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Friday, December 16, 2011

Kurt Andersen Kurt Andersen (Marco Antonio)

It seems as though every few years, trends in fashion and music repeat themselves. Kurt Andersen of Studio 360 discusses his piece in the current issue of Vanity Fair about why culture is on a loop even though our technology continues to evolve. Plus: Anna Sale of It’s A Free Country on the latest from the GOP race; Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. on African-American history during World War II; and your calls on life-changing gifts.

Final Pre-Iowa Debate Recap

Anna Sale, It's A Free Country political reporter, and Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, discuss what went down at last night's GOP debate - the last before the Iowa caucuses.

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The Stop Online Piracy Act

Intellectual property director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Corynne McSherry, discusses why she thinks the Stop Online Piracy Act could ruin the internet.

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Life Upon These Shores: Gates on the Pre-Civil Rights Era

Henry Louis Gates Jr., professor at Harvard University, as well as director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and author of Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History 1513-2008, continues this month's series with a discussion about African-American history in the World War II and pre-Civil Rights era.

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The More Technology Changes...

In the current issue of Vanity FairKurt Andersenhost of Studio 360, asks why styles in clothing and music have stopped evolving despite rapid technological innovations.

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Remembering Christopher Hitchens

Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360, remains with us to remember his Vanity Fair colleague Christopher Hitchens. Call in with how you remember the intellectual, or start posting in the comments below. What's your favorite Hitchens piece, quote, or story?

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Gift that Changed Your Life

In another installment of our Holiday Gift Guide, we open the phones for the gift that changed your life - and maybe that will give others ideas about meaningful gifts to give. 

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