Jenny Lawton appears in the following:
Friday, December 04, 2009
It’s official: Studio 360 has a cold. But I'm inspired by an odd and intriguing ad campaign for HALLS cough drops. It features snifflers proudly bearing their red noses and eyes, bravely trudging through the season.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Say you’re from the future, a future in which time machines exist. Why not take a trip back to the good old 21st century? And join us here at WNYC on Tuesday, November 17, as Kurt hosts the live taping of our show all about time travel. You’ll meet some of the great scientists and fiction writers of our time as they grapple with this age-old fantasy, and hopefully you can enlighten us.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
In the 1950s, Paulus Berensohn, now 77, studied dance at Juilliard, performed on Broadway, and worked with modern dance legends like Merce Cunningham and Mary Anthony. Then, in his mid-20s, it occurred to him: what would it mean to dance, not just on the stage, but in ...
Friday, June 05, 2009
“Joe Turner's Come and Gone” is part of August Wilson's ten-play cycle about African-American life in Pittsburgh. It has returned to Broadway for the first time since the playwright's death (in 2005); the production is nominated for six Tony awards. But controversy and anger has surrounded the selection ...
Friday, May 15, 2009
Growing up, Studio 360 listener Seth Barkan got pressure from his dad to become a classical musician. Barkan dutifully studied classical piano for years, but it never quite suited him. Then he heard a recording of stride pianist Earl "Fatha" Hines and everything changed. Produced by Studio 360's ...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
We were psyched to hear that Steve Reich was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his composition 'Double Sextet.' The piece is written to be played by two identical sextets of instruments, each made up of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, vibraphone and piano -- or by one sextet playing against a recording of the other.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Kurt's brother David Andersen is one of the top piano technicians in Southern California -- he's also an accomplished rock n' roller (and a total ringer for The Dude from 'The Big Lebowski' ). Kurt visited him at home in Malibu and at work on the pianos of some leading lights in jazz and film composition.
Friday, February 06, 2009
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.
Friday, January 30, 2009
The tea ceremony is a 400-year-old ritual for making and presenting green tea. But in Japan's fast-paced techno-centric society - one increasingly fueled by coffee - we wondered how the tea ceremony can survive. Studio 360’s Jenny Lawton talked with tea masters, old and young, to find ...
Sunday, November 23, 2008
More great design solutions that I wish we could bring back with us to the US:
Say you're shopping in a department store with your toddler and you need to go to the bathroom... where do you stick the kid? TOTO, maker of the world's most amazing (and ...
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I was alone in Kyoto part of last week getting tape for a story. One night after doing an interview, I was looking for something to do... and I stumbled into one of the city's gigantic pachinko parlors. The sliding doors opened to a wall of sound -- a cacophony ...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
So get this: the world's first novel came from Japan -- and it was written by a woman -- and it's all about sex.
Japanese literary buffs and commoners alike are celebrating the 1000th anniversary of The Tale of Genji. The author Murasaki Shikibu (c. 973 - c. 1014 ...
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Yesterday the whole team was in Nara (30 minutes by train from Kyoto) to meet with the writer Pico Iyer -- we've turned to him several times on the show for his keen, beautifully expressed observations of life in various corners of the world. Pico first came to Japan 20 ...
Saturday, November 15, 2008
It's high season in Kyoto -- this weekend, the autumn colors are at their brightest and it seems like the whole country plus several others have converged on the city to take a look. Luckily, there are dozens of temples (probably a dozen 'major' ones alone) with gorgeous landscapes and ...
Friday, November 14, 2008
Kyoto may be the 1200-year-old home of Japanese classical arts, but you wouldn't know it when you first get here.
Built in 1997 by Hiroshi Hara, Kyoto Station is a stunning living monument to modern Japan. A hub for multiple regional and local train lines, it's also home to great ...