Episode #301

Andy Warhol, Fans, The Euro

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Saturday, January 05, 2002

We look at the enthusiastic subculture of fans. Kurt Andersen and his guest, rock critic Anthony DeCurtis, discover how the modern pop condition of being a fan can also be a slippery slope. And a design curator considers the aesthetic merits and de-merits of the Euro.

Guests:

Anthony DeCurtis

Commentary: Design Below the Surface

Kurt Andersen admires some razor sharp design.

(Originally aired: August 4, 2001)

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Design for the Real World: The Euro

On January 1st, twelve countries officially adopted a single form of currency. MOMA design curator Paola Antonelli tells us what she thinks of the new Euro.

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Rock Critic Anthony DeCurtis on Fans

Kurt Andersen and rock music critic Anthony DeCurtis discuss the passions that drive devoted fans.

DeCurtis is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and host of the online musician interview show, The A-list, at getmusic.com. His Rolling Stone cover subjects include R.E.M., U2, Sting, Janet Jackson, the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Jimmy Page and Robert ...

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Fan Fiction

There are countless ways fans of a particular author can share their enthusiasm — conventions, chat rooms, fanzines, websites, and interactive role playing games are just a few. But some of these fans could be breaking the law.

(Originally aired: August 4, 2001)

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Renee Fleming & Me

Hair colorist Michael Stinchcomb attended the opera 32 times last season. He idolizes this world class soprano Renee Fleming — but he wasn’t always an opera lover.

(Originally aired: August 4, 2001)

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Andy Warhol

WNYC's Sara Fishko takes a look at one of the greatest fans of all time, who himself was an object of fan obsession.

(Originally aired: August 4, 2001)

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Tribute Band

Randy Cordero's tribute band — "Surreal Neil" and Superdiamond — will turn on your heart light with their covers of the hit tunes of Neil Diamond.

(Originally aired: August 4, 2001)

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