On this week’s episode, our critics discuss Jane Campion’s new Sundance Channel miniseries, Top of the Lake, from its portrayal of rural New Zealand to its unseemly male characters and Campion’s trademark lingering on uncomfortable moments. Then, writer Geeta Dayal joins in to discuss David Bowie’s first new album in 10 years, The Next Day, and to explore Bowie’s cultural legacy. Finally, the Culturefesters debate email signoff etiquette. Should “cheers,” “best,” and “xoxo” be eliminated from our correspondence for all time? Or are they useful codes that help us communicate?
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Worshipping David Bowie, Becoming Michael jackson — Kurt Andersen talks with Tracy K. Smith, whose Life on Mars (which pays homage to David Bowie) just won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Michael Jackson impersonators keep their idol’s legacy alive. And the lead singer of the band Of Montreal learns everything he needs to know from Mick and Keith.
Fritz von Runte redesigns classic Bowie tracks and Kubrick’s 2001 and join them together as BOWIE2001.
- Fashion by Berlin
- Let’s Dance by The Futureheads
- The Man Who Sold The World by Lulu
- Changes by Seu Jorge
- Heroes by Icehouse
- Ashes To Ashes by Happy Rhodes
- Golden Years by Essra Mohawk
- Waterloo Sunset by David Bowie
- All The Young Dudes by Gene Loves Jezebel featuring Michael Aston
- Life On Mars by Neil Hannon and Yann Tiersen
David Bowie vs. MGMT.
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