Breaking Taboos with Tim Minchin and Colson Whitehead

Friday, November 25, 2011

Studio 360 is breaking taboos live onstage, at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in Manhattan. The Australian comedian-singer-songwriter Tim Minchin turns a diss into a show tune. Raconteur Cintra Wilson finds the hidden meanings in your bad fashion choices. And Colson Whitehead, a MacArthur genius, explains why his new ...

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David Cronenberg & Soviet Art

Friday, November 18, 2011

David Cronenberg tells Kurt Andersen about his new movie, A Dangerous Method, and why Freud was so threatened by Jung. Congress is considering landmark legislation that would make it illegal for sites to host pirated content — say goodbye to all those old music videos on YouTube — and Kurt ...

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MTV's Golden Age & Sarah Jessica Parker

Friday, November 11, 2011

Kurt Andersen talks with music journalist Craig Marks about his book on the golden age of MTV. Sarah Jessica Parker explains how she dreamed up the first reality show about fine art. And in our American Icons series, we see why the tragedy of Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth ...

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Making Better People

Friday, November 04, 2011

What traits could we engineer to “improve” people? Kurt Andersen talks with Greg Stock, a leading proponent of genetic engineering. We’ll hear from a double amputee and MIT scientist who walks using bionic legs of his own creation; and from a doctor and an artist exploring mankind’s ability to defy ...

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