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Thursday, September 08, 2011
Over the last several months, Kurt Andersen has been asking guests about their memories of 9/11 and the changes that came after it. Hear responses from Michael Stipe, Jodie Foster, Björk, Suzanne Vega, Robert Lopez, and Miranda July.
Monday, August 29, 2011
As part of Q2's Requiem Project, we're collecting stories from the New York Public Radio archives to augment the music stream — voices that expand upon the themes in the music, and vice versa. We recently wondered: what if we blended the two? We've put together a little audio experiment and we'd like you to evaluate the results.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
As part of Q2's Requiem Project, we've been searching the NYPR archives for voices that offer perspective on 9/11 and help us better understand the world in which we now live. The stories that immediately stood out to me were of the volunteers who for months helped feed, clothe and comfort the people working at the site. "We have to understand that their existence in millions for each evil act is what keeps us going," the late evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould told WNYC's Marianne McCune.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Last week, the Library of Congress named Philip Levine the country’s 18th poet laureate of the United States, succeeding W.S. Merwin. “He’s the laureate, if you like, of the industrial heartland,” librarian of Congress James Billington said of Levine. “It’s a very, very American voice. I don’t know that in other countries you get poetry of that quality about the ordinary workingman.”
Friday, August 12, 2011
The 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks is approaching, and Studio 360 is curating a list of the best cultural works that responded to and helped us understand it. Bruce Springsteen’s song “The Rising” (from the album of the same name) evokes images of the day itself ...
Friday, August 05, 2011
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.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
She makes movies, she writes fiction, and now, she tells fortunes. When we found Miranda July would be coming into the studio, we decided to put those skills to the test. We asked you to write in with your questions about the future — and we thought the results were a fascinating survey of what’s going on in the hearts and minds of America’s creative people. Miranda July fans, anyway.
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Super 8 may be the biggest movie of the summer — but nothing can sway my loyalty to Friday Night Lights.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Sleep No More may be the most unusual, fantastical take on Macbeth ever produced. The London-based theater company Punchdrunk has transformed 100,000 square feet of New York City warehouse space into a meticulously detailed world — a kind of Macbeth theme park with no signage or...
Friday, June 10, 2011
If you’ve ever watched South Park, you know that a few of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's favorite things are organized religion and musical theater. In 2003, they did a musical episode all about Joseph Smith and the founding of Mormonism. This year the show's creators upped the ante considerably, teaming with composer Robert Lopez to...
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Marie Curie is the sexiest story in science history and has charmed authors, filmmakers, and playwrights. Add Alan Alda to the list, who makes his playwrighting debut with Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie. At the opening gala for the World Science Festival last night, a terrific cast (including Maggie Gyllenhaal and Liev Shreiber) performed a reading.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The Book of Mormon is the toast of Broadway (with 14 nominations for June’s Tony Awards). Trey Parker and Matt Stone teamed up with Robert Lopez, best known for Avenue Q, to put the spring in the Mormons' steps. In this preview clip of Kurt Andersen's interview with Lopez, the composer deconstructs the song “All-American Prophet” and revives hooks previously lost to the cutting-room floor.
Monday, April 18, 2011
A recently discovered audio recording of a 1946 speech by then-General Dwight D. Eisenhower reminds us that "they who have dwelt with death will be among the most ardent worshipers of life and beauty and of the peace in which these can thrive."
Friday, April 15, 2011
Later this year, Hasbro will unveil a partly-electronic version of one of the classic board games. But Studio 360 thinks Monopoly needs more of a makeover to bring it into the 21st century. Game designer Brenda Brathwaite says Monopoly is practically designed to be boring: it’s "literally just about waiting for people to run out of money...
Monday, March 21, 2011
Since the quake, Takehiko Inoue (the artist behind the manga Slam Dunk) he has posted several smiling images a day in support of the victims and to lift the spirits of his countrymen.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Last week, Japanese-American historian Bill Tsutsui found himself in Tokyo in the middle of the earthquake: “We were outside this hotel and the earth started moving. And all of a sudden people started running out. First just a few, but then wave after wave. And after it was ...
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The indie rockers in No One Knows About Persian Cats (out on DVD today) dare to play the music they love, even though they know it will likely land them in jail. Stars (and real-life musicians) Negar Shaghaghi and Ashkan Koshanejad told Kurt Andersen about the risks they faced while filming on-location in Tehran.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
In the off-Broadway spook show Play Dead, master magician Todd Robbins delights in pointing out that illusions are merely that. But he performs one trick that’s shockingly, horrifyingly real.
Friday, February 25, 2011
If you’ve just tuned in for the implosion of CBS’s most successful comedy, “Two and a Half Men,” you may be wondering: who’s this Chuck Lorre fellow?