Identity Crisis

April 8, 2007
(was 03.19.2006)

What do you do if you're a struggling artist in search of recognition? Well, if you're Lynn Hershman Leeson, you write reviews of your work under pseudonyms and get them published in local newspapers. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll find out how Hershman Leeson uses her art to explore the idea of identity. Also, Jorge Drexler, the first person from Uruguay to win an Academy Award. And the world of multiplayer online role-playing games, where you can take on any identity that you can imagine.

  1. Jorge Drexler on his Oscar and Identity

    Jorge Drexler is the first person from Uruguay to win an Academy Award, for the song "Al Otro Lado del Rio," which is featured in the film, "The Motorcycle Diaries."

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  2. Lynn Hershman Leeson on "The Art and Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson"

    Lynn Hershman Leeson is a pioneering artist and film-maker. Hershman Leeson talks to Anne Strainchamps about how she explores the theme of identity in her art.

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  3. Edward Castronova on "Synthetic Worlds"

    Edward Castronova talks to Jim Fleming about M.M.O.R.P.G.'s, "Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games.

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  4. Robbie Fulks on Being a Folk Musician

    Robbie Fulks talks to Doug Gordon about his latest album, "Georgia Hard," and his former identity as a staff songwriter for a Nashville music publisher.

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