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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.
Kim Engelen is an international artist, art teacher, and former TEDx speaker.
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.
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.
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     
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.
This week Kimberly reports from the 2020 Spring Break Art Fair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jean Rim is a New York based artist whose work explores personal memories through an abstract process of layering.
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.
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.
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.
We discuss three Oscar contenders ‘1917,’ ‘Little Women,’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit.’ Plus a preview of Wintersleep’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Christina Graham is a New York-based painter.
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.
Writing from a historical perspective, ‘Delivered by Midwives’ dives into the rich and complex narrative of black midwives in the twentieth century south.
Christine Tyler is a Brooklyn-based artist who received her MFA from Brooklyn College in 2019
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.
Five must-read books on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
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
A look back at the last ten years of books, publishing, literature and of course, my show.
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.
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
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.
A psychology professor encounters a teenage girl who exists as multiple incarnations, each living in a separate reality.
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  
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.
One man knows the connection between two extraordinary acts of arson, fifteen years apart, in his Montana hometown–if only he could remember it.

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