name on her collar. 

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