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Arts & Culture

The Nose Bought $100,000 Worth Of Anthony Fauci Bobbleheads

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John Turturro in HBO's 'The Plot Against America.'

We've entered a moment where the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is a celebrity. You can buy donuts with his face on them. A petition to make him People's Sexiest Man Alive has more than 13,000 signatures. And, yes, sales of Dr. Anthony Fauci bobblehead dolls have raised more than $100,000.

At the same time, how do we find community in this time of COVID and quarantine and social distance?

And then: The Plot Against America is HBO's miniseries based on Philip Roth's novel. It's an alternative history written 16 years ago -- and set 80 years ago -- with undeniable echos of our present politics.

Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:

GUESTS:

  • Rich Hollant - Principal at CO:LAB, founder of Free Center, and commissioner on cultural affairs for the city of Hartford
  • Irene Papoulis - Teaches writing at Trinity College

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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

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