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Cultural Curmudgeon

Series produced by Stephen Provizer

Caption: A Typical Day at Curmudgeon Central
A Typical Day at Curmudgeon Central 

Idiosyncratic takes on cultural phenomena; the Illegitimate offspring of Swift, Twain, Mencken, Flann O'Brien and H. RIder Haggard... Spiced with music and sfx.

Radio pirate, jazz musician, know-it-all journalist, tv editor-producer, youth media wrangler, even a former (gulp) mime, I see culture but it don't see me (sorry-misplaced blues lyric), I see culture through a lens that lets humor, irony, passion, superciliousness, altruism and venality pass through in equal measure.


12 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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What an intrepid reporter does when what used to be dry land changes daily into an aquatic body. I.e., the District of Columbia becomes the Island ...

  • Added: May 11, 2014
  • Length: 02:14
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I really wish Donald Sterling wasn't quite the jerk that he is, because his case gives the push-back against our loss of civil liberties a bad nam...

  • Added: May 03, 2014
  • Length: 02:17
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I think there is a widespread feeling that in the face of last's years Marathon tragedy and the need to support the victims and their families, tha...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:32
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The choice of Stephen Colbert as successor to David Letterman does not portend tectonic changes at media megalith CBS. His slyly transgressive pers...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 02:51
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I don't suppose it would surprise anyone to find out the Cultural Curmudgeon is an insomniac. When a person takes on the troubles of the world, the...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2014
  • Length: 02:29
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Twitter is hemorrhaging self-aggrandizement and hucksterism.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 02:27
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After all, you do need something to listen to when on infinite hold with Verizon.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:26
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Boston driving is justifiably famous, but y'all don't know the half of it.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:24
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Is there really controversy over our wanting to introduce youth to the joys of rock-throwing?

  • Added: Mar 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:35
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The Next Step in data management, devised by the Curmudgeon in cooperation with the NSA.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:59
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So happy the media tells us what is "dead;" like jazz and classical music.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:48
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A look behind the curtain at one of America's most sacred rituals

  • Added: Mar 26, 2014
  • Length: 05:23