Sunday, May 04, 2014
By Gisele Regatao : Senior Editor, Culture, WNYC News
A new art exhibit at the Bronx Museum looks at how modernist architecture changed Latin America.
Monday, February 17, 2014
From the February, 1943 WQXR Program Guide:
Prof. Moore as head of the Music Department of Columbia University is not only famous as an educator but also well known as a composer and writer. He is the composer of "The Devil and Daniel Webster" and as the author of "From Madrigal to Modern Music," is particularly well qualified to write on this subject.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
What a year was 1913! In an exhibition in a New York Armory, Cubism and abstraction were revealed to the American public for the first time. In Vienna, audience members at a concert of atonal music by Schoenberg and others broke out into a near-riot. And in Paris, Stravinsky and Nijinsky’s new ballet The Rite of Spring burst on stage with famously inflammatory results.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
As 2013 approaches, join us for a look back at the landmark cultural year of 1913 – when shock was the norm. See the images and hear the sounds of Modernism in this sneak preview of a new radio special produced and hosted by WNYC’s Sara Fishko.
Friday, October 19, 2012
A.E. Hotchner, a friend of Ernest Hemingway during the last 14 years of the writer's life, reminisces about their relationship in this Books and Authors Luncheon appearance promoting his memoir, Papa Hemingway (1966).
Monday, June 20, 2011
Irshad Manji, author of the book Allah, Liberty and Love: The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom, talks about her ongoing efforts to "modernize" Islam from within.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
In the mid-20th Century, modernist influences on the fields of architecture, and furniture, graphic, and industrial design resulted in chairs, films, and homes that combined innovation, practicality, and beauty. What is the musical equivalent of mid-century modern design? David Garland finds some examples.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
In a curious exhibit at the Queens Museum of Art, curators Itala Schmelz and Ernesto Peñaloza of the National Automomous University in Mexico City have put together a highly intriguing visual chronicle of the 1939 World's Fair (and New York) as seen through the lens of one of Mexico's more unusual lensmen: Luis Márquez.
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Saturday, June 19, 2004
Kurt Andersen and historian Simon Schama talk about the explosive year of 1848 and the birth of modern culture.
Simon Schama is University Professor at Columbia University. He is a writer/presenter of documentaries for BBC Television and his books include Landscape and Memory, The Citizens, and the History of Britain.