Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Praise the Lard

May 15, 2017
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Remember the Woody Allen movie "Sleeper"? In my favorite scene, set over 200 years from now, a physician can't believe how people dieted in earlier times. "You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or hot fudge?" he asks. His colleague answers, "Those were thought to be unhealthy ... precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true."

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This week we'll hear new music from Algiers, the Atlanta band that melds themes and genres of the U.S. south into uneasy soul music. Lead singer Franklin James Fisher told The Mothership that he once heard "that you don't know what real power is until you're on the wrong side of it." That idea is at the forefront of their latest album, which is titled The Underside of Power

Try Cutting the Mustard

May 8, 2017
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In his monumental work Ulysses, James Joyce suggested that God made food and the devil made seasoning. But even the Bible speaks admiringly of mustard seed, the basis for one of the world's most popular condiments.

The mustard plant is fully deserving of accolades. For centuries its been used as a food, flavoring and folk remedy. In fact it was so important as a medicinal herb to the ancient Greeks that they credited their god of medicine for its creation.

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There's new music from Juana Molina, an album titled Halo, and as I mentioned on the show, you'll not hear a better primer on the Argentine musician than what you get from Radiolab

Shane Burke

In this episode of Reel Talk, Collin and Peter discuss the new film from Marvel Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and preview the upcoming summer blockbuster season! What films are they excited for? What films will be a hard pass? (But they'll see it anyway..) You can hear all of that and more on this week's episode of Reel Talk. We'll see you at the movies.