Arts Express: Good Boss, Bad Boss


You heard it first here, on Arts Express. When the story first broke about disgraced former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn, screenwriter, Vietnam combat soldier, former cop and Pulitzer Prize nominated crime columnist Stephen Ryder was the first to report, based on his lengthy experience in the US criminal court system, that Strauss-Kahn would beat the rape rap by maligning the complainant.

Stephen Ryder returns to the show, to talk more about yet another surprising life occupation: bodyguard of the late Lou Schweitzer, who happened to be the founding father of this radio station – and perhaps neither a good or bad boss, but maybe a little of both.

Ryder also shares a wealth of anecdotes and revelations. Including the Geraldo Rivera beatdown that never was; buying a barbershop for a bald guy; what cops and actors have in common; Michelin tires and the rubber economy in Nam, dropping bombs back then into the ocean, and ‘unfettered capitalism in an armed and warlike society.’


Jennifer Aniston Talks Horrible Bosses. The enigmatic star of late, who’s been playing hide and seek as she goes to extremes trying out multiple personas on screen – ranging from reticent to radically raunchy – came clean during this conversation, about assorted candid topics on the table. Including her playful seductress dentist domineering over the male species in Horrible Bosses, as screen subordinate Charlie Day submits to doctor’s orders. And a ripening sexual confidence she’s been proud to project, both on and off screen.

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Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.