In the throes of awards season, commentary on celebrity fashion choices runs rampant. This week, Professor Linda Pisano, chair of the Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance department, talks costume design, style trends, and how we can contextualize red carpet fashion.
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In episode 46, we're joined by Brittany Friesner, associate director of the IU Cinema, and Jesse Pasternak, a junior at IU and the co-president of the Indiana Student Cinema Guild, to discuss the Oscars, why they're important, and their impact on our culture.
IU Archives of African American Music and Culture Director Tyron Cooper has an insider’s view of Black music and the culture behind it, much of which goes back to the Black church.
He says that’s part of what makes AAAMC different: it looks at the broad context and origins of Black music, and makes it accessible for both scholarship and casual listening.
Cooper joins Dean Shanahan on Through the Gates to tell us more about the archives and share AAAMC Speaks, a documentary series hosted by the archives in partnership with the Office of the Provost.
The series brings the archives alive in a series of interviews with industry executives and performers in various genres of Black music. The first episode on Eddie Gilreath shows one of the first Black professionals to work at the executive level in the music industry.
Coming up are features on AAAMC founding director Dr. Portia Maultsby and the foundational jazz musician Reggie Workman.
Go to aaamc.indiana.edu to learn more about the archives.
This week, we’ll hear from Michael Adams, Provost Professor of English at Indiana University, and author of “In Praise of Profanity” (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Adams sees “In Praise of Profanity” as a continuation of 2009’s “Slang: The People’s Poetry.” In it, he argues that profanity is not only oversimplified as being taboo, it is also valuable and essential as a vehicle of communication and an element of style.
Adams is an English language historian and a frequent contributor to various dictionaries and academic journals. Though his published articles often explore arcane aspects of language, he also writes books aimed at broader audiences. They include “Slayer Slang: A ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Lexicon” and “From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages.”
Film and television star Jonathan Banks joins Jim Shanahan on this week's episode of Through the Gates.
In his nearly fifty years as an actor, Banks has been cast in a wide range of roles, but is most notable for his performances on "Breaking Bad," "Better Call Saul" and "Wiseguy." He's also appeared in several films, including "Airplane!" and "Beverly Hills Cop."
In today's conversation, Banks will share his journey from the streets of Washington D.C. to the silver screen in Hollywood by way of Indiana University.
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Hundreds of same-sex couples throughout the state share one of two anniversaries: June 25 and 26, 2014. In this episode, makers of IU's "Just Married" podcast, Jennifer Bass and Stephanie Sanders, talk about why these two days in June matter, the history and laws surrounding marriage equality in the U.S., and how they're sharing the love stories of same-sex Hoosiers on their journeys into marriage.
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Accomplished actor, writer, singer and director Robby Benson joins host Jim Shanahan for this week's episode of Through the Gates.
A professor of practice at Indiana University, Benson brings experience gained through a career that stretches to nearly five decades, including his most famous role in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." Now, Benson guides film students at IU, including some who will showcase their work at two screenings this week.
In this episode, Benson will discuss his long career, how television and film are changing, and what challenges his student filmmakers have had to overcome in their creative process.
Also, in recognition of National Poetry Month, poets Adrian Matejka and Lisa Kwong will join the podcast to read some of their works.
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In episode 61, we speak with IU Jacob School of Music Dean Emeritus Charles Webb and Philip Ponella, the Wennerstrom Philips Music Library Director and director of Music Information Technology Services, about the great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. In 2009, the Bernstein family awarded the Jacobs School of Music with the contents of one of his composing studios. That studio is now on tour as part of the global celebration "Leonard Bernstein at 100."