WBEZ | Scott Smith http://www.wbez.org/tags/scott-smith Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Are the terrible things we say online only terrible in repetition? http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/are-terrible-things-we-say-online-only-terrible-repetition-103231 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/fox%20news.jpg" style="float: right; height: 268px; width: 300px; " title="(Screenshot via Gawker)" />&ldquo;You know, you wait for the end of these things, and then you worry about how they may end,&rdquo;<a href="http://observer.com/2012/09/breaking-fox-news-airs-live-suicide-of-carjacker-video/"> said FOX News&#39; Shepard Smith </a>as the network chose to air a clip of a carjacker committing suicide by shooting himself in the head. Smith quickly apologized for the choice, saying, &quot;And we really messed up. And we&#39;re all very sorry. That didn&#39;t belong on TV.&quot;</p><p>The incident inspired writer <a href="http://ourmaninchicago.net">Scott Smith</a>. At a special <em>Paper Machete</em> at the Green Mill, he mused: &quot;Maybe, in an unexpected way, there isn&rsquo;t any harm in Gawker or Buzzfeed airing a clip of a guy killing himself when in our current media landscape these incidents aren&#39;t really worth the import they&rsquo;re given. They only seem that way because they&#39;re everywhere now. Something isn&rsquo;t just said, it&rsquo;s retweeted, maybe hundreds of times, and that amplification gives it an undeserved status as a topic worth discussing. And then a week later we wonder why we were so mad.&quot;</p><p>Read an excerpt or listen below:</p><p><em>Does it seem weird to anyone else that we&rsquo;re no longer talking about how the highest-rated cable news channel in America broadcast a live suicide?</em></p><p><em>(It gets funnier, don&#39;t worry.) </em></p><p><em>I know, it happened over</em> two weeks ago<em> and with the speed at which news operates it&rsquo;s like I&rsquo;m pestering you about something that happened during the Taft administration. And sure, it seems like it was an honest mistake but where was . . . the processing? The part where we as a society collectively feel remorse for something like this that happens and examine How We Got Here, that part was just . . . missing. It was as if we got really sh**canned the night before but we&rsquo;re somehow able to get up the next morning and run a triathalon. All of the whippets but none of the headache. Whatever concerns we might have had about how our insatiable thirst for destructive acts led us&nbsp;</em><em>&mdash;</em><em>&nbsp;even inadvertently</em><em>&nbsp;</em><em>&mdash;&nbsp;</em><em>to witness a live suicide were gone once the next episode of </em>Here Comes Honey Boo Boo<em> aired. (Because if that&rsquo;s not a show about people killing themselves</em><em>&nbsp;</em><em>&mdash;</em><em>&nbsp;albeit very, very slowly</em><em>&nbsp;</em><em>&mdash;&nbsp;</em><em>I don&rsquo;t know what is.) </em></p><p><em>I had my thinking on this retroactively confirmed when I went back and read <a href="http://gawker.com/5947440">a post Gawker&rsquo;s Hamilton Nolan wrote</a> about how terrible it was that Fox News was running live car chases in the first place, and how they were &ldquo;mayhem porn&rdquo; and what did they expect would happen? Of course, all of this would have had more impact <a href="http://gawker.com/5947427/fox-just-aired-a-live-broadcast-of-a-car-chase-that-ended-with-a-suicide">if Gawker hadn&rsquo;t posted</a> the unedited suicide clip itself some 45 minutes before. <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/09/05/804051/clinton-medicare-ryan-lies/">As the Big Dog says</a>, it takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did. Nolan&rsquo;s justification for airing the clip was as follows &ldquo;When we heard that Fox News had aired a suicide, what was the first thing we all did? Search on the internet for the clip. The clip is news.&rdquo; </em></p><p><em>I invite all of you to review your own Internet search history to determine what </em>you <em>think of as news. </em></p><p><em>(You thought about it, didn&#39;t you?)</em></p><p><em>Gawker&rsquo;s misunderstanding is really very simple: The news is not that this suicide happened</em><em>&nbsp;</em><em>&mdash;&nbsp;</em><em>as Gawker pointed out, an unhappy ending to a car chase is almost the point of airing it in the first place. No, the news is the context in which it occurred. But that&rsquo;s the part of this story that&rsquo;s missing on Gawker, Buzzfeed and almost everywhere else that posted just the clip under the guise of news. What made the clip newsworthy wasn&rsquo;t the event itself but that it violated a standard Fox News had set (which, I know,&quot;Fox has standards,&rdquo; LOL!).