Julia Lowrie Henderson

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Pulitzers: Making Up for a Sexist Past?

Friday, April 18, 2014

The winners of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize were announced this week, acknowledging the best in journalism as well as the arts. Donna Tartt won the prize for fiction for her third novel, The Goldfinch. The 784-page bestseller, which took Tartt eleven years to finish, is a Dickensian tale ...

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Live In-Studio: Vijay Iyer, Jazz’s Incredible Hulk

Friday, April 18, 2014

The pianist and MacArthur genius Vijay Iyer is one of the great living jazz musicians, although a lot of his music isn't what you'd recognize as jazz. In addition to leading a trio and playing duets with a saxophonist, Iyer programs laptops, and writes chamber music. The heart of Iyer’s ...


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Rap Lyrics Take the Stand

Friday, April 04, 2014

Next month, a 23-year-old aspiring rapper Twain Gotti will stand trial for a double murder. What led police to Steward was not a gun or a fingerprint, but the lyrics in a song called “Ride Out." 

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Live In-Studio: The War on Drugs

Friday, March 21, 2014

Back in 2005, a young musician named Adam Granduciel moved to Philadelphia to join the music scene there. “I was like an extreme hobbyist,” he remembers, never thinking a career in music was within reach. He recorded a couple EPs independently. When the record label Secretly Canadian came calling ...

Bonus Track: "Under the Pressure"

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Superheroes are a Boys’ Club in Hollywood

Friday, March 21, 2014

Superhero movies are so lucrative these days that characters who were once on the b-list — Thor, Captain America, Wolverine — are getting their own franchises. Meanwhile, women are still being left out in the cold. 

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Public Radio Bracket: Help Studio 360 Go All The Way

Monday, March 17, 2014

March Madness is here and KPCC in Los Angeles has made its own bracket. Instead of college basketball teams going head-to-head, it’s all your favorite public radio shows facing-off for bragging rights. Studio 360 needs your help to take down our third competitor: Radiolab

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Make This Scary Short Screenplay

Monday, March 17, 2014

We dared you to spook the master of scare himself, filmmaker Wes Craven. We got more than 300 gruesome and convention-busting 30-second short films. And one totally genre-defying screenplay. Do you have what it takes to make Penny Jones' Arctic?

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Wes Craven’s Winner: Scary Short Film Fest

Friday, March 14, 2014

We asked you to create 30-second horror films. Our judge, the filmmaker Wes Craven, gave you the theme “young genius.” We got more than 300 movies — from Canada, Italy, England, and all over the United States — and this is the winner.

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Harold Budd Isn’t Afraid to Make Pretty Music

Friday, March 07, 2014

At 77, Harold Budd’s career has taken him from bebop to avant-garde minimalism to the lush, atmospheric soundscapes for which he’s become famous. Critics call Budd “the godfather of ambient music,” an honorific he rejects.

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Tarell Alvin McCraney Rewrites History

Friday, February 28, 2014

For a new production of Antony and Cleopatra, Tarell Alvin McCraney wanted his audiences to have more immediate access to the colonial background of the story, so he took it out of Rome and Egypt and transplanted it to colonial Haiti, on the brink of revolution against France. ...

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St. Vincent Becomes St. Vincent

Friday, February 14, 2014

“I was reading Miles Davis’ autobiography and in it he talks about how the hardest thing for any musician to do is to sound like yourself,” the indie singer-songwriter says. “And I thought, ‘You know what? I sound like myself on this record’ and so I just self-titled it.”

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Skating in Sochi: Music Gets Low Scores

Friday, February 14, 2014

As the Olympic figure skaters in Sochi push the boundaries of what’s physically possible on ice, the music they use in competition remains stuck in a deep rut: a narrow band of Romantic chestnuts, with the occasional John Williams score and orchestrated rock medley ...

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Live In-Studio: Neneh Cherry’s Soul Punk Project

Friday, February 07, 2014

Neneh Cherry has floated between underground acclaim and pop stardom. She has the life of a musical Zelig: raised by jazz great Don Cherry among cultural luminaries like Allen Ginsberg and Miles Davis, she left home early to join a first-generation punk band in London, the Slits ...

Videos: "Blank Project" and "Weightless" live in Studio 360

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A Final Visit with Pete Seeger

Friday, January 31, 2014

Pete Seeger was a giant, and barely a singer-songwriter has touched a guitar who doesn't owe him a musical debt. He died this week, at age 94. In 2010, Kurt Andersen went to Seeger's home — a house he built himself on the Hudson River in Beacon, New York. They talked about "This Land Is Your Land" ...

Video: Pete Seeger at Home


Beyond Koyaanisqatsi: A New Film from Godfrey Reggio

Friday, January 31, 2014

Godfrey Reggio’s films “are like a cat that barks. They’re unusual, the names of the films are off the wall,” he tells Kurt Andersen. Most people know Reggio for the 1982 film Koyaanisqatsi, a word from the Hopi language meaning “life out of balance,” and its two sequels. Reggio’s new film Visitors is in black-and-white ...

Video: Trailer, Visitors

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Carl Zimmer on Giant Sandworms

Friday, January 24, 2014

The science writer Carl Zimmer was 10 years old when his family moved to rural New Jersey. He quickly made a new friend whose father was the prolific science fiction illustrator John Schoenherr. Zimmer hadn’t read Dune, or seen Schoenherr’s unforgettable illustrations of sandworms. ...

Slideshow: Jack Schoenherr’s paintings

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How to Make Your Own Vermeer

Friday, January 17, 2014

The canvases of Johannes Vermeer are almost photographic — more than 150 years before the camera was invented. That’s why some have speculated that in order to achieve those uncannily real images, Vermeer must have invented an optical device that projected the image of what he saw. Meet the man who thinks he's cracked the case.

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MoMA Knocks Down Its Next-Door Neighbor

Friday, January 17, 2014

Last May, we reported on a story in which it seemed David had triumphed over Goliath. David was a quirky, acclaimed jewel box of a building in midtown Manhattan — the former American Folk Art Museum — and the preservationists who loved it. Goliath was the Museum of Modern Art ...

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A Frozen Orchestra in Minnesota

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Minnesota Orchestra seemed to have it all: well-paid, world class musicians; a star conductor, Osmo Vänskä; a devoted audience in one of the most philanthropic cities in America. But last year, contract negotiations brought the orchestra to a screeching halt and management locked the players out ...

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Studio 360 Parties in 3D: featuring Javelin

Monday, December 23, 2013

3D printers make it possible to print almost anything. So we wanted to see what our listeners might do with this new technology, so we teamed up with the 3D printer maker MakerBot to give them a challenge: to create a holiday ornament. Last week, we threw a party in WNYC's Greene ...

Video: Javelin, "Airfield" (live)

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