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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Side of Roast Leonard

Friday, March 26, 2010

On Thursday, March 25, host Andy Borowitz and a roster of all-star guests gathered at The Cooper Union's Great Hall to celebrate Leonard's 25 years on WNYC. Watch the video created for the event and see how people answer the question: "Lenny or Brian?"

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Features

Touring Brooklyn's Lost Subway Tunnel

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just a few feet below the surface of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn lies the world's first subterranean railway tunnel. Watch the video.

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Studio 360

Masterpiece Theater: Laptop Edition

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

We all know that the Internet has its drawbacks. (Why do I know that Sandra Bullock's husband cheated on her?  Why does a certain relatives think I enjoy videos of kittens?)  But its power to aggregate—pulling material from across time and around the world—can still knock your socks off.  I ...

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Studio 360

I've Seen This Movie Before...

Friday, March 05, 2010

Does the story of 'Avatar' seem eerily familiar to you?  For student Randy Szuch, the answer is a resounding yes.  In this genius mashup, Szuch matches the audio of 'Avatar' with scenes from a beloved Oscar-winning Disney film from 1995.

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Studio 360

OK Go Out-Goldbergs Rube Goldberg

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Finally, a YouTube time-suck guaranteed to delight you with repeated viewings.  If, by the end, your jaw is not scraping the floor, you will be sporting an ear-to-ear smile of gee-whiz amazement.

The band OK Go made viral video history back in 2006 with their goofy treadmill ...

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Features

'Sweet' Rides At SCOPE Art Show

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Pratima Naithani's moving installation, The Sweet Shop, rolls into town as part of the art fair. Watch the video.

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Studio 360

UK Soul Invasion

Monday, March 01, 2010

Another British invasion is underway. Almost fifty years after The BeatlesThe Stones, and The White Queen of Soul found their way to American shores, a group of talented young ladies is grabbing the spotlight.

This week, V.V. Brown stopped by Studio 360 to chat with Kurt and play ...

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Studio 360

"This is Studio 360, I'm..."

Friday, February 26, 2010

Would you trust this man with your radio program?

First movie greatness; then starring in TV's smartest, funniest show; co-hosting the Academy Awards -- all culminating in his performance as guest host of Studio 360.

It is the role of Alec Baldwin's lifetime.

You ...

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Studio 360

TV Ads That Don't Play Fair

Thursday, February 18, 2010

With the Winter Olympics in full swing, you may have noticed there's a lot of competition for your attention as well. In between the slaloms and the triple axels, there's also the slightly shameful attraction of (dare I say it) the advertisements. Take this awesome one from AT&T featuring silver ...

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Whitney Biennial 2010

WhiBi Conversations: Film and Video

Thursday, February 18, 2010

There are 12 video artists in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, and they are all tucked away on the third floor. A better way to see video art?  Or an easier way to avoid it?

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Features

Tom Colicchio Dissects Rise of Artisanal Food

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The Top Chef judge breaks down the latest food craze in New York. Watch the video.

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Studio 360

Echoes of Gekko

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The sequel to Oliver Stone's 1987 film Wall Street is set to be released this spring, and Michael Douglas is back as the deliciously unctuous Gordon Gekko.  [Update - 3/11: The film’s release date has been pushed back to September.]

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Studio 360

360 Staff Pick: Big Fan

Monday, February 01, 2010

Big Fan follows a guy (Patton Oswalt) who lives to watch the New York Giants and then bloviate on sports-talk radio.  But it's not a football movie — it's a fascinating exploration of fandom: what we get from worshiping public figures and what happens when we glimpse ...

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Features

Mad TV Predicted the iPad!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The worst-kept secret in geekdom was actually the focus of a 2007 Mad TV skit. Watch the video.

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Features

Spotlight on Sherlock

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Robert Downey Jr. may be putting the name Sherlock Holmes on a lot of lips these days. But a devoted group of Holmes fans have been keeping the famous detective’s flame alive since for over 70 years. Watch the video.

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Studio 360

YouTune – Bill Flanagan’s “Evening’s Empire”

Friday, January 22, 2010

Ready to unleash your inner rock star? We want you to help bring a fictional rock band to life. This week, Kurt talked with author and MTV big wig Bill Flanagan. His new novel Evening’s Empire tells the rollicking story of The Ravons, an imaginary British ...

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Studio 360

Busted!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Indie-pop's next big hit could be in Manglish.

That's the blend of Malay and English singer-songwriter Zee Avi favors for her song “Kantoi.” The YouTube sensation visited Studio 360 recently and she performed the song live for us.

Zee Avi explained that "Kantoi" means "busted." ...

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WNYC News

New York 2009: The Year in Sound and Images

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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The year began with the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Many New Yorkers hoped for a new era in politics. But then a dramatic coup in the state Senate brought Albany to a month-long standstill. The headlines were filled with political scandals, and ...

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Features

Snoop and Martha Rap About Pot Brownies

Friday, December 18, 2009

It's Martha Stewart's special Christmas Cookie episode, with a focus on all things, huh, baked.

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Studio 360

Survey Says...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Did you miss that performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the arts center last month? Or the oboe concerto recital at the concert hall? Well it looks like you weren’t the only one.

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