30-Second Rom-Com

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Director Kevin Smith judges our next Extra Credit film challenge: 30-second rom-coms. 
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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.
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Lisa Kudrow's Greatest Failures

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Friends actress majored in biology at Vassar College. In this 2010 commencement address, she admits "as in most pursuits, 'one's self' is one of the biggest hurdles to get over."
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What’s Your Creative New Year’s Resolution for 2015?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Maybe it's finishing your novel or learning an instrument. Let's make 2015 the year to get it done — declare your Creative New Year's Resolution here!
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DIY Mermaid

Monday, December 01, 2014

Jolene Oldham from Ringwood, New Jersey, resolved to "build a realistic mermaid tail out of silicone rubber and swim all the way around the island of Manhattan."
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In the Home Stretch

Friday, November 28, 2014

November Update: It's been surprising to discover that singing doesn't appeal to me as once it did. Playing guitar and writing songs has my undivided attention and I'm good with that.
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Starring Judy Blume as Herself

Thursday, November 27, 2014

On a recent visit to her hometown of Miami Beach, Judy Blume went on a walking tour of the spots that inspired her autobiographical novel Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself.
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Video: Reg E. Cathey Reads The Charles Mingus CAT-alog

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The star of Oz and The Wire reads Charles Mingus's secret masterpiece: a guide to toilet training your cat.
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Kurt Andersen: Growing up with Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kurt Andersen remembers growing up with Nichols and May and The Graduate and finally meeting legendary director Mike Nichols as an adult.
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Alison Bechdel's Doodle Dare Favorites

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Great Studio 360 Doodle Dare is coming to a close! Writer and illustrator Alison Bechdel picks finalists for the cartoon contest.
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Doodle Dare: The Struggle Is Real

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

For Studio 360's Doodle Dare, Alison Bechdel started an image — you must finish it. Several artists drew her girl fighting the enemy within. 
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Doodle Dare: Superheroes Among Us

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

For Studio 360's Doodle Dare, Alison Bechdel started an image — you must finish it. And several artists have turned her girl in distress into a dragon-wrestling, high-flying superhero.
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Matthew McConaughey & St. Vincent

Friday, October 24, 2014

In this special edition of the show, Matthew McConaughey transforms from rom-com stud to Oscar-winning lead, St. Vincent grows into her persona, and filmmakers revisit black-and-white.
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The Great Studio 360 Doodle Dare

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For our latest Extra Credit challenge, Alison Bechdel — noted cartoonist and winner of the MacArthur Fellowship (a.k.a. the "genius" grant) — started this doodle; the rest is up to you!
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Frances McDormand: The Quiz

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Frances McDormand has made a career out of turning supporting roles into performances that steal the show. Can you match the role to what she has to say about it?  
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Marcel the Shell Reads From His New Book

Monday, October 06, 2014

When Jenny Slate came in for an interview, she brought along YouTube's most famous mollusc shell. He reads from the new book, Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been.
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Changing Jobs, Changing Seasons

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Despite a new, demanding job, Adrienne Ognibene is sticking with her creative resolution of painting and drawing throughout 2014.
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Toni Morrison Reads from Song of Solomon

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Listen to Toni Morrison read the last page of her National Book Award-winning novel.
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Hello Louisville!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September Update: I finally made it to Louisville! I am living at the OPEN Gallery — an artist live/work space, gallery, and performance venue. Soooo good for my creative soul.
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Cyndi Lauper, The Little Engine That Could

Monday, September 15, 2014

Alan Cumming is guest-hosting Studio 360 and his first priority was a sit-down with Cyndi Lauper, who is still reinventing her career after 30 years in pop music.
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