Monday, May 21, 2007


For the Creative Class

For the artist: smARThistory

These video and audio podcasts, by art history professors Beth Harris and Steven Zucker, place great works of art in context. If you can't get to a museum, you can still get your art-fix by listening to their discussions of pieces such as Duchamp's Readymades and Bernini's Ecstacy of St. Theresa. New York-based Harris and Zucker focus primarily, but not exclusively, on art from the Metropolitain Museum of Art and MoMA, sharing their insights about paintings and sculptures from all eras. While some smARThistory podcasts provide only an audio commentary one can listen to while looking at a static image of the artwork, others are more dynamic and include supplementary materials.

For the musician: Uncensored Blues

If you've got the blues, this podcast might just cheer you up. Produced in association with the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale Mississippi, Uncensored Blues shares tracks from rare pre-war blues albums. With music from Blind Lemon Jefferson, Leadbelly, and other blues legends, each podcast explores variations on a musical theme, such as "Hard Times" or the "Black Snake Moan."
Uncensored Blues

For the chef: ReMARKable Palate

This podcast, part of the Gilded Fork's Culinary Podcast Network, is hosted by personal chef Mark C. Tafoya. Besides sharing recipes, Tafoya interviews chefs, food writers, and gourmets, and takes listeners behind the scenes of popular restaurants.
ReMARKable Palate

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