Matt Frassica

Matt Frassica is a producer for Studio 360. You can find him on Twitter.

Matt Frassica appears in the following:

Mary Jo Bang: Time Is Almost Up

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mary Jo Bang has developed a reputation as a poet’s poet by facing the hardest truths about human beings. Maybe that’s why she had so much fun translating Dante’s “Inferno.”


The Rise and Fall and Rise of Charlie Wilson

Thursday, July 23, 2015

As the lead singer of The Gap Band, Charlie Wilson had chart-topping hits — and a drug addiction that left him homeless. But determination got him clean and back into the business.


Don’t Put Shamir in a Box

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Shamir Bailey has found sudden success with his blend of infectious dance rhythms and ebullient energy. But he warns his legions of new fans: this is only version one.

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The Many Covers of Paul Bacon

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Paul Bacon, who passed away this month, designed iconic covers for books like “Jaws,” “Portnoy's Complaint,” and “Slaughterhouse-Five.”
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Terry Riley, a Founder of Minimalism, Turns 80

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Terry Riley helped kick off the genre known as minimalism with “In C,” a piece that was so unusual, no one quite knew what to make of it.

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Jonathan Galassi Gets in Touch with His Muse

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jonathan Galassi’s first novel, “Muse,” is about the once-glamorous world of literary publishing. As the publisher of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, it’s a world Galassi knows well.


Are Comedy Audiences Too Sensitive?

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jerry Seinfeld won’t play colleges because he’s scornful of political correctness. But Harvard Lampoon ex-president Alexis Wilkinson says it’s not hard to avoid telling offensive jokes.

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Caitlyn Jenner: Mistress of All Media

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Playwright Paul Rudnick explains why Caitlyn Jenner’s big reveal on the cover of Vanity Fair demonstrated media mastery — and why it might make a real difference for transgender rights.

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Angelique Kidjo: Traditional Music Is Always Evolving

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Angelique Kidjo has been one of world music’s most prominent voices for decades. Now she’s taking risks, collaborating with Philip Glass on the hardest songs of her career.

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Bitch Magnet: The Best 90s Band You've Never Heard Of

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Jon Fine’s college band, Bitch Magnet, had an outsized influence on 90s rock. They broke up 25 years ago, but their following grew online and they reunited for a triumphant reunion tour.


How Not to Make a Comedy about Native Americans

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Native American actors walked off the set of the latest Adam Sandler movie, offended by racist jokes. How could Sandler have handled the situation differently?

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Steve Coogan Feels “Happyish”

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The actor and comedian Steve Coogan stars in the new series “Happyish,” about a middle-aged ad exec who’s suddenly out of the loop. It’s a character he knows well.


"Ex Machina" Director Alex Garland Says, Love Your Robot

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Writer-director Alex Garland talks about his new movie and why sex with robots is fine by him.

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Hilary Mantel’s Henry VIII Is a Monster for All Seasons

Thursday, April 09, 2015

 Hilary Mantel’s books “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies” have reshaped how we think of Henry VIII — and made a hero out of the blacksmith’s son, Thomas Cromwell.    


Paul Beatty Doesn’t Care If You’re Offended

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Paul Beatty’s new novel, "The Sellout," is a scathing take on race and self-righteousness in America today. And it might be the funniest book you read all year.


Harassment Behind the Curtain

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A playwright speaks out against the culture of sexual harassment that lingers on and off Broadway.

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A Composer’s New Work Is Deemed Dangerous For Children

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The New York Youth Symphony abruptly canceled the Carnegie Hall debut of a young composer because his piece includes a musical quotation of the Nazi anthem. Did they make the right call?

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Will a Chinese “Saturday Night Live” Get Past the Censors?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

China is one of the world’s biggest markets for art and culture, but censors there still have the last word over what people get to see. Is freedom of expression coming?    


John Ridley’s “American Crime” Breaks the Mold of Crime Shows

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Ridley won an Oscar for writing “12 Years a Slave.” Now he’s back with a new series that takes a hard look at race and justice in the present.


Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen” Shows What Racism Really Feels Like

Thursday, February 12, 2015

With her latest book of poetry, "Citizen," Claudia Rankine writes beautifully about one of our ugliest realities: racism.