Jenny Lawton

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360 Staff Pick: A Devil to Play

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Some people solve their midlife crises by buying a motorcycle — Jasper Rees decided to face down his childhood enemy: the French horn.  Now available in paperback, Rees' account takes us from band camp to the concert hall and back again. Rees visited Studio 360 last spring — and he brought his horn.

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Off With "The Sing-Off"

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

It turns out that Fox’s hit musical comedy "Glee" was primetime TV’s gateway drug to a cappella.

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Aha Moment: Robert Frank

Friday, December 18, 2009

As a security guard at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jason Eskenazi was used to directing visitors to the restrooms. But keeping watch at an exhibit of Robert Frank's photography project The Americans, Eskenazi turned his life around. Produced by Studio 360's

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Brush Up On Your Golden Globes

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

With yesterday’s announcement of the Golden Globe nominees, it’s officially awards season.  Before you watch them work the red carpet (and, perhaps, get tipsy during the broadcast), hear how they got there in the first place. Listen to Kurt Andersen's conversations with nominees including Kathryn Bigelow, Jason Reitman, and Marvin Hamlisch.

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Mamet's "Race"

Friday, December 11, 2009

Ads for David Mamet's new play proclaim it his "most explosive four-letter word yet." Mamet has always courted controversy on hot-button issues. "Race", now on Broadway, is about a diverse team of lawyers defending a white man accused of raping a black woman. Kurt sees the show with ...

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Fight on, Brave Soul

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.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Newcomer Gabourey Sidibe has been getting a lot of attention for her performance in the title role in the new film, Precious. Studio 360's Jenny Lawton finds out what it's like for Sidibe to ride this wave of acclaim for a part ...


You're invited

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.

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A Wild Homage

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tomorrow, the much-anticipated film, “Where the Wild Things Are” is coming to theaters. It’s based on the beloved children’s book by Maurice Sendak, whose fantastical illustrations have inspired innumerable artists.

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Aha Moment: A Bridge Between Cultures

Friday, October 09, 2009

Chie Sakakibara grew up in Japan but became fascinated with North American Indians after seeing them in the movie "Dances with Wolves." Her interest brought her to Alaska, as a student of cultural geography, where she continues to find connections between Inuit culture and her own. ...

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Aha Moment: Dances with Clay

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 ...

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August Wilson's Come and Gone

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 ...

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Aha Moment: Earl "Fatha" Hines

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 ...

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Kurt Goes Vaudeville

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Live radio lives! Kurt recently stopped by the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon for Live Wire -- an old school variety show with a modern twist, recorded in front of the hippest audience west of the Mississippi.

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Steve Reich | hcieR evetS

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.

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The Piano Doctor

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.

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No Time for Tea

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.


No Time for Tea

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 ...

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Design for the (Japanese) World: Vol. 2

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 ...

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Name that building: revealed!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


This afternoon, Leital and I were hitting up some souvenir shops when we spotted this building across the river.  We were just as surprised when we found out what company it represents.

Any guesses?



Indeed, it is ...

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