Monday, October 21, 2013 | Categories: Coming Up |
Monday, October 21
Thirty years ago a peek at the Playboy and Hustler centrefold seemed to be a rite of passage for teenage boys. Today, far from parental supervision, children as young as ten are viewing hardcore pornography on smart phones. The ramifications for young men and women are complex and disturbing. Hassan Ghedi Santur explores the long-term consequences of this burgeoning exposure to pornography.
Tuesday, October 22
VASARI'S MOST EMINENT LIVES
In the mid-1500s, Giorgio Vasari's short biographies created art history, the artist as genius and even the "Renaissance". Although rife with inaccuracies and outright lies, his book is still the source on Leonardo, Michelangelo, and many others. Tony Luppino leafs through Vasari's Lives to see how it still shapes our ideas of art.
Wednesday, October 23
To acknowledge the start of the 2013 World Series, while celebrating Paul Kennedy's 15 seasons as host of IDEAS, we rebroadcast his classic 1997 show about how Jackie Robinson broke the infamous colour barrier in Major League Baseball, and challenged the character of American society. Jackie Robinson's rookie season still stands as one of the most politically profound events in the history of organized sport.
Thursday, October 24
MADELEINE BLAIR: NOBODY'S VICTIM
A rare and detailed account of a prostitute and brothel owner in the Canadian west during the late 1800s reveals the integral role prostitutes played in shaping the Canadian frontier. It was a period of huge transition where prostitution and so-called 'vice' became the focus of social uplift campaigns which gave birth to laws that are still in place today - laws currently dangling before the Supreme Court.