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Jenny Lawton

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Philip Levine: From Auto Worker To Poet Laureate

Monday, August 15, 2011

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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 indus...
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Beauty from Tragedy: Artists Reflect on 9/11

Friday, August 12, 2011

Do 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...

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American Icons: I Love Lucy

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.

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Absurd Architecture in Your Neighborhood

Friday, July 29, 2011

Which of these things is not like the others? Last week on the show, Kurt Andersen went head to head with the conservative culture critic John Silber, who railed against the “absurd”...

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Miranda July Asks: What’s On Your Mind?

Friday, July 22, 2011

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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...
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Why I Won’t See Super 8

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

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Super 8 may be the biggest movie of the summer — but nothing can sway my loyalty to Friday Night Lights.

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Songs from The Book of Mormon

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 epi...

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Sleep No More

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 war...

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Channels Madame Curie

Thursday, June 02, 2011

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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 Radianc...
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Sneak Preview: The Book of Mormon Decoded

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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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 s...
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Soldiers Protecting Art, Art Protecting Soldiers

Monday, April 18, 2011

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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...
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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 c...

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Japan: Relief Through Art

Monday, March 21, 2011

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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

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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...
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Man Eats Lightbulb. Really.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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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

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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

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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 talen...
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Spark: More Stories About Art in Hard Times

Thursday, February 10, 2011

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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

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

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