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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Archive for August, 2011

Samuel Menashe

Andrew reads poetry of the late Samuel Menashe, who passed away last week at the age of 85.  

Assyrian Dictionary Project: Part 1 of 2

Andrew’s guests are University of Chicago professors Martha Roth and Robert Biggs in the first of a two-part discussion of The Oriental Institute‘s just-completed Chicago Assyrian Dictionary 90 years in the making.    

Postcard from Home

Critic’s Choice is a weekly feature in which WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner shares his observations on arts and culture, from performances at Orchestra Hall to happenings in overlooked Chicago neighborhoods to festivals around the world.

Love Poems III

Critic’s Choice is a weekly feature in which WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner shares his observations on arts and culture, from performances at Orchestra Hall to happenings in overlooked Chicago neighborhoods to festivals around the world.  

The Interrupters: Rebroadcast

Ameena Matthews in a scene from The Interrupters (Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz, 2011) Andrew talks with Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Kartemquin Films), Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here), and Cobe Williams (the CeaseFire project) about their new and already acclaimed documentary, The Interrupters. Made in Chicago, the film looks at the efforts of a remarkable group more…

James Thurber #2 (Rebroadcast)

Andrew reads more selections from James Thurber’s Fables for Our Times.

Leif Ove Andsnes (rebroadcast)

Andrew’s guest is Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes in a rebroadcast of a conversation while he was making Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Hall recital appearances.  

The Interrupters

Cobe Williams, Eddie Bocanegra, and Tio Hardiman of CeaseFire Illinois

Andrew previews the important new Chicago documentary film opening this week at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

The Interrupters

Ameena Matthews, violence interrupter

Andrew talks with Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Kartemquin Films), Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here), and Cobe Williams (the CeaseFire project) about their new and already acclaimed documentary, The Interrupters.

Alan Goldfarb Poems #2

Andrew reads from a collection of Alan Goldfarb poems.