David Felix Sutcliffe is the director of (T)ERROR, one of the top prize winners at the Sundance Film Festival. (T)ERROR is the first documentary to document an FBI counterterrorism Sting Operation. It unfolds like a thriller as co-directors Sutcliffe and Lyric Cabral shadow informant Saeed Torres, a 63-year old former Black Panther. Viewers get an inside look at the government’s counterterrorism operations and the murky waters they often tread.
The following is a recording of live readings from Tanwi Nandini Islam. Tanwi is the author of Bright Lines (Penguin 2015). She is the founder of Hi Wildflower Botanica, a small-batch niche perfume, candle and skincare line. Her writing has appeared in Elle.com, Fashionista.com, Open City, Women 2.0, Billboard.com and Gawker. A graduate of Brooklyn College MFA and Vassar College, she lives in Brooklyn, NY. As a disclaimer, the literature in this program does contain some profanity.
In this episode of Arts and Answers, Danielle Fox talks with artist Marylyn Dintenfass, known around the world for her vibrant paintings and installations that explore the shape through which we perceive the world—the circle. A New York native, Marylyn’s work has been included in more than 60 national and international exhibits. Her work can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. From now until October 24th, Marylyn is proud to present Oculus, her latest body of work, housed at Driscoll Babcock Galleries in Chelsea.
Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band visited WKCR for an interview and performance on October 3rd, 2015. The band talked about their influences, their creative process, & how they came together as a group in Burlington, VT.
The following live readings are from Jennifer Sears and Francesca Giacco. Jennifer's fiction publications include Guernica, Ninth Letter, Fence, Fiction International, So to Speak, Barrelhouse, Sequestrum, The Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing, and Fiction International. She has received awards from the Millay Colony for Arts, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Money for Women Fund, and The National Endowment for the Humanities.
The following live readings are from Kelli Trapnell and Kerry Cullen. Kelli recieved an MFA from Columbia University, and now enjoys writing literary horror. She has worked as a columnist and editor for Untapped Cities, a production editor for Apogee, and currently works for The New Yorker. Kerry also received an MFA at Columbia University, and has work published or forthcoming in One Teen Story, Prairie Schooner, Cicada, Monkeybicycle and elsewear.
The following is an interview with Dr. Anne Klaeyson, a Leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC) and Russell Jones, a well known actor and the founder of the "The Blind Spot" series. The NYSEC will be featuring "The Blind Spot" on it's weekly Sunday program, at 1:30 pm on September 20, October 18, November 15 and December 20, 2015 in hopes of promoting a dialogue around race, privilege and identity.
The following are live readings by Kaitlyn Greenidge and Naomi Jackson. Kailtyn is a graduate of Hunter College’s MFA Fiction program and her work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, Kweli Journal, The Believer, Guernica and other places. Her debut novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman will be published by Algonquin Press in 2016. Naomi Studied fiction at Iowa Writers Workshop and traveled to South Africa on a Fulbright scholarship, where she received an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town.
My guests tonight are Alex Cuff and Caitlin Blanchfield. Alex is a poet and public school teacher living in Brooklyn. Her writing can be found online in TheRecluse, Apogee Journal, Sink Review, Two Serious Ladies, and Leveler. She’s a graduate of the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College and co-founding editor of No, Dear magazine.
An exclusive interview with Canadian soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan. In recent years, Ms. Hannigan has distinguished herself as one of the most adventurous sopranos of her generation through the 80 world premieres in which she has performed. Her vocal virtuosity and intensity have made her an ideal collaborator for Simon Rattle and composers such as Henri Dutilleux and Magnus Lindberg. She is also a renowned conductor, and, perhaps most impressively, a singing conductor. In August 2015, Ms.
The following is a recording of live readings by Brandon Caro and John Benditt. Brandon Caro is a veteran from Aphganistan who is pursuing an MFA in Fiction Writing from The New School, with works featured in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Whitehouse Magazine of Contemporary Art, and elsewhere. He will be reading from his debut novel, Old Silk Road, which will be released October 13th of this year.