</em></p><p><a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com/" target="_blank">The Paper Machete</a>&nbsp;<em>is a weekly live magazine at the Horseshoe in North Center. It&#39;s always at 3 pm., it&#39;s always on Saturday, and it&#39;s always free. Get all your</em>&nbsp;The Paper Machete Radio Magazine<em>&nbsp;needs filled&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/tags/paper-machete" target="_blank">here</a>, or download the podcast from iTunes&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-paper-machete-radio-magazine/id450280345" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p></p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-10/are-terrible-things-we-say-online-only-terrible-repetition-103231 Week in Review: Twitter and NBC, Chick-fil-A and black comic book characters http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-08/week-review-twitter-and-nbc-chick-fil-and-black-comic-book-characters-101441 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Screen%20shot%202012-08-03%20at%208.48.22%20AM.png" style="height: 299px; width: 300px; float: left; " title="" />Friday on <em>Eight-Forty-Eight</em>, we look back at the week in news with some of Chicago&#39;s most in-the-know journalists.</p><p>&quot;My <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-mov-0803-chicago-closeup-20120803,0,2193647.column">film column today</a> highlights a few offerings at the Black Harvest Film Fest, one of which is a documentary about the problematic history of black superheroes in comic books,&quot; says the <em>Chicago Tribune</em>&#39;s Nina Metz. &quot;It&rsquo;s really interesting. The first black character to appear in a mainstream comic book was the Black Panther, who joined the Avengers&mdash;and nope,<em> The Avengers</em> movie does not include this character; for whatever reason, studios are not casting black men as superheroes. (Which is why that Donald Glover as Spider-Man meme probably didn&rsquo;t go anywhere.) &quot;<br /><br class="kix-line-break" />Metz has also been following the controversy <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shira-lazar/guy-adams-on-being-suspen_b_1729879.html">surrounding reporter Guy Adams and Twitter</a>. &quot;NBC hasn&rsquo;t been proactive at all about interacting with unhappy viewers,&quot; says Metz.&nbsp;&quot;Yet weirdly, American Airlines is apparently all up in Twitter and responding to people ASAP.&nbsp; Who woulda thought an airline?&nbsp; People hate airlines!&nbsp; I simply <em>mentioned</em> this on Twitter (linked to a story about them) and they responded. It was hilarious.&nbsp;Anyway, I think we&rsquo;re growing accustomed to being &#39;heard&#39; and wanting an instantaneous response from companies.&nbsp;I think that has to at least be a part of everyone&rsquo;s <a href="http://venturebeat.com/2012/07/31/a-post-about-nbcs-olympics-coverage-that-nbc-might-agree-with/">frustration with NBC</a>; the total lack of acknowledging that people are unhappy.&nbsp; Maybe it doesn&rsquo;t matter to their bottom line, but I do think it reflects our expectations as customers/viewers.&quot;</p><p>Metz also points out how Twitter needs to figure out how to make money, and corporate partnerships with companies like NBC &quot;are likely to continue and probably change the nature of how &#39;open&#39; it is at the moment, for real-time anytalk.&quot;<br /><br />Others agree. &quot;I thought the Twitter/NBC stuff was dying down but I just got out of a social media meeting where it was all we talked about,&quot; said <em>Chicago</em> magazine&#39;s Scott Smith on Thursday. &quot;The real controversy seems to be about news organizations getting slammed for &#39;spoilers&#39; because they are discussing the events as they happen but before they are broadcast in prime time. The idea is the entertainment value should be preserved and the news value ignored. And because it&#39;s sports then that&#39;s OK.&quot;<br /><br />&quot;As far as the Guy Adams thing goes, the part that makes me nuts is how easy it was for NBC to shut down the guy&#39;s account. It was only because NBC had a partnership with Twitter that they were even made aware of it,&quot; added Scott, who wrote about this a bit <a href="http://www.ourmaninchicago.net/2012/08/why-nbcfail-matters-beyond-the-olympics/">on his personal blog</a>.<br /><br />Smith is also puzzled by another story: <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/judge-no-mistrial-drew-peterson-murder-case-101416">the Drew Peterson saga</a>, but not for the reasons you might think. &quot;Why is this being covered at the level it is? Is it because it&#39;s a real-life Lifetime movie (almost literally)? I honestly don&#39;t see any news value in it. It&#39;s not like it even explores larger societal trends of any kind.&quot;</p><p>Plus, Tony Sarabia <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/books/gore-vidal-elegant-writer-dies-at-86.html?pagewanted=all">remembers Gore Vidal </a>and brings up the latest in the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/under-god/post/kiss-mor-chiks-gay-rights-activists-protest-chick-fil-a-with-kiss-in/2012/08/03/742e3d8c-dd69-11e1-8e43-4a3c4375504a_blog.html">ongoing Chick-fil-A </a>broohaha.