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Julia Lowrie Henderson

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Julia Lowrie Henderson has crisscrossed the country — from Brooklyn to Oakland to Portland (Maine) and back again. She joined Studio 360 in 2013 after graduating from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. She has produced stories about Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, black and white movies, and giant sandworms. Her work has been featured on MPBN, New Hampshire Public Radio, and Public Radio Remix. She once shipped herself 40 lbs worth of family Polaroid pictures and spent a year scanning and chronicling their tales. She enjoys a good joke and a nice, long drive across the country.

Julia Lowrie Henderson appears in the following:

Questlove Wants Your Protest Songs

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Every generation has its protest songs. The Roots bandleader wonders, in this politically charged time, where are ours?
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Rediscovering Bert Williams

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The first movie with an African-American cast starred Bert Williams, the first superstar black entertainer. No one has seen it until now.

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Did Seth Rogen Cause the Sony Pictures Cyber Attack?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

North Korea’s regime hates the new Seth Rogen movie. Did they hack Sony Pictures’ computer systems in retaliation?

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Behind the Balloons: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giant balloon characters have been part of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade since the 1920s. But what happens to the balloons when the parade is over?
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Alison Bechdel’s Winner: The Great Studio 360 Doodle Dare

Friday, November 21, 2014

After sifting through over 200 entries, cartoonist and MacArthur fellow Alison Bechdel has chosen a winner in our latest Extra Credit challenge.

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Alison Bechdel's Doodle Dare Favorites

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Great Studio 360 Doodle Dare is coming to a close! Writer and illustrator Alison Bechdel picks finalists for the cartoon contest.
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Playing with Fire: Spazuk's Flame-Painted Portraits

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Artist Steven Spazuk willfully ignored the old adage when he discovered how to use fire – and burn paper – to create breathtaking portraits.
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Harry Shearer for President

Friday, November 07, 2014

After 25 years playing Montgomery Burns (and a gaggle of other animated characters) on The Simpsons, Harry Shearer is ready for his next role: the real-life Richard Nixon.

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Last Call for the Great Studio 360 Doodle Dare

Friday, November 07, 2014

We asked for your best cartoons, and you delivered — now the competition in our doodle challenge is heating up!

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ISIS’s War on Culture

Friday, November 07, 2014

As ISIS has rampaged across Syria and Iraq, they’ve destroyed irreplaceable artifacts from the cradle of civilization.

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Taking on the Great Doodle Dare

Friday, October 31, 2014

Alison Bechdel started an incomplete doodle and challenged listeners to complete it. How have doodlers responded?

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Zola Jesus’ Pop Reconstruction

Friday, October 31, 2014

The songwriter who performs under the name Zola Jesus is only 25, but for her sixth album, Taiga, she felt ready to turn from her gloomy, Goth-inflected rock to more upbeat, epic pop.

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In John Adams’ Klinghoffer Opera, the Drama Is Offstage

Friday, October 24, 2014

An opera that has been dogged by claims of anti-Semitism opened to protests in New York this week. A critic explains how the opera’s flaws make it vulnerable to the charge.

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Carving Old Books Into Works of Art

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

This is your dictionary – but beautiful. Brian Dettmer carves intricate sculptures out of old reference books.
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Blake Mills Is in It for the Girls

Friday, October 17, 2014

The singer and virtuoso guitarist explains the real reason he started writing his heartfelt, heartbreaking songs.

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Alison Bechdel Passes the Test

Friday, October 17, 2014

The cartoonist and author of the memoir Fun Home explains why she had to retire her beloved, long-running strip Dykes to Watch Out For.

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You Betcha She’s More than Marge Gunderson

Friday, October 10, 2014

Frances McDormand has played a lot of supporting roles, so she understands the rage of an unfulfilled math teacher in her new series, Olive Kitteridge.

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Frances McDormand: The Quiz

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Frances McDormand has made a career out of turning supporting roles into performances that steal the show. Can you match the role to what she has to say about it?  
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Thelma Golden: The Curator Is Present

Friday, September 26, 2014

As director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, Thelma Golden curates exhibits that shape larger debates about race and representation.

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Life Lessons from Toni Morrison

Friday, September 26, 2014

A winner of the Nobel Prize, Morrison started writing because she couldn’t find the novels she wanted to read.

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