Jenny Lawton

Jenny Lawton appears in the following:

New Year's Resolution: Returning to the Canvas

Friday, January 17, 2014

What’s the creative project you’ve been meaning to get done? When we put out the call in December, we heard from hundreds of people eager to throw their hat in the ring, and commit themselves to following through on their artistic plans. Adrienne Ognibene says she had “a passionate love affair with ...

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Curtain Call: Industrial Strength Musicals

Friday, January 10, 2014

In the 1950, 60s, and 70s, a subgenre of musical theater entertained thousands. It had showstoppers composed by some of the brightest talent in the business. But instead of selling out Broadway houses, these shows played to packed hotel ballrooms and convention halls ...

Bonus Track: "My Bathroom" and other corporate musical hits

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Ben Stiller’s Walter Mitty Daydream

Friday, January 10, 2014

There are few characters in literature whose names have become a kind of shorthand. If someone is a fantasist with grandiose daydreams, you might call them a Walter Mitty, based on the 1939 short story by James Thurber. Now Ben Stiller - who directed and stars in the film - takes on Mitty.

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Kerry Washington Fixes Everything

Friday, January 03, 2014

The television show Scandal started off as a fairly realistic procedural/soap opera. It stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, a D.C. lawyer-media-consultant -super fixer who makes clients' problems go away. The character is based on Judy Smith, who served in the first Bush White House ...

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Ben Stiller Can Shred (sort of)

Friday, December 20, 2013

“I grew up in New York and skateboarded as a kid,” he says. Stiller does his own skateboarding in his new film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

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Julie Taymor's Midsummer Night's Dream

Friday, December 20, 2013

In 2002, Julie Taymor was the new Queen of Broadway: a MacArthur genius and the creator of The Lion King, which became the most lucrative Broadway musical of all time. But soon after, she was hired to create what became the most notorious Broadway debacle in recent years ...

Bonus Track: Spider-Man — behind-the-scenes

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The NSA’s New World (of Warcraft)

Friday, December 13, 2013

A new front in the War on Terror opened secretly in Azeroth. Haven’t heard of it? It’s familiar to the millions of people who play the videogame World of Warcraft. An NSA document obtained by the Guardian (courtesy of one Edward Snowden) reveals that for years the NSA, CIA, FBI ...

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First Listen: Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Tom Hanks grew up watching Walt Disney on television — now the actor will play him on-screen in Saving Mr. Banks. To prepare for the role, Hanks poured over archival recordings held by the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. He gave a sneak preview of his Walt Voice to Kurt ...

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Mario Buatta: Prince of Chintz

Friday, November 08, 2013

In the 1970s and 80s, Mario Buatta made a name for himself creating opulent, English country style interiors for the rich and famous. He’s designed for Jackie Onassis, Barbara Walters, and Henry Kissinger — he also created rooms in Blair House, the White House’s guest residence. ...

Slideshow: Mario Buatta’s Interiors

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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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Darwin Got It Wrong

Friday, November 01, 2013

Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, and Lord Kelvin are remembered as unimpeachable geniuses. But over the course of their careers, they each made tremendous errors — not just faulty equations but fundamental misunderstandings. In Brilliant Blunders, Mario Livio showcases those failures and the surprising discoveries ...

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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.


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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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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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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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 ...


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 ...