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Studio 360

Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Friday, February 20, 2015

Beckyoncé mashups, Billy Eichner yelling at FLOTUS, and Norm Macdonald's SNL tweets stole the internet's collective heart this week. 
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, January 09, 2015

Political cartoonists, Haruki Murakami, Nicolas Cage, and emojis win the internet this week. 
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Dear Haruki: Japan’s Most Famous Novelist to Become Online Advice Columnist

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Move over Dear Prudence and Dan Savage, Haruki Murakami is ready to answer emails.
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Selected Shorts: Between Meals

Friday, September 12, 2014

Christmas cheer and family secrets with Ann Beattie; Haruki Murakami cooks spaghetti; a young writer’s brief candle.  

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The Year of Spaghetti

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cooking pasta with Haruki Murakami

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Stephen Colbert Presents Stories of Powerful Objects

Friday, January 24, 2014

Stephen Colbert present stories with game changing objects--a time-travelling house and a marriage-busting pair of shorts.

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Selected Shorts: Couples and Mysteries from Haruki Murakami

Sunday, March 18, 2012

In the fall of 2011 we celebrated the long-awaited publication of the big novel IQ84 by the prodigious Japanese writer Haruki Murakami with a Symphony Space marathon SELECTED SHORTS program called “Murakami Madness.”  Earlier in this radio season we’ve heard portions from that epic evening, including the opening chapter of the novel, and several short stories which we selected to show the remarkable range and variety in subject matter, literary imagination, and diverse moods—from provocatively comical to truly frightening—that characterize Murakami’s work.

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Selected Shorts: Big City Women

Sunday, February 19, 2012

This program brings us two venturesome women in two big cities.  The first part features an excerpt from Haruki Murakami’s prodigious novel 1Q84, and the second is an American story of a woman’s remarkable night-time encounters.

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The Strangeness of Everyday Life: Two by Murakami

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Two stories by internationally acclaimed Japanese author Haruki Murakami that demonstrate what SHORTS literary commentator Hannah Tinti calls his gift for “capturing the strangeness and hidden mystery of everyday life.”

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New York 'Lost and Found': A Special 9/11 Selected Shorts

Saturday, September 10, 2011

This special program recognizes the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the character of New York City. "UFO in Kushiro" by Haruki Murakami will be read by Ken Leung and "Lost and Found" by Colson Whitehead will be read by Alec Baldwin.

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Selected Shorts: A Touch of Magic

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Four tales with a hint of fantasy -- from a fateful encounter on a bus, to a lovesick monster.

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Deepening Insight

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Transformation and personal revelation unite this program’s two rather different stories, in which the main characters undergo profound and life-changing experiences.

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