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Jenny Lawton

Senior Editor, WNYC Studios

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Aha Moment: Jane Austen

Friday, May 02, 2008

Gina Fattore writes for Showtime's racy "Californication," but she learned about love from Jane Austen. Fattore was a newspaper copy editor when she saw "Clueless" (a Beverly Hills version of Austen's "Emma") and decided to change her path. Produced by Studio 360's

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The Sound and the Fury: Live on Stage

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pulitzer prize-winner William Faulkner once called his novel The Sound and the Fury his "most splendid failure." It may be a tough read, but it’s also been called a masterpiece. A downtown theater company called the Elevator Repair Service thinks that putting the book on ...


From Lieutenant to Lola

Friday, March 07, 2008

To see S. Epatha Merkerson be tough, just turn on a TV and look for "Law and Order"'s Lt. Anita Van Buren. But to see her smile, you’ll have to catch her in the Broadway revival of "Come Back, Little Sheba."


National Theater of the Avant-Garde

Monday, March 03, 2008

Did you know the United States of America has a National Theater? Right here in New York City? It’s not what you’d expect. The National Theater of the United States of America is an Obie award-winning avant-garde theater troupe. Its 7 young artists are known ...


Aha Moment: Edith Piaf

Friday, February 22, 2008

The French singer and cultural icon had a tumultuous life, as moviegoers are seeing in the Oscar-nominated biopic, "La Vie En Rose." Marion Cotillard’s extraordinary portrayal of Piaf prompted Studio 360 listener Bill Mankin to write us about how he fell for her. ...

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To Be or Not To Be Burton

Friday, November 23, 2007

For 10 years, the actor Scott Shepherd dreamed of playing Hamlet. He got his chance in a highly experimental “duet,” reciting Richard Burton’s lines, and moving Burton’s moves, while...


Aha Moment: Quest of the Snow Leopard

Friday, October 26, 2007

When Studio 360 listener John Simmons was a kid, he loved insects and reptiles and even turned his parents’ basement into a natural science museum. He recently retired as a museum collections manager in Lawrence, Kansas, and he says his life-long passion for science and exploration all ...

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Aha Moment: Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet

Friday, July 20, 2007

When Richard Rifkind was a kid, Hollywood made dramatic biopics about scientific pioneers like Paul Erlich, who invented an early cure for syphilis -- impressive men with impressive beards and German accents. Rifkind became a scientist himself, a leading cancer researcher. His treatment for lymphoma, 40 years ...


Deconstructing Harry

Friday, July 13, 2007

Kurt considers the shockwaves surrounding the final installment of modern literature’s most beloved English school boy, Harry Potter. Will JK Rowling really bump off the little wizard? We'll hear from obsessive pre-teens, child psychologist Wendy Mogel, and Sara Nelson, the editor of Publishers Weekly, ...


Aha Moment: Andy Goldsworthy

Friday, October 20, 2006

His work isn't made to last — some of it will start falling apart when the tide comes in, or the sun rises — but the artist Andy Goldsworthy has passionate admirers who find incredible depth in his work. Studio 360's Ave Carrillo, and ...