Writer David Shields talks about his book War Is Beautiful: The New York Times Pictorial Guide to the Glamour of Armed Conflict. In the book, David presents a selection of New York Times front-page conflict images to make the case that war photographs — as seen in the Grey Lady — are aestheticizing the horrors of war. Whether you agree with David’s thesis or not, the book poses important questions about the purpose of war photography, the authority of big media institutions, and our relationship to violent images in a photo-saturated culture.
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Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how… | listen
Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending… | watch