Episode #1246

David Cronenberg & Soviet Art

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Director David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen on the set of A Dangerous Method Director David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen on the set of A Dangerous Method (Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)

David Cronenberg tells Kurt Andersen about his new movie, A Dangerous Method, and why Freud was so threatened by Jung. Congress is considering landmark legislation that would make it illegal for sites to host pirated content — say goodbye to all those old music videos on YouTube — and Kurt speaks with an author who thinks we’re overdue to tame the internet. And country music star Ronnie Dunn shows off his collection of Soviet paintings.

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David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg is best known for films like The Fly, The Dead Zone, Dead Ringers and A History of Violence. They can be shocking, violent, and gory — but they’re also unmistakably personal films that make you think while you’re squirming in your seat. Cronenberg’s new film is a straightforward historical drama. ...

Bonus Track: Cronenberg's horror debut

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What do you think we should redesign next?

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Soviet Art in the USA

Why does a country music megastar and all-American guy like Ronnie Dunn — half of what was Nashville’s biggest act, Brooks and Dunn — have a house full of paintings from the Soviet Union? It’s a long story. Twenty years ago, in the fall of 1991, the Soviet Union was being dismantled, and its highly managed art world vanished ...

Slideshow: Soviet Art in the USA

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mubasher from woodland california usa

join you

Jan. 23 2012 04:50 AM
msthomas3 from New Jersey,USA

I will stop using the www.NET . There will be a overextending of NSA & Leave the net alone.
The unintended consequences are not worth it!

Nov. 18 2011 10:01 PM

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