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The only thing we were really missing was new Epstein-related material.
The inspirational story of one woman learning to surf and creating a new life in gritty, eccentric Rockaway Beach.
States that have reopened have now reclosed, and the absolute miss of pulling old movies and shows for racism rather than changing policy. photo courtesy of Charles E. Spirtos via Wikimedia Commons
Betsy shares her story of getting arrested at seventeen and how she was able to come out of the situation unscathed.
Are large corporations boycotting the social media giant motivated by anything other than the market?
Remember summer vacations? Back when life was fun and breezy? Relive those good ole days of mini golf and sunburns with our beach bodied beauties who also double as world class storytellers.
The message behind 'Black Is King’ is more relevant than ever, yet some are approaching it with hate and anger.
This week Kimberly speaks with UK-based Salma Ahmad Caller and NY-based artist and educator Jalilah Jackman.
The book on everyone’s mind this week, “The Room Where It Happened.” No, I don’t have Former National Security Advisor on the phone or in the studio, unfortunately, but I do offer some thoughts on the President, the upcoming election, freedom, and democracy.
There’s no room for kids in the coronavirus policies, and states continue to see record numbers of new cases. photo courtesy of Usernet123u via Wikimedia Commons
Dan reminisces about a prank he pulled on his sister when they were children and how he still feels guilty about it decades later. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Opera" by Surf Curse
This week Kimberly speaks with Elisabeth Smolarz about her at-home photography gallery Spectral Lines and  the video art exhibition she curated in the window of her apartment building and Maria Rapicavoli about her project Home Made.    
Ana Goñi-Lessan on George Floyd childhood home of Houston’s Third Ward. The new Spike Lee film, ‘Da 5 Bloods.’ Music by Courntey Barnett + Shilpa Ray.
Also unofficially known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, & Cel-Liberation Day, it's time to make Juneteenth an official holiday across the U.S.
In this pulse-pounding third action thriller for fans of Brad Thor and David Baldacci, hero Tom Locke, introduced in ‘Shadow War’ and ‘Deep Black’, must stop traitors and ruthless mercenaries working together to overthrow the president.
Atlanta police kill Rayshard Brooks, Mariame Kaba calls to abolish the police in the New York Times, and an activist is found dead after posting about her sexual assault. photo courtesy of John Knefel
Andy shares his views on dating based on his experience and what he believes men and women desire in relationships.
The NYPD’s Shake Shack incident is a fresh reminder not to take police at their word on anything.
This week Kimberly speaks with Marco North about COVID's effect on filmmaking and his new still photography project "When The World Was Small," which consists entirely of images taken at home.
Andre Green joins us to discuss the current inflection point we’re going through as a nation. He also shares his personal reaction and describes the reactions he’s witnessed locally in Massachusetts.
The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone is far from the lawless, anarchistic warzone right wing media has portrayed it as.
It's time for Italian Americans to invest their cultural heritage in a new historical figure.
A compelling and indelible story set in small town America that examines the burden of guilt, the bitter price of forgiveness, and the debts we owe our dead, both recent and distant.
Week 2 of the nationwide protest for Black lives.
While reminiscing about his time as a psychologist, Gil recalls the way he handled things with a certain patient and how he wishes he was better able to help at the time.
This week Kimberly speaks with Noah Gomez about his COVID-inspired video "Finding Comfort Through Lack of Control" and Erin LaSorsa about Feed the Freelancers.
George Floyd was murdered on Monday, May 25th. Protests followed, with police riots in response.
More than a week into nationwide demonstrations against police violence, and police are continuing the violence.
James Joyce was her father. Samuel Beckett was her lover. This is her story.
It’s been a week of protests and police brutality across the country since the Minneapolis police killed George Floyd. photo courtesy of Rose Pineda via Wikimedia Commons
Lara shares how she ended up taking care of handicapped dogs and how it has become central to her life and work.
This week's episode is part one of a series of episodes highlighting the work of artists who are responding to COVID.
Responsibility chains, intent-behavior gaps, local validators, and incalculable loss… but also koalas and yogurt.
Jeffrey Round is back on Book Talk to talk about the Toronto publishing scene, a real serial killer in Toronto’s gay community, and Book 7 of his Dan Sharp Mysteries.
The president’s crap will continue cutting through any attempt to stifle it.
A black man is killed by Minneapolis police as a white woman in New York City calls the police on a black bird watcher in Central Park.
