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A series of conversations with arts and culture professionals about their work and unique perspective on contemporary life. Hosted by Kevin Moore, the talks are held at twilight overlooking New York City's West Side.

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[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt0iit12Yl4[/embedyt] Luc Sante discusses teaching writing, anarchist legacies, and valuing histories of everyday life--including his own--through old photographs and ephemera. Laurie Lambrecht elaborates a mindset of careful observation, knitting, and playing with the edges of the natural and social orders in which we live....

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJdOtzQcEvw[/embedyt]Heidi Ewing describes the free license granted by documentary filmmaking and getting into the headspace of different groups and characters.  Artist Chris Martin recounts his years as an art therapist and learning to find--and give--pleasure through his own painting....

Ghanaian-Scottish architect and author Lesley Lokko discusses racial identity on different continents and diversity in education as a hope for solving global problems. (14:25) Artist Olaf Breuning talks about lightness and humor as points of entry into darker, more complex subjects. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO7Dn6Z04sk[/embedyt]...

Mark Dion discusses his appreciation for folly buildings, obscure departments of science, and being implicated in nature's demise. (13:43) Elaine Mayes reflects on forty-five years of documenting hippie culture, rock musicians, and her friendship with photographer Helen Levitt. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xnAVuDScKk[/embedyt]...

In this episode, recorded in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York, Kevin Moore talks with filmmaker Nanette Burstein, director of Hulu's documentary Hillary, and performer Kevin Bewersdorf. Burstein describes biographical filmmaking and the pitfalls of public perception for controversial figures, such as Hillary Clinton. Bewersdorf muses on...

Hugh Hayden considers social camouflage and the underlying discomforts of modern American life. Cheryl Donegan flirts at the edges of categorical thinking and imagines the difficult--and opportune--stages of imminent societal change. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRI25hPPpGQ[/embedyt]...

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCYBPowarO0[/embedyt]Tabitha Soren discusses journalism and art as different kinds of storytelling and her embrace of more complex notions of truth over time. Carroll Dunham considers the power and limits of painting and its ability to materialize both personal and historical visions of the world....

Filmmaker Jacquline Goss discusses her fascination with folly in relation to scientific ambition and American politics. Writer Caleb Crain explores the dark side of internet privacy and the fate of the novel in the 21st century. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzuQETkuDnA[/embedyt]...

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