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Eric Molinsky

Eric Molinsky appears in the following:

Cal-Earth

Friday, April 18, 2008

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

Friday, March 28, 2008

In a new play by Damien Atkins, an anthropologist gets custody of her severely autistic daughter. Vivian's approach to Lucy's condition leads her to an extreme hypothesis: autism isn't a disorder –- it's the evolution of the species. "Lucy" was premiered in the US by ...

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Windows to the Soul

Friday, March 28, 2008

Scientists are looking for ways to better understand an autistic person’s perception of the world. In a recent study, Ami Klin and Warren Jones of the Yale School of Medicine tracked autistic viewers’ gazes as they watched the 1966 film “Who’s Afraid ...

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No Surge at the Box Office

Friday, March 21, 2008

Why aren't audiences drawn to movies about the war in Iraq? Kurt surveys the landscape and talks with the latest director to brave the war movie marketplace -- Kimberly Peirce. Peirce's new fiction film about Iraq,"Stop Loss," was inspired by her brother, who came back ...

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Big Eyes

Friday, March 14, 2008

Big eyes are appealing on anything -- babies, cartoon characters, Jake Gyllenhaal. But our fondness for big eyes is the work of nature, not Disney. Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky found out how evolutionary psychology muscled its way into pop culture.

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Mahler in America

Friday, January 18, 2008

One hundred years ago, in January 1908, the composer Gustav Mahler made his American debut at Carnegie Hall. A year later, he was leading the New York Philharmonic, turning it into a world-class ensemble. But Mahler soon fell out of favor in New York, and died suddenly.

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Southie Stories

Friday, October 19, 2007

Ben Affleck’s directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, opens this week. It’s set in a rough-and-tumble Irish neighborhood in Boston -– the same setting as Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River and Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky looks into why his hometown of ...

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Battlestar Iraqtica

Friday, September 07, 2007

Though Hollywood was slow to portray the war in theatrical features, now a whole batch of Iraq movies are set to come out –- including Paul Haggis’ In the Valley of Elah. But as cultural critic Laura Miller tells us, one of the first, most surprising attempts to deal ...

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Green Screen

Friday, June 29, 2007

In the movies, computer-generated effects make impossible fantasies seem totally real -– but as Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky discovered, that means actors have to work harder than ever.

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William Utermohlen

Friday, June 08, 2007

Painter William Utermohlen was old-fashioned - and completely unknown for most of his career. But the self-portraits he made while he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease made him a star. Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky traces the history of an artist who was always a little out of ...

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Buffy Returns

Friday, May 11, 2007

Four years after Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended, creator Joss Whedon has resurrected his cult hit TV series in a very surprising fashion: as a comic book. Produced by Eric Molinsky.

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Annie Hall Turns 30

Friday, April 20, 2007

The Woody Allen film Annie Hall was released 30 years ago today, on April 20th, 1977. Even though it was a romantic comedy, the depth and poignancy of the movie marked a departure for Woody Allen, who was known for making outright farces.

Annie Hall won over critics and created ...

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Mogul Memos

Friday, March 16, 2007

David O. Selznick was a major Hollywood mogul, the producer of “Gone with the Wind” and “Spellbound.” He was also a workaholic micromanager who recited endless memos throughout the night. Selznick tried to dictate every detail – from the size of Rhett Butler’s collars to Alfred Hitchcock’s camera angles. ...

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Edward Scissorhands On Stage

Friday, March 02, 2007

With his new ballet, English choreographer Matthew Bourne brings Tim Burton’s 1990 movie Edward Scissorhands to the stage. For him, it’s a classic story about the American suburbs. Produced by Eric Molinsky.

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Battlestar Iraqtica

Friday, February 23, 2007

In the 1960s and 70s, Hollywood turned to the Western to depict the racial, moral, and military issues of the Vietnam War. Today, directors and screenwriters are again grappling with war indirectly, through genres like fantasy and science fiction. Critics Lisa Schwartzbaum and Laura Miller show ...

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Two Problematic Jewish Characters Get a New Treatment

Saturday, February 17, 2007

The actor F. Murray Abraham is currently starring in two plays that are notorious for their depiction of Jews. William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and Christopher Marlowe's The Jew of Malta. The plays run through March 11th at Theater for a New Audience. Eric Molinsky takes a look at ...

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Andy Kaufman Comes of Age

Friday, January 26, 2007

Andy Kaufman's blend of comedy and performance art involved making up strange, annoying characters and staying in character, even beyond the walls of the TV studio. His routines bewildered audiences in the '70s and '80s. But with performers like Sasha Baron Cohen, Stephen Colbert and Sarah Silverman, the world has ...

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Jules Feiffer

Friday, November 03, 2006

The Bush administration has boosted the careers of many liberal comics and commentators like Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. But a familiar voice of the old left has been unusually quiet during the last six years: Jules Feiffer. Studio 360's Eric Molinsky ...

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My Name is Rachel Corrie

Friday, October 06, 2006

The stateside arrival of My Name Is Rachel Corrie, which transfers from London to New York this week, is generating a lot of buzz, mostly because of the tricky politics attached to it. The play has a distinctly pro-Palestinian viewpoint, but it isn’t about Israelis and Palestinians. It’s the true ...

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Big Eyes

Friday, April 21, 2006

Big eyes are appealing on anything -- babies, puppies, cartoon characters, Jake Gyllenhaal. But our fondness for big eyes is the work of nature, not Disney. Studio 360's Eric Molinsky found out how evolutionary psychology butts into pop culture.

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