Laura Russell is an artist who is also the founder and director of 23 Sandy, a gallery on NE 23rd. Here she talks about artist books and her current exhibition, a group show called The Assignment. The book here is by Karen Kunc.
Host Dmae Roberts previews "American Sueno" at Milagro Theatre. Writers Danel Malan and Rebecca Martinez, joined by Composer Joaquin Lopez talk about the process of putting together a touring show about marginalized outsiders pursuing the American Dream. Malan and Martinez talk about the process of writing this play based on interviews with the Portland community. We also get an in-studio concert with Lopez.
Leah Harris was orphaned after both parents were diagnosed with schizophrenia and died from medication toxicity. Today she is a leading voice in survivor activism, and her powerful spoken word poetry, including "I Was A Teenage Mental Patient," has been featured in publications including Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution, and DC Poets against the War: An Anthology.
With: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Yukihiro Kotani, Takeshi Kitano, Aki Maeda
One of legendary Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku's last films, Battle Royale (2000) is an awesome, ultraviolent near-future tale of a government gone crazy. Each year, officials round up a herd of young teenagers and have them battle each other to the death. It's fitting for the times: the introduction explains that an economic crisis has put millions out of work and driven everyone to desperation.
Our Top Ten Records decided at 2 am after a show... don't hold us to it, but we have good taste!
Wasted Time – Futility Destino Final – Atropados Needles – Disastre Marked Men – Ghosts Iron Lung/Walls/Pig Heart Transplant - Public Humiliation Condominium 7” ‘s Reigning Sound - Love and Curses Fy Fan 7" Complications Pissed Jeans - King of Jeans
Demos Frozen Teens - From Minneapolis Semen - From Basque Country Manipulation - From Chicago Arctic Flowers - Locals Me Das Asko - From LA
Reissues Zero Boys Raincoats The Ex The Fems The Nixe Social Unrest Die Kreuzen The Rats Eddie and the Subtitles Government Issue