With another Friday comes another arts and culture week in review on The Culture Show. Host Jared Bowen is joined by co-hosts Edgar B. Herwick III and Callie Crossley to unpack all of the headlines related to arts and culture in Boston and beyond over the past seven days.
First up, the hosts unpack the Oscar nominations: the surprises, the usual suspects, and the snubs that are sparking controversy in Barbieland.
Plus, an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art featuring nude performance artists was meant to pose questions about comfort levels, but instead resulted in assault allegations and a lawsuit against the museum. Meanwhile, a major museum announces plans to return artifacts to Indigenous communities, and the Worcester Art Museum faces calls to return a stained glass window.
From there, Jon Stewart is jumping into the 2024 race, resuming his role on "The Daily Show" for what seems like an inevitable rematch between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. After leaving the show in 2015 on the cusp of Republican debates with then-candidate Trump, Stewart's return as a weekly host and regular producer comes just ahead of a surely tumultuous 2024 election cycle.
Then, we offer an amuse-bouche with a look at the local James Beard Awards semifinalists. A number of New England restaurants and chefs made the cut, including Dorchester's own Comfort Kitchen.
Finally, will Hollywood change its tune? The American Federation of Musicians are threatening to strike if the movie industry doesn’t secure streaming residuals and protections from artificial intelligence, following last year's historic actors' and writers' strikes that resulted in wins for industry workers.
It's all on The Culture Show—listen to the full episode above!