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Studio 360 Examines Post-Apartheid Art in South Africa

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

With the World Cup heading into its final two weeks, all eyes are set on host nation South Africa. Sixteen years after the election of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid, it's an opportunity for South Africa to show the world the vibrant, multi-racial democracy it has become.

But for South African artists both white and black, the traumas of apartheid are never far away. From the Afrikaner novelist to the young black photographer, learning to cope with that past continues to shape the way they make art.

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Re-Design Valentine's Day With Studio 360

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Toss the chocolate hearts and red roses out the window in Studio 360's Valentine's Day Design Challenge. Click here to for details on how to enter.

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Change of Heart

Friday, January 15, 2010

Have you noticed how the rituals of Valentine's Day seem to be designed for children? The red hearts, the overload of candy, and that weird baby Cupid. It's all so bizarre, and may I say -- nauseating?

We here at Studio 360 think the so-called holiday is due for a ...

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The Best Stories of the Year, courtesy of Studio 360.

Friday, December 25, 2009

A studio visit with composer Marvin Hamlisch.  A retirement home for former entertainers. A debate about race in the theater. Those were some of the top stories from Kurt Andersen, and Studio 360, this year.

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Bulletproof Baby Gear

Monday, October 26, 2009

I got outed on the elevator the other day. A co-worker spotted knitting needles in my bag.

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Make a New Friend

Monday, September 21, 2009

Most robots take millions of dollars and years of research to build – but you can get started today on your very own, without any grant writing. And some of the materials you'll need might be cluttering up your house right now.

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Dear Diary -- It's Paul's Alter

Monday, September 14, 2009

Have you been acquainted with a Mr. Elyot Vionnet?

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Cuteness gets remixed

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Don't be fooled by the first 20 seconds of this video-- it's is not just another cute toddler Youtube sensation. Prepare to be impressed and a little freaked out by some very slick video editing. The toddler noises and mugging for the camera get transformed into what could quite possibly be the next dance hall hit. If Kidz Bop were to cover Crystal Castles' "Vanished", it would sound something like this.

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Kurt on The Leonard Lopate Show

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Our host didn't have to go far for his most recent media appearance. On Tuesday, Kurt was a guest on  The Leonard Lopate Show-- our friendly neighbors in the WNYC office.

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The Priciest Way to Remember Michael

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What happens when you mix the King of Pop with the King of Pop Art? The answer is Andy Warhol's 1984 portrait of Michael Jackson, which will hit the New York auction block later this month. The bidding will start at $840,000, but since both Jackson and Warhol are dead, the piece is expected to sell for much, much more. "We estimate this painting, created in 1984, will sell for $1 million to $10 million," said Ruth Vered, owner of the Vered Gallery, which will be selling the portrait.

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Multi-talented Giamatti

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Paul Giamatti is an award-winning actor, a graduate of Yale, a member of Skull and Bones, and… a soul singer?! The last one surprised us too when we rediscovered his performance in Duets (2000) – about karaoke singers. Kurt got the chance to chat with oh-so-modest Giamatti recently, who says, “I didn’t, and still don’t think of myself as a singer.”

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No Particular Place to Go

Monday, April 27, 2009

'No Particular Place to Go' as Chuck Berry sang in 1964 is as good a metaphor as any to describe the current plight of the U.S. auto industry. It was just announced that the once mighty Pontiac is no more, and at least two of the Big Three are in serious danger of being relegated to museum status. Ironically, a museum is where I recently saw an exhibit celebrating General Motors' 100th (and perhaps final?) anniversary.

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New BLK JKS song! "Banna Ba Modimo"

Thursday, March 12, 2009

When Studio 360 recently caught up with the up-and-coming BLK JKS in Los Angeles we stumbled onto a bit of a musical scoop. Hanging out "back-stage" with the South African band before their show at the LA Natural History Museum, we were fortunate enough to hear a brand new unreleased song from their forthcoming full-length (expected this summer).

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We have a show!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

We proudly present the complete Studio 360 in Japan episode!

Check out our website for more Japan stories, video and photos.

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