Monday, August 01, 2011
In our Animal Minds episode, we met a group of divers who rescued a humpback whale, then shared a really incredible moment...a moment in which the divers are convinced that the whale found a way to say thank you. We obviously can't know for sure, and that question--how well can we really know the minds of animals?--was at the heart of the show.
Monday, August 01, 2011
By Marlon Bishop : WNYC Culture Producer
MTV was born 30 years ago on August 1, 1981 as a scrappy underground music channel, kicking off the age of the music video with “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles. WNYC asked music, television, and pop-culture critics to weigh in on MTV and its role in shaping the American cultural landscape.
Friday, July 15, 2011
The band Wild Beasts sings about sex. But how is that news? Tom Fleming says it is because the group is focusing on the loss and vulnerability of male sex. Watch a video of Wild Beasts playing "Loop The Loop" in WNYC's Soundcheck studios.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Two car photographers somehow got stranded overnight at the Dallas Forth Worth airport. Security never came and got them, they say. So, the y took out their $30,000 worth of video equipment they were lugging back from a film shoot and made a movie about being stuck in an airport.
It showcases all kinds of advanced photography skills, juvenile behavior, and lots of places you never get to see in an Airport.
Jalopnik has the behind the scenes story which claims it's real and they really were stuck.
Saturday, June 04, 2011
(New York, Transportation Nation) "I feel happy
with of myself," Bike Boy yells. And he should, because he just learned to ride a bike for the first time. Then, when his father (we assume it's his father anyway) asks if he has any advice for other little kids who are learning how to ride, Bike Boy launches into an awesome, heroic, and utterly charming motivational speech.
"Everybody, I know you can believe in yourself. If you believe in yourself you will know how to ride a bike, if you don't, you just keep practicing. You will get the hang of it, I know it," he declares. Watch the video for the rest of the speech and feel the glory of learning to ride a bike for the first time all over again.
Happy spring weekend!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
By Robert Krulwich : Host, Radiolab
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The late Fela Kuti pioneered the music genre known as Afrobeat. His son, Femi Kuti, actually went back to the same studio in Lagos, Nigeria where his father made music and recorded his new album Africa For Africa entirely at the Afrodisia/Decca Studio. Check out the video below of Femi Kuti and his band performing the title track "Africa For Africa" from their new album in WNYC's Soundcheck studios.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Walls and Bridges kicks off on Monday. During the lecture series, prominent American photographers, writers and performers will talk about everything from clouds to life's turning points to the intersection of art and gender.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
“Footage is to be projected at the final LCD Soundsystem show at Madison Square Garden on Saturday April 2nd 2011 so we need to receive it Thursday and Friday to be able to prepare it,” wrote music video director Lance Bangs.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Today we spoke to author Jonathan Coe, whose new novel tells a story of a man who falls in love with his GPS device. We decided to add another voice to the conversation, that of Karen Jacobson, who provides the voice for a popular GPS setting, "Australian Kate."
We asked Karen about how she feels giving voice to a navigation voice. She offers some wisdom from one of her GPS commands.
Listen to the radio interview with Karen and Jonathan Coe.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
The art-rock band with an extra long name …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead recently visited WNYC's Soundcheck studios. The group performed music from its seventh album, Tao of the Dead, which includes illustrations by frontman Conrad Keely. Check out a video here.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Garry Trudeau – author of the landmark comic strip Doonesbury – stopped by the studio recently to talk with Kurt about 40 years of penning the ever-expanding Doonesbury universe. It’s a challenge to cover comics (or really anything visual) on the radio, so Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky made dramatized versions of a few key strips.
Friday, January 07, 2011
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Spanish guitarist Jairo Zavala is best known in the U.S. as the touring guitarist for Calexico. But in his home country of Spain, Zavala is better know for his solo work where he goes by the name Depedro. Check out a video of his recent performance in WNYC's Soundcheck studios.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Click here to get WNYC arts writer Carolina Miranda's take. Plus, let us know what you think of the video.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
By WNYC Culture
The New Museum has installed "Fire In My Belly" in its lobby. The video, which is by the late New York artist David Wojnarowicz, was on view in the Smithsonian last week as part of a gay-themed exhibit. The Smithsonian took the video down on November 30, after the Catholic League called it an act of "hate speech" for several seconds of ants crawling on a crucifix during the film.