Andrew Adam Newman

Before joining Studio 360 in 2015, Andy was a print reporter primarily for "The New York Times," where he published hundreds of articles. Along with writing extensively for the Business and Style sections, he wrote widely about the arts, including stories about the Broadway revival of "Talk Radio" and a conceptual artist who made a quilted cozy for a 10-ton Nike Hercules missile. He also has written for "New York" magazine, Salon and Adweek. Before moving to New York in 2004, he served as Editor in Chief at alternative newspapers in Pittsburgh and Boise. He produced his first piece for Studio 360 in 2006. 

Andrew Adam Newman appears in the following:

Neal Gabler on the Presidency as a Performance

Thursday, September 29, 2016

When an actor named Ronald Reagan ran for president, it seemed like such a stretch. Now it’s hard to see the presidency as anything but a movie role.


The Substitute

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Novelist Nicholson Baker braves being a substitute teacher.


Richard Russo & Jenny Boylan on Plot Twists in Books – and Life

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Writers Richard Russo and Jenny Boylan talk about the plot twists in Russo’s new novel “Everybody’s Fool,” as well as the twists in their friendship.


How Shakespeare Came Alive for Me — and Stays Alive Today

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Shakespeare shouldn’t be lost on anyone, but how much should the text be changed?


DeFile Your Taxes

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Kai Ryssdal hosts our latest listener challenge: making something with the 1040 tax form.


Return to the Wild, Wild Western

Thursday, February 18, 2016

From “Mad Max” to “The Martian,” why are Westerns, after a hundred-odd years, now the genre du jour?

Comments [3]

Using Drones to Make Naked Dancers Safe for Television

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

For a Japanese commercial, drones flying between ballet dancers and the camera are choreographed to (just barely) cover the naughty bits. 
Read More


Compounding the Paris Tragedy, a Blow to Culture

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Instead of targeting major museums or landmarks, the terrorists struck Parisians where their hearts truly are: in cozy cafés and clubs.

Comments [2]

Playaway Audiobooks

Friday, March 02, 2007

Most digital devices today are designed to give you access to lots of media at once. The Playaway –- an audiobook with headphones attached -- does just one thing. Andrew Adam Newman asks why it’s complicated to design something simple.


American Standard

Friday, October 20, 2006

Bathroom scenes, no matter how funny, can always seem just a tad too intimate. But a new film currently in production called American Standard takes place entirely in real bathrooms, public and private. Andrew Adam Newman recently observed a day of filming, and promised to wash his hands before ...


Portrait of a Dog

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Photographer Amanda Jones takes pictures of dogs – and her work is in high demand. Her photos aren't kitch. She strives to capture the essence of each animal. Andrew Adam Newman visited Jones during a recent shoot. Actually, he had his dog photographed.



Friday, May 26, 2006

Artist Clifford Ross was disappointed with the pictures he took on vacation. So he built a new kind of camera with resolution years ahead of digital photography -- and he may have reinvented how we look at pictures. Produced by Andrew Adam Newman.


Helms and Stein

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Remember the old Saturday Night Live skit that asked, "What if Eleanor Roosevelt Could Fly?" Sound artist Jane Philbrick asked a question just as unlikely: "What if retired Senator Jesse Helms could recite a lesbian love poem by Gertrude Stein?" Andrew Adam Newman found out how Philbrick's quixotic project ...