Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Podcast Overview: Anyone who has seen the popular indie film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” has had the chance to step into the magical backwoods world co-created by Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar. It is a dark and fantastic place, populated by larger-than-life characters who take viewers on a visceral journey deep into Louisiana’s bayous. Learn more about Lucy Alibar as she discusses her own tough-love relationship with her ill father growing up, a kinship that is acted out perfectly by Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry in “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Lucy also discusses her creative process and the hurdles she faced during the writing of Beasts in this edition of The TGS Podcast.