</p></p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 08:32:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-08/week-review-twitter-and-nbc-chick-fil-and-black-comic-book-characters-101441 'There are few things sadder than throwing your own going-away party': Playboy leaves Chicago http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/there-are-few-things-sadder-throwing-your-own-going-away-party <p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/4187220864_42a18a66d9_z.jpg" style="width: 620px; height: 543px; " title="(Flickr/a.pham)"></div><p><em>While some media outlets paid tribute to Playboy's official exit from the city of its birth, all was relatively quiet as the company slipped its editorial productions to the West Coast, fully consolidating its operations in Los Angeles where founder Hugh Hefner could keep a close eye on it from his Mansion. Just ask someone who knows: <a href="http://ourmaninchicago.net">Scott Smith</a>&nbsp;spent a year at the institution, and lived to tell of it. Read about it below or listen above:</em></p><p>"There are few things sadder than throwing your own going-away party. But that’s exactly what Hugh Hefner did&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-perspec-0422-hefner-20120415,0,5717535.story">in the pages of the <em><u>Chicago Tribune</u></em></a>. To mark the departure of <em>Playboy</em> magazine’s editorial operations for Los Angeles, America’s horniest octogenarian threw one last party via an 800 word, misty-eyed eulogy to the company's nearly 60 years in the city of Chicago.</p><p>He was one of the few who marked the occasion. There was no retrospective in the city’s glossy culture magazines, no historical timeline in either of the daily newspapers. Even television news, which rarely passes on an opportunity to cover newsworthy nudity, didn’t seem particularly interested. Aside from <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-playboy-20120429,0,7160821.story">an op-ed here</a> or <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-04/playboy-hops-out-chicago-after-60-years-98514">radio segment there</a>, Playboy’s departure from the city of its birth went largely unnoticed.</p><p>Perhaps it’s because you only get one going-away party. Playboy, for its all intents and purposes, left Chicago in the mid-1970s when Hefner – after decades in the first Playboy Mansion on State Street – headed west to establish a new mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.</p><p>Now, before I go on, I want to offer some disclosure: From March of 2009 to approximately March of 2010, I worked for Playboy.com, first as its Senior Editor and then as is its Director of Content. I stopped working as Playboy.com’s Director of Content when Playboy…<a href="http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/towerticker/2010/03/playboycom-takes-off-top-editor.html">asked me to</a>. More specifically, someone from HR ordered me to, in a conversation that featured the words 'severance' and 'can stay until the end of the day…if you want to.' But the year in between was a lot of fun. It’s hard to bear too much ill will toward a job that once asked you to write a script for something called <em>Playboy’s Naked Yoga</em>. Yup, I said a script.</p><p>So any personal animus I might bear toward the organization is tempered with affection. I’m more a fan of Chicago than almost anything and knowing this city was the birthplace of THE iconic magazine brand of the 20th century ought to be a point of pride for anyone who calls Chicago home and particularly for someone like me who’s spent his formative years working in media.</p><p><a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-perspec-0422-hefner-20120415,0,5717535.story">In his <em><u>Tribune</u></em> piece</a>, Hefner offered a detailed highlight reel of the magazine’s first 20 years in Chicago, including the Hyde Park apartment where he laid out the first issue, the first Playboy Jazz Festival in 1959 at the old Chicago Stadium, the first Playboy Club in 1960, and the company’s move into the Palmolive Building in 1965 with nine foot high letters spelling out Playboy. And then the following:</p><p><em>'By the mid-1970s, I moved to Los Angeles, the land where my dreams had come from, but Chicago remained the company’s base, headquartered in the Lake Shore Drive offices we’ve occupied since 1989. Now, after nearly 60 years, the Playboy offices in Chicago have closed as we consolidate our operations in Los Angeles.'</em></p><p>So by Hef’s own admission, there’s been nothing worth mentioning about Playboy’s time in Chicago since the first Bush administration. At least from his point of view.</p><p>And this is exactly the problem with Playboy magazine: It’s all from his point of view and long ago stopped leading the culture in favor of following it. <a href="http://wbnq.com/bruno-mars-is-the-10th-man-ever-to-appear-on-playboy-cover/">Last month’s cover</a> promised features on <em>The Walking Dead</em>, Bruno Mars, Jon Hamm and Meghan McCain. Contemporary? Sure. But territory most other modern major magazines have already covered.</p><p>In the book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Playboy-Hefner-American-Dream/dp/0471690597"><em>Mr. Playboy</em></a> author Steven Watts quotes Hefner as saying &nbsp;'I’ve always edited the magazine for myself, on the assumption that my tastes are pretty much like those of our readers.' This was fine when Hef was in his 30s. But now a magazine that’s supposed to be about contemporary culture and aspiration is trapped in amber, held hostage by a 84-year-old man who long ago sought to wall himself off from the concerns <em>of </em>the everyday man.