Come for the Chekhov stay for the Burlesque

August 18, 2008 · Print This Article

In today’s world of shrinking Arts support and fickle audiences one gallery mixes the fiber of Community Outreach Theater with the frosted wheat side of Burlesque performances. Put them together and you get a show that is literally a two for one.

Now the question is can even that business model work? Theatre Yawp hopes it can.




Episode 155: William Powhida/ Pete Fagundo

August 17, 2008 · Print This Article

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THE AMANDA BROWDER SHOW: Amanda and Tom talk to artist William Powhida, about coke, naked girls, and even some talk of art. Bad at Sports get added to William’s enemies list.

Next: Duncan presents a lecture by Pete Fagundo at Dan Devening’s space.

THIS FRIDAY: GardenFresh closes their space at 119 Peoria with a final show//event, come check it out!
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Episode 154: Leslie Shows

August 10, 2008 · Print This Article

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This week a fabulous crossover episode!

Amanda pops up in San Francisco to join Brian and Patrica in an interview of the rising star Leslie Shows. They discuss Leslie’s work in Bay Area Now 5, plate tectonics, landscapes in New York, film narrative, and Deluzian geography. The conversation climaxes with a spirited debate between geologic time vs. swirly time.

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Episode 153: Duncan in Philadelphia

August 3, 2008 · Print This Article

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This week Duncan adventures beyond the known and takes on Philadelphia’s artworld with the Help of the crew at funnelpages.com and Flux Space. They check in with Flux Space, Little Berlin, Bambi Gallery, PIFAS, Art Making Machine, Vox Populi, Kelly and Weber Fine Art and 1026. The conclusion… Philadelphia is a magical land but don’t leave anything valuable in your car. Read more




Chicago Mag Names BaS Best Podcast of 2008

August 2, 2008 · Print This Article

Chicago magazine names Bad at Sports best Podcast of 2008

Chicago Magazine has doubled down on a bad bet they made in February by not only backing the statement they made that Bad at Sports was one of the best Chicago art sites but now has named it the Best Podcast of 2008. Everyone here wants to say thank you for the award and for putting us in a position where we now have to perform to expectations.

We have a lot of growth and new projects in the works. So with the Art season starting up very soon keep checking in to see the interviews, articles, news & video that is coming down the pike. We hope to make the next year better then any before.

Quoted from the Article:

“Founded in 2005 by two friends over a drink, Bad at Sports (badatsports.com) is a podcast that manages to educate and entertain on a subject that causes the brains of most people to fog over and disengage: contemporary art. Originally a fun side project, the weekly interview show invites guests-from emerging talent to bona fide heavies like Kerry James Marshall to discuss art exhibitions, trends and news events such as the recent death of Robert Rauschenberg. With it’s loose, finding-it’s-way vibe, the show yields discussions so illuminating you begin to wonder whether the hosts-Duncan MacKenzie, a 31 year old artist and lecturer, and Richard Holland, a 36 year old artist and lawyer-are nursing dreams about becoming broadcasting professionals. WBEZ, are you listening?”