Arts Express: Who Is The Christmas Krampus?


The Krampus: In the Arts Express Theater Corner, a descent into the darker side of Santa Claus legend, and the disappeared history of pagan Christmas lore dominated by the spin of US consumerism. A conversation with this neighborhood theater crew about the raw humor and satirical holiday revelry of the production.


Bruno Barreto Talks Reaching For The Moon: The Brazilian director discusses his latest dramatic feature, touching on the life of Pulitzer Prize winning sullen and celebrated US poet, Elizabeth Bishop. And her creative and emotional exile in mid-20th century Brazil, in the midst of the brutal military coup there. Along with the convergence of poetry, politics, sex, culture, class and history.

Book Corner: Latino NYC writer Miguel Gardel reads from his story, The Magic Of Her Name. Poetically exploring his Dominican maternal roots, and cultural dislocation.

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.