Katie Long

Katie Long appears in the following:

Julian Barnes: The Sense of an Ending

Friday, August 10, 2012

Julian Barnes’s novel The Sense of an Ending follows the thoughts of an unreliable narrator in his 60s trying to reconstruct events from his youth. After it won the Man Booker Prize last year, it became a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic, and recently came out in paperback ...

Bonus Track: Kurt's extended conversation with Julian Barnes

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Aha Moment: Sullivan's Travels

Friday, March 02, 2012

Daniel Eagan knew from a young age that he wanted to pursue a career in film. The movie he credits with setting him on that path, Preston Sturges’ Sullivan’s Travels  (1941), also gave him nightmares. The movie is about a disgruntled director named John Sullivan. Fed up ...

Video: A scene from Sullivan’s Travels

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This Must Be the Playlist: David Byrne's iPod Picks

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

There is no shortage of 2011 year-end playlists, but few are as trustworthy as what's currently on David Byrne's iPod. The former Talking Heads front man sat down with Kurt Andersen this week to talk about the new Talking Heads: Chronology DVD, a collection of rare ...

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Large Hadron Collider Gets Closer to 'God'

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The press calls it the "God particle," about to be discovered by a "doomsday machine." Hyperbole aside, this morning at 8am EST, scientists operating the Large Hadron Collider on the Franco-Swiss border announced their biggest finding yet related to the elusive Higgs boson particle. Two independent teams of ...

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Hedy Lamarr, The Most Beautiful Inventor in the World

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hollywood likes to cast model-type stars as high-level as high level scientists (remember Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist in a James Bond movie?). In this case, it’s true. Hedy Lamarr was a Hollywood ...

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Julian Barnes: Writing History

Monday, November 21, 2011

Last month Julian Barnes received the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sense of an Ending. In 2006, Kurt Andersen interviewed Barnes as part of the National Book Foundation's "Eat, Drink & Be Literary" series ...

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Our Next Redesign: You Decide

Friday, November 18, 2011

Five years ago, Studio 360 redesigned Christmas. We commissioned the design firm Pentagram to come up with a fresh, 21st century concept for the holiday that could be used — and loved — universally. Since then we've done several other redesigns, including of the rainbow Gay Flag, Valentine's Day, and the Monopoly boardgame.

What do you think we should redesign next?

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Your Occupational Tattoos

Friday, October 28, 2011

Last week on the show, we heard from people who are so passionate about their careers as scientists and mathematicians that they've tattooed equations and fragments of DNA on their bodies. So we asked: Do you have a tattoo related to your profession? Listener Cris Martin of Arlington, Massachusetts works at Harvard's Davis Center ...

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When Once Just Isn’t Enough: Rereaders

Friday, October 14, 2011

A couple weeks ago, Kurt Andersen came clean on Twitter and Facebook. He admitted that (with two small exceptions), he’s never read a book or watched a movie more than twice. “I wonder how weird this is,” he asked. And we asked you to weigh in: Are you an avid rereader or rewatcher? More than a hundred of you responded ...


360 Listener List: What to Reread & Rewatch

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A couple weeks ago, Kurt Andersen realized that he’d never read a book or seen a movie more than twice. The reasoning seemed clear: with so many great works (new and classic) to be discovered, life is just too short for revisiting old favorites. Right? We wanted to test Kurt's theory, so we asked: Are you an avid rereader / rewatcher? And if so, which works are worth a second look? ...

The List: Best Books to Reread and Movies to Rewatch 

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National Book Award Nominees Announced

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Finalists for the 2011 National Book Awards were announced today. The nominees include a first-time novelist and the recently deceased biographer of Malcolm X.

Bonus tracks: interviews with Stephen Greenblatt, Téa Obreht, and Manning Marable

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