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Monday, November 24, 2008
Last night I visited the new highrise called Tokyo Midtown, which is the tallest building in the city and on its lower floors contains -- thanks to vast swaths of wood, elaborate lighting, and other beyond-the-call-of-duty architectural and furnishing details -- the most convincingly, tastefully luxurious shopping mall I've ...
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I will probably never be an expatriate. But that doesn't mean I don't fantasize in every foreign city I visit about which neighborhood I'd live in. In Tokyo, I think it'd probably be on the Naka-meguro canal, a quiet, Amsterdamish stretch of just-hip-enough gentility only two subway stops from the ...
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I knew about otaku, the term for Japanese obsessively interested in particular cultural artifacts -- particular kinds of anime, arcade video games, 1950s L.A. jazz, whatever. But I had no idea how deep and odd the obsessions ran until today.
As I was wandering through the neighborhood of ...
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The motto of a fictional character of mine was All Cliches Are True. As I was reminded twice, spectacularly, during my first full day in Tokyo.
Friday, June 01, 2007
New York, NY —
Early in his career the sculptor Richard Serra was ridiculed for his mammoth metal sculptures. He's gone on to become one of the most influential sculptors of our time. Starting this Sunday, The Museum of Modern Art is launching a retrospective of his work.
Studio 360's ...
Friday, December 22, 2006
New York, NY —
WNYC's Kurt Andersen has also been thinking about how to re-make Christmas.
Saturday, April 23, 2005
All of us are tempted and sometimes give in to the temptation to indulge in stereotypes of unfamiliar places and people, instead of really knowing and experiencing them.
Friday, April 16, 2004
New York, NY —Advertisers use celebrities to hawk their products on TV all the time. But Studio 360's Kurt Andersen is still getting over the shock of seeing a musicial legend during the commercial break.
Read the entire commentary on Studio 360's website
Friday, October 05, 2001
New York, NY —New Yorkers are already debating what should happen next at the site. Studio 360's Kurt Andersen has this look at what architects, critics and people on the street are thinking.
Saturday, June 02, 2001
Kurt Andersen finds a movie musical he actually enjoys.