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Studio 360

Reality Gets Demented

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Using nothing more than an iPhone and some office supplies, an animator makes the real world teem with cartoons.
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WNYC News

Captain America, with a Turban

Monday, February 02, 2015

A New York software engineer and cartoonist has been re-creating the patriotic super-hero since 2013, and he is now the subject of a YouTube documentary.

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WNYC News

The Inflammatory Art of Cartoons

Friday, January 09, 2015

Art Critic Deborah Solomon explains why the caricatures in the French magazine Charlie Hebdo can be so hard to take and how they relate to the new art show by filmmaker John Waters.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Brilliant Artists Behind Everyone's Favorite Part of The New Yorker, The Cartoons

Monday, December 29, 2014

Richard Gehr talks about New Yorker cartoons from the book I Only Read it for the Cartoons: The New Yorker's Most Brilliantly Twisted Artists.

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Soundcheck

'Bob's Burgers' Creator Loren Bouchard On Dueling Musicals And Casios

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Show creator Loren Bouchard talks about the dueling musicals featured in the upcoming season premiere, as well as his love for Casio keyboards and four-track cassette recorders. 

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On The Media

Animating Anti-Extremism

Friday, September 26, 2014

With the gruesome ISIS propaganda war in full force, a home-grown cartoon character named Abdullah-X is the face of a grassroots approach to anti-extremism. 

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Thursday, June 19, 2014

This week in “Thanks, Internet” — floppy disk drive jams, MS Paint World Cup recaps, OK Go makes another masterpiece, farewell to funnies, and the most important six seconds of Summer 2014.

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Soundcheck

Pick Three: New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The longtime New Yorker cartoon editor shares a playlist of three of his favorite songs -- and starts off by telling us "I don't like music." 

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Radiolab

One Man. One Cat. Multiplied

Friday, December 20, 2013

I'm thinking of a man and his cat. A real man. His real cat. Then I'm imagining a bunch of world-famous cartoonists, Calvin & Hobbes' Bill Watterson, Wile E. Coyote's Chuck Jones, Gary Larson, Maurice Sendak — all of them drawing this same man and his cat. Then I'm staring at very different men and very different cats. Then I'm giggling.

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Radiolab

'Why This Compulsion To Run Long Distances?' A Runner's Beautiful Confession

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Runners often ask themselves, "Why am I doing this? Why do I want to make myself hurt so?" With help from the webcomic The Oatmeal, we might have an answer.

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WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Looney Tunes and Waltzes

Thursday, August 01, 2013

This week’s Saturday cartoon features Chopin’s “Minute Waltz” in D-flat, Op. 64/1. Bugs Bunny takes on the popular waltz in the 1955 Warner Brother’s cartoon, “Of Hyde and Hare."

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Radiolab

The Man of 1,000 Voices

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mel Blanc was known as "the man of 1,000 voices," but the actual number may have been closer to 1,500. Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety, Barney Rubble -- all Mel. His characters made him one of the most beloved men in America, and they may have also saved his life. 

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WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Lohengrin by Richard Wagner

Friday, February 15, 2013

For this Saturday’s cartoon we have chosen the Prelude and Bridal Chorus from Act 3 of Lohengrin by Richard Wagner.  This music opens the 1936 cartoon “Mickey’s Grand Opera,” which also features the quartet “"Bella Figlia Dell’Amore," from Rigoletto, today’s Met broadcast opera.

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The Takeaway

A New Version of Hamlet: You Pick the Ending

Friday, December 21, 2012

What if Shakespeare's "Hamlet" could end any way you please? In a new book that's become the most successful Kickstarter publishing campaign ever, it can. Web cartoonist Ryan North discusses his new comic creation, "To Be or Not to Be: That is the Adventure."

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Radiolab

Blanc photos

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Mel Blanc was "the man of 1,000 voices" (Bugs Bunny, Tweety, & tons more). Sean Cole snapped some photos of Mel's mountain home in Big Bear Lake, where he interviewed Mel's son Noel.
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Radiolab

What's Up, Doc?

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Mel Blanc was known as "the man of 1,000 voices," but the actual number may have been closer to 1,500. Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety, Barney Rubble -- all Mel. His characters made him one of the most beloved men in America. And in 1961, when a car crash left him in a coma, these characters may have saved him.

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Features

Google Building’s Scaffolding Shows Chelsea’s Past

Monday, April 09, 2012

On Monday, workers affixed a vinyl mural onto the scaffolding wrapping around Google's New York headquarters. The cartoons on the mural refer to famous landmarks and key figures in Chelsea’s past, from Major Thomas Clark, who named the neighborhood in the 1700s, to Jack Kerouac, who wrote On the Road at the Chelsea Hotel in the 1950s.

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The Takeaway

In My Experience: Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist Jules Feiffer

Thursday, May 05, 2011

This spring, we’re sitting down with some of America’s most fascinating elder statesmen; older Americans who are long past retirement age, who are nonetheless still working to change how we live and work in this country. We’re calling this series “In My Experience.” Today, our guest is Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist, screenwriter, playwright, and professor Jules Feiffer. The 82-year-old explains why he has no plans to retire.

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The Takeaway

Pakistan Bans Facebook, YouTube for Blasphemy

Monday, May 24, 2010

Pakistan has temporarily blocked access to Facebook and YouTube due to "blasphemy."

Here's the context: It started with South Park. The intentionally incendiary cartoon comedy came under criticism for making an image depicting Mohammed (an act offensive to many Muslims). Comedy Central ran the episode in question, but heavily censored it; among the protests from Muslims was one from a group named "Revolution Muslim." The group posted a lengthy response to the episode, including language bordering on death threats. So another cartoonist came to the defense of free speech, and made a joking proposition that there should be an "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day."

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Robert Mankoff and Zachary Kanin on cartoons

Monday, October 26, 2009

Robert Mankoff and Zachary Kanin discuss cartoons.

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