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Tim Miller Is A Cultural 'First Responder'

Performance artist Tim Miller co-founded Santa Monica's Highways Performance Space in 1989.
Performance artist Tim Miller co-founded Santa Monica's Highways Performance Space in 1989.

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On today's show:

He's Still Pushing Buttons

(Starts at 7:44) 

Tim Miller is a pioneering queer performance artist, activist and writer. In the early '90s he was one of a group of four provocative artists, known as the “NEA Four,” whose National Endowment for the Arts grants were vetoed after complaints from members of Congress. Miller co-founded L.A.’s Highways Performance Space, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and he has a new book and series of performances called “A Body in the O, Performances and Stories."  Miller, who visited The Frame days after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, says that performance artists are particularly well positioned to be cultural and political “first responders.” 

Tales From Telluride

(Starts at 00:45) 

John covers the highlights from the just-completed Telluride Film Festival, including interviews with Adam Driver ("Marriage Story"), Jonathan Pryce ("Two Popes"), Antonio Banderas ("Pain and Glory"), Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones ("The Aeronauts"), Bong Joon Ho ("Parasite") and Lauren Greenfield ("The Kingmaker").

Harvey Weinstein: Still 'Untouchable'? 

(Starts at 18:42) 

The disgraced producer is the subject of "Untouchable," a documentary on Hulu by Ursula MacFarlane about the multiple allegations of sexual misbehavior that have been leveled against him. The documentary arrives in the wake of new charges being filed last week against Weinstein, and his trial being postponed until January, 2020. MacFarlane spoke with John at the Sundance Film Festival, where her film premiered.