Eric Molinsky

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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 ...


Captain's Log

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ronald D. Moore has one of the coolest jobs in Hollywood -- he gets to play god in science fiction worlds that he creates. Before 're-imagine' and 'reboot' were buzzwords, Moore re-invented the cheesy 1980s TV show “Battlestar Galactica” as an allegory for the War on Terror. His new series on the Syfy Network is called “Caprica,” and it's a prequel to “Battlestar.” For Studio 360's series on works of art that have changed people’s lives, I talked with Moore about how “Star Trek” has been his creative muse since he was a kid.

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Aha Moment: Star Trek

Friday, September 17, 2010

In college, Ronald D. Moore's Captain Kirk dorm room poster prompted teasing, but his passion for the original "Star Trek" has paid off. A few years ago he transformed the sci-fi TV genre when he reimagined the cheesy 1980s "Battlestar Galactica" into a gripping allegory for ...

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More with Moore

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ronald D. Moore talks about the constraints of writing for "Star Trek" and the need to break away when he reimagined "Battlestar Galactica." Two immediate changes: no captain's chair and no big view screen.

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Southie Stories

Friday, September 03, 2010

Ben Affleck's new film "The Town" is the latest in a run of movies — from "Gone Baby Gone" to "The Departed" — set in working-class Boston. But Hollywood’s attempts to nail the accent drive real Bostonians, like author Dennis Lehane, nuts. ...

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Sunset Boulevard 2.0

Friday, August 27, 2010

This month marks the 60th anniversary of "Sunset Boulevard," the definitive movie about the intoxicating, deadly allure of fame. That got us thinking — what would this story look like if it took place in 2010, the age of Facebook, Twitter, and reality TV? Lucky for us, we ...


Sleeping Giant

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Named for the state park in Hamden, CT near Yale University frequented by a professor of theirs, Sleeping Giant is a collective of five young, Yale educated, up-and-coming composers, including Timothy Andres, Ted Hearne, Jacob Cooper, Christopher Cerrone and Robert Honstein.


Mahler in America

Friday, July 23, 2010

This year symphonies around the world are celebrating the 150th birthday of Gustav Mahler. The composer's path to success was a bumpy one. After he made his American debut at Carnegie Hall in 1908, and a year later he was hired to conduct the New York ...


Diagnosing Literature

Friday, April 23, 2010

Was Bartleby the Scrivener depressed? Did Clarissa Dalloway need lithium? Today's English lit students seem to want to medicate away the problems of classic literary characters. Studio 360's Eric Molinsky explores this phenomenon with help from NYU professor Elayne Tobin and novelist Michael ...

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Medicated Holden

Friday, April 23, 2010

What would Holden Caulfield be like if he took antidepressants? Actor Brian Vincent plays Holden in Eric Molinsky's satire.

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Dorothy Height: A Voice We'll Never Forget

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

When we made a documentary about The Lincoln Memorial for our American Icons series, one person captured two seminal moments in the Memorial's history for us: Dorothy Height.  She was at the Memorial in 1939 when Marian Anderson sang triumphantly after being banned from performing at Constitution Hall.  ...

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Warming Oceans, Threatened Cities

Friday, April 16, 2010

If there's one climate change scientists are sure of, it's that sea levels are rising - and coastal cities are in their way. In a new exhibit up at New York's Museum of Modern Art, teams of architects envision radical approaches to the problem. Studio 360's ...

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Friday, April 09, 2010

In Hesperia, California, architect Nader Khalili created a housing movement for the future. Khalili, who passed away in March 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

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Everything's Better in 3-D

Friday, March 05, 2010

We proudly present "sneak previews" of 3-D movies in development - we wish! Studio 360's Eric Molinsky produced this satire.

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I, Avatar

Friday, December 18, 2009

Is your Second Life slowly replacing your first life? Do you feel closer to video game characters than actual real humans? New media lets everyone construct virtual identities, but we shouldn't be too afraid of surrendering to technology. As Studio 360's Eric Molinsky discovers, our ...