Gregory describes his idyllic family situation growing up and the shifts that began to take place as his parents’ health deteriorated.
Even though we’re locked down, we can still open up about summer days gone by. Our fearless host’s mom even stops by! Learn about David’s storied swimming career! Hear about Adam’s summer romance he can’t forget! Indulge Adam and David’s nostalgic ramblings about a show they did five years ago in Vermont! Stay safe and be well.
Aika is a second-year graduate student in Columbia’s New Genre program. Their work, a combination of sculpture and performance, explores notions of identity, tradition and the body.
Movies that speak to the experience of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, music by Monteagle
Christopher Moore’s hilarious retelling of a Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Why trust in institutions is low, and how to understand the Tara Reade accusation against Joe Biden. photo courtesy of WhoisJohnGalt via Wikimedia Commons
Eleanor talks about her upbringing in South Africa and describes what she feels is different about raising children today.
Tired of Republicans chiming in when you roast Democrats? These are the memes for you.
Reyna Hernandez is a South Dakota based artist whose work explores ideas of identity hybridity in relation to her Indigenous bloodlines and westernized education.
'The Last Dance' made for some incredible memes. Here are some of the best.
A look back at the news and other stuff we wrote about this week.
The ins and outs of what it’s like for two parents to raise children during the pandemic. Also, music by Shana Falana.
Where the country stands in terms of lifting public health measures, the Democrats can't quit austerity, and why the stock market is soaring -- at least for now. photo courtesy of  Thomas J. O'Halloran via Wikimedia Commons  
Jealla shares a story of being betrayed by someone she thought was a friend and how she changed after that experience.
The iconic meme gets the proper sequel we never knew it deserved.
Lara Americo is a transgender artist and activist who fights for social justice and LGBTQ rights.
Remembering one of the greatest comedic actors of all-time won’t be hard.
COVID-19 response bungling. Biden’s VP options. News/media roundup. ‘Driveways’ now on VOD. BTR Live Studio w/ Honey Cutt.
Elon Musk and Grimes' new son's name turned heads. It also inspired plenty of memes.
A Harvard grad seeks a mate in a cult that forbids monogamy. To pursue love on her own terms, she must brave exile and learn self-trust.
Jesse Myerson joins us to talk about rent strikes, and Hannah Cohen on the mental health crisis facing health care workers. Credited to the International Film Service, published by the New York Times via Wikimedia Commons
Laura shares the ways in which her life has not gone according to her plan and how she’s come to terms with that being okay.
The holiday takes on a different feel this year and the posts are bound to be bad.
Chrissy LaMaster is an artist whose work explores notions of motherhood, domesticity and the history and theory of craft.
No lockdown for Sweden. US economy in decline. NY cancels primary. News/media roundup. Chris Hemsworth in ‘Extraction.’ Music by Marble Arch.
The world is doing better with humans staying at home. These memes are proof.
A rising New York Times reporter tells the compelling story of The Compton Cowboys, a group of African-American men and women who defy stereotypes and continue the proud, centuries-old tradition of black cowboys in the heart of one of America’s most notorious cities.
New York cancels its primary and slashes the education budget, and new corroboration for the allegations against Joe Biden. photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons
Jean-Paul shares his thoughts on keeping a positive attitude and his approach to spreading positivity to others.
We all know we need to wash our hands these days, but we shouldn’t forget that we also need to wash our consciences from time to time. You listener shall play confessor to our sinful storytellers! Be warned! These are depraved tales of dead goldfish, onerous kennel duties, and impostor basketball players! You’ve been warned!
Jamezie, a Boston-based transgender artist, recently graduated from The New England School of Art & Design where they concentrated in sculpture, performance, printmaking, and philosophy.
A look back at the news and other stuff we wrote about this week.
A preview of the 2020 general election. New movie, Selah and the Spades. And a preview of True Dreams' BTR Live Studio session.
Einstein, Michael Jackson & Me is Bloom's story-the strange tale of a scientific expedition into the dark underbelly of science and fame where new myths and movements are made.
We talk with Miles O'Brien, correspondent for the new Frontline documentary "Coronavirus Pandemic." photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
Jason shares his thoughts on recognizing biases and racism and the importance of using privilege to call those behaviors.
Cleo Arevalo is a conceptual artist who produces pieces that analyze the pre-established meaning of language as perceived through a multicultural filter.
