Daisey revises 'Steve Jobs' Monologue After Dispute Over Factshttp://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/daisey-revises-steve-jobs-monologue-after-dispute-over-facts/?hpwMike Daisey speaks out against media in Apple controversyhttp://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2012/03/mike-daisey-speaks-out-against-critics-in-apple-controversy.htmlThis American Life: Retractionhttp://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/460/retractionThis American Life: Mr. Daisey And The Apple Factoryhttp://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/454/mr-daisey-and-the-apple-factoryMike Daiseyhttp://mikedaisey.blogspot.com/Over the past few months, performer Mike Daisey's solo show "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" has received rave reviews for its first-person look into the working conditions at the Foxconn factories in China where a range of Apple products are made. Many reviewers commented that Daisey's bravura performance was particularly moving due to its honesty and contemplative moments. His work had been profiled by the public radio program "This American Life" and it was presented at the Public Theater in New York City as a work of nonfiction. Recently, controversy about Daisey's show has erupted as several sources (including staff members at "This American Life") mentioned that the testimony presented as fact by Daisey seemed dubious. After public radio reporter Rob Schmitz investigated, he found that Daisey had lied to other radio reporters during the fact-checking process for the original story. For many people, this matter strikes at the heart of what may be presented as fact during a artistic endeavor that may (for any number of reasons) be subject to the transformations associated with crafting a narrative for public consumption in the theatrical world. Anyone who has a passion for journalism or theater will want to follow this story closely in the coming days and weeks.The first link will take interested parties to a piece from this Monday's New York Times Theater section about the recent controversy. The second piece will take users to a post from the New York Times' "Arts Beat" blog about how Daisey changed the show in response to recent critiques. Moving along, the third link will lead to a piece from the Los Angeles Times' "Culture Monster" blog featuring Daisey's reactions and thoughts on the criticisms of his show as well as the nature of theater and journalism more generally. The fourth link will whisk users away to last week's "This American Life" episode, which features host Ira Glass talking with Daisey about his show and they way in which he presented his work. The fifth link will lead to the original "This American Life" profile of Daisey and his time spent in China gathering material for his show. (The audio of this show is no longer available). Finally, the last link will take visitors to Daisey's website, where they can read his reaction to the controversy and learn about his other works and performances.


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