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:
Friday, August 22, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Rufus Wainwright grew up surrounded by folk music royalty. But despite being steeped in that tradition, he encountered his strongest influence when he was a teenager — Verdi’s Requiem.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
When Ralph Steadman came to the studio to talk with Kurt Andersen, we couldn’t resist asking him to do a sketch. Quite a few laughs, a fair share of “Oh dears,” and “a final flourish of splatter” later, we ended up with two drawings of Kurt and a studio desk covered in ink. Watch the video.
Friday, August 08, 2014
The artist who helped define Gonzo journalism with his twisted, violent illustrations is the subject of a new documentary. At age 78, Steadman hasn’t lost his impish humor — as we learned when he started flinging ink all over the studio.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
National Geographic's Tumblr — aptly called "Found" — draws from 125 years of photographs: from a sunny day in England (1928) to a Casablanca boutique (1971), to a play performance in Greece (1930). And like great albums, the B-sides of National Geographic rival the hits.
Monday, August 04, 2014
The last thing you’d expect to hear out of country crooner Lydia Loveless is a pop song. But when she launches into a Kesha’s “Blind” — sans Autotune or a distracting dance beat — it seems like the song has been waiting for her all along.
Monday, August 04, 2014
Photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher wondered if her tears of happiness differed from her tears of grief — so she put them under a microscope.
Friday, July 18, 2014
A class led by two researchers at MIT’s Media Lab asks students to take imaginary technologies from sci-fi classics and turn them into real inventions. Will they miss the point of cautionary tales like Blade Runner or Neuromancer?
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Bartholomäus Traubeck noticed that the growth rings of a tree resemble grooves on a record. So he devised a system to play a disk of wood.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Jonathan Sparks' creation looks like something between a game and a light show, while allowing viewers inside the creative process. And it's way more fun than watching someone gently tap a pedal.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
The Street Art Project is an ever-expanding catalog that allows you to visit sites around the world — and turn back the clock on art that's been erased.
Friday, July 04, 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. ...
Monday, June 30, 2014
Kimberly Witham is a professional photographer with a green thumb, a certificate in taxidermy, and a background in art history. She manages to combine all three in a series of photographs called On Ripeness and Rot.
Friday, June 27, 2014
For our latest listener challenge, we asked you to record your versions of one of 1914’s hit songs, “Yellow Dog Blues” by W.C. Handy — and you came through. Now our guest judge Marc Anthony Thompson (a.k.a. Chocolate Genius) reveals two winners.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
If this new video from HelloFlo is any indication, commercials for feminine hygiene products are poised to go from totally lame to totally awesome.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mandy Barker asked people to send her photographs of soccer balls they found washed up on their local beaches. She ended up with images of 769 balls from 144 shores in 41 countries and islands around the world. She's transformed them into galaxies floating in space.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Johnny Cash told the story of a young woman's murder in "Delia's Gone." Now Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Lee Segarra adds another chapter to the tale with “The Body Electric.” She and the band recently performed the song live in Studio 360.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
When the UK heavy metal band Throne wanted to make a music video for its new song "Tharsis Sleeps," they came up with an idea that will shock even hardcore fans: embroidery. 3,000 frames and 45 million stitches later... Watch the result.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Translating the information from dinosaur bones into an accurate picture that includes muscles and skin takes a special type of creativity. When paleontologists make a discovery, this is their go-to artist.