BONUS – Nick on RuPaul’s Drag Race: Revolutionary Art Class Session

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BONUS – Nick on RuPaul's Drag Race: Revolutionary Art Class Session
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Start your engines, and may the best ideology, win! Our friend Nick (@uhsadqueer in the Art and Labor discord) worked hard on this incredible presentation on the RuPaul’s Drag Race empire. Learn how the show has shifted since it’s much smaller beginnings on the obscure LGBTQ channel Logo, to the much wider national audience on VH1, to multiple international spinoffs. Is Drag Race part of an imperialist project? Is drag gay sports? Can sports be revolutionary? Do the producers have PR deals with the Democratic party? We discuss this and so much more!

Beginning Thursday April 29th at 8pm EST we’ll also be hosting a brand new course on Art Communes run by Hannah Brookman from Looky Here art space in Greenfield Massachusetts. The curriculum will center around reading the book Art and Labor by Eileen Boris, and watching documentaries on a new collective every week. Should be a great crash course for anyone considering ditching capitalism for that sexy utopia that is living with all your friends in a bucky ball. Course enrollment is open now, so I hope to see y’all around for some learning. Let’s have fun!!

If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor atartandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

How much do Queens spend on Drag Race: https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3dmav/what-does-it-cost-to-go-on-rupauls-drag-race

Drag Race hype house: https://www.10magazine.com/womenswear/jeremy-scott-gigi-goode-house-of-avalon-moschino-aw20-issue-65/

Drag Race Contract: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=700Nvfa4wHk

Previous Art and Labor Episode on Drag Economy: http://www.artandlaborpodcast.com/podcast/episode-28-nightlife-and-labor-rights-with-eric-shorey/

Episode 115 – Adam Curtis and Chill

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Episode 115 - Adam Curtis and Chill
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Lucia, OK and Sarah sit down for an Adam Curtis struggle sesh to study/relax to, tips on keeping sane for when your parents suddenly discover Cuomo is a scumbag, a quick update on the youth (they’re still shifting), and the NGO to sociopath pipeline.

Please write in if you also think Adam Curtis should have used more or let’s face it any Kylie Minogue clips, Fever was a fucking banger with iconic vids, no one even cares that they aren’t in the BBC archive, remember that terrible piece at PS1 ten years ago that was just like Illuminati visuals against the I Believe In You video? It’s low-hanging fruit that should have been picked. This all mostly to say that she’s got a new video where she’s a disco wizard, PLEASE tell us if you will let us airbrush her on the side of your van!! If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Check out the massive project Lucia has been working on, a free school called Constructing the Real, at constructingthereal.com and check out the discord for lecture archives, book discussions, and more info about how to participate. The first meeting for the new course, Revolutionary Art, is March 3rd, but you can join in at any time!!

And fuck it, sign up for a vaccine in nyc: https://www.turbovax.info/

Yasha Levine and Evgenia Kovda’s Adam Curtis crit: https://yasha.substack.com/p/episode-7-adam-curtis-get-out-of

If you like Adam Curtis you might like Stuart Ewen or Max Weber