We listened to Joe Biden’s new podcast and have thoughts. A discussion of Netflix’s ‘Tigertail.’ And a preview of GOLD DIME’s BTR Live Studio session.
The newest viral meme format comes straight out of the Upper East Side.
Trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own… This week on Book Talk we hear from Alka Joshi about her debut novel ‘The Henna Artist.’
Sanders is out and has endorsed Biden, millennials don’t stand a chance, and Corona updates. photo courtesy of Dan Keck via Wikimedia Commons
Louie describes how he came to live in New York City and mentions some of the things that have changed over the years.
Juan Rodriguez Sandoval's work investigates and documents the ideologies and themes of locality, transnationalism, metaphysics and environmental/historical preservation.
Dr. Lynn Jiang, 1 of 2 doctors who began an Instagram account to document health workers on the frontline. Ryan Cooper on Gov. Cuomo. New gerrymander documentary ‘Slay The Dragon.’ And music by Parlor Walls.
Reflections on working from home, thinking of others unable to do the same, and the society that’s failed them.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent series, the Carve the Mark duology, Chosen Ones and various short stories.
Trump finally admits this is going to be very very bad, medical workers and other essential employees don't have protective equipment, and more reporting shows how much time was wasted in the US response. photo courtesy of NIAID via Wikimedia Commons
Tori shares what it was like to be one of the few people of color in her high school, the behavior she regularly encountered from those around her and the actions she took to combat racism.
Two NYC ER doctors created an Instagram account for healthcare workers to share stories and stay connected.
Hedwig Brouckaert is a New York based Belgian-American artist who works with mass media imagery to create highly personal works
Extremely-online quarantine takes are getting a little out of hand.
Matt Ruby on COVID-19. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller on new movie, ‘Swallow.’ Plus a preview of Workman ong’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
The moving new novel by the author of ‘Harmless Like You,’ a ‘New York Times Book Review’ Editors' Choice and NPR Great Read.
Instacart and Amazon workers stage strikes, Congress’ awful bailout, and what the future might look like. photo courtesy of the U.S. National Guard via Wikimedia Commons
Andrea describes how she got started with photography, what she likes about the process and where she hopes to go as she progresses with the artform.
A show this wild was bound to produce countless jokes.
We've learned more about the well-endowed man called "Wood" and, of course, found more top-notch memes.
Kim Engelen is an international artist, art teacher, and former TEDx speaker.
We doubt the theme of this month’s show has anything to do with what’s going on in the world but we don’t doubt that, at some point, we’ve all been sick. Let’s just hope it’s not right now. Join us in revisiting past maladies from a chopped off finger to a completely made-up little boy who has cancer! It’s all funny, we promise.
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
The Soderbergh-directed film is surging in popularity right now because it may be comforting to see a worse version of what we’re going through.
Rebel, seeker, traveler, observer, vagabond, writer. Jim Christy has been called all these things and more. Inspired at age twelve after reading Jack Kerouac’s On The Road one summer while running wild in the streets of a tough Philadelphia neighborhood, Christy began his life-long habit of following the wind.
Our second coronavirus show, as more cities go on lockdown and Trump says we need to restart the economy. photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons
Darcy describes the violent abuse he survived as a child and how it altered the course of his life.
Yes, he was a porno star—he went by the name of "Wood" and now he's gone viral.
Ian Swanson is a New York based artist whose monochromatic paintings embody a sense of reticent nihilism and sentimentality. Ian’s work was featured in solo and two-person exhibitions at Ashes/Ashes (New York & Los Angeles), MX Gallery (New York), Jack Barrett Gallery (New York), David Shelton Gallery (Houston, TX), Hot Wheels (Athens, GR), Simone DeSousa Gallery (Detroit, MI), among others. A Detroit native, Swanson organized exhibitions at Debt Collective (2007-2008) prior to founding ORG (2008-2010). After moving to New York City, he co-founded and directed hotelart.us from 2013-2014; and sex objex (2013-2015), a multi-disciplinary, aural/visual extension of his curatorial efforts and commitment to DIY community ethos. All images courtesy of the artist     
A look back at the news and other stuff we wrote about this week.
