Eric Molinsky

Eric Molinsky reports for Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen and hosts a podcast about sci-fi and other fantasy genres called Imaginary Worlds. He co-produced several hours of Studio 360’s American Icons series, and his work has also appeared on NPRMarketplace99% Invisible, and KCRW’s un-Fictional.

Eric Molinsky appears in the following:

Lucy Liu: On-Screen and On-Canvas

Thursday, November 26, 2015

You know Lucy Liu from “Elementary” and “Kill Bill.” But, since the 1990s, Liu has been exhibiting her paintings in major galleries under the name Yu Ling.

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Is It Time to Hang up Princess Leia’s Gold Bikini?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

You won’t see any more Star Wars merchandise with Princess Leia’s gold bikini — but the image is seared in our brains forever.

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"Rugrats" All Growed Up, for Real

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Millennial fans of the 1990s cartoon "Rugrats" are illustrating the characters as adults. Now, one of the show's original artists draws the Rugrats as they would really look in 2015.
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Has TV Finally Solved Its Superhero Problem?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

With "Daredevil" and now "Supergirl," television creators seem to have finally figured out how to tell comic-book stories without getting cartoonish.
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The Search for Big Brown, Pt. 1

Friday, October 23, 2015

Staff writer Jill Lepore presents part one in a three-part series about her childhood friend, Adrianna Alty, who was one of few people of color in her town growing up.

Great Scott! We're In The Future!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 21, 2015 is the date Marty and Doc travel to in "Back to the Future Part II." The movie made lots of tech mistakes — fax machines?! — but its real failing is a lack of heart.
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Hollywood Blockbusters Remade As 1980s Nintendo Games

Monday, October 19, 2015

The brilliant minds behind 8-Bit Cinema turn Hollywood movies into old-school video games.
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Confessions of an 'X-Files' Truther

Thursday, October 15, 2015

“The X-Files” made it OK to believe in conspiracy theories. But with birthers, 9/11 truthers, and anti-vaxxers, do we really need permission anymore?


Roy Lichtenstein Pops into 3-D

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

What if you could go inside a Roy Lichtenstein painting? Famed designer Stefan Sagmeister turns a fashion magazine spread into a pop art fantasia. 
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Revealing a New Symbol for the South

Thursday, September 24, 2015

We had the Design firm 70kft come up with a new symbol to represent the South that doesn't have the same connotations as the Confederate flag. Here's the result. What do you think?

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Can a Room Be Funny? Sitcom Set Designers Think So

Thursday, August 06, 2015

We tune in every week to see the same people in the same rooms. What are the secrets behind the sitcom set designs that keep us coming back?

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A Neuroscientist Throws Science Overboard for Art

Thursday, July 23, 2015

One neuroscientist found that art gave him more fulfillment and excitement than scientific research. So he abandoned the lab for the art studio. 


The Return of Yoko Ono

Thursday, June 25, 2015

For years her name was more famous than her work. Now, with a solo show at MoMA and 12 dance music chart toppers, she’s having a late-career renaissance.

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Photographing a 200-Year-Old Battle

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

War photographer Sam Faulkner has spent years shooting portraits of the foot soldiers in the Battle of Waterloo, using historic reenactors to play the part.
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Los Angeles Is Bursting with Crystals

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Crystal formations have been popping out of the cracks and crevices in the Los Angeles streetscape. They're all the work of one mad paper-folding genius.
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Maria Schneider: In Progress, Part II

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Maria Schneider doesn’t release an album very often, so when she does, it’s an event. She let us inside her writing process for her latest, “The Thompson Fields.”


Watch the Best Student Animators Before They Go Pro

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

CalArts, the legendary animation school that feeds Pixar, has put its annual showcase of student work online for all to see.
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“Blood Music”

Thursday, May 28, 2015

In Greg Bear's novel “Blood Music,” a scientist infected with a synthetic virus realizes that the organisms in his body have become self-aware — and they're talking in his head.


Synthetic Biology in Pop Culture

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Synthetic biology is a great plot device for science fiction, but screenwriters tend to rely on clichés more than the much weirder world of actual science. 


The Ethics of Synthetic Biology

Thursday, May 28, 2015

When artists use synthetic biology, are they playing God, or just playing with cool new toys? Scientists Drew Endy and Christina Agapakis weigh in on the ethics.