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Jenny Lawton

A proud native of the Second City, producer Jenny Lawton joined Studio 360 in 2007. Since then, she's produced the show's American Icons specials on the Disney parks and I Love Lucy, lots of stories in the Aha Moments series, and a portrait of the Japanese tea ceremony from Kyoto. She also serves as the managing editor of and coordinates the show's internship program. Jenny started recording interviews as a Watson Fellow in India and Spain, researching the origins of flamenco dance. She cut her teeth in journalism at Chicago Public Radio, where she filed stories on culture, politics, technology, and the environment for WBEZ as well as NPR's Morning Edition and PRI's The World, among other programs. Jenny was awarded a USC-Annenberg/NEA Arts Journalism Fellowship, and lectures about radio and sound design at NYU and her alma mater, Kenyon College.

Jenny Lawton appears in the following:

Aha Moment: Perry Mason vs. "The Paper Chase"

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Jonathan Amsbary grew up on the idealized, "Perry Mason" version of what a lawyer could be. But "The Paper Chase" showed him what kind of person he didn't want to be. 


An Artist Makes Dreamy Sounds from Guitars and Fans

Monday, June 29, 2015

As we near the height of summer, we'd love to take a walk through Rubén D´Hers’s “chords tunnel #1.” It doesn’t look like a cool, vast, grassy field – but it sure sounds like one.
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New Year’s Resolution: Calligraphy in 3D

Thursday, May 14, 2015

We check in with Garman Herigstad, who is making a calligraphy version of the Book of Proverbs. Now, his project’s ambition has grown to three dimensions.


Don't Do it, Don! Suicides, Rebirths and the Art of the Finale

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Don confronts his life deceptions in Kansas, Pete is wooed by the prospect of a simpler life - maybe including Trudy - and Betty gets a devastating diagnosis.

Growing Pains: Dylan Landis’s “Rainey Royal”

Thursday, May 07, 2015

It’s never been easy to be a teenage girl, but novelist Dylan Landis thinks 1970s New York was particularly tough — that’s why she set her novel there.

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The Don Draper of Cats

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Don goes on the run, Joan battles egregious sexism at McCann and Roger and Peggy send off the SC+P offices in proper fashion.

“An American in Paris” Dances Its Way to the Stage

Thursday, April 30, 2015

“An American in Paris” is one of Hollywood’s most famous Golden Age musicals. Now it's a Broadway musical, up for 12 Tony Awards.


Dawn vs. Don: Mad Men’s Missed Opportunities

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The team gets back together for one last pitch to save their agency. But is it too late to save the show from ignoring a big blind spot?

Ad Men Talk 'Badvertising'

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sally's back! A grown-up Glen gets weird with Betty! And Don's apartment reeks of failure. 

Meeting the Real Sally Draper

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Megan got her divorce, Don got dumped by the diner waitress and Harry Crane's true pervy nature was revealed. But whither Sally Draper? We miss that kid. 

Mad Men Goes to Therapy

Thursday, April 09, 2015

While the characters on this show might be "OK," they're never actually ok. Why not?

Welcome Back to the '60s

Friday, April 03, 2015

In this kickoff episode of our new Mad Men podcast, we’re going deep into the past seven years. Where are we going? Where have we been? All will be revealed.

New Year’s Resolution: Out of the Hospital and Back to Work

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Joseph Riedel is an aspiring screenwriter who’s transforming his cancer treatment into comic material. He’s currently recovering from surgery and working on a web series.

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A Beautiful Music Video Is Buried at the End of This Obscure Video Game

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Only a video game released exclusively in Japan would reward its players with a spare, sleek, utterly delightful ode to color and sound.
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How "Finding Nemo" Changed My Life

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A kindergarten teacher with a comfortable job watched “Finding Nemo” on a whim. She didn’t realize how it would change her life. 

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“The Sculptor”: An Artist Makes a Deal with the Devil

Thursday, March 12, 2015

In Scott McCloud’s new graphic novel, “The Sculptor,” an artist trades his life for a chance at artistic immortality. 


Tracy K. Smith: Life on Mars

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet found inspiration in the sci-fi visions of David Bowie.


New Year’s Resolution: Having a Good Sense of Tumor

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Joseph Riedel’s dreams of becoming a screenwriter were interrupted by a cancer diagnosis — so he’s turning his illness into material for a web series.

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The Creator of “Black Mirror” Likes to Be Feverish, Paranoid, and Angry

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The creator of “Black Mirror” explains how his own ambivalence about technology drives his TV nightmares.


Black Mirror: Coming to America

Monday, February 02, 2015

Fans of Black Mirror rejoice: a US adaptation is in the works. But unlike House of Cards, the series may look nothing like its UK original.
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