Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, March 20, 2015

Kendrick Lamar drops an album, pimps a butterfly, wins the internet this week. 
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99% Invisible

143- Inflatable Men

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

You see them on street corners, at gas stations, at shopping malls. You see them at blowout sales and grand openings of all kinds. Their wacky faces hover over us, and then fall down to meet us, and then rise up again. Their bodies flop. They flail. -



What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, November 07, 2014

A belly dancer found her calling in a U2 video. Michelin gave 0 stars to Zagat's Best New Restaurant in NYC. Could Amexico be a future country? Here are a few of the week's top stories.

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The Takeaway

Iranian Youths Arrested for Getting 'Happy'

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Iranian authorities are pushing back against a global dance phenomenon. Homemade videos set to the Pharrell Williams song have been recorded in more than 140 countries.

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Why Spiderman is Such a Good Dancer

Friday, June 21, 2013

For over a decade (according to Know Your Meme), Dancing Spiderman has been shuffling and swaying online. Sometimes he dances in obscurity, sometimes people pay attention. I recently noticed him on the front page of reddit, which means a lot of people were watching him again, in the animated ...

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Smackdown: Dancing to the Music

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

As the outdoor festival season approaches, our Soundcheck Smackdown series continues with a fierce debate about a highly controversial issue: dancing at concerts. Joining us to duke it out are Dean Budnick, executive editor of Relix Magazine and founder of and Steve Jacobs, co-host and producer of The Jukebox, a comedy and karaoke series at Brooklyn's Union Hall.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest Bronze Ball of Regret Edition

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner are smitten with the new indie romance Weekend. Next, Gabfesters watch the perennial television favorite Dancing With The Stars, now in it’s 13th Season. For the



East Village Says Goodbye to 1984 at the Pyramid Club

Friday, April 29, 2011

For 18 years, fans of '80s music have flocked to the storied Pyramid Club on Avenue A nearly every Friday to enjoy songs by artists from the Smiths to Cyndi Lauper spun by the party's promoter and D.J. Chip Duckett.


The Leonard Lopate Show

I Was A Dancer

Monday, March 07, 2011

Jacques d'Amboise, one of America's most celebrated dancers, discusses his decades-long career with the New York City Ballet. In his memoir, I Was A Dancer, he recounts his early years as a student at The School of American Ballet and his years as George Balanchine's protege, during which time Balanchine choreographed more works for him than any other dancer.

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