Joe Virgillito is here to discuss the Democratic primaries and COVID-19. Also, we discuss new movie, Lost Girls.’ Plus a preview of Activity’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
The coronavirus is a global pandemic rapidly impacting the United States. photo courtesy of Gideon Oliver
Demauni describes his reaction to meeting T-Pain when he was a kid and how the experience was different than he thought it would be.
You'll probably just end up staring at your phone the entire time you're in quarantine, so why not these memes?
A developer’s new site turns your favorite song into familiar hand washing graphics.
This week Kimberly reports from the 2020 Spring Break Art Fair.
A look back at the news and other stuff we wrote about this week.
Joe Virgillito is here to discuss why Sanders shouldn’t drop out, the effects of COVID-19 on current politics, and more. Also, we discuss new movie, ‘Onward.’ Plus a preview of Momma’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
It might feel like the end, but there are memes out there that make the world feel a little less hopeless.
From New York Times finance editor David Enrich, a searing exposé of the most scandalous bank in the world, revealing its shadowy ties to Donald Trump, Putin's Russia, and Nazi Germany.
It's our first show since Super Tuesday and coronavirus emergencies in the US. photo courtesy of CDC via Wikimedia commons
Aleyna describes an instance where she changed herself for a crush and why she wouldn’t do it again.
Jeremy Dennis (b. 1990) is a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY. In his work, he explores indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation.
Joe Virgillito is here to discuss Super Tuesday and beyond. Also, we discuss new movie, ‘The Invisible Man.’ Plus a preview of Church Girls’ upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
We think laughter is a good thing at a scary and panicky time like this.
We spend the hour on the centrists coalescing against Bernie Sanders. photo courtesy of Jackson Lanier via Wikimedia Commons
Woody Guthrie’s ode to collective ownership is still private property. But maybe that’s OK.
Ryan describes the accident which resulted in him losing a limb and how he has adjusted to life since then.
Nyugen E. Smith is a first generation Caribbean-American whose work considers imperialist practices of oppression, violence, and intergenerational trauma.
Meet Maggie Oliver, producer/host of BTR’s new podcast, ‘Super Superb.’ Also, we discuss new movie, ‘The Lodge.’ Plus a preview of The Joy Formidable’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
The Trump administration is terrifyingly ill-equipped to handle a coronavirus outbreak, thoughts on the aftermath of the Democratic debate, and listener mail catch up. photo courtesy of the White House via Wikimedia Commons
Nick Pinto joins us to discuss the bail reform law in New York and the effort to roll it back, and there was, incredibly, another Democratic debate. Nick Pinto Nick Pinto, via Twitter
From the author of ‘A Place at the Table’ and ‘A Soft Place to Land’ comes an intense, complex, and wholly immersive multigenerational novel that explores the complex relationship between two very different women and the secrets they bequeath to their daughters.
Scenes from the 2020 celebration of America's original Mardi Gras parade in Mobile, Alabama.
It’s a full communist panic about Bernie Sanders, Fidel Castro, and Florida, and details of his newly released free childcare and Pre-K for All plan. photo courtesy of Bill De Blasio  via Wikimedia Commons
Alex explains how he discovered that long term methadone use had affected his sex drive.
Oh how lucky we are. Especially when compared to the storytellers we rounded up for you this month. From having baby carrots lodged in their throats to being called “Barf” by their wrestling coach to playing pick-up basketball with a man decades older than they—our performers have experienced “luck” in all her wild and wooly permutations. And now you’ll be the lucky ones to hear their stories.
Bernie wins in Nevada, and liberals struggle to cope.
Michael Brennan is a New York based painter and instructor of color theory at Pratt Institute. His minimalist and abstract paintings are often influenced by cinema and film history.
We don’t yet know the results of the Nevada caucus, but we do know that the Democratic party is panicking about Bernie Sanders’ lead. photo courtesy of Cory Doctorow via Wikimedia Commons
Joe Virgillito looks at prediction markets and their relationship to elections. Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay on new movie Birds of Prey.’ Plus a preview of Pom Pom Squad’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
A Democratic Debate recap, and John’s in the studio and we can’t stop talking about Bloomberg. photo courtesy of  Michael Fleshman via Wikimedia Commons
Liberals say Bloomberg factionalism is tearing us apart, and Naomi Klein calls him the Shock Doctrine. photo courtesy of Mike Bloomberg via Wikimedia Commons
In 1994, Mab Segrest first explained how she “had become a woman haunted by the dead.” Against a backdrop of nine generations of her family’s history, Segrest explored her experiences in the 1980s as a white lesbian organizing against a virulent far-right movement in North Carolina.
