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FT Weekend: A Strange Loop, the Tony-winning queer black best new musical
Jun 25 2022
FT Weekend: A Strange Loop, the Tony-winning queer black best new musical
This week we speak with Michael R. Jackson, playwright of A Strange Loop, which just won the Tony award for Best Musical and Best Book. Jackson is a queer, black writer whose musical is about a queer, black writer writing a musical about a queer, black writer.. Hence the strange, but incredibly entertaining loop. Then, we learn about the dark side of Copenhagen's world-famous fine dining restaurant scene from Imogen West-Knights. Denmark seems to be turning a blind eye to abuses in its hottest – and extremely lucrative – hospitality industry.  --------------Want to say hi? We love hearing from you. Email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap. --------------Links and mentions from the episode: – Imogen’s article ‘Fine dining faces its dark truths in Copenhagen’: .  – Lilah’s article ‘How far does a chef have to go to be truly good?’:  – Michael’s musical A Strange Loop is on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre.– Imogen is on Twitter @ImogenWK, and Michael is @TheLivingMJ.—-------------Special offers for Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial are here:  --------------Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
FT Weekend: What Warhol’s Marilyn tells us about the art market
Jun 18 2022
FT Weekend: What Warhol’s Marilyn tells us about the art market
Last month, Andy Warhol's "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn" sold for $195mn, making it the second most expensive piece of art to sell at auction, ever. And as prices keep going up, the art market — auction houses, gallerists, dealers, collectors — want to keep it that way. On the heels of a ‘stonking’ art season, we invite two heavy hitters into the studio to walk us through it: arts editor Jan Dalley and art market columnist Melanie Gerlis. Then, Christie's head of 20th- and 21st-century art, Alex Rotter, pulls back the curtain on these record-breaking sales. --------------Want to say hi? We love hearing from you. Email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap. --------------Links and mentions from the episode: – Melanie’s article ‘Art Basel’s Swiss fair defies gloomy economy with soaring sales’:  – Melanie’s auction season roundup:  – Columnist John Gapper on how ‘The art market cannot get enough Andy Warhol Marilyns’:  – Jan’s most recent art column, on whether we should send art back to Russia:  – Robert Armstrong’s profile of Larry Gagosian:  – Melanie’s books are called The Art Fair Story and Art as an Investment? – Melanie is on Twitter @mgerlis, and Alex is on Instagram @rottweilernyc.—-------------Special offers for Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial are here:  --------------Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.