Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, by Marcel Duchamp
From WNYC we bring you an excellent program dealing with art, music and media in 1913.
“What a year was 1913! In an exhibition in a New York Armory, Cubism and abstraction were revealed to the American public for the first time. In Vienna, audience members at a concert of atonal music by Schoenberg and others broke out into a near-riot. And in Paris, Stravinsky and Nijinsky’s new ballet The Rite of Springburst on stage with famously inflammatory results.
Little War on the Prairie-A special episode of This American Life with Ira Glass. Growing up in Mankato, Minnesota, John Biewen says, nobody ever talked about the most important historical event ever to happen there: in 1862, it was the site of the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Thirty-eight Dakota Indians were hanged after a war with white […]
The Christmas Tree ‘son Fire!-[EXPLICIT] Or, 30 Fuct-up minutes of Xmas. In the spirit of radio art greats, Negativland, comes this inspired yet decidedly grumpy take on Christmas. It’s 30 minutes of production art. Think of it as a montage for people with ADD. People with ADD can become exasperated with the Holiday and they want to know that […]
Live from The Wilde Roast Cafe-We needed to get away from it all so we headed for downtown Minneapolis. Along out journey we ended up at the Wilde Roast Cafe at its new location, St Anthony Main Riverside in Minneapolis. The location offers a nice view of the night skyline. The interior is sublime. Troy and I each has a […]
Worst Snowstorm in Minnesota EVER-Don’t worry. It’s not today! We’re talking about the Armistice Day Blizzard. This monster storm took place in the Midwest region of the United States on 11 November (Armistice Day) and 12 November 1940. The intense early-season “Panhandle hook“ winter storm cut a 1,000-mile-wide (1600 km) path through the middle of the country from Kansas to Michigan. The storm hit Minnesota especially hard. Here we have a wonderful […]