Getting thoughts together roundup
Post #1463 • March 5, 2010, 11:25 AM • 139 Comments
Contemplating an angle for my #class talk on March 19 has obliged me to figure out the difference between art and entertainment, a topic of much back-and-forth on this blog. I'm saving the full explaination for the 19th, but here are some bits of nicely intersected art and entertainment, via Andrew Sullivan and John Porcellino respectively.
Chris sends in this Christopher Lydon interview with Yehudi Wyner. "In his case new music comes out of a sort of compost of the canon, from Bach to Bartok, and then everything else he’s heard over 80 years, from his father’s Yiddish art songs to boogie-woogie and gospel music."
Anyone up for reviewing art at this level of intensity? Or maybe a better question would be: Video games can take it. Can art?