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Jenny Lawton

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Your Photo Remixes

Friday, November 23, 2012

We recently kicked off a new listener challenge — your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves photography. Married photographers Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor have provided ten elements for you to use to create a new image. One, from a listener named Jill ...

Enter Studio 360's Photo Remix Listener Challenge

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Faking It: Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor

Friday, November 16, 2012

Since the 1960s, Jerry Uelsmann has been a giant of surreal photomontage. And he still works the old-fashioned way: “I’ve had images that I’ve worked on for two or three weeks in the darkroom.” But his wife, Maggie Taylor, creates her surreal photomontage on a computer ...

Video: Manipulating Photography

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American Icons: I Love Lucy

Friday, November 09, 2012

It set the model for the hit family sitcom. Lucy's weekly antics and humiliation entered the DNA of TV comedy: from Desperate Housewives to 30 Rock – writers can’t live without Lucy.

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Getting Creative During the Superstorm

Friday, November 02, 2012

Many of us in the Northeast had our routines upended by Superstorm Sandy this week. Here at Studio 360, we've been scrambling around Brooklyn — using laptops, kitchen tables, and borrowed studios to record and assemble the show. That makeshift spirit made us wonder if any listeners shut in by ...

Bonus Track: a piano composition inspired by Sandy

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Lawrence O'Donnell: Politics as Entertainment

Friday, November 02, 2012

Political candidacies now seem to be as much about narrative as experience, with each campaign vying to control “the story” of its candidate. Lawrence O’Donnell is a former senate staffer who became a writer for The West Wing, and now hosts a political show on MSNBC. Kurt spoke with him about ...

Video: Lawrence O’Donnell vs. Taggert Romney

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Aha Moment: Lee Ann Womack

Friday, October 26, 2012

Mary Miller fell in love with a man who made his fortune flipping houses.  When the relationship ended, Mary wasn’t just heartbroken — she wanted to beat him at his own game.On the way to the bank to sign a $400,000 loan, Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” came ...

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Jack Black, A Cappella

Friday, October 12, 2012

From a wannabe rock star in School of Rock, to a Mexican wrestler in Nacho Libre, Jack Black is probably the closest thing in Hollywood to a superstar clown. He’s been described as “big, obnoxious, and funny in a slightly terrifying way.” So his role as the title character in Bernie ...

Video: Jack Black’s one-man version of The Who’s “Tommy”

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Oskar Eustis: Putting the Public Back in Theater

Friday, September 28, 2012

New York is the epicenter of American theater, but it's not just because of Broadway. A mid-size theater complex downtown is arguably the most important incubator for new theater today: The Public Theater. Oskar Eustis is The Public’s artistic director, and a fierce advocate for his art form ...

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Aha Moment: e.e. cummings

Friday, September 14, 2012

As a child Quang Bao fled Vietnam and lived in a refugee camp with his family. They eventually settled in Sugarland, Texas. He was in high school — a mediocre student, uninterested in literature, and unready to accept being gay — when he was given an e.e. cummings’ poem ...

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A Conversation with Philip Glass

Friday, September 14, 2012

In 1976, Philip Glass was an unknown composer — almost pushing 40, and driving a taxi to make ends meet — when he got his break: a new work performed at New York’s echt-prestigious Metropolitan Opera House. Einstein on the Beach was directed by Robert Wilson, a key figure ...

Bonus Track: Kurt’s extended conversation with Philip Glass

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Aha Moment: Hamlet

Friday, September 07, 2012

A listener named Jeff House told us about his revelation experience with Hamlet. As a teenager he watched the Christopher Plummer film on TV with his big sister, who was enthralled; House was nonplussed. “The language didn’t make sense,” he remembers. The hero was ...

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Aha Moment: Earl "Fatha" Hines

Friday, August 24, 2012

Seth Barkan’s father was a classical cellist who urged his son to follow in his footsteps. Barkan studied classical piano for years, but it never quite suited him. Then one day, accompanying his mother to Costco, he returned with a history of jazz on CD. When he heard the stride pianist Earl “Fatha” Hines ...

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Aha Moment: Diane Arbus

Friday, August 17, 2012

Neil Selkirk is an accomplished portrait photographer.  He began his career in London during the 60s, when being a magazine photographer meant wild parties, fancy cars, and beautiful girls.  During a shoot assisting Richard Avedon, he encountered a photograph: A Family One Evening in a Nudist Camp, Pennsylvania, 1965.  Selkirk was shocked ...

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Woody Harrelson: Back to (Off-)Broadway

Friday, August 03, 2012

Woody Harrelson has played a stone-faced Marine, a porn king, and a sociopathic criminal. He’s just arrived Off-Broadway in two new roles: playwright and director. Bullet for Adolf is loosely based on Harrelson’s life: it’s set during a summer of partying hard and working construction ...

Bonus Track: Harrelson on The Hunger Games

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Aha Moment: Perry Mason vs. The Paper Chase

Friday, August 03, 2012

Jonathan Amsbary wanted to be a lawyer to "help America be what it was supposed to be." He idealized TV’s Perry Mason, the righteous defense attorney who stood up for the little guy and always made sure justice was done. Just before leaving for college, Amsbary saw The Paper Chase ...

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Suzan-Lori Parks' Porgy and Bess

Friday, July 20, 2012

Porgy and Bess was groundbreaking: an opera about poor African-Americans in South Carolina, starring a cripple, a tramp, and a drug dealer. There’s a new production on Broadway now entitled The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, but it’s not the one George and Ira presented in 1935 ...

Video: a song from the Broadway production

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The Computer as Artist

Friday, July 06, 2012

Computers have taken over an astonishing array of tasks humans used to do. They fly our planes, give us directions, recommend books, set us up on dates.  But can they tell us a good story? Meet Brutus, a computer programmed to write fiction.  Through a series of mathematical equations, its ...

Bonus Track: “Self-Betrayal,” written by Brutus

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Lisa Randall: Knocking on Heaven's Door

Friday, July 06, 2012

Harvard physicist Lisa Randall is at the forefront of the search for new theories about how the universe works.  She’s especially interested in dark matter and is involved in work at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.  And although her work requires complex math and work on the theoretical ...

Bonus Track: Kurt's extended conversation with Lisa Randall

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Canada: The Winning Slogan

Friday, June 29, 2012

Last month, we asked for your suggestions for a new six-word tagline for Canada. And the slogans poured in, more than 750 submissions. The winner was one of the first, and it remained our favorite to the end.

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Benh Zeitlin: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Friday, June 29, 2012

The new movie Beasts of the Southern Wild is a Louisiana fairy tale with a six-year-old hero named Hushpuppy. The film, which clinched top honors at both the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, is 29-year-old director Benh Zeitlin’s first feature. The New York native moved ...

Video: A scene from Beasts of the Southern Wild

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