Episode #1341

Jack Black & Diana Krall

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Jack Black as Bernie Tiede in Bernie Jack Black as Bernie Tiede in Bernie (Courtesy of Millennium Entertainment)

Jack Black, superstar clown, rocks out live and sings a cappella in our studio. Diana Krall tells Kurt Andersen how she pulled 78 rpm records out of the closet at random to find material for her new album. Rocky and Bullwinkle make the Cold War kid-friendly. And an art dealer helps Costco.com and other big retailers get into the fine art market.

Big Box Retailers Get into the Art Market

You probably shop at Costco for great deals on buckets of salsa and crates of toilet paper. But earlier this fall, the discount giant began selling high-quality fine art — including works by Matisse and Warhol — in its online store. Greg Moors is an independent art dealer ...

Video: The Vincent Price Collection of Fine Art

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Jack Black, A Cappella

From a wannabe rock star in School of Rock, to a Mexican wrestler in Nacho Libre, Jack Black is probably the closest thing in Hollywood to a superstar clown. He’s been described as “big, obnoxious, and funny in a slightly terrifying way.” So his role as the title character in Bernie ...

Video: Jack Black’s one-man version of The Who’s “Tommy”


Rocky and Bullwinkle & the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cold War was terrifying, but we have to admit: it made for some great entertainment, from Dr. No to Dr. Strangelove. And then there was the kid-friendly version: The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. That all-American squirrel and his pal the moose first sauntered ...

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Diana Krall: Glad Rag Doll

Diana Krall’s interpretations of mid-century jazz standards have won her two Grammys and sold many millions of albums worldwide. For her new record — Glad Rag Doll — the singer and pianist mined the music of her childhood. Although she grew up in the 1970s, she was raised ...

Bonus Track: "There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears"

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Jon from Manhattan

Jack Black and Philip Seymour Hoffman must not be mentioned in the same breath, Kurt. I mean, really have you seen any of their films? Your attempts at comparing these two actors leaves me scratching my head and shrugging my shoulders; WTF?

Oct. 15 2012 08:30 PM
David Krentz from Pasadena CA

It was great to hear Jack Black validate my mantra for how to push my career ( and art) forward.
If it scares you to do it, it means you should probably do it.

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

Oct. 11 2012 09:52 PM

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