Director James Jacoby joins us to discuss the new Frontline documentary “Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos.” Also a listener mail grab bag.
Maria shares her thoughts on why it’s important to balance being independent while also having people to rely on.
The movie about liberals hunting Trump fans should have stayed canceled.
We check out the massive, immersive new sculpture at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Malcolm Harris is back to talk more about his new book, Shit Is Fucked Up and Bullshit: History Since the End of History. Also, Osita Nwanevu’s cover story at The New Republic about ending the GOP. Malcom Harris, via Twitter
Jean Rim is a New York based artist whose work explores personal memories through an abstract process of layering.
Vanessa A Bee joins us to discuss Bloomberg's bid to buy democracy, and more attention on Bloomberg and Stop and Frisk. photo courtesy of Longilsandwinds via Wikimedia Commons
A look back at the news and other stuff we wrote about this week.
Meet Joe Virgillito, longtime BTR producer/host and writer. Also, we review new wide-release movie, ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire.’ Plus a preview of Mustardmind’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Trump intervenes on behalf of Roger Stone, Klobuchar says her job was to put people in jail, and Bloomberg’s attempts to buy the election. Also, catching up on pop culture with Hannah. photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia Commons
The influencer called out Bloomberg’s racist and punitive past as mayor of NYC.
Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire primary, but MSNBC thinks it was all the other candidates combined. Ryan Cooper joins us to work through it. photo courtesy of Ryan Cooper
The compelling story of seven women and one man at the heart of a sit-in protesting decreased enrollment and hiring of African Americans at Swarthmore College and demanding a Black Studies curriculum.
Pete Buttigieg embraces fiscal austerity, the anti-Semitic attacks against Bernie continue, and Michael Bloomberg is a racist. photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
Brett recalls what it was like to grow up in the Catholic community after realizing that he was gay and how that has affected his adult life.
Take a look behind the scenes at the biggest canine competition of the year.
Malaika Jabali on enthusiasm for leftist policies in the midwest. Also, Molly on a personal essay about Medicare for All. Malaika Jabali photo courtesy of  Malaika Jabali
Sanders' repetitive fundraising ads have again turned him into a meme.
William Norton is a New York based artist whose autobiographical work connects his roots of growing up in Japan with his complex history of dealing with the disappearance of his 4-year-old son in 1990.
Tom Perez calls for a "recanvass" of the Iowa results as the satellite caucuses went to Bernie Sanders, and Michael Bloomberg is a verified monster in a 2016 video talking about trans people. photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
We discuss three Oscar contenders ‘1917,’ ‘Little Women,’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit.’ Plus a preview of Wintersleep’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Alex Kane on Kushner’s Mid East plan, updates on Iowa, and kindergarten and inequality. Photo courtesy of Alex Kane
Luke Savage on the Iowa caucuses, and thoughts on Trump’s State of the Union. photo courtesy of Phil Roeder via Wikimedia Commons
The Iowa caucuses descend into catastrophe. We spend the hour dissecting what happened. Photo courtesy of John Knefel
A new wave of films exploits real life tension between elites and working people.
Zac shares why he does not believe in fairy tales and discusses the opportunity they present to teach children.
Molly on the electability sham, the liberal boomer breakdown, and thoughts on the witness impeachment vote. photo courtesy of John Knefel
Christina Graham is a New York-based painter.
The weather-predicting groundhog had his annual moment in the sun on Sunday.
A disingenuous liberal attack on Bernie pretended that he praised George Wallace when in fact he compared him to Hitler, and a Federalist writer makes the case for our current healthcare system and accidentally makes the case for Medicare for All.
Super Bowl betting data with American Gaming Association’s Dave Forman. Charles Hinshaw & J. McVay on new movie ‘Beanpole.’ Plus a preview of The Makeout Club’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Amy Klobuchar is a cop, Andrew Yang thinks his caucusers will go to Bernie in Iowa, and impeachment trial catch up.
Dustin Luke Nelson joins us to discuss the changing politics of beer, and John’s in Iowa following the Bernie campaign.   Dustin Luke Nelson, via Twitter
The weirdest bets this year’s big game has to offer.
Writing from a historical perspective, ‘Delivered by Midwives’ dives into the rich and complex narrative of black midwives in the twentieth century south.
