Arts Fuse Podcast #10: The Audacity of Art

Arts Fuse Podcast #10

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A scene from “Best of Luck with the Wall.”

Fuse writers Lucas Spiro and Matt Hanson once again bang their heads against the walls of some of art’s big questions. First, Lucas schools Matt on Paul Verhoeven and why he’s still important. The boys remember poet Mary Oliver before Matt talks about what he likes about William Giraldi’s new book of literary criticism, American Audacity. Finally, Lucas reads from his piece on Best of Luck with the Wall, the latest incisive short film from Josh Begley, a data artist and law teacher who also writes for The Intercept.

Music cred:

Mal Hallett And His Orchestra for “When My Ship Comes In” [Banner 33234, 1934]

DJ /rupture (Jace Clayton) & Matt Shadetek – Solar Life Raft (2009). Clayton wrote an original piece for Begley’s film Best of Luck with the Wall.

Lucas Spiro is a writer living outside Boston. He studied Irish literature at Trinity College Dublin and his fiction has appeared in the Watermark. Generally, he despairs. Occasionally, he is joyous.

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