A Derecho grounds TMI’s Chris in an elevator. Peter Choyce discovers blogging and Tim Kreider discovers what it means to be “krazy busy.” Photographer Lowell Handler teaches homeless mentally ill women how to take pictures. And Margaret Atwood reminds your host that the internet is magic. PLUS Humility.
Photographer Mitch Epstein traverses the USA in search of American Power, Nichola Raihani tells us about the power dynamics of the cleaner wrasse, Sara Marcus tells us the about the power of Riot Girrrl, Valtteri Viljanen demos Spinoza’s geometry of power, “David” gets caught in Foucault’s web of power, and Joe Turow explains to us how Advertising holds all the real power.
This week’s show is a series of convergences, but none of them are harmonic. Daniel Heller-Roazen tells us about Pythagoras and the fifth hammer and why Kant and Kepler both considered themselves Pythagoreans. Quintan Ana Wikswo explains why she uses nasty nazi cameras in her art. Nina Mitchell explains what happened when her mind went pop! and Paola Antonelli gives us a tour of her latest MoMA blockbuster Talk To Me. PLUS your host tries to make some money doing experimental medical testing.
Pictures of Tuff Guys and Old Believers in Siberia courtesy of photographers Bruce Gilden and Ivan Boiko. A visit to the world’s largest collection of Soviet Nonconformist art in New Jersey! Our man in DC gets another earful regarding the Red Dawn remake, Hitler reads Walter Benjamin and your host finds a photo book on the Bitch War! For more information visit the WFMU TMi page
Fred Ritchin investigates the future of Photography, Luc Sante looks back at the Real Photo Postcard craze of the early 20th century, Paula McCartney takes pictures of birds, Robert Voit takes pictures of trees, and Adam Frelin takes pictures of trees hit by cars. And your host proves his Photo Book collection is better than Martin Parr’s.
Johnny Angel recalls his Klan days and the electric Cross, Andrea considers buying gold, Ed Burtynsky talks about his Oil photos, David Feng loves his iPhone, Desmond Ayim-Aboagye tells us the truth about War, and Tracy and John deal with gentrification and bed bugs and encounter the mysterious “Condor.”
First of a three part series on America and the Tea Party. Journalist Will Bunch talks about the two years he spent researching his book “Backlash;” Historian Zoe Trodd explains how the idea of protest gets appropriated by groups like the KKK, the White Citizens councils of the 1950s, and the Tea Party of today; Photographer Richard Misrach photographs the voice of the people; your host recalls the first right wing person he ever met (his college roommate); and the TMI Washington D.C. correspondent starts a twisted journey into the secret depths of a conspiracy.
Our series wraps up this week with Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi explaining why the Tea Party is full of shit. Naomi Harris takes us into the world of overweight swingers from the the Bible Belt. Your host suggests the ‘rant heard round the world’ is fake (or at least disingenuous). Internet activist Zephyr Teachout explains how a political opportunity was lost. Cartoonist Tim Kreider fears the return of the madness, and TMI’s man in DC goes to New Orleans to do something while your host goes to the Stewart/Colbert rally.