Archive for March, 2009

Paul Taylor Interview

March 29th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes


private-domainDubbed “The naughty boy” of dance by Martha Graham, Paul Taylor has been so cutting edge, and pioneering in his approaches to dance and choreography that he has become not only known and loved world-over, but a genuine icon. At 77 years of age he is still as feisty and humorous as ever, and in our interview tells me all kinds of fascinating inside stuff about his life and work.

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Roy Frumkes Interview

March 22nd, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes


shoot-meI’ve known Roy Frumkes for many years. I remember when he wrote a novel at the age of nine. It wasn’t the best novel I’ve ever read, but it was right up there with “Gravity’s Rainbow,” and “La Recherche Du Temps Perdu.” In those days to pass time Roy and I would hurl cherry bombs at each other in demonstrations of friendly sibling rivalry. Today he writes movies and I write books. We both teach, and we both seem to be on the same humor wave-length. That could be due to genetics, after all he is my brother, but it could also be due to the cherry bomb wars. In any event Roy is the creator of “The Substitute” films which I watch on HBO along with everyone else, and of “Document Of The Dead,” and “Street Trash. ”He has also written a book about independent filmmaking called “Shoot Me.” If you want to know why I consider Roy my favorite brother, you should listen to this interview where I lie through my teeth.

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Angela Von Der Lippe Interview

March 15th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes


the-truth-about-lou1This charming scholar and senior editor at Norton has written a fascinating book about Lou Andreas Salome, celebrated muse to Nietzsche, and Freud among others. What makes some women so alluring? Find out on this show.

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Yiyun Li Interview

March 8th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes


the-vagrantsSet in China in the late 1970’s, Yiyun Li has written a stunning debut novel with unforgettable characters that haunt you long after you have finished reading the book. The love story between Nini a crippled girl and Bashi a sinister predator is an example of the unusual way in which Li views life, in a world of oppression and pain and forces us to reconsider our values . Yiyun came to me and impressed me with her high intelligence and fine command of English. This is a very different book with a very different world view. . . listen to our interview. . . I believe you will be hearing much more from this talented author.

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