In which I talk about reading shhhh! it’s poetry & Jon Rutzmoser talks about making shhhh! it’s poetry Divya: Reading shhhh! it’s poetry 1990, Trichy, India. I watch Saturday Night Fever in a small living room. I watch Tony Manero brush his beautiful bush with a black flatback brush and blow it into the poufy arch de triomphe with his [...]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Hans Op de Beeck. Op de Beeck’s Staging Silence (2) (2013) just concluded a run at MIT’s List Visual Art Center and opens next at MOCA Cleveland in June. Also in June, the Sammlung Goetz in Munich opens “Hans Op de Beeck,” an overview of Op de Beeck’s work [...]
From the legendary Mike Richter collection, here's another segment of "El Anillo," act two of Siegfried from the Teatro Colón.
John and Craig talk with WGA President Chris Keyser about the tentative deal reached between writers and the studios, and why it's more groundbreaking than it might appear at first glance.
1.) Must-read review: Timothy Rub in the Wilmington News-Journal on art museums and stewardship. 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of two-plus): Roberta Smith in the NYT (and from Dallas) on an ex-president’s hobby. (TJ Clark would disagree with Smith on the biographical point. His Mellon Lectures address such.) Martin Gayford in the Telegraph on Veronese and the [...]
Continuing "El Anillo" from the Mike Richter collection, Siegfried at the Teatro Colón (not pictured).
As you may have heard by now, the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Saint Louis Art Museum curator Simon Kelly talking about “Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet,” which is on view at SLAM through July 6. Kelly co-curated the exhibition with Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art curator [...]
Craig delights as John gets @-napped in a Twitter thread about copyright infringement. Then they talk disruption in television, and how it affects writers.
1.) Must-read review: Steven Litt in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on the condition of the Cleveland Museum of Art. 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of six): Karen Rosenberg on Maria Lassnig at PS1. Brian Phillips and Judy Murray in Grantland on Yoko Ono. Sebastian Smee in the Boston Globe on Hans Op de Beeck at the MIT [...]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Barkley L. Hendricks. Hendricks is included in the Brooklyn Museum exhibition “Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties,” which examines how 66 artists addressed the civil rights struggle in their work. Curated by Teresa Carbone and Kellie Jones, the show is on view through July 6. The exhibition’s [...]
From the Mike Richter collection, Act Three of Die Walküre at the Teatro Colón, featuring Hans Hotter and Birgit Nilsson (not pictured.)
John and Craig talk Lab Rats, multi-cam, and what scenes might mean in their imaginary screenplay format. Craig clarifies what “spec writing” is, and when it’s permitted, both legally and ethically.
1.) Must-read review: Christopher Knight in the LAT advancing Mike Kelley’s traveling retrospective with a semi-eulogy for the artist. [Image above: Kelley, More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid and The Wages of Sin, 1987. Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.] 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of five): Holland Cotter in the [...]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Carla Klein and Nayland Blake. An exhibition of Klein’s new work opens today at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York. Klein’s work is big and painterly. She paints landscapes that are rooted in abstraction. She has had a dozen solo gallery exhibitions in Europe and in the United States, [...]
Mike Richter's documentation of the 1962 Buenos Aires Ring continues with the second act of Die Walküre featuring Birgit Nilsson and Hans Hotter.
John and Craig discuss how you create a fictional universe for your story, and the limits of how much can fit on the page. From location to language to wardrobe, choosing which details to make explicit is a crucial early decision. Too little detail and the reader doesn’t know how your story is special; too much detail and the story gets lost.
1.) Must-read review: Roberta Smith in the New York Times on Paul Gauguin at MoMA. 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of three): Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times on Robert Heinecken in New York and not (yet) in Los Angeles. David Pagel in the LAT on Walead Beshty. Philip Kennicott in the Washington Post on the Phillips Collection’s [...]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights conceptual photographer Robert Heinecken with Museum of Modern Art curator Eva Respini. Heinecken was a pioneer in using media to critique media, a practice that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have adapted for a television age. Heinecken rarely took his own photographs, instead using existing images and long-familiar photographic [...]
First up (naturally), Das Rheingold.
Every episode of Scriptnotes starts with the same five notes: Beginning with episode 98, every episode ends with a new listener-created outro, each one a variation on that same five-note theme. We’ve had some amazing outros, both because our listeners are geniuses and the basic melody is so adaptable. You can hear all of them […]