Unhung heroes

December 06, 2018

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“David” by Renaissance artist Michelangelo was fashioned after Greek sculpture. The biblical hero has the diminutive goods to prove it.

“David” by Renaissance artist Michelangelo was fashioned after Greek sculpture. The biblical hero has the diminutive goods to prove it.

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'David' by Michelangelo by Jörg Bittner Unna/CC BY 2.0

Why is contemporary culture obsessed with how well-endowed men are, and yet in classical art men are so small? Kurt Andersen unravels the mystery with a classics scholar, Andrew Lear. Stacey Rose is a playwright, but when she’s not working to take audiences’ breath away on stage, she’s doing the opposite in her day job: She’s a respiratory therapist. And finally, a Studio 360 holiday tradition in the making — a Christmas-themed radio drama based on a short story by Kurt Andersen.

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