Jeff Abbott on his time with a migrant caravan traveling towards the southern border, and Bernie hit pieces escalate as he surges in Iowa. Jeff Abbott, via Twitter
Jade describes how they would like to use art to get more people involved in politics and allow people to see new perspectives.
Would you accept a $100,00 to sleep with a total stranger? (Full disclosure: I absolutely would.) Would you stay in a relationship with someone who repeatedly kissed other people? Would you let an adult beat you in basketball (you’re a kid in this scenario)? Find out the answers to these questions and more (ok maybe not that much more) as we explore the theme of Cheating!
Biden's disingenuous ally performance, and catching up on the strawmen arguments in the class reduction discussion. photo by Todd L Church
Christine Tyler is a Brooklyn-based artist who received her MFA from Brooklyn College in 2019
Artists morn the basketball legend by dedicating beautiful art on social media.
Joe Rogan endorses Bernie Sanders, the MBS kidnap plot, and some Harris/Biden/Obama speculation. photo courtesy of LABaseball Fan via Wikimedia Commons
J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw on Oscar nominations and 2019 film favorites. Plus a preview of proper.’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Impeachment is a sham, Davos is a sham, and corporate media is a sham for hiring Reince Priebus! photo courtesy of United States Senate via Wikimedia Commons
Bernie and Hillary’s responses to “nobody likes him” show a fundamentally different approach to politics, and the problem with naming masculinity as the problem rather than capitalism. photo courtesy of John Nicksic via Wikimedia Commons
Five must-read books on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Times’ incomprehensible endorsement of both Warren and Klobuchar, and Hillary Clinton says “Nobody likes” Bernie. photo courtesy of Laure Shaull via Wikimedia Commons
Ashley describes the evolution of a relationship of a friend and what it taught her about maintaining friendships with others.
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss the detention of Iranian Americans at the Canada-US border, and a discussion about online feminism and sharing the personal as political.
Ninth Street Collective is a group of art administrators, gallerists, curators, writers and critics who want to help artists succeed. With a focus on professional development, we offer one-on-one consultations with artists in-person and online, and serve as a hub for resources for artists. Project Members of Ninth Street Collective, include: Courtney Childress Audra Lambert Shama Rahman Melinda Wang Heather Zises Images of past projects courtesy of Ninth Street Collective Courtney Childress SPRING/BREAK Art Show Audra Lambert The Subtle Image Curated by Antecedent Projects at Dejavu Gallery Melinda Wang Margaret Inga Urias at Equity Gallery Heather Zises Melinda Wang 2017: 1947 at Equity Gallery Audra Lambert Domicile at Fountain House Gallery Curated by Antecedent Projects Heather Zises Reflective Pool at The Cluster Gallery Courtney Childress Yours, mine & ours Melinda Wang Evening Red at MW Projects Audra Lambert Marking Time, Shifting Space Solo Exhibition in DUMBO (featuring artist Victoria Manganiello) Curated by Antecedent Projects Melinda Wang Karen Lee Williams at Equity Gallery 50 Contemporary Women Artists by Heather Zises
The impeachment trial has begun in the Senate, Bernie Sanders leads in a new Reuters poll, and Trump’s trade deal.
CNN’s microphones captured the post debate exchange between Sanders and Warren, and Lev Parnas goes on Maddow. photo courtesy of Paul Schulz via Wikimedia Commons
Tuesday’s Democratic debate, and the incredible Parnas document dump. photo courtesy of Todd L. Church via Wikimedia Commons
A look back at the last ten years of books, publishing, literature and of course, my show.
We spend the hour on the hit job on Sanders’ alleged sexism, seemingly from the Warren camp. photo courtesy of Cory Doctorow via Wikimedia Commons
Josiah describes why he enjoys trolling people in real life and how his behavior has affected his relationships with others.
J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw on ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.’ Plus a preview of Kazu’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Why would anyone be surprised that an actor whose signature catchphrase is “you’re money baby” leans libertarian?
An attempt to explain what Bloomberg’s wealth means in the Democratic primary. Michael Bloomberg photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
A chat with Struggle Session's Leslie Lee III about why people are so mad at 'Joker.'
Everyone seems to think the baby is either going to come out as a robot or an alien.
