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This American Life

DEC 20, 2013


It’s the thought that counts. So true. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s not always so clear what that thought was. And sometimes, when it is clear, we wish it wasn’t. This week, during this, the season of giving, we turn our spotlight on the givers and exactly whatever it was they could’ve possibly been thinking.

Starlee Kine tells the story of hundreds of boxes left behind by the late Andy Warhol. The boxes, an art project he titled “Time Capsules,” includes hundreds of thousands of objects from all parts of his life. It’s taken museum staff at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh decades to sort it all out, and try to make sense of what’s included. (11 minutes by Starlee Kine)