Episode #401

Flaws, Mad, Icarus

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Saturday, January 04, 2003

Kurt Andersen and film director Todd Solondz talk about flaws in art, and what artists do with them. Lou Reed and Bob Dylan lure listeners with their scratchy voices. And the show visits with Al Jaffe, the illustrator who helped give Mad Magazine its wacky edge.


Todd Solondz

Commentary: Man Collides with Art, Lives

It's easy to see art when you go to a museum or gallery. Studio 360's Kurt Andersen reminds us that you also see art everyday, almost anywhere you go.


Now Playing

It's Mad Magazine's 50th anniversary. Kathleen Horan caught up with Al Jaffee, one of Mad's original illustrators. Produced by Michael Raphael.


Special Guest: Todd Solondz

Kurt Andersen and Todd Solondz look at the human attraction to creative flaws and beautiful accidents.

Todd Solondz is a writer and filmmaker. Deeply flawed characters populate his movies, from 1995's Welcome to the Dollhouse, to Happiness, to last year's Storytelling.


Movie Mistakes

A look at how we watch movies closely, and how even their tiniest storytelling flaws resonate on the set and off. Produced by Sara Fishko.


Imperfect Voices

From Maria Callas to Lou Reed, Kurt Andersen and WNYC's John Schaefer talk about what makes a voice "flawed."


The Icarus Paintings

The myth of Icarus symbolizes fleeting glory, and the foolishness of flying too high, literally and figuratively. A story about Spencer Finch, a painter who tried to depict Icarus' hubris and doom. Produced by David Krasnow.


Intentional Flaws

There's a common notion that Navajo weavers have a tradition of deliberately including a small error into each rug or blanket they make. But is it true? Three weavers in New Mexico talk about this concept of the purposeful artistic flaw. Produced by Deborah Begel.


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