Have Camera, Will Travel
Denisse Ariana Perez is an artist for our times. Her photographs feature a beautiful range of portraits and still lifes that have themes of earth, water, love, family, and relationships. Both personal and universal, Peréz’s work defies and defines our existential moment. Join us for a glimpse into her process and inspirations.
Vikram Gandhi -- Understanding Tekashi69
69 is a phenomena well worth understanding. Gandhi, the director of the new documentary, “69: The Saga of Danny Fernandez,” tells us what he’s learned about the rise and fall of the controversial Bushwick rapper who rode social media and criminal behavior to fame and fortune, only to lose his friends, family and wind up in prison. The film’s director talks about Bushwick, pop, politics and the attention economy; the dangers and seduction of fame; and how his years at Vice News prepared him for his career.
Xeni Jardin on Jeffrey Epstein, Cancer and Cannabis
Xeni Jardin is a one-time straight edge who discovered cannabis after being diagnosed with cancer. A digital media commentator, tech culture journalist and co-editor and contributor to the website Boing Boing, she is also at the forefront of investigations into Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted pedophile who wooed world leaders to his dirty den and died in prison under suspicious circumstances. We talk to the former National Public Radio, Wired magazine and Wired News contributor about Epstein, cannabis and cancer and the New York tech scene of the 90s.
Kenny Scharf, Artist
In a career that spans 40 years, Kenny Scharf has gone from wunderkind pal of Haring and Basquiat to art world drop out to OG working in a reconstituted LA studio making one masterpiece after another. We talk about finding inspiration in head shops. Performing with Ann Magnuson and Club 57. His psychedelic Cosmic Cavern. Recycling for arts sake. Hanging with Warhol. Miami when it reminded him of the East Village. And much, much more so listen up.
Nora Vasconcellos -- Skateboarding’s Reggie Rocket
Not only a champion athlete, she’s also a reluctant role model for young women who have to fight their way into the skate park. The first ever female rider of Adidas skateboarding speaks out on a variety of subjects: fashion, overcoming personality disorders, skate moms, misogyny, racism and why she stopped competing when it was no longer fun.
B Real's Green Thumb
As part of Burb’s #LightUpTheHolidays campaign, we’re giving you four weeks of Light Culture re-releases with guests who know how to Light It Up.First up is BReal, the aptly named Cypress Hill band member and cannabis entrepreneur.B Real has been shaking the foundation of contemporary culture since he started out with Cypress Hill some 30 years ago. A cannabis entrepreneur and content creating machine, we speak about the Cali-NYC connection, touring and smoking onstage back in the day and how Ramellzee and the Beastie Boys influenced his style.
Doggface208 -- A Feel Good Story
Sometimes good things happen to good people. When a modest family man and cannabis movement advocate goes from zero to hero, the world takes a victory lap and toasts his success. Doggface’s TikTok video riding longboard to Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams while drinking Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice went viral and his life turned upside down. Even with new found friends like Snoop Dogg, Berner and Wiz Khalifa, his priorities to family and community remain the same.
Lady Bunny -- From RuPaul’s Roommate to Drag Legend
Along with bandmate RuPaul, Lady Bunny found a home at the Pyramid Club and went on to change cultural history. She can barrage us with off-color jokes, get us dancing to an eclectic mix of music to die for, provoke us with her political punditry and entertain us in everything from movies to TV shows. Bunny defends the white male, takes pokes at Biden-Harris-RuPaul and talks about the history of drag and why gays may not like it.
Janette Beckman -- From Punk to Dior
Janette Beckman is a British-born photographer who has made a career following her musical tastes and cultural preferences. From her punk days in London shooting the likes of Pete Townsend, The Police, Sex Pistols, The Clash and Boy George to New York City in the 80s capturing a teenage LL Cool J or Salt-N-Pepa decked out by Dapper Dan. Today she shoots campaigns for Dior and Levis and documents demonstrations for social justice.