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Sean Rameswaram

Sean Rameswaram appears in the following:

Kurt Andersen’s Terrifying Horror Movie

Friday, February 07, 2014

Master of suspense Wes Craven has been orchestrating horror for more than four decades. Now, you have an opportunity to get a little payback. We’re challenging you to create a film that terrifies Craven (and the rest of us) in no more than 30 seconds. We couldn’t resist creating our own ...

Video: "This is Not a Test"

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Studio 360’s Scary Short Film Fest

Friday, January 31, 2014

Master of suspense Wes Craven has been orchestrating horror for more than four decades. It began with The Last House on the Left (1972), continued with A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and went mainstream with the Scream series (beginning in 1996). Now, you have an opportunity to get a little payback ...

Enter the challenge

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Matthew McConaughey: “Scare the Hell out of Me”

Friday, January 17, 2014

Some call it a "McConaissance," Matthew McConaughey's transformation from rom-com stud to dramatic lead. How did he do it, and why? The Oscar-nominated actor tells Kurt Andersen about the "maybe not so mentally healthy" characters he's played in the past year, and where he's headed next.

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New Year's Resolution: Returning to the Canvas

Friday, January 17, 2014

What’s the creative project you’ve been meaning to get done? When we put out the call in December, we heard from hundreds of people eager to throw their hat in the ring, and commit themselves to following through on their artistic plans. Adrienne Ognibene says she had “a passionate love affair with ...

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Oscar Nominations Can’t Help But Please, Disappoint

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Our man Oscar played it safe again this year. It’s doubtful too many people will take issue with Gravity (a hugely successful drama with innovative film techniques) and American Hustle (a hugely commercial drama with great performances) leading the pack of nominations with ten ...

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Corrupted American Dream

Friday, January 10, 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese swing for the fences in The Wolf of Wall Street. The pair’s fifth collaboration features more sex, drugs, and profanity than their previous efforts combined. “We looked at this like the Roman Empire,” DiCaprio says.

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Mike Doughty’s Biblical New Year’s Resolution

Friday, January 10, 2014

What is the creative project you’ve been meaning to get done? Last year, we followed four listeners who, with our periodic encouragement/nagging, all reached their goals. When we put out the call for 2014, we heard from hundreds of people eager to throw their hat in the ring ...

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Creative New Year’s Resolutions: A Recital Realized

Friday, December 20, 2013

Michael Relland teaches music at an elementary school near Phoenix, but a year ago, he decided that 2013 would be his year to learn. He resolved to play his first public cello recital — a concert for friends, family, and his community — that would run the gamut from Bach to Shostakovich ...

Bonus Track: Michael Relland, Beethoven’s “Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major”

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The Marlon Brando for Millenials

Friday, December 20, 2013

Adam Driver steals scenes as an angsty, masculine and vulnerable boyfriend in HBO's Girls. He'll try to do the same in the Coen Brothers latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis.

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2013 Resolutions: Final Chapters

Friday, December 13, 2013

In the final weeks of 2012, we asked Studio 360 listeners for their creative New Year’s resolutions. We followed up with a small group, promising to gently pressure them into following through on their artistic ambitions, including writer Linda Brewer and visual artist Charlie Capp ...

Slideshow: Charlie Capp's illustration of Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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In the Studio With James McBride

Friday, December 13, 2013

James McBride was a professional saxophonist for decades before he took up writing, and as an author, he isn’t doing too poorly. His first book, the memoir The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother, spent nearly 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and his latest ...

Bonus Track: Kurt’s extended conversation with James McBride

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A Woodworker’s Work Is Never Done

Friday, December 06, 2013

In the final weeks of 2012, we asked Studio 360 listeners for their creative New Year’s resolutions. We followed up with a small group, promising to gently pressure them into following through on their artistic ambitions. Ariel Lautman from Silver Spring, Maryland resolved to master her circular saw ...

Slideshow: Work in Progress

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Live in-Studio: Cold Specks

Friday, November 22, 2013

When the Canadian singer-songwriter who performs as Al Spx had to categorize her music, she made up a new genre: “doom soul/gothic gospel.” It was a joke, but it stuck, because it’s not really inaccurate. Her songs are decidedly dark, but themes of loss and hardship are balanced by hopeful lyrics ...

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Gun Violence on the Rise in PG-13 Movies

Friday, November 22, 2013

A new study published in Pediatrics argues that over the last 30 years, gun violence has tripled in the most popular PG-13 movies. The rating, which was created by the Motion Picture Association of America in the 1980s to establish a middle ground between “Parental Guidance Suggested” (PG) ...

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In Music Piracy, A War Of Words

Friday, November 15, 2013

This week, the National Music Publishers’ Association made lyrics the latest front in the war against music piracy. Music lovers search the Web for lyrics millions of times every day, making advertising on third-party sites a profitable enterprise — one in which artists aren’t included. The NMPA sent ...

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Banksy Takes New York

Friday, November 08, 2013

The British street artist Banksy has been stenciling and installing subversive street art for two decades, but to much greater effect than any of his contemporaries. After spray-painting a ladder onto Israel’s barrier with the West Bank, placing hooded Guantanamo Bay prisoners on a ride at Disneyland ...

Slideshow: Banksy’s New York Residency

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So I Married a Rock Star

Friday, November 08, 2013

Katherine Goldstein met Travis Morrison while working at The Huffington Post in 2010. She was an editor and he was a web programmer. As the two got to know each other, it quickly became clear that mild-mannered Travis had an alternate lifestyle lurking in his not-so-distant past ...

Video: The Dismemberment Plan,"Ice Of Boston" live

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The Jeffrey Wright Stuff

Friday, October 25, 2013

Jeffrey Wright elevates the quality of any production he’s involved in — from the Shaft reboot, to Jim Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers, to several Bond films. Most recently, Wright has been stealing scenes on Boardwalk Empire. He plays the gloriously villainous Valentin Narcisse, a Harlem power broker ...

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Alfonso Cuarón Defies Gravity

Friday, October 11, 2013

Alfonso Cuarón wrote Gravity’s screenplay with his son, Jonas, in three weeks. Considering the visual effects needed to realize their vision, the senior Cuarón knew it would take much longer than that to direct the film, but he had no idea he was in the incipient stages of an undertaking ...

Alfonso Cuarón's 3 for 360

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My American Icon: Slaughterhouse-Five

Friday, September 27, 2013

In American Icons, we explore works of art that help us understand our nation, and what it means to be an American. From Richard Wright's Native Son to Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," these classics have endured because they deal with issues we still care about today. What works of art ...

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