abstractquests said: What are some tips on how to get established in public media in an age where the internet allows everyone to use social networks as their form of public media. It's easy to get drowned out.
Post your stuff on @prx. Follow public radio folks on Transom. Join AIR (the Association for Independents in Radio.) Go to Third Coast. (Scholarship info here.) Pitch some stuff to Code Switch or another NPR blog. Interview people. Go to an event at your local member station and ask the folks who work there.
8:48 pm • 21 August 2014 • 82 notes
A fan of director Werner Herzog? Tomorrow our critic at large, John Powers, is reviewing Herzog: The Collection, a new set with 16 of his films.
This .gif is from Danny Miller, our executive producer.
(From Aguirre, the Wrath of God)
I had to present my analysis of this film for a Latin American social history class. Let me tell you, this continent was a landing platform for some real bloodthirsty locos … and if they didn’t start out that way, a few hundred hours floating the Amazon in search of “El Dorado” certainly sent them in that direction. Herzog had his eye tuned on the madness, and Klaus Kinski
is a natural disaster.
9:58 am • 19 August 2014 • 142 notes
“The world is divided between kids who grow up wanting to be their parents and those like us, who grow up wanting to be anything but. Neither group ever succeeds.”
― Richard Russo, Straight Man
9:46 am • 19 August 2014 • 640 notes
“he went over to a small shed in the corner of the garden, the back wall of which was made of finely carved wood shingles arranged in a design. “you see,” he said, ” the trouble they took for something that could not even be seen. that is what has been lost. it was lost when workers began selling their time. or as you say in america, when time became money.””
— (via soxiam)
(Source: richardsachs.com, via soxiam)
4:18 pm • 14 August 2014 • 4 notes
Beautiful picture of kids from Howard University! Protesting in solidarity with the people of Ferguson
4:14 pm • 14 August 2014 • 1,013 notes
Their fans are equally as trashy as the stadium they don’t bother to ever visit. You think of San Diego as a nice, pleasant city with gorgeous people strolling along beaches and clumsy bachelors splitting an apartment with two flirty gals under the nose of that surly Mr. Roper. Then you go to a Chargers game and it’s like you stumbled into a back alley behind a Taco Bell. The most interesting people in San Diego are the people who show up in cosplay costumes every summer and they don’t even live there.
This should be one of the great American cities and yet it’s filled with military steakheads, old people, and Hooters waitresses. The weather is literally the only thing people who live in San Diego or have been to San Diego talk about. If natives aren’t talking about how mild the weather is, they are berating you for liking Mexican food that is not from San Diego, as if they own the patent on Mexican food. Meanwhile, Mexico itself is sitting ZERO MILES AWAY. I feel like maybe Mexico has dibs on being the official home of Mexican food. It’s a fantastically douchey city, which makes no sense at all. Cool people should live there, but they don’t. It’s just bro after bro after bro. Even Eli Manning, who is dumb as a brick, was like, “San Diego? Naw, man, that sounds boring as hell.”
Ouch. But also, LOL.
3:47 pm • 14 August 2014 • 7 notes