Full episode - April 18, 2019
Daveed Diggs and Suzan-Lori Parks, Kurt Cobain performs on "MTV Unplugged," and supernumerary Iggy Berlin performs in a giant pink yak costume at the Metropolitan Opera.
Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks on “White Noise” with one of its stars, Daveed Diggs. Plus the rich history of the folk song “In the Pines,” and the art of being a supernumerary.
Full story - April 18, 2019
Actor Daveed Diggs and playwright Suzan Lori-Parks.
A play about bowling, friendship and an audacious plan to stop police brutality.
Full story - April 18, 2019
Iggy Berlin (far left) as one of the Verona townspeople (with fellow supernumeraries) in “Romeo and Juliet.”
Night after night, Iggy Berlin steps on stage at the Met Opera House hoping to blend seamlessly into the background.
Full story - April 18, 2019
A song of unknown origins that goes by many names but has influenced generations of musicians.
The long, rich musical and social history of a great old American song — before and after Kurt Cobain and Nirvana took a turn at making it theirs.
Full episode - April 16, 2019
Merce Cunningham performs in 1972.
For over half a century, Merce Cunningham’s work was marked by his consistent embrace of innovation expanding the frontiers of contemporary dance.
Full episode - April 11, 2019
Frederic Tuten, Cathy Guisewite, Roberto Carlos Lange
Frederic Tuten’s Zelig-like connection to New York, plus cartoonist Cathy Guisewite on creating “Cathy,” and the music of Helado Negro.
Full story - April 11, 2019
Frederic Tuten
The modernist writer talks craft, courting Diane Keaton and his biggest regrets
Full story - April 11, 2019
Cathy Guisewite and her new book “Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault.”
Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite put more than just her name into the “Cathy” comic strip.
Full story - April 11, 2019
Helado Negro
How a short story by Jamaica Kincaid inspired Helado Negro’s Roberto Carlos Lange.
Full episode - April 09, 2019
Patti Smith's "Horses"
This album helped forge punk’s DIY attitude with its fusion of free-form rock and poetry.

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