</p><p>I can’t remember where I read it now, but Hefner said he moved into the Chicago mansion, in part, because it allowed him to centralize his work and his social lives. This freed him, he said, from worrying about pedestrian things like how he was going to get to work or what he was going to wear for that day. And I suppose life is easier when you can go to work in your pajamas. But eventually the young men who looked to&nbsp;<em>Playboy</em>, who were it's&nbsp;core audience – and had to worry about things like wearing pants and getting to work on time – realized Hef and his magazine didn’t have much to say to them. I mean, do people still want to visit the Mansion in L.A.? Sure. But people still want to visit Disneyworld. But nobody ever talks about living there.</p><p>A couple years ago, Playboy’s CEO said the company <a href="http://www.foliomag.com/2010/playboy-reduces-headcount-again">was going to shift to</a>&nbsp;'brand management' as its core strategy with an emphasis on opening new Playboy Clubs around the world. Essentially, Playboy as a company was going to be about being Playboy. The trouble is, the modern Playboy brand – particularly the clubs – isn’t all that strong. Last year’s NBC TV show <em>The Playboy Club</em> – a show about its Hefnerian heyday that essentially said life stopped being cool after the 1960s – <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nbc-cancels-playboy-club-brian-williams-rock-center-241714">got yanked off the air after three episodes</a>. Rumors of <a href="http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20110827/ISSUE01/308279979/playboy-club-returning-to-chicago-after-two-decade-hiatus">a Chicago Playboy Club re-opening</a> after a 20 year absence <a href="http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20110827/ISSUE01/308279979/playboy-club-returning-to-chicago-after-two-decade-hiatus">turned out to be</a> little more than trumped-up publicity for the show. And even The Playboy Club casino at the Palms in Las Vegas <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/11342271-418/playboy-club-at-las-vegas-casino-to-close-in-june.html">is closing</a>. It sounds like a bad joke. 'Your mama’s so dumb she couldn’t even keep a Playboy Club open in Las Vegas.'</p><p>Two events last year symbolized Playboy’s reversal of fortune over the past couple decades and its reaction to it. First, Playboy <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/playboy-enterprises-inc-announces-agreement-with-manwin-related-to-television-and-digital-businesses-126844663.html">sold off its online business to a company called Manwin</a>. You’ve probably never heard of Manwin but they run a whole bunch of websites that offer free porn on the Internet. It’s exactly the kind of company that’s made it hard for Playboy to make money online. So hard that Playboy decided to get out of the business altogether then turn around and sell it to the very people who put them in that position in the first place. Also notable: Hefner’s decision to take Playboy from a publicly-traded company available on the New York Stock Exchange to <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hugh-hefner-takes-playboy-private-164379">a private company controlled largely by him</a>. It was yet another example of Hef doing everything he can to turn inward keep his world free from external forces.</p><p>So if this week’s end of Playboy’s party in Chicago was met with a collective shrug it shouldn’t have been a surprise. The party’s location was really far away and seemed like it’d been over for a while now. Plus, Hef was the only one on the list."</p><p><a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com/" target="_blank">The Paper Machete</a><em>&nbsp;is a weekly live magazine at the Horseshoe in North Center. It's always at 3 p.m., it's always on Saturday, and it's always free. Get all your</em>&nbsp;The Paper Machete Radio Magazine<em>&nbsp;needs filled&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/tags/paper-machete" target="_blank">here</a>, or download the podcast from iTunes&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-paper-machete-radio-magazine/id450280345" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p></p> Thu, 03 May 2012 15:13:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/onstagebackstage/2012-05/there-are-few-things-sadder-throwing-your-own-going-away-party The Paper Machete Radio Magazine: Scott Smith on NBC's Chelsea Clinton appointment http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-11-25/paper-machete-radio-magazine-scott-smith-nbcs-chelsea-clinton-appoi <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-November/2011-11-23/Scott Smith at Ricochets June 11 2011 Evan Hanover.jpeg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-23/Scott Smith at Ricochets June 11 2011 Evan Hanover.jpeg" style="width: 500px; height: 332px;" title="Scott Smith as his last 'Machete' appearance (Photo by Evan Hanover)"></p><p>Scott Smith of <em>Chicago Magazine </em>talks about his lack of surprise, and growing frustration, with Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton's appointment as a new correspondent for NBC. An excerpt is below. As usual, if you can hear us, this magazine is LIVE.