Flaws, Icarus, Zipper

Studio 360

We look at artful imperfections. Kurt Andersen and film director Todd Solondz talk about flaws in art, and what artists do with them. Lou Reed and Bob Dylan lure listeners with their scratchy voices. And a design curator ponders the device that opens our backpacks and keeps us in our bluejeans.

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