Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg secured a legacy as a crusader for women’s rights. Later in life she secured another legacy as a vaunted cultural icon. Her first gender discrimination case inspired the biopic "On the Basis of Sex," and now she is the subject of the one-woman show, “All Things Equal: The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” Ahead of its limited run in Boston on Feb. 3 at the Emerson Colonial Theatre, The Culture Show host and GBH News Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen talks to actor Michelle Azar about assuming the persona of RBG.
From there, it's a conversation with writer Raj Tawney. Growing up in a multicultural household, his coming-of-age story happened in the kitchen, helping his mother and grandmother cook recipes from their homelands. Themes of food, memory and identity come together in his new memoir, “A Colorful Palate: A Flavorful Journey through a Mixed American Experience." Tawney's second book, "All Mixed Up," a Middle Grade novel, will be out fall 2024 from Paw Prints Publishing.
Finally, the show concludes with a conversation with Cerise Lim Jacobs of White Snake Projects. The activist opera company has coordinated Show Out Boston!, a "dynamic youth arts community engagement program" that showcases local artists.
It's all on The Culture Show—listen to the full episode above!