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Michele Siegel

Michele Siegel appears in the following:

Sherlock in the Orient

Friday, December 25, 2009

Ted Riccardi, a retired professor of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages, wrote his own Holmes adventures, set in Tibet, Nepal, India, and Indonesia. His book is The Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes. Produced by Studio 360's Michele Siegel.

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Remembering Tom Hoving

Thursday, December 10, 2009

We were sad to learn that Tom Hoving passed away today.  The former director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art was an art world insider, an expert on art fraud and forgery, and one of the best storytellers to come by our studio.

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You say you want an Evolution?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's almost exactly 150 years since On the Origin of Species was published, so for this week's show we decided to put evolution to the test.  We learned a lot of cool facts in producing this hour: did you know the human species was nearly extinct -- dwindling to just 2,000 people -- 70,000 years ago? And if you ever worried about genetic engineering going awry, don't miss the amazing sci-fi short story we commissioned from writer Lydia Millet.

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360 Staff Pick: The Very Best

Monday, November 16, 2009

Playlist anxiety this party season? It's The Very Best to the rescue. Fronted by a Malawian Esau Mwamwaya, the band made mixtape history last year with its killer remixes of M.I.A's 'Paper Planes' and Vampire Weekend's 'Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa.' Even without those tunes, the album offers dizzying layers of Afropop and sunny vocals in English and Chichewa over techno dance beats. The title track is a party-starter with its happy mix of textures: a deep heartbeat of a bass line, cowbell, choir-style back-up vocals, and toe-tapping guitar riffs. It just might move you to book a flight to Lilongwe, which is appropriate, because it turns out Warm Heart of Africa is Malawi's tourism slogan too.

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Design for the Real World: Skulls

Friday, October 30, 2009

Graphic designer Noah Scalin created a new skull design every day for a year and posted them to his blog Skull-a-Day. He used whatever was at hand: breakfast cereal, sparklers, and little green army men. Scalin thinks that no matter the material, the skull is timeless. ...

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Aha Moment: Joseph Cornell's Boxes

Friday, October 16, 2009

Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything Is Illuminated and the upcoming non-fiction work Eating Animals, explains how boxes by the artist Joseph Cornell inspired his own creative process.

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Gives new meaning to starchitect

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

No new movie, book, or George Lucas rumor to peg it to, but Britain's Architects Journal decided this week to list its Top 10 favorite buildings from Star Wars. Sure, it's blogger catnip: Top 10 List + Star Wars + architecture = hits from every sci-fi geek and design snob this side of Tatooine. But it's a clever round up, including photos of some real-world buildings, in places like Abu Dhabi and Porto, that appear to have quite a bit of Star Wars DNA in them. As for me, I'm over Brooklyn and desperately trolling craigslist for an Ewok treehouse in Endor.

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Life is a Hallway

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

July in June. We aired one of our favorite Miranda July short stories this past weekend. Then I noticed this video popping up on some of my favorite blogs. It's from July's installation at the 2008 International Triennale of Contemporary Art in Yokohama, Japan. It's thoughtful, funny, wordy, and the tiniest bit pretentious. Hooray for existential art! And it makes me excited to see what she comes up with next.

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Guaranteed to improve your Monday

Monday, March 23, 2009

Yale Graphic design grad student Ely Kim conducts a 1-man dance off to his 100 fave songs. You won't hear more than a few bars of each, but you will want watch all 100 (and marvel at all the great art school interiors from printshops to bathroom stalls). Best of all, guests at your future dance parties will thank you for his playlist. (M.I.A. , Technotronic, Yaz, Lil Mama) Watch. Smile. Repeat.
BOOMBOX from Ely Kim on Vimeo.

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Palm trees and power lines

Friday, February 13, 2009

Gaze up above any low slung building in LA and this is the view.

 

Greetings from the other side of the Pacific Rim-- Los Angeles! This winter/spring Kurt Andersen has a special residency at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and we've got some LA-based stories and ...

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Caramel

Friday, June 27, 2008

The movie "Caramel" tells the story of five very different women living in Beirut. Writer, director, and star Nadine Labaki set the film in a beauty parlor, and paints a bittersweet portrait of everyday life in the Middle East. Produced by Studio 360’s

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Translating Judy Blume

Friday, April 11, 2008

Zarife Öztürk works at a publishing house in Istanbul. A few years ago she made it her mission to translate Judy Blume's children’s books into Turkish. Öztürk fell in love with Blume’s books when she was 10 years old, and about to attend ...

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The Big Gondry

Friday, March 07, 2008

Inspired by his new film "Be Kind Rewind," director Michel Gondry created a special exhibit of movie sets at the Deitch Projects art gallery in New York, where people can walk in and make their own movies. So Studio 360's Michele ...

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Emmanuel Dongala

Friday, February 29, 2008

When the Congolese civil war broke out in 1998, the novelist Emmanuel Dongala and his family fled Brazzaville. While he was hiding with 40 others in a house as rockets hissed by and exploded just a few meters away, books became Dongala's refuge. Produced by

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Sarajevo Blues

Friday, February 29, 2008

Aleksandar Hemon, the author of the novel Nowhere Man, was in Chicago in 1992 when the war began in his hometown of Sarajevo. He found out much as he could, through TV news, phone calls, and letters from friends -- and found solace through the ...

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Getting Past the Censors

Friday, December 21, 2007

Goli Taraghi is a writer with an international reputation. Yet she found herself condemned in her home country for allegedly slipping sexual messages into a children’s story. We caught up with Taraghi in France, where she described the long, frustrating process of getting her work past the ...

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Miriam Katin

Friday, April 13, 2007

Miriam Katin was only a toddler when she and her mother hid from the Nazis in the Hungarian countryside. Now, more than 60 years later, she’s turned their harrowing story of escape and survival into a graphic memoir called We Are On Our Own. Produced by

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Scent of a Painting

Friday, October 13, 2006

Keith Miller is a painter in Brooklyn and he says it's quite easy for artists to get wrapped up in the romance of how their materials smell-- from the buttery scent of oil paint to the sting of turpentine. Produced by Michele Siegel.

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The New, New Orleans

Friday, May 26, 2006

The reconstruction of New Orleans may be years away, but plans are coming off the drawing board. Andres Duany and his team of "New Urbanists" have come to New Orleans with their vision of the future: 19th century-style town plans that encourage compact living and walkability. That's ...

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Getting Past the Censors

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Being criticized is never easy for a writer, but condemnation for Iranian filmmakers, novelists and poets can lead to censorship, prison or worse. Even a famous writer like Goli Taraghi can find herself condemned for allegedly slipping sexual messages into a simple children's story. We caught up with Taraghi ...

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