Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen appears in the following:

Adele, Meet James Bond

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond film and the franchise is being celebrated with a DVD box set, a documentary, a film festival at the Museum of Modern Art, and most importantly, a new movie, Skyfall. Naturally, no new Bond movie would be complete without a new James Bond song for the opening credits. And this time around its by the British superstar Adele. How does it hold up compared to past Bond songs?

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Gore Vidal: Fighting Words

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

My first experiences of Gore Vidal were not his writing, but as a pop cultural performer playing himself on television. When I was a little kid, he was a regular on late-night talk shows, chatting with Johnny Carson and then Dick Cavett about '60s politics and culture and ...

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Kurt Andersen on True Believers

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360, discusses his new novel, True Believers. The story alternates between the present and the 1960s—and captures the enduring impact of the social upheaval of that time on the ways we live now. The narrator, Karen Hollander, is a successful attorney who recently removed herself from consideration for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court because of a 1968 episode she’s managed to keep secret for more than forty years. She’s about to make that secret public—but first she has to track down the answers to some crucial last questions.

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From the 60s to the Supreme Court with Kurt Andersen

Friday, July 06, 2012

Kurt Andersen is a man of many talents. In addition to hosting Studio 360, Andersen just published a new novel, "True Believers." What does the new novel, based mostly in the 1960s, say about change in the United States?

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Dylan, Hendrix, Lennon: The True Believers Soundtrack

Thursday, July 05, 2012

I have a new novel coming out next week, True Believers, that isn't easy to pigeonhole. So I'll defer to the novelist Scott Turow, who describes it as "one part bildungsroman, one part political thriller and one part contemplation on age." The part that's a bildungsroman is the story of my ...

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Kings County

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen talks about his new Brooklyn-centric take on the variety show, Kings County, and helps with a listener quiz. Think you know Brooklyn? Call 212-433-9692 and test your Kings County bona fides!

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Rebranding Teachers

Friday, January 20, 2012

Deroy Peraza, principal and creative director at Hyperakt, and Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360, talk about working together to rebrand teachers.

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Remembering Christopher Hitchens

Friday, December 16, 2011

Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360, remains with us to remember his Vanity Fair colleague Christopher Hitchens. Call in with how you remember the intellectual, or start posting in the comments below. What's your favorite Hitchens piece, quote, or story?

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The More Technology Changes...

Friday, December 16, 2011

In the current issue of Vanity FairKurt Andersenhost of Studio 360, asks why styles in clothing and music have stopped evolving despite rapid technological innovations.

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360 Staff Pick: 101 Things to Learn in Art School

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Since Kit White and I met when I was a freshman in college, I've just realized that means we've been friends for two-thirds of our lives. He is pretty much the same person he was then: philosophically serious but funny and fun, learned, lucid, wise, and a painter ...

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Apple, Steve Jobs, and Me

Thursday, October 06, 2011

I started writing on a computer in the early 1980s when I worked at Time magazine. The several of us younger writers, including Walter Isaacson, who were eager to abandon typewriters had to go to use special non-PC consoles in a special little room. There were no PCs, no on-screen icons, ...

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Returning Home on September 11, 2001

Friday, September 09, 2011

On the morning of September 11, I was in midtown Manhattan, so I walked south – downtown.  There I encountered the wave of refugees walking north, people still wearing white breathing masks, people in suits covered head to toe in dust and soot. And finally, after an eight mile hike, I arrived home to my wife and kids Brooklyn, where our little backyard ...

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How Creativity Works

Monday, May 30, 2011

Where does creativity come from? Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360, joins its founding producer Julie Burstein to talk about her new book, culled from the archives of the series: Spark: How Creativity Works  (Harper, 2011)

Leave your comment below! How do you find your creative spark? Is it more like going to work, or more like thinking and dreaming? And are you driven to create more by the beautiful, the terrible or the ordinary?

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The Greene Space

Studio 360 Live with Elizabeth Wurtzel, Eugene Mirman & Tune-Yards

Monday, May 23, 2011

7:00 PM

Join host Kurt Andersen for this live taping of Studio 360 featuring the writer Elizabeth Wurtzel (Prozac Nation), comedian Eugene Mirman and Brooklyn band Tune-Yards. 

Osama bin Laden's Hollywood Ending

Friday, May 06, 2011

From the beginning it was like fiction.  The world’s most famous skyscrapers vaporized by two hijacked airliners.  The phrase you heard over and over again was: "it seemed just like a movie."  Yes, but the implausible opening sequence of a bad action movie — spectacular destruction orchestrated by a rich, ...

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Redesigning Monopoly

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Kurt Andersen, host of PRI's Studio 360, stops by to discuss his show's listener contest to redesign the game Monopoly for the 21st century.

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Covering Trump’s Long Flirtation with the Oval Office

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Back in 1987 he was flirting with the idea of running for president and saying, 'Of course, if I ran, I'd win.' And this is in the 1988 election, almost a quarter-century ago. Just as he's been bankrupt many times, Trump has flirted with running for president many times...If he dropped out, what would his excuse be? The boy can cry wolf only so many times.

Kurt Andersen, host of WNYC's Studio 360 and founder and former editor-in-chief of Spy magazine, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Kurt Andersen On Donald Trump

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kurt Andersen, host of WNYC's Studio 360 and founder and former editor-in-chief of Spy magazine, discusses the ups and downs of Donald Trump -- and of covering Donald Trump over the years.

→  Listen, Read a Recap and Join the Conversation at It's a Free Country.

The Book of Mormon Saves Broadway

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Book of Mormon is straight-up brilliant, by far the best new musical of the 21st century.

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Revolutionary Redux: 1848 and 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

My last novel, Heyday, opens in 1848. When I wrote the book, I was struck by the resonance between the 1840s and the 2000s in America — the go-go economy, all the new technological marvels, the birth of marketing and youth culture... But these last two months, as the democratic protests and rebellions broke out and spread across North Africa and Egypt, I found myself once again gobsmacked by the historical parallels: the 2011 revolutions bear a lot of uncanny resemblances to the 1848 revolutions.

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