Streams

 

Pop Culture

Studio 360

Posing with Strangers: Jeanne Tullen's Photographs

Friday, December 19, 2014

Photographer Jeanne Tullen finds willing strangers to pull into her self-portraits.
Read More

Comments [1]

Love + Radio

An Old Lion, or a Lover’s Lute

Friday, December 19, 2014

Jerome and Ana work a couple blocks from one another in Oakland, California. When Jerome called out to her in the street, she pulled out her microphone and asked if he could repeat what he said to her. This is the conversation that followed.

Comment

Love + Radio

An Old Lion, or a Lover’s Lute

Friday, December 19, 2014

Jerome and Ana work a couple blocks from one another in Oakland, California. When Jerome called out to her in the street, she pulled out her microphone and asked if he could repeat what he said to her. This is the conversation that followed.

Comment

Q

The Interview canned, Stephen Colbert sans Report, Indigenous gaming, Buck 65 performs 12/19/2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Film critic Amy Nicholson says pulling Rogen/Franco comedy The Interview sets an "alarming" precedent. Sophia McClennen on Stephen Colbert's post-Report . Never Alone video game illuminates Indigenous Alaskan lore. Buck 65 performs live from Neverlove.

Comment

Studio 360

Linda Ronstadt: “Heart Like a Wheel”

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Linda Ronstadt’s “Heart Like a Wheel” made her a household name. Now it’s in the National Recording Registry.

Comments [4]

Studio 360

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice”

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The director of “Boogie Nights” and “There Will Be Blood” explains why he took on the supposedly unfilmmable novelist Thomas Pynchon in his latest movie, “Inherent Vice.”

Comments [3]

Studio 360

Indie Rocker Mike Doughty Tackles the Book of Revelation

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mike Doughty’s plan was simple: adapt the Bible’s Book of Revelation into a rock opera. In one year. How did he do?

Comments [1]

Ask Me Another

Holiday Spectacular 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

This show's stuffed tighter than a Christmas turkey, with festive food trivia, song parodies and reindeer games galore. Plus Frozen's composers take on a Mariah Carey classic (you know the one).

Comment

Studio 360

30-Second Rom-Com

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Director Kevin Smith judges our next Extra Credit film challenge: 30-second rom-coms. 
Read More

Comments [4]

Studio 360

Vince Guaraldi: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Thursday, December 18, 2014

If there’s one Christmas album everyone can agree on, it’s “A Charlie Brown Cristmas,” by Vince Guaraldi. Here’s how it came to be.

Comments [3]

Q

Flipsyde's Piper Ferreira, John Darnielle's debut novel, Talya Lavie on Zero Motivation 12/18/2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hip hop artist-turned-policeman Jinho "the Piper" Ferreira shares 17 perspectives on one police shooting. The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle pens debut novel, Wolf in a White Van. Israeli director Talya Lavie on her surprise hit film, Zero Motivation.

Comment

Studio 360

Why Did Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" Disappoint?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

“The Newsroom” marked Aaron Sorkin’s much-anticipated return to TV, but it got canceled after just three seasons. Willa Paskin of "Slate" diagnoses its fatal flaws.

Comments [12]

Studio 360

Electronic Sculptures Need the Human Touch

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Nam Jun Paik pioneered new media art. But when the 1960s technology in his sculptures needs repairs, there’s only one man for the job.

Comments [1]

Studio 360

The Greatest Animated Film Never Made

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"The Thief and the Cobbler," an Aladdin-like film worked on by former Disney animators, took 30 years to make and was never released.
Read More

Comment

Studio 360

Mark Strand's "Webern Variations"

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mark Strand died this year at 80. He said that he was “in the autumn of his life” when he wrote “The Webern Variations” a decade ago.
Read More

Comment

Slate Culture Gabfest

I'm a Lumberjack and I'm OK Edition

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and David Haglund discuss Chris Rock's latest movie Top Five, the Seven Wonders of the Modern World with Slate's Daniel Gross, and what the lumbersexual says about masculinity. Visit our sponsors: Blue Bottle Coffee at...

Comment

The New Yorker: Out Loud

For Love of the Ice

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hockey fans make up a small but vocal contingent of The New Yorker’s staff. On this week’s Out Loud podcast, three of the magazine’s most ardent rink rats—Ben McGrath, who recently wrote about the hockey player P. K. Subban; Nick Paumgarten, who plays regularly in a local league; and Adam Gopnik, who is Canadian—join the editor John Bennet to discuss the sport. They talk about how they first encountered hockey and learned to love it, the relationship between hockey and writing, and why, as Bennet puts it, having a child who plays hockey “seems to exacerbates the psychosis that is parenthood.”

Comment

Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: The Best of 2014's Internet

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sean Rameswaram revisits the best videos, songs, sites, and memes the internet gave us in 2014 with prior guests and Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen.
Read More

Comment

Q

Weaponizing Cuban hip hop, anthropologist on Anonymous, Santa Claus off-season 12/16/2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AP editor Trish Wilson on USAID's attempt to infiltrate Cuba's hip hop music scene. Anthropologist Gabriella Coleman takes an in-depth look at hacker collective Anonymous.Tommy Avallone on his new documentary about professional Santas: I Am Santa Claus.

Comment

Ask Me Another

AMA Bonus: Spectacular Wrongness

Monday, December 15, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of year: the Ask Me Another Holiday Spectacular! This year, we want to celebrate our contestants by highlighting those who give us the wrong answers, but do it in spectacular style. So next time you don't know the right answer, just take a cue from these fine folks. 

Hear the full Holiday episode starting Thursday, December 18th. 

Music: "I Don't Know How To Drive" by Julian Velard. "Ask Me Another Theme" by Jonathan Coulton.

Comment