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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Unbound: Silas House and Manuel Gonzales on 'The War at Home'

On today’s episode, we’re going behind the front lines in the war at home. In our first story, a young boy in Eastern Kentucky writes to his pen pal, an Indian immigrant living in Manhattan, about life in the mountains during the 2008 elections. Silas House reads a chapter from “Same Sun Here.” Then, a man shrinks his wife and gives her a doll house to live in. The wife doesn’t take it lying down. Manuel Gonzales reads “The Miniature Wife.”

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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Unbound: Matt Bell and Brian Leung on 'Far Away, So Close'

On today’s episode, we’ll consider the distance between two people. What keeps a couple bound together, and what drives them apart?  In Matt Bell's “For You We Are Holding,” a city throbs with missed connections and swells with the memories of all that we want and what we have lost. Then, an estranged wife returns home to a sick dog and brings hope with her in Brian Leung's “Dog Sleep.”

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Arts and Humanities
3:38 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

'Making it a 21st Century Place': Ghislain d’Humières on Leading the Speed Art Museum

Ghislain d’Humières accepting his new post as CEO and director of the Speed Art Museum.
Brett Marshall Kertis Creative

Ghislain d’Humières will take the reins as director and CEO of the Speed Art Museum on September 3. He comes to Louisville from the University of Oklahama, where he has been director of the Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum since 2007.

At a press conference today announcing his appointment, board of trustees chair Allan Latts called d’Humières “a super star” whom the search committee found to be a perfect fit to lead the museum into its next phase.

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Arts and Humanities
10:00 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Ghislain d’Humières Named New CEO of the Speed Art Museum

Ghislain d'Humieres
Credit Brandon Snider/TEDxOU

Ghislain d’Humières will be the new chief executive of the Speed Art Museum, the museum announced Tuesday morning during a news conference at its temporary East Market Street offices.

He is replacing Charles Venable, who left the Speed to helm the Indianapolis Museum of Art last October.

D’Humières is leaving the University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, where he has served as director and chief curator since 2007. He also served on faculty at the university as the Wylodean and Bill Saxon Chair and as an associate professor.

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Arts and Humanities
9:27 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Green Building Gallery Hosts Louisville Women in Arts Panel

Theatre artists and writers have established public platforms in recent years to fight gender disparities in their industries and advocate for women in the arts — notably the League of Professional Theater Women's 50/50 in 2020 initiative and the Lilly Awards, and VIDA, the literary organization that put hard numbers behind the general feeling that male writers outnumbered women in the country's highest publishing a

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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Unbound: Tessa Mellas and Claire Vaye Watkins on 'Girlfriends'

Today’s episode looks at friendships between two pairs of girls, complex in nature and sometimes fraught with danger. Like roommates. Can’t live with them, can’t exile them to space. College is a time to make lasting friendships, but what if your freshman roommate turns out to be from another planet? Our first story is Tessa Mellas with “Bibi From Jupiter.” Then "our girl" takes her best friend to Sin City to get over her boyfriend. Claire Vaye Watkins explores the things that happen in Vegas, but don't quite stay there, in “Rondine Al Nido.”

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Arts and Humanities
1:05 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

REVIEW | The Price of Beauty Examined in 'Reasons to Be Pretty'

Cara McHugh as Steph and Doug Schutte as Greg in Neil LaBute's "Reasons to Be Pretty" at The Bard's Town Theatre.
The Bard's Town Theatre

Neil LaBute’s plays aren’t for the faint of heart. His relationship drama “reasons to be pretty” opens with a ferocious profanity-laden fight between a woman and her boyfriend who allegedly alleged to a friend that she wasn’t necessarily the prettiest girl in the room. There’s no warm-up, just a donnybrook of personal attacks and incriminations. It’s uncomfortable in that way that witnessing an intimate fight can be – do I laugh? Do I cringe? Is he lying? Is she overreacting? Yes.

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Arts and Humanities
6:32 am
Mon June 24, 2013

REVIEW | 'Dead Man's Cell Phone' a Game-Changer for Theatre [502]

Dara Tiller as Hermia in Sarah Ruhl's "Dead Man's Cell Phone."
Theatre [502]

Theatre [502] has produced consistently intriguing productions of recent and relevant plays since its inaugural season in 2011. Their list of produced playwrights is growing into a Who’s Who of younger award-winning dramatists: Annie Baker, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Jordan Harrison, Rajiv Joseph, Marco Ramirez, Mat Smart. Top-notch acting and directing and thoughtful design have been their hallmarks.

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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Sat June 22, 2013

Unbound: Tania James and Kyle Minor on 'Alternate Histories'

Today’s episode considers the alternate history. What if things had been different in our lives? What if the people we think we know, know nothing about who we are, or were? And what happens when they try to find out?

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Arts and Humanities
12:34 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Nikky Finney Ponders Possibilities Of The Poetry Profession

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 2:25 pm

Transcript

NEAL CONAN, HOST:

Over the past several weeks, we checked in with our colleagues and friends in a series of conversations called "Looking Ahead," today, poet Nikky Finney. Two years ago, she riveted the audience as she accepted a National Book Award for her poetry collection "Head Off & Split."

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