More Drama: Notes/Links

Season 2


Season 1 Revisited: Can We Touch Back on Something? Part 1

As we prepare to launch Season 2, we take a quick look back at episodes 1, 2, and 3. Frida Kahlo, Thomas Kinkade, and The Beales.


Season 1 Revisited: Can We Touch Back on Something? Part 2

As we prepare to launch Season 2, we take a quick look back at episodes 4 and 5 from Season 1, Sid and Nancy and Robert Mapplethorpe.

  

Season 2: Episode 1 Crime and Capote

In this episode, of So Dramatic, my guest is Business Manager Peggy Hines. Peggy and I talk about the intriguing but sad story of author Truman Capote, our own obsession with true crime, and why you should never divulge your friends’ darkest secrets.


Here are links for those who still want more drama:  

Ø A Visit with Truman Capote, brief documentary by the Maysles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbaAYR0oox8

Ø In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 

Ø https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Truman-Capote-published-Random/dp/B00E32OX72/ref=sr_1_6?crid=WTE7BIATODS7&keywords=in+cold+blood+by+truman+capote&qid=1567533211&s=gateway&sprefix=in+cold+blo%2Caps%2C232&sr=8-6

Ø The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin https://www.amazon.com/Swans-Fifth-Avenue-Novel/dp/0345528700/ref=sr_1_1?crid=388AKUS1G78EI&keywords=the+swans+of+fifth+avenue+melanie+benjamin&qid=1567533488&s=gateway&sprefix=the+swans+of+fifth+%2Caps%2C176&sr=8-1

Ø Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trail by Harper Lee by Casey Cep https://www.amazon.com/Furious-Hours-Murder-Fraud-Harper/dp/178515074X/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2Z6JNQEJCKDBS&keywords=furious+hours+casey+cep&qid=1567533369&s=gateway&sprefix=furious+hours%2Caps%2C185&sr=8-2

Ø Infamous(Movie based on Capote’s experience writing In Cold Blood) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003G1LU0Y

Ø Capote(Movie based on Capote’s experience writing In Cold Blood) https://www.amazon.com/Capote-Bob-Balaban/dp/B001MKQS4O/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3IRZAY28FYWUM&keywords=capote+movie&qid=1567533788&s=gateway&sprefix=capote%2Caps%2C187&sr=8-1

Ø Murder by Death (Detective spoof starring Truman Capote) https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Death-Peter-Falk/dp/B001IWV030/ref=sr_1_2?crid=LEJHTZ0F3Q4R&keywords=murder+by+death+movie&qid=1567533859&s=gateway&sprefix=murder+by+death%2Caps%2C171&sr=8-2

  

Season 2: Episode 2  Not Just a Rectangle

In this episode of So Dramatic, my guest is artist and educator Sandy Washington. Sandy and I talk about the abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko, most famous for his deep color rectangles. Sandy and I discuss why sometimes artists are most creative when they have a deadline, sometimes it’s o.k. to let your kids touch the art, but never hang her paintings in the bathroom.

Here are links for those who still want more drama:

Ø The Rothko Chapel in Houston: http://www.rothkochapel.org/

Ø The Artist’s Life by Mark Rothko: https://www.amazon.com/Artist%C2%92s-Reality-Philosophies-Art/dp/0300102534/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1552164767&sr=1-1-fkmrnull

Ø Mark Rothko: From the Inside Out by Christopher Rothko https://www.amazon.com/Mark-Rothko-Inside-Out-Christopher/dp/0300204728 

Ø The Legacy of Mark Rothko by Lee Seldes: https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Mark-Rothko-Seldes-1978-03-01/dp/B01K0R71B8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lee+seldes+rothko&qid=1552164855&s=books&sr=1-1-spell

Ø Website about modern art: https://www.theartstory.org/artist-rothko-mark.htm


  

Season 2: Episode 3 Thenk You Vedy Much!

In this episode of So Dramatic, my guest is comedian Jim Flannigan. Jim travels the country entertaining audiences and has opened for some of the biggest names in comedy including Sebastian Maniscalco, Rob Schneider, Jon Lovitz, and Dave Attell. Jim and I talk about performance artist Andy Kaufman, the timelessness of his art, his love of professional wrestling, and my anxiety watching I Love Lucy.

Here are links for those who still want more drama:

Ø Comedy at the Edge by Richard Zoglin https://www.amazon.com/Comedy-Edge-Stand-up-Changed-America/dp/1582346259

Ø Man on the Moon, biopic of Andy Kaufman https://www.amazon.com/Man-Moon-Jim-Carrey/dp/B003Q0PUV0/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=man+on+the+moon+movie&qid=1570303127&sr=8-1

Ø Jim and Andy, documentary about the making of Man on the Moon https://www.netflix.com/title/80209608

Ø The Andy Kaufman Special https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjrXPNgvDGk


  

Season 2 Episode 4: Borrowed From Our Children

In this episode of So Dramatic, my guest is international businessman Geoffrey Prudence. Geoff and I talk about naturalist and painter John James Audubon. Most famous for his paintings in his book Birds of America, we wonder whether at times he did more harm than good, learn why Marjory Stoneman Douglas was a badass who saved the Florida Everglades, and that this world is only borrowed from our children.

Here are links for those who still want more drama: 

  

Season 2 Episode 5:  Sometimes Madness is Wisdom

In this episode of So Dramatic, my guest is fitness instructor Cathy Conjar. Cathy and I discuss Zelda Fitzgerald, why we are on Team Zelda, why the role of a muse is not all it’s cracked up to be, and if the Barefoot Contessa’s husband is really all that. 


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