Stories Bloom

Monday, April 01, 2013

March Update: The process for this story is like the others. I live in a story (in my spare time) for a few weeks and then I don't live in it and I miss it. I write notes to mysel...
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Playlist: Remixing Spring

Friday, March 22, 2013

A couple weeks ago, we gave you a challenge: we posted a dozen bird songs recorded by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and asked you to use them to create an original musical compositio...
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Vegetation Goes Vertical

Monday, March 11, 2013

In densely packed cities, green space is often hard to come by. Apartment dwellers who yearn for a whiff of nature resort to potted plants on fire escapes or roof gardens. But wha...
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The (Viral) Glass Menagerie

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Working with virologists and glassblowers, Luke Jerram creates striking and delicate representations of some of the most deadly pathogens known to man: HIV, swine flu, SARS.
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From Resolution to Sideline

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

February Update: I have so far found that working every day after work (or almost every day) is starting to seem normal. It helps me think about the story all the time, knowing I ha...
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Cutting Through The Cold

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February Update: So far my first project has been going about as planned, though a bit slower than I had expected. I've been making display bookshelves for my son Ezra's room. He's a ...
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Oscar Trivia: Who was the model for the Oscar statue?

Friday, February 22, 2013

At the Academy Awards, the Oscar statuette is as iconic as the gowns and the red carpet. But did you know Oscar’s name isn’t Oscar? Those broad shoulders belonged to Emilio Fernandez...
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Wayne Coyne & Rocky and Bullwinkle

Thursday, February 21, 2013

In this Winter Pledge Special, Kurt Andersen talks with Wayne Coyne, the mastermind of the Flaming Lips, about a near-death experience. Rocky and Bullwinkle make the Cold War kid-frie...
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The First Page is the Hardest

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February Update: The biggest challenge of the project so far has been building up the courage to put the first lines of ink on the paper, making the drawing essentially “permanent.”  ...
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Studio 360's Awards Night Bingo: Oscars Edition

Friday, February 15, 2013

Watching the Academy Awards Sunday night? Play interactive awards night bingo with Kurt! The awards shows have turned into parodies of themselves: celebrities thanking their lawyer...
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Synergy: Artists Take on Ocean Science

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Each summer, the village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, swells with scientists. They come from all over the world to study the ocean and its marine life. One of those scientists, Whitney Bernstein, a PhD candidate in chemical oceanography at MIT, wanted to find new ways to help her colleagues reach ...

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Downton Abbey: Cocktails with the Crawleys

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A saga with such color, such intrigue deserves a cocktail named after everyone in it, upstairs and downstairs: The Dowager Countess (crème de violette and lemon juice), O'Brien's Reve...
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Dwight Yoakam: Live Wire

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

When Dwight Yoakam came into the studio recently, he didn’t just answer questions — he got into character, adopted regional accents, and proved he was a true student of American musi...
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Staff Picks: Are We Alone in the Universe?

Monday, February 11, 2013

A couple weeks ago, we asked you a question: Are we alone in the universe? We challenged you to send us the answer in the form of an illustration. We'll reveal the winner next week. M...
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Amanda Palmer: Kickstarting Controversy

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Amanda Palmer knows how to use the internet. She was the first musician to raise over a million dollars on Kickstarter last year to record and release Theatre Is Evil, which debuted i...
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The NFL Gone Literary

Saturday, February 02, 2013

We asked you to come up with literary-themed names for the NFL teams. As usual, you didn't disappoint.

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Hey! Ho! Let's Poe! Remixing NFL Names

Monday, January 28, 2013

I am an English major and a fan of professional football. So for this year’s Super Bowl, it will come as no surprise that I'm rooting for the Baltimore Ravens, the only team in the NF...
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Listener Challenge: Are We Alone in the Universe?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

For all of our scientific advances, there are still many questions that remain unanswered. In the new book The Where, the Why, and the How, artists take a stab at explaining those mys...
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Studio 360's Awards Night Bingo: Golden Globes Edition

Monday, January 07, 2013

Watching the Golden Globes Sunday night? Play interactive awards night bingo with Kurt! The awards shows have turned into parodies of themselves: celebrities thanking their lawyers, ...
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Best of 2012: 360 Behind the Scenes

Thursday, December 27, 2012

This year, Studio 360 redesigned teachers, profiled up-and-coming stars of the music world, and featured hundreds of works of art made by you. Our cup runneth over with great tape. Th...
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