Apocalypse, wow

September 13, 2018
It’s the end of the world as we know it (and Aunt Lydia feels fine)

It’s the end of the world as we know it (and Aunt Lydia feels fine)

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Jill Greenberg

Apocalypse, wow

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September 13, 2018

Ann Dowd, who won an Emmy for her portrayal of Aunt Lydia on “The Handmaid’s Tale,” joins Kurt Andersen to talk about playing characters — many of them terrifying — for three decades. In the 1960s, when hippies turned to Christianity in what’s commonly called the Jesus Movement, Christian rock was born. And so was a belief that the end of the world was coming any minute. And how guitarist Stephane Wrembel’s life was changed when he discovered Django Reinhardt.

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