Jenny Lawton

Jenny Lawton appears in the following:

New Year’s Resolution: Make 'Em Laugh

Friday, February 07, 2014

As a young adult, Whoopi Goldberg inspired Julie Bayley to try stand-up comedy. Julie loved performing late night sets, but found herself limited by “a really horrific habit: I had t...

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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 t...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Ben Stiller Can Shred (sort of)

Friday, December 20, 2013

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“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 aft...

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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 documen...

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First Listen: Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

Thursday, December 05, 2013

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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 ...
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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 Walte...

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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 ...

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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 equ...

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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...

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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...

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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 c...

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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 us...

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Downton Abbey: Cocktails with the Crawleys

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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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 Reve...
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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 p...

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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,...

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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...

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