Jenny Lawton

Jenny Lawton appears in the following:

Jessica Lange's Dark Magic

Friday, November 01, 2013

The Oscar-winning actress Jessica Lange started her career as the ultimate ingénue — the beautiful helpless blonde in King Kong, then the sweet soap opera actress in Tootsie. Since then her roles seem to have gotten steadily darker, and now she’s leading the cast of the FX series American Horror Story ...

Jessica Lange's 3 for 360

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American Icons: The Disney Parks

Friday, October 18, 2013

Generations of Americans have grown up with Walt Disney shaping our imaginations. We’ll tour Disneyland with its art director, a second-generation Imagineer, who explains why even the trash cans are magic. In Florida, urban planner Andres Duany shows how a theme park helped reimagine city life; Tom Hanks, the first person to play Walt Disney on screen, and futurist Cory Doctorow explain how Disney made them kids for life.

Bonus Track: Cory Doctorow on the Disney theme parks

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No Time For Tea

Friday, August 30, 2013

The tea ceremony is a 400-year-old ritual for serving green tea. But in Japan's techno-centric society (increasingly fueled by coffee) can the tea ceremony survive? Studio 360’s Jenny Lawton talked with tea masters, old and young.


Searching for Words: Your Ngram Questions

Friday, August 23, 2013

Recently, Kurt talked with the research scientists who partnered with Google to develop the Ngram Viewer. The Ngram Viewer sifts through millions of digitized books and documents, looking for patterns in word usage across centuries. Kurt asked for listeners’ suggestions for Ngram queries ...

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Tim Minchin and Matilda

Friday, June 07, 2013

At this year’s Tony Awards, a show about a strange little girl with horrible parents was nominated for no fewer than twelve awards — practically every category that it was eligible for. Matilda is based on Roald Dahl’s novel, and set to music by the Australian songwriter and comedian Tim Minchin ...

Video: Tim Minchin performs "When I Grow Up"

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Aha Moment: Maurice

Friday, May 24, 2013

Growing up in the 1970s and '80s, Brian Sloan remembers two types of gay characters in TV and movies: flamboyant decorators, and victims of AIDS. “There was no in-between. And there was no romance involved for gay characters either.” Sloan was in college when he saw Maurice ...

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Aha Moment: Mary Karr's "Entering the Kingdom"

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ten years ago, Beth Greenspan put a poem in her wallet that she’s carried ever since. Her son was just on the verge of adolescence, and she was wistful. “I noticed that his wrists were starting to get thicker, his hands were starting to look bigger. His hand was almost the size of my own ...

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Remixing Spring

Friday, April 05, 2013

Several weeks ago we gave you a challenge: using a dozen bird songs recorded by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, we asked you to create an original musical composition on the theme of Spring. We received more than 100 compositions, ranging from classical to electronica ...

Listen to the winning remix

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Tom Hanks: Lucky Guy

Friday, April 05, 2013

It’s a cliché, but is there anyone in Hollywood more likeable than Tom Hanks? He’s had not one but many iconic roles as a truly decent person who holds up under duress, from Big to Forrest Gump, from Saving Private Ryan to Castaway. On Broadway now, Hanks is playing a different sort, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mike MacAlary. 

Bonus Track: Tom Hanks' 3 for 360

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Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir

Friday, March 22, 2013

While classical institutions usually bemoan the aging audience, Eric Whitacre’s fanbase is squarely in a prize demographic of 18-to-30 year olds. Whitacre is the most popular choral composer working today, his music performed by school choirs, university groups, and professional ...

Bonus Track: “Oculi Omnium,” performed by the Eric Whitacre Singers

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Listener Challenge: Remixing Spring

Friday, March 01, 2013

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has just finished digitizing its entire collection of 150,000 animal sounds — including its especially vast collection of bird songs. We want you to use some of those bird songs to create your own composition on the theme of Spring. We’ll choose a winner and ...

Enter: Spring Remix Challenge

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Benh Zeitlin: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Friday, February 22, 2013

Beasts of the Southern Wild is 30-year-old director Benh Zeitlin’s first feature and it’s caused a serious splash: it’s up for four Oscars this weekend, including Best Picture and Best Director. Its six-year-old star, Quevenzhané Wallis, is up for Best Actress — now nine, she’s the ...

Video: A scene from Beasts of the Southern Wild


Winners: Are We Alone In The Universe?

Friday, February 15, 2013

A couple weeks ago, we asked you a question: Are we alone in the universe? We challenged you to answer in the form of an illustration, and we received more than 200 entries, includingcartoons, scientific illustrations, and abstract paintings. Julia Rothman, one of the editors ...

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Downton Abbey: Cocktails with the Crawleys

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A saga with such color, such intrigue deserves a cocktail named after everyone in it, upstairs and downstairs: The Dowager Countess (crème de violette and lemon juice), O'Brien's Revenge (whiskey and bitters) ...

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Aha Moment: La Forza del Destino

Friday, January 25, 2013

As a kid, Steve Call struggled with school. “At the end of each school year, my mother would go and beg the teacher to pass me on to the next grade,” he remembers, “because I never did learn to read in elementary school.” Call had dyslexia, and although he had ...

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Tracy Letts: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Friday, January 11, 2013

Tracy Letts is one of the most talented people in American theater today. His play August, Osage County, about a southern family thrown into crisis, won the Pulitzer Prize. Letts is also an acclaimed actor starring in the Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ...

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Aha Moment: Finding Nemo

Friday, January 04, 2013

Kiki Kienstra had a good job teaching kindergarten, a nice apartment, and a community of friends. “I didn’t have a big need for change,” she remembers. “You know, everything was fine, so why rock the boat?” One day, on a whim, she saw Finding Nemo, a Pixar movie about a clownfish ...


New Year’s Resolution: A Cello Recital

Friday, January 04, 2013

As 2012 drew to a close, we asked you to declare your creative New Year’s resolution. We heard from more than 100 ambitious creatives, including aspiring novelists, composers, and a poet-turned-singer. Now that it’s 2013, it’s time to make good on those promises ...

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Winner: Photo Remix Challenge

Friday, December 21, 2012

Last month, we gave you a challenge: married photographers Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor provided ten images for you to remix into an original composition.  We received more than 600 entries. Jerry and Maggie judged the contest and return to the show to announce the results ...

The Winner and Runners-Up

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FDR’s Secret Love Life

Friday, December 07, 2012

In the summer of 1939, Europe was months away from war and England was desperate for American support. Franklin Roosevelt invited the King and Queen to spend the weekend at his country house in upstate New York. The new movie Hyde Park on Hudson tells the story ...