Eric Molinsky

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Abstract Expressions of Willem de Kooning

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

If you live in New York or can make it there by January, the season's must-see painting exhibition is the new Willem de Kooning retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, which spans the artist’s long and productive career. We see his early days ...

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I Spy

Friday, October 07, 2011

There are so many surveillance cameras installed in public spaces (malls, gas stations, ATMs) that you can be photographed hundreds of times in a day. The top–selling iPhone app iSpy lets the user watch thousands of live–streaming closed–circuit television cameras around the world ...

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Bring Back Wonder Woman

Thursday, September 29, 2011

In September, DC Comics rebooted all of its main story lines, wiping the slate clean for the best-known superhero titles.  Each starts over at issue #1.  Fans were puzzled as Wonder Woman came back as a horror comic, fighting supernatural ickies rather than putting bad guys in the place. It’s been a tough year for Wonder Woman.  NBC’s much-anticipated pilot ...

Slideshow: Wonder Woman Through the Ages

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Harry Potter for Grownups

Friday, September 23, 2011

Lately it seems like you can't pick up a new work of fiction without some character crawling out of the grave or casting a spell. Authors we used call "serious" and "literary" — shorthand for writers who wrote realism — are suddenly writing about the magical and supernatural. Colson Whitehead ...

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Batgirl Sheds Her Wheelchair and Loses a Fan

Friday, September 23, 2011

In 1966, Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham's police commissioner, began fighting crime in DC Comic's "Batgirl." Then, in the 1988 graphic novel The Killing Joke, she was shot by The Joker, paralyzing her from the waist down. And so Batgirl became the paraplegic character called Oracle ...

Slideshow: A New Batgirl

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Jeff Bridges Plays Jeff Bridges

Friday, August 19, 2011

The actor Jeff Bridges has appeared in nearly 60 feature films, and won his first Academy Award this year for his performance as Bad Blake in Crazy Heart. Blake is a washed-up country singer who returns to music, reluctantly. Turns out, Bridges himself was a musician before he was an actor ...


Cowboys & Aliens Invade America

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

This weekend, a menace from outer space will invade a dusty town in the Wild West. The movie Cowboys and Aliens is the ultimate genre mash-up — science fiction meets the Western. Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky thinks there’s a reason why we keep retelling the narrative of the alien invasion over and over: it's our history.

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American Icons: Buffalo Bill's Wild West

Friday, July 15, 2011

He was the most famous American in the world – a showman and spin artist who parlayed a buffalo-hunting gig into an entertainment empire. William F. Cody’s stage show presented a new creation myth for America.

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Novelist Téa Obreht

Friday, June 24, 2011

Téa Obreht is 25 years old, and she’s already received a career’s worth of plaudits for her first novel, The Tiger’s Wife. The novel gained attention for the deftness with which it shifts between realism and fable, and for its sense of deep wisdom about ...


Underwater Sculpture Park

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Jason de Caires Taylor’s haunting, beautiful underwater sculptures are human figures — they're modeled after locals in Cancun and the West Indies and made of an artificial material that acts like coral reef. Collectively, they comprise the world’s only underwater sculpture gardens.

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Osama bin Laden's Hollywood Ending

Friday, May 06, 2011

From the beginning it was like fiction.  The world’s most famous skyscrapers vaporized by two hijacked airliners.  The phrase you heard over and over again was: "it seemed just like a movie."  Yes, but the implausible opening sequence of a bad action movie — spectacular destruction orchestrated by a rich, ...

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Friday, April 22, 2011

In Hesperia, California, architect Nader Khalili created a housing movement for the future. Khalili, who passed away in 2008, prototyped his dome-shaped adobes on a commission from NASA for a lunar colony.  Then he realized that his "superadobes" could take root on Earth.  Studio 360's Eric Molinsky visited...

Slideshow: Cal-Earth

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360 Staff Pick: The Prince of Egypt

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

In honor of Passover, it’s a good time revisit the 1998 animated film The Prince of Egypt. The story is familiar to everyone. Moses. Pharaoh. Parting of the Red Sea. But this version utilizes some of the best hand drawn animators, storyboard artists, and background designers of the time.

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A More Perfect Union

Friday, April 08, 2011

Artist-programmer R. Luke Dubois has his own map of the U.S., and it’s not colored with red states and blue. Dubois doesn’t need the polls; he gathered his data from 19 million dating profiles. Politics, schmolitics – he wants to know what we really think about. Who’s shy, who’s bored...

Slideshow: Mapping the Country’s Singles

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Fringe Is Still On The Fringe

Friday, March 25, 2011

The science fiction show Fringe has just been renewed by Fox for a fourth season. Fans of Fringe, many of whom are TV critics or work in the entertainment industry, rejoiced.  It’s not easy for sci-fi shows to keep their momentum. They’re expensive to make, and the fan base is passionate but limited. So why care about Fringe?  At first, I didn’t.

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Survival Strategies for Booksellers

Friday, March 25, 2011

In the 1990s, independent bookstores were being put out of business by mega-chains. Now the chain bookstores are struggling: Borders filed for bankruptcy, and Barnes & Noble stock dropped 50% in the last month. With Amazon selling more Kindle books than any other format, the age of the eBook is finally upon us, and no brick and mortar bookstore is really safe.

Survey: Where do you buy your books?

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The Saga of Spider-Man

Friday, March 18, 2011

The new Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark finally opened this week ... or actually, not. The producers just fired director Julie Taymor, and previews may be closed for an overhaul. “Those of us who followed Julie Taymor’s career,” says theater critic Jeremy ...

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Pink Floyd’s The Wall, 30 Years On

Friday, March 11, 2011

In 1980, Pink Floyd toured to promote The Wall, the album that resonated with millions of Cold War adolescents. Three decades later, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters is on tour recreating the original "Wall" experience, down to the giant puppets and 40-foot wall. Studio 360’s ...

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I Spy

Friday, December 17, 2010

The iPhone app iSpy lets users watch thousands of live-streaming security cameras around the world. It might sound creepy, but Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky finds this anonymous voyeurism comforting.


Playing Doctor

Friday, December 10, 2010

Television drama has created the impression of an ideal world where decisions in hospitals are made quickly and cost is never an issue. It directly affects our expectations for treatment, according to Billy Goldberg, an emergency-room physician, and Joseph Turow, the author of Playing ...