Live Review: Mike Daisey, Journalism

A love letter to journalism? More like a slapdash list of thin and mostly uninteresting ramblings.

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Arts & Books
Last week, I wrote that Mike Daisey was sucking up to an industry—journalism—that has pilloried him.Tuesday night, in a monologue presented by PICA, Daisey didn’t really suck up to journalists. Rather, the monologuist—who weathered controversy after it was revealed that he'd fabricated details of a talk about Apple's Chinese factories that aired on This American Life—presented ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Hotseat: Mike Daisey

The controversy-courting monologuist professes love for an industry that has savaged him.


Q & A
Mike Daisey is sucking up to the industry that pilloried him. After it emerged that he’d lied in an episode of This American Life about Apple’s factories in China, journalists raked Daisey over th   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

TBA Diary: Mike Daisey's All the Hours in the Day

Mike Daisey in hour 24

Arts & Books
Getting into Mike Daisey’s epic, 24-hour monologue, All the Hours in the Day, was a lot of like boarding a really popular Disneyland ride. Long lines snaked all over Washington High School, and I passed four checkpoints before even making it to the lines. On the way I got my left wrist stamped with a jack o’lantern image and a grey wristband affixed to my right wrist and my ID checked twice.But ...   More
 
Monday, September 19, 2011 Mead Hunter

TBA Diary: Another Mike Daisey Survivor

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Arts & Books
It is a common trope that reading is really the only art that requires skill from its audience; this is one of the reasons that the audience for serious literature will always be limited, whatever the countless perky entreaties of high school librarians. But in his 24-hour monologue, All the Hours of the Day, Mike Daisey demanded something even rarer than skill or education: he asked of his audience ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Time After Time

Our top picks for the second week of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival.


Books
Mike Daisey, All the Hours in the DayMike Daisey is, at various times, an improvisational storyteller, a big-hearted observer, a lonely expositor of self or a sweat-drenched haranguer from the stage   More
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 WW Culture Staff

TBA 2010: There Is Blood On Your iPhone


Arts & Books
I am writing this on a 12 inch Apple MacBook. Its sleek, light aluminum body and bright screen are the last word in cutting-edge product design, it responds to my every whim like some sort of genie and, if monologist Mike Daisey is to be believed, it was likely assembled by a 15-year-old working a 16 hour shift in an unthinkably massive factory in ShenZhen. The writing of The Agony and Ecstasy of ...   More
 
Sunday, September 12, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

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