ne of Andy Warhol's first films, "Sleep" (1963), simply showcases his close friend, poet John Giorno, sleeping for eight hours — a pastime that was far more popular in America 40 years ago than it is now. Reportedly, two of the nine people who attended the film's premiere walked out after an hour. (Had Warhol followed his original intent to film a dozing Bridget Bardot, the footage might have been more rivetting.) Here is a brief "highlight":
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Who are the real gay marriage bigots?
- Why is American internet so slow?
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- Don't worry: World War III will almost certainly never happen
- Watch The Daily Show mock Fox News' confused man-crush on Vladimir Putin
- What the collapse of the Ming Dynasty can tell us about American decline
- The one simple thing that can make you much more impressive
- The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi dismantles another ObamaCare myth
- How to take the perfect profile picture for online dating, according to science
- Religious liberty should be a liberal value, too
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