Michelle Brandemuehl is a Brooklyn-based artist whose abstract and minimal paintings explore the relationship between subtlety and the sublime. Michelle has had two solo shows at ATA Gallery in San Fransisco in 2018 and 2015 and she was in a two person exhibition with Michele King at Avenue, also in San Fransisco. Other group exhibitions include, Everyday Animals at Ulterior Gallery, JuxtaPositions at the Painting Center, and Introductions 2018 at Trestle Gallery, all located in New York City. She was an artist in residence at: PADA Studio Residency in Lisbon, Portugal; Edward F. Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY; and CCA Residency at AICAD Studios in Brooklyn. She received her BS in painting from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She currently has work up at Ulterior Gallery All images courtesy of the artist Roundabout spray paint and acrylic on board, 24x20, 2018 Go Go Go acrylic and spray paint on board, 30x24, 2019 Vicious Circle acrylic and spray paint on panel, 18x14, 2019 Shake It spray paint and acrylic on board, 40x30, 2019 acrylic, spray paint and marble dust on board, 24x18, 2015 It Goes Something Like This 1 acrylic, spray paint and marble dust on board, 24x18, 2015 This is How We Survive the Universe acrylic, spray paint and marble dust on board, 10x8 each, 2016 Elevator Hum spray paint, acrylic, molding paste and marble dust on linen, 24x18, 2017 It Goes Something Like This 4 acrylic, spray paint and marble dust on board, 24x18, 2015 It Goes Something Like This 3
Elizabeth Warren Dancing discourse, Chait wants Bloomberg to buy the election, and the latest on Iran. photo courtesy of Tim Pierce via Wikimedia Commons
Matt Ruby talks more with writer Tim Kreider. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller on new movie, ‘Uncut Gems.’ Plus a preview of Lisel’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Trump’s sniffy press conference and confidential congressional briefing, and Bernie and Warren deviate on their rhetoric about Soleimani and war. photo courtesy of Todd L Church
On Tuesday night, Iran retaliated by firing missiles on Iraqi military bases hosting American troops. We spend the hour on it. photo courtesy of Ninara via Wikimedia Commons
A psychology professor encounters a teenage girl who exists as multiple incarnations, each living in a separate reality.
Iran vows direct retaliation, John Bolton says he’ll testify in the impeachment trial, and why liberals are so mad at AOC. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez photo courtesy of Senate Democrats via Wikimedia Commons
Aaron discusses how he decided that he would run for public office and some of the ways in which he can help improve New York City.
The show’s three greatest contestants take center stage along with its legendary host.
We spend the hour on the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani. photo courtesy of Fars Fotógrafos via Wikimedia Commons
Kimberley Acebo Arteche (she/they) is an educator, cultural worker, and interdisciplinary artist. Her work explores the hybrid cultures formed by technology, movements of immigrants in America, and the way movements through space and spaces has been affected by these two. Arteche received her BFA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and MFA from San Francisco State University where she received the School of Art’s Distinguished Graduate award. She has been awarded the Murphy Cadogan Contemporary Art Award by the San Francisco Foundation, was Kearny Street Workshop’s Featured Visual Artist in the 2015 APAture Festival, and residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Growlery. She has shown at East Tennessee State University, SOMArts Cultural Center and at the Wailoa Arts & Cultural Center in Hilo, Hawaii. Arteche is committed to collaboratively creating decolonial practices within arts institutions, while creating visibility and providing resources for emerging Asian Pacific American and BIPOC Artists. All images courtesy of the artist  
It didn't take long to find the new year's first meme.
Liberals ask why aren’t people in the streets.
Matt Ruby talks with writer Tim Kreider. Also, we review new movies, ‘Uncut Gems,’ ‘Little Women,’ and ‘The Rise of Skywalker.’ Plus a preview of upcoming BTR Live Studio sessions from Field Mouse and Kissed By An Animal.
It’s our first show back in the New Year and we’re catching up on everything that happened when we were gone including, for example, the president being impeached. photo courtesy of the United States House of Representatives via Wikimedia Commons
It’s Radio Dispatch Best of 2019 and we’re revisiting our interviews with Cora Currier and Natalie Shure. photo courtesy of Natalie Shure photo courtesy of Cora Currier
One man knows the connection between two extraordinary acts of arson, fifteen years apart, in his Montana hometown–if only he could remember it.
It’s Best of Radio Dispatch 2019, featuring David Klion and Osita Nwanevu. photo courtesy of David Klion
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