This Arts & Answers episode features a conversation between WKCR programmer Alexa Mercado and guess Rafael Gamo and Susana Arellano who discuss their upcoming photography exhibit "Here There, Acá Alla." The exhibit documents th elives of first and second generation Mexican-American immigrant families. The opening reception is at The Bronx Documentary Center on August 29, 2015 from 6-9 PM free of chaarge. The exhibit runs from August 20 - September 13. For more information, visit herethereworkshop.org
The following is a live recording of excerpts from Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" performed by members of The Drilling Company. The company will be performing the play as a part of Bryant Park Shakespeare from September 4th until September 20th with shows on Friday and Saturday at 6:30 pm and shows on Sunday at 2 pm. The shows are free. In these excerpts, you will hear Alessandro Colla as Petruchio, Evangeline Fontaine as Katherina, Jarrod Bates as Tranio, Michael Bernstein as Gremio, and Lukas Raphael as Lucentio. Alessandro is also the director of the play.
The following is an interview with Dr. Noelle Leonard, a ResearchScientist at NYU College of Nursing and an Adjunct Professor at theTeachers College at Columbia University. In this interview, Dr.Leonard talks with WKCR programmer Danielle Smith about her recentpublication concerning stress and coping among private high schoolstudents entitled, "A multi-method exploratory study of stress coping, and substance use among high school youth in private schools."
The following is a recording of live readings by Marina Blitshteyn and Kara Thordarson, also known as K.T. Billey. Marina holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, where she also served as a University Writing instructor and consultant. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Lilith, No, Dear Magazine, Two Serious Ladies, and her latest chapbook is Nothing Personal. Kara holds a MFA in Poetry from Columbia University and is an assistant editor for the literary journal Asymptote.
Firing Lion from Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Hosted by Kristyn Brundidge with panelists Ben and Dante. The panel discusses the return of Friday South Lawn practices to Columbia Football. Head Coach Al Bagnoli gives his first thoughts on the upcoming season and depth chart. In other news, Geno Smith and IK Enemkpali have a disagreement and the new NBA schedule is out.
The following is a recording of live readings by Elizabeth Blickle and Elisa Fernandez-Arias. Elizabeth is currently in the MFA program at Columbia University and will be sharing work from her thesis. Elisa received an MFA from Columbia in 2014, will soon be moving to Rome to teach English Composition at John Cabot University, and will be sharing an excerpt from the novel she is currently working on, The Under. Because of a technological error, the recording of this show was cut slightly short.
The following is an interview with James C. Strouse, the writer and director of the film People Places Things, and the star of the film, Jemaine Clement. The film follows a newly single graphic novel artist who is attempting to balance his twin daughters, students, and his love life.
The following interview is with Hubert Sauper, the Academy Award-nominated director of Darwin's Nightmare, discuss his latest documentary, We Come As Friends. In We Come As Friends, Sauper travels around the Sudan in a self-built airplane showing his audience glimpes into the present day colonization taking place. In this interview, Sauper talks with WKCR programmer Danielle Smith about the process of making the film, his artistic take on documentaries, and the troubling situation in Sudan right now.
Firing Lion from Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Hosted by Kristyn Brundidge with panelists Ben W., Yale R., and guest Ryan Young. The group discuss Grant Mullins' return to basketball in the fall, the MLB trade deadline, the greatest fortnight in New York Mets history, and read some of Tom Brady's emails.
The following is an interview with Tom Surgal, the writer and the director of the documentary, Fire Music. Fire Music is a full-length documentary about the Free Jazz Revolution–a subject which is often ignored when people discuss jazz. Fire Music is currently hosting a kickstarter campaign to help raise the necessary funds for completing this documentary. In this interview, Tom Surgal talks with WKCR programmer Gabe Ibagon about the genre of free jazz, the process of making the documentary, and his inspiration for this film.