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Sruthi Pinnamaneni

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Electronic Sculptures Need the Human Touch

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Nam Jun Paik pioneered new media art. But when the 1960s technology in his sculptures needs repairs, there’s only one man for the job.

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A Painter Makes Peace with Working in the Kitchen

Friday, November 14, 2014

Adrienne Ognibene responded to our call for creative New Year’s Resolutions with the goal of rediscovering her painting and drawing skills. Suddenly she’s a blacksmith?

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Christopher Nolan: My Movies Aren’t Puzzles

Friday, November 07, 2014

The director of Interstellar and Inception says people who think too hard about his movies won’t enjoy them as much.

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Mark Mothersbaugh Is Happy to Be Co-Opted

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mark Mothersbaugh makes catchy film scores for Wes Anderson, ads for Nike, rugs for art collectors — anything to plant his subversive messages in the mainstream.

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Juliette Binoche to Hollywood: Been There, Done That

Friday, October 24, 2014

After making her name with art-house films and turning down blockbusters in the 1990s, Juliette Binoche explains why she decided to do Godzilla.  

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John Luther Adams Composes Music Glaciers Would Like

Friday, October 10, 2014

Composer John Luther Adams won the Pulitzer Prize in music this year for Become Ocean. He was inspired by the melting of polar ice — but don’t call it political art.

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Seeing Math: A New Language for Geometry

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Long before Mondrian, an unknown Englishman created graphic rhythms out of lines and blocks of blue, red, and yellow. Not on a canvas, but in a textbook for geometry.
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The Artful Violence of David Fincher

Friday, October 03, 2014

If you want to make a dark, complicated but very popular movie in Hollywood, the man to call is David Fincher. His latest movie, Gone Girl, is a horror movie about marriage.

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The Rise and Rise of Tavi Gevinson

Friday, September 05, 2014

Before she had even started high school, Tavi Gevinson’s style blog won her fame in the fashion world (and got her funny looks in math class). Now she’s about to become a Broadway star.

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Has Art Become Too Popular?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Lines for museums stretch around city blocks as crowds jostle for selfies with famous paintings. American masterpieces by Hopper and Whistler stare down from billboards and bus shelters across the country. The New Yorker’s art critic calls the signs ominous.

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The Honorable Woman: Cable Drama Takes on Gaza

Friday, August 08, 2014

When they set out to make a TV thriller about Gaza, the producers of The Honorable Woman knew they were working with timely material. They didn’t realize just how timely it would turn out to be.

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Psychedelic Paper Art or High-Level Math?

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Jen Stark's lush paper landscapes seem both psychedelic and scientific. Using trippy shapes and colors, she draws you into a place of quiet mystery.

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Jennifer Lopez, Pink Floyd, and other Celebrity Bugs

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Every year, thousands of new species of creatures are identified. Since naming something after oneself is considered a diva move in the scientific community, many choose the next best thing: the name of a real-life diva.

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Lydia Loveless Leaves the Country Behind

Friday, July 25, 2014

Singing about doomed romance and drunken phone calls comes easily to Lydia Loveless. But stories of childhood loss? Those cut deep. Loveless writes songs that reduce her to tears, in the best way.

Video: Lydia Loveless, "Everything's Gone" live in Studio 360

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Saul Williams’ Tupac Musical Closes on Broadway

Friday, July 25, 2014

Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Tupac musical, was forced to close after just one month of performances. Is Broadway still not ready for stories about the ‘hood?

Bonus Track: Kurt Andersen's full conversation with Saul Williams

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Neil Gaiman Wants to Be Bored

Friday, June 13, 2014

Neil Gaiman writes critically acclaimed bestsellers faster than some people change socks, is married to an indie rock goddess, and has a fantastic head of hair at 53. Is there anything wrong with his life that would help console the rest of us?

Bonus Track: Kurt Andersen's full conversation with Neil Gaiman

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Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Feminist Folk

Friday, June 13, 2014

Alynda Lee Segarra and her band, Hurray for the Riff Raff, bring a punky, feminist attitude to the traditional world of folk music. She’s got her sights set on that staple of old-time music, the murder ballad: she wants to give a voice to all those drowned lovers.

Video: "Blue Ridge Mountain" live in Studio 360

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Neil Gaiman’s Portal to the Lost Knowledge of Childhood

Friday, June 06, 2014

The novelist credits a near-death experience with encouraging him to remember the authentic details of childhood.

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James Lapine Writes His Next Act

Friday, May 30, 2014

Writer-director James Lapine made it big on Broadway in the 1980s working with Stephen Sondheim. Now he’s written a Tony-nominated play about another upstart who rode a legend’s coattails in Broadway’s 1930s heyday.

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What the 9/11 Memorial Got Wrong

Friday, May 30, 2014

After 13 years of planning, bickering, and building, the September 11 Memorial & Museum has finally been completed. But is it too respectful for its own good?

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