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Soldiers Protecting Art, Art Protecting Soldiers

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."

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Monopoly Redesign: Do Not Pass "Go"

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...

Slideshow: Monopoly Through the Years

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Japan: Relief Through Art

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.

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Japan: The Imagination of Disaster

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 ...

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Iranians Who Dare to Rock

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.

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Man Eats Lightbulb. Really.

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.

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Charlie Sheen, Chuck Lorre, and the Dangers of Vanity (Cards)

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?

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360 Preview: Josh Ritter, Martha Plimpton, and Junot Diaz Grow Up

Thursday, February 24, 2011

This weekend, Studio 360’s got growing pains.  In a special rebroadcast of a show recorded live at WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, Kurt talks to three incredibly talented Gen-Xers -- Josh Ritter, Martha Plimpton, and Juno Diaz -- about the moment they left their youth behind.

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Spark: More Stories About Art in Hard Times

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Listen to full interviews with Donald Hall, Joel Meyerowitz, and Lynn Nottage.

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Spark: More Stories About Stuff

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Listen to full interviews with Ben Burtt, Stanley Kunitz, and Elizabeth Streb.

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Spark: More Stories About Childhood

Friday, January 28, 2011

Listen to full interviews with Chuck Close, Richard Ford, Mira Nair, and Richard Serra.

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Goodbye, Hollywood (and Good Riddance)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jon Robin Baitz was already a successful playwright when he went to Hollywood to create ABC's Brother's and Sisters. The show was a hit for Baitz, but turns out, the city was anything but: "It was a nightmare.  Just the fact that I came from New York and wrote sort of serious-ish plays, before I opened my mouth, there was a kind of trope going around the network already: 'We can't have any of the Baitzian angst.'''

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Spark: Read Kurt's Foreword

Monday, January 24, 2011

Spark: How Creativity Works doesn't hit bookshelves until February 15.  But to get you in the mood, we've got a sneak-preview.  In his foreword to the book, Kurt describes how he embraced Daniel Boorstin's "Amateur Spirit" and summoned the courage to keep trying new things.

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Free Theatre Belarus Leaders In Hiding

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Belarus is called the last dictatorship in Europe.  The government censors the arts, so performance troupe Free Theatre Belarus performs secretly, in converted houses, to avoid arrest.  Today The New York Times is reporting that the leaders of the Belarus Free Theatre have been forced into hiding following an incident at a protest rally.

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360 Staff Pick: Modern Madrigals for December

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What, you think you're too cool for Christmas records?  You're going to like this one, and so will your granny.

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360 Staff Pick: Requiem for Steam

Friday, December 17, 2010

Requiem for Steam is photographer David Plowden's love letter to the steam engine, full of moving portraits of the machinery, the rails, and the people he's met on a lifetime of journeys.

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Jazzercise from the Jazz Age

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

While doing research for our art and medicine episode, we called our colleagues in the NYPR archives — a treasure trove of nearly a century of media made or collected at the station. And they found some pretty fantastic things in the stacks. 

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Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

About a year ago, Carrie Fisher (script doctor, memoirist, recovering Princess) took to Broadway a one-woman show called “Wishful Drinking” — an account of her struggles with alcoholism, failed romances, and brushes with death.  A filmed version of her stage show airs this weekend on HBO.

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On the Road With the Friedlanders

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

In the 1960s and 70s, the photographer Lee Friedlander took his family on summer road trips.  Along the way, he took pictures that established him as one of the most acute, celebrated, modern chroniclers of America.  Friedlander’s young son Erik (now a noted cellist) was sitting in the back seat.

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Oh Lincoln, My Lincoln

Friday, November 19, 2010

Daniel Day-Lewis, you're great and all — but we would've cast someone else as Lincoln in the upcoming biopic.

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