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Jess Jiang

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And the Snail-Mail Prize Goes to…

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Our Valentine Redesign Challenge elicited many great entries to our Flickr page.  And we received mailed-in submissions too.  They ranged from a set of miniature cards 'inspired by a muse and faces of love' to my favorite, a three-foot tall by two-foot wide poster from Victor Stabin.  He ...

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Shakespeare on the Small Screen

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This week, the Royal Shakespeare Company announced that it will come to New York for a five-play residency during the summer of 2011, as part of the Lincoln Center Festival.  And the company will perform the plays in a full-scale replica of its Stratford-upon-Avon theater reconstructed inside the ...

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Makin' Whoopies

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Julie Powell -- the author and Julie of Julie & Julia -- cooked 524 recipes in 365 days.  That's small potatoes compared to Brooklyn's Cathy Erway, a twenty-something-year-old hipster who ate nothing from restaurants, take-out spots, or street-stands from September 2006 through September 2008.  (The project ...

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Nobody Puts Jane Austen in a Corner

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It's Friday night, and I'm sweating on the dance floor. Am I at some chic nightclub? Not exactly. Instead of a techno beat, the sounds of fiddles, guitars, recorder, dulcimer, and banjo hang in the air.

Okay, I confess: I love Contra dancing. It's a rowdy mix ...

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Helping Haiti: Relief through Music

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The human tragedy in Haiti is overwhelming, and it's hard to know what we can do from hundreds or thousands of miles away. Here's one thing…

January 20 through 25, New York's City Winery (155 Varick Street) is holding a series of four emergency benefit concerts ...

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Do the Golden Globes Have a Glass Ceiling?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Golden Globe Awards are this Sunday, and I'm excited, especially for one nominee. The buzz is all over director Kathryn Bigelow and 'The Hurt Locker,' an action film about a bomb-defusing squad in Baghdad.

Last summer, Bigelow talked to Kurt about her transition from ...

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Lessons in Enjoying Tea

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Instead of drinking my daily 8 cups of water, I've kept myself hydrated (and warm) this winter with tea. I once thought making tea was as simple as boiling water. Oh, how wrong was I. Everything I now know about tea I learned on Malian Dao, a mile-long street in Beijing exclusively devoted to the wholesale of tea. When my legs were tired, I picked a random store and asked the sales clerk to pin cha or tea taste. What I thought would be a 20-minute errand turned into a three-hour lesson in how to enjoy a cup of tea.

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Poetic Recycling

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

With the new decade fast-approaching, I can't help but think about reinvention. Studio 360 has done several segments that take dusty old ideas and wipe them clean with poetry. Recycling them into verse can reveal surprises. Here are some of my favorites.

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A Sip of Sherlock

Thursday, December 24, 2009

This week, Studio 360 follows the ever-evolving Sherlock Holmes, who jumps off the pages of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle into the modern world as children's lit's Encyclopedia Brown and TV's Dr. House.

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Offset carbon...and cheating

Monday, December 14, 2009

We’ve about reached the halfway point in Copenhagen’s two-week long negotiating bonanza known as the UN Conference of the Parties. One hot topic (no pun intended) is the practice of carbon offsetting. Yes, offsetting is an economically efficient solution, but does it ultimately fail us?

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A Musical Romance

Friday, December 11, 2009

This week on Studio 360, Kurt unpacks the songwriting inspirations of Rickie Lee Jones, the reigning 'Duchess of Coolsville.' In this gem from the cutting room floor, she discusses the songwriter who makes her think 'we're made from the same part of God's clay.' (Plus, don’t miss Kurt’s five-second debut as a back-up singer.)

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Reitman vs. Reitman

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Considering who his father is, you might think Jason Reitman left the womb grasping a sound boom in his tiny hand.  Jason was still a toddler when dad Ivan Reitman was making Animal House (1978) and other classic comedies like Meatballs (1979) and Stripes (1981).  By the time Reitman hit his stride with Ghostbusters in 1984 the path to the director’s chair for young Jason might have seemed inevitable.

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