</p><p><em>So this week, NBC Nightly News announced they'd hired Chelsea Clinton as a correspondant for "Making a Difference", its series of heartwarming feature stories. This was really good news because WOO the media's hiring! And also, someone is hiring! </em></p><p><em>Before I sat down to work on this piece, I thought, this is not a big deal. The real issue here is how NBC News and Entertainment Divisions are completely lacking in ideas that aren't brought to them by a bold-faced name. An idea, I promise you, I'll get back to in a moment.....</em></p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483829-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/2011-11-19-papermachete-scott-smith.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><div><p>This Saturday at the Horseshoe, expect to see Phillip Dawkins, playwright responsible for&nbsp;The Homosexuals;&nbsp;Micah Philbrook of The Tim and Micah Project;&nbsp;Katie Rich of Second City; magic by Dennis Watkins of the House Theatre, with a special performance by Barrel of Monkeys. Music from the <em>Machete</em> house band Sleepy Lou.</p><p><em><a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com/" target="_blank">The Paper Machete</a></em>&nbsp;is a weekly live magazine at the Horseshoe in North Center. It's always at 3 pm, it's always on Saturday, and it's always free. Get all your&nbsp;<em>The Paper Machete Radio Magazine</em>&nbsp;needs filled&nbsp;<a href="http://wbez.org/thepapermachete" target="_blank">here</a>, or download the podcast from iTunes&nbsp;<a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-paper-machete-radio-magazine/id450280345" target="_blank">here</a>.</p></div></p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 16:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-11-25/paper-machete-radio-magazine-scott-smith-nbcs-chelsea-clinton-appoi The Paper Machete Radio Magazine: The Mostly Gay Episode plus Bill Ayers http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-11-16/paper-machete-radio-magazine-mostly-gay-episode-bill-ayers-94103 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-November/2011-11-16/Bill Ayers - web.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-16/Piatt and Ayers dancing - web.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px;" title="Christopher Piatt and Bill Ayers dance (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)"></p><p>The gays were all over the news this week. Brendan Dowling and Tim Sniffen agree with Brett Ratner when he said what he said about rehearsal and who it's for. Coya Paz explains how clinics in Equador that try to convert homosexuals are the exception, not the rule. But then Bill Ayers talks about peace, student loans and the Occupy movement. With music from Pinto and the Bean. As usual, if you can hear us, this magazine is LIVE.&nbsp;Download at iTunes <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=450280345">here</a> or listen below.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483820-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/2011-11-12-papermachete-radiomag.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p><p>This Saturday at the Horseshoe, first daughter Chelsea Clinton will be joining us. Oh wait no, but There Will Be Ranting about her new job at NBC. Performers include writer <a href="http://www.ocelotfactory.com/">Dave Awl</a>; writer <a href="http://bornunknown.blogspot.com/">Shannon Cason</a>; <a href="http://heintz.e-poets.net/">Kurt Heintz</a>; Emily Rose of <a href="http://www.realtalkavenue.com/">Real Talk Avenue</a>; comedian <a href="http://hellokristen.com/wp/">Kristen Studard</a>; <a href="http://ourmaninchicago.tumblr.com/">Scott Smith</a> of <em>Chicago Magazine</em> and <a href="http://ward32.org/">Alderman Scott Waguespack</a>&nbsp;of the 32nd Ward. Holiday music from Matthew Loren Cohen of the Second City; regular music by The Sonnets.&nbsp;Check <a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com/2011/11/15/1119-line-up/"><em>The Paper Machete</em></a>'s site for updates on this line-up as the week goes on.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-16/Coya Paz - web.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" title="Coya Paz gestures in a gay way. (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)"></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-16/Tim Sniffen and Brendan Dowling - web.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" title="Tim and Brendan talk about rehearsing. (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)"></p></p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 15:22:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-11-16/paper-machete-radio-magazine-mostly-gay-episode-bill-ayers-94103