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Studio 360

Commentary: Self-Satire

Saturday, July 31, 2004

These days, some politicians do more than represent people — they also entertain them. Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen wonders where these performances may lead.

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Aha Moment: David Ives

Saturday, July 31, 2004

You’ve probably had a moment in your life where something about your destiny suddenly became clear, when you could almost see the cartoon lightbulb appear over your own head. Playwright David Ives remembers the scene that sentenced him to the theater for life.

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Special Guest: Elizabeth Streb

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Kurt Andersen and the choreographer Elizabeth Streb explore the dangerous sides of creating dance, music, and sculpture.

Elizabeth Streb is a choreographer with few boundaries. She combines elements of dance, athletics, extreme-sports, circus arts, and action-movie stunt work into a new kind of movement, where she and her dancers dive ...

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WILCO

Saturday, July 10, 2004

The rock band Wilco has just released its new album, A Ghost is Born. It’s the long-anticipated follow-up to Wilco’s breakthrough record, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, which was many rock critics’ overwhelming favorite two years ago. Jeff Tweedy and his band stop by Studio 360 to talk to Kurt and play ...

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Uta Hagen

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Lisa, a young, insecure author is desperate for material. She gains the trust of a writing teacher and unearths a secret the teacher has guarded for years — and then Lisa turns that secret into her first novel. That’s the plot of Collected Stories a play by Donald ...

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Channeling President Clinton

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Anna Deavere Smith is a playwright and professor. She also plays the national security advisor on the NBC’s The West Wing. In 1996 she interviewed Bill Clinton, George Bush the elder, and others who were shaping the election; and then she performed selections of those interviews verbatim, exactly as she ...

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Special Guest: Liev Schreiber

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Liev Schreiber is one of the most acclaimed young actors today. His portrayals of Hamlet and Iago on stage thrilled critics, and he’s appeared in films from indie (The Daytrippers, Big Night) to blockbuster (The Sum of All Fears, Kate and Leopold, and the Scream trilogy). He stars in Jonathan ...

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John Astin on Poe

Saturday, June 19, 2004

John Astin on Poe

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Sensation Novel

Saturday, June 19, 2004

In the middle of the 19th century, cheap, wild & sexy commercial fiction became a form all its own — and boomed. These books were called “sensation novels.” George Lippard published several sensation novels including one in 1848 called The Bel of Prairie Eden. In this excerpt set in Texas ...

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A Glance at New York

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Studio 360 excerpts a play that floored audiences in 1848. Benjamin Baker, a young volunteer fireman and theater gadabout, wrote A Glance at New York to capture the tone and swagger of this teeming city. The play depicted Mose the Fireman — a rowdy, irreverent Bowery boy character.

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Albee & Me

Saturday, June 05, 2004

This year, when Edward Albee added a whole new act to his classic play The Zoo Story — he horrified one of his diehard fans. Sarah Lemanczyk tracked down the playwright to ask him how he could make such a drastic change to her favorite play, which he wrote 44 ...

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Special Guest: Tony Kushner

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Tony Kushner is one of the greatest living American playwrights. His plays like Angels In America, Homebody/Kabul, and Caroline, or Change, have earned him numerous accolades including a Pulitzer and multiple Tony nominations and awards. In December of 2003 HBO presented a 6 hour version of Angels in ...

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Special Guest: Greg Sandow

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Kurt Andersen and the writer and composer Greg Sandow find what's right and wrong with the symphony orchestra in America, and consider what it needs to do to survive. 

Greg Sandow is a widely published critic and education. He is the classical music writer for The Wall Street Journal and a frequent ...

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Recently several orchestras have built themselves glorious new performance halls, like Frank Gehry’s Disney Hall in L.A. and Rafael Viñoly’s Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. But even a super-duper new hall doesn’t guarantee that an orchestra will break even. The Detroit Symphony has its brand-new performing arts complex called the Max ...

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Special Guest: Nathaniel Kahn

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Kurt Andersen and Nathaniel Kahn talk about the physical spaces artists build — to feed their creativity and to hide from the rest of the world.

Nathaniel Kahn is a playwright and filmmaker. He grew up in Philadelphia, and his father is the renowned architect Louis Kahn. His documentary about ...

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Gilbert & George

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Britain’s most enigmatic artistic duo met at art school in 1967 and have been together ever since. They live and work in London's East End, named their house "Art for All," and declared themselves "living sculptures." In their large colorful multi-panel pictures they either wear spotless business suits or they ...

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Mark and Betsey

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Edward Albee is the master playwright of dysfunctional coupledom. His recent play, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? portrays the ugly dissolution of a marriage. In a run of The Goat this spring in Kansas City, two married actors, Mark and Betsey Robbins, got to step into Albee’s world of ...

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Georgia and Ira and James

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley are a married couple, and the nucleus of the indie rock band Yo La Tengo. The band’s third member is bassist James McNew. The trio gathered in Studio 360 to talk about how to make gorgeous music as a couple plus one. Produced ...

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Panhandling for Reparations

Saturday, May 08, 2004

Conceptual artist damali ayo has an ongoing performance called "living flag" that she’s taking to busy street corners all over the country. For the performance, she collects reparations for the enslavement of African Americans by sitting on the street as a panhandler. There, on the sidewalk, ayo accepts ...

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Medea

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Last year theater audiences gazed at Fiona Shaw, who had the title role in a Broadway production of Medea by Euripedes. She portrayed a woman who murders her children as revenge against Jason, her unfaithful husband. Shaw, the New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley, and the play's director Deborah ...

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