Episode 79: Reviews

March 4, 2007 · Print This Article

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In this episode Bad at Sports welcomes guest reviewers: Boston up-and-comer Liz Nofziger and Columbia College Chicago’s Neysa Page-Lieberman. They join Bad at Sports locals Terri Griffith, Serena Worthington, Joanna Topor, and Duncan MacKenzie as we shake up and shake down shows in the West Loop. Tune in as they struggle with Gescheidle’s two new shows–Drew Beattie and Chris Verene–whose name Duncan butchers repeatedly; GARDENFresh’s first show in their new digs; and Gallery 40000’s two new offerings, Thomas Rapai and Amy Vogel. All that, and Brian Andrews talks politics and art!

ALSO A BRAND NEW CONTEST: The first Bad at Sports Essay Contest is announced in the outro this week. We need you to write a speculative essay of 100 words or less on why Edward Lifson dislikes us. These can be as speculative and fictitious as possible. The winner will have their essay read on the air by Book Guru Terry Griffith!!!

On that note don’t forget to e-mail Hello Beautiful and tell them about our project!!! HelloBeautiful@ChicagoPublicRadio.org

ALSO you can contact them via the following (lifted from their site)

Whether you’re an artist or enthusiast, musician or muse, Chicago Public Radio’s arts desk wants your thoughts on where to go and what to see in Chicagoland. Share your ideas one of two ways:

TheList@ChicagoPublicRadio.org

312.948.4623
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Episode 78: OPENPORT and CAA reviewed

February 25, 2007 · Print This Article

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This week on Bad at Sports: Duncan and Amanda talk to the fine folks in charge of OPENPORT: Realtime Performance, Sound, & Language curated by Nathan Butler, Mark Jeffery, Judd Morrissey, and Lori Talley.

THE SQUARE DANCE EVENT IS THIS SATURDAY!!! BE THERE OR ….well… you get the idea.

Also, we wonder why Edward Lifson has negative feelings towards us???

Next, Brian Andrews on collecting praise and drinking.

Then, Richard talks to Interviewees, Interviewers, Anthony Burton, Aris Georgiades, and ex-pat John Wanzel on CAA, NYC and BS, OK!

Finally, Steve Albini is giant of consciousness. Bow before him.

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Episode 77: Jose Lerma & book talk!

February 18, 2007 · Print This Article

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This week: Duncan and Amanda talk to Jose Lerma about painting, art, and the Badgers.

Joanna Topor and Terri Griffith cross swords about literature and minotaurs.

Bad at Sports readies for battle.

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Episode 76: Rodney Graham/ Polvo

February 12, 2007 · Print This Article

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Canadian superstar Rodney Graham joins us. Duncan, Meg and Richard talk to the man that turned driving around on your bicycle on acid in to an art form. I was genius at 18 and I had no idea!!! Jeepers.

Next, Mike Benedetto reviews a touching and timely story of our nation in conflict. I cried through the whole 30 seconds (plus bonus seconds)

THEN, We talk to members of the Polvo team, Elvia Rodriguez-Ochoa and Miguel Cortez (who didn’t really say anything but was there none-the-less). They give us the scoop on Polvo, Pilsen and why their space is so damn cool.

Watch this space: Bad at Sports will soon be declaring complete and utter war on a local institution. Not to be missed.

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Episode 75: Chronic at Monique Meloche

February 3, 2007 · Print This Article

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This week we talk to the artists and curator of the stellar new show at Monique Meloche, Chronic: Handmade Nightmares in Red, Yellow and Blue.

Duncan, Richard and Amanda together again interview Fendry Ekel, Dylan Graham, Fokert de Jong, and curator Astrid Honold. Exciting conversation, interesting insight, talk about the many meanings of “chronic”. Fun times!!!

ALSO THIS WEEK: The Duncan haircut poll. Be sure to go to Badatsports.com and vote on Whether or not Duncan should get a haircut. The fate of the world is in your hands.

Also! Those of you in the drawing school we frequently discuss on the show, sharpen your pencils!

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