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Matt Frassica

Matt came to Studio 360 in 2014 from Louisville, Kentucky, where he was a features reporter for the Courier-Journal. There, he wrote about celebrity chefs, the world’s largest collection of poisonous snakes, and a former monk turned furniture maker to the presidents. He also taught courses on literary journalism, feature writing, and arts and culture reporting at Bellarmine University. Although he lived for four years in Louisville, he still doesn’t know how to bet on a horse race. His writing has appeared in Salon, The New York Observer, USA Today, the Detroit Free Press, The Rumpus and elsewhere. A former Studio 360 intern, Matt’s first piece for the show was on the design of that quintessential 1970s mode of transportation, the moped.

Matt Frassica appears in the following:

Older Musicians Would Like Some Royalties, Too

Friday, October 17, 2014

Right now, songs recorded before 1972 don’t get the same royalties as newer songs. Rosanne Cash says that’s not fair to aging artists.

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Great Album Covers Become GIFs

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The artist JB turns your favorite album covers into animated GIFs. The result might be even better than the originals.
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The Artist vs. The IRS

Friday, October 10, 2014

Susan Crile has paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim, but the IRS said her art was just a hobby, so it sued her to reclaim more than $80,000 in back taxes.

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Marcel the Shell Reads From His New Book

Monday, October 06, 2014

When Jenny Slate came in for an interview, she brought along YouTube's most famous mollusc shell. He reads from the new book, Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been.
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Jenny Slate Comes Out of Her (Snail) Shell

Friday, October 03, 2014

Jenny Slate’s character Marcel the Shell is half an inch long. But she’s getting very big these days, starring in movies and TV and writing children’s books.

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When Will Lego Art Grow Up?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lego-based art is suddenly ubiquitous — Ai Weiwei's new installation uses 1.2 million of them. But why is it so visually unimaginative?
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Thelma Golden: The Curator Is Present

Friday, September 26, 2014

As director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, Thelma Golden curates exhibits that shape larger debates about race and representation.

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The Best American Poetry, Annotated

Monday, September 22, 2014

He's mean, he's funny, his grapes are more than a little bit sour, and he perfectly skewers the self-seriousness of a certain annual anthology series.
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Poetry Challenge: Dorothea Lasky Picks a Winner

Friday, September 05, 2014

For our latest listener challenge, we asked high school students to send us their poetry. Over 600 poems later, it’s time to find out who won.

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The Revolution Has Been Digitized

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Modernism as we know it wouldn't have existed without these "little magazines," which used stylish design and typography to bring avant-garde to the people.
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Miranda July Wants You to Talk to Strangers

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Somebody, a new app from the artist/writer/actor/director/superhero of twee enlists people you don't know to deliver personal messages to people you do know.
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Patricia Lockwood's “List of Cross-Dressing Soldiers”

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The poetry star famous for her funny and raunchy Twitter feed also writes serious poems. While in our studio, she read one inspired by her brother’s tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Patricia Lockwood Sexts the Body Electric

Friday, August 22, 2014

The viral poetry sensation and author of a string of surreal Twitter “sexts” shows that she’s anything but a one-trick poet in her latest collection.

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Poetry Challenge: Navya from Arizona

Friday, August 22, 2014

We received hundreds of great submissions for our high school poetry challenge. Here’s one about the about the demise of a tree house at the end of summer.

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Judging a Designer by His Covers

Friday, August 15, 2014

When Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo came out, it didn’t look like any other book of its kind. That’s thanks to Peter Mendelsund, whose uncluttered book jacket designs are irresistible, and always come from his deep engagement with the material.

Slideshow: A Selection of Mendelsund's Covers

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High School Poets Write Summer Heartbreak

Friday, August 15, 2014

The judge of our latest listener challenge, poet and professor Dorothea Lasky, sees some themes developing in the Battle of the High School Bards — like summer romance gone wrong.

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Film School in Six Minutes

Thursday, August 14, 2014

In his series of videos, Every Frame a Painting, Tony Zhou decodes the craft of filmmaking with examples from filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Edgar Wright, and Bong Joon-ho. It's basically like taking a filmmaking course from a very funny, slightly profane professor.

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Poetry Challenge: Magdalena from New Mexico

Friday, August 08, 2014

In our latest listener challenge, we’re calling for high school writers to send us their poems about summer — that season of long walks, hot sun, and frosty desserts. We talk with one of the young authors who entered excellent work.

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Extra Credit Poetry Challenge: Zofia from Massachusetts

Friday, August 01, 2014

It’s summer, and something about long, languid days calls out for poetry. Our latest listener challenge is for high school poets, and the results have been varied and lovely. This week, we talked with one of the entrants.

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Who's Afraid of On the Media?

Friday, July 25, 2014

We asked On the Media's Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone to duke it out in this parody of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? from our American Icons episode on Mad Magazine.

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