Culturetopia

Culturetopia: Dangling Over The Cage Edition

Culturetopia logo

The official NPR podcast of the best arts stories this week includes a roundup of Bond supervillians discussing 007's possible demise (collateral damage from the MGM's financial meltdown), our series '50 Great Voices' on Luther Vandross, the Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi on his pre-Comedy Central career, rising musical star Jazmine Sullivan on writing her deeply personal songs, and a sharp look at bunheads gone mad in the movies—that is, the history of dark ballet movies, from The Red Shoes to the new Darren Aronofsky-directed Black Swan. ("The depiction of the teachers and directors in the films are very grim, aren't they?" ruefully observes a real teacher at the School of the American Ballet. "They're just horrible people – and we're not.")

Listen below, or subscribe here:

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.