How the artist's narrative carried everyone away.

In this episode of Nation Conversations, drama critic Alisa Solomon speaks with executive editor Betsy Reed about the uproar over Mike Daisey’s controversial show, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. A highly lauded solo performance artist, Daisey has been criticized for applying artistic license to what he presented as fact. But Solomon also delves into a different conflict: the lies versus the actual power of his show.

For more, read Solomon’s piece in this week’s issue, “Mike Check: A Few More Words on L’Affaire Daisey.”

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—Elizabeth Whitman