The Tiger King is one of the most watched shows on Netflix. Between the mullet rockin’ wonder, a faux doc, and the cat lady, it’s a cast of characters all focused on big cats. Really big cats. The kind that belong in their natural habitat and not in cages for our enjoyment and profit. Sara […]
Gianofer Fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
According to contributor gianofer fields, one of the joys of studying Material Culture is interacting with an object in person. For Fields, the information gleaned from the physical presence of the thing conveys much more than a digital image. A belief she’s held even before the pandemic. So you could imagine her delight when she […]
So, this is an unexpected sequel to a story that was supposed to end with two vintage Hammond organs finding a new home. Here we are with part two. So clearly… and for totally acceptable reasons…that didn’t happen. It was recorded during a time when it was obvious that SOMEONE…(number 45)…was refusing to cast fantasy […]
It might be safe to say that spring is here. And while we can’t celebrate like we did pre pandemic, we can still delight in the reemergence of one sure sign that the weather is taking a turn for the better. The first sighting of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. After operating for nearly 100 years […]
As we inch closer to whatever our new “normal” is going to look like, you may be wondering how to re-enter public spaces. Part of that is what you choose to wear. While it may feel a bit silly, for many, the realization of having to wear actual clothing out in public after more than […]
Hey, do you need an outdoor COVID safe activity? Have you ever heard the expression “go fly a kite” and been completely confused? Supposedly, founding father Ben Franklin flew a kite and discovered electricity. In the 18th and 19th centuries the US Weather Service used kites to raise instruments for atmospheric experiments. What does a […]