Wednesday, October 28, 2009
With Halloween fast approaching, the swag coming into the studio this week has taken a spooky turn. We appreciated these vampire teeth, which accompanied The Vampire Archives: The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published...
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I know I’m well past the age of someone who should be doing this, but every once in a while I like to watch Saturday morning cartoons. Last weekend while watching “Jane and the Dragon” (great show, by the way), I saw a commercial for a new cereal called Raisin Brahms.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Even if you don't know it, you've probably already heard the music of Orba Squara. The New York City-based singer-songwriter Mitch Davis' one-man band is responsible for the effervescent tune featured in the iPhone commercials that have been blanketing the airwaves for the last couple of years. The song is called 'Perfect Timing (This Morning),' and it's one of many tracks from Orba's debut album that have popped up in unexpected places.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Seniority rules at Yale, but not entirely. The Whiffenpoofs are the century-old men's a cappella ensemble, limited to 14 vocalists from each year's senior class – you’ll hear them on this week's show. But there’s a noteworthy junior who’s hot on their heels.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Out of 1,262 artists from 41 states and 15 foreign countries, Ran Ortner was declared the winner at ArtPrize, the festival that took over Grand Rapids, Michigan for the last couple of weeks. There were balloon sculptures and paper airplane demonstrations, but in the end, the public got behind Ortner's two-dimensional painting, 'Open Water no.24,' and made its creator $250,000 richer. Ortner will be on the show next week to tell Kurt how his life as a struggling artist has been forever changed.
Friday, October 09, 2009
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Carl Jung, one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, had his own very fraught and very formative 'confrontation with the unconscious.' He meticulously documented the experience. But his journals have remained unpublished and shrouded in mystery -- until now. Bound as a single volume, The Red Book will be released tomorrow. And it could throw the door open on a whole new way to understand Jung’s life and work.
Friday, October 02, 2009
This week in Studio 360, we heard from Marvin Hamlisch, the award-winning and always ebullient composer. Hamlisch has won nearly every major music award, including four Grammys, four Emmys, three Golden globes, a Tony, and a Pulitzer. Most recently, he composed the music for the new movie, The Informant!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
is what Tim Page the music critic called Glenn Gould. Privately they were close friends. When Gould had finished his legendary 1981 re-recording of the Goldberg variations he asked Tim Page, who was then a host of a music show at WNYC, to do an interview with him. Only, Gould would script it all! Casting his friend Tim Page in the role of music critic Tim Page and himself in the role as Glenn Gould and a fictitious actor “Sir John”.
Monday, September 28, 2009
As the Belvedere Torso inspired Michelangelo, Michelangelo inspired Robert Mapplethorpe. The Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, Italy, has never exhibited a contemporary artist in the revered museum that houses Michelangelo's 'David.' Until now.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
When Johnny Cash listed 100 essential country songs for his daughter, Rosanne, he included one he was famous for singing himself, 'Long Black Veil.' In her upcoming album, The List, Rosanne Cash covers twelve of those 100 songs, including the haunting love ballad.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Today, “Jennifer’s Body” opens in theaters. Written by Diablo Cody (who recently stopped by Studio 360), this new horror flick tells the story of Jennifer (Megan Fox), a popular high school girl possessed by a man-eating demon. Her best friend, Needy (Amanda Seyfried), is the yin to Jennifer’s yang: unpopular, mousy, a bit of a nerd. But when Jennifer develops a taste for her best friend’s boyfriend, it’s up to Needy to stop her.