Digging into ‘Doug’

January 10, 2019

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Daydreaming Doug and his best bud Porkchop, the dog.

Daydreaming Doug and his best bud Porkchop, the dog.

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Courtesy of Nickelodeon

The story of “Doug,” the Nickelodeon cartoon from the ’90s that used a minimalist approach but had a profound impact on young viewers. Kurt Andersen talks with Rina Banerjee, an artist who makes enchanting installations, and who, at the relatively young age of 55, is the subject of a retrospective show. And the breathtaking backstory and staging for “The Jungle,” the play that replicates an Afghan restaurant in a migrant camp.

Stories in this episode