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-friendly. And Whoopi Goldberg inspires a young woman to try stand-up.
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.” I'll be incorporating digital tools into my process later so the ink isn't absolute, but I'm really focusing on making ...
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 lawyers, refusing to "wrap it up," trying to exit off the wrong side of the stage. This year, we’re embracing the cliché ...
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 ...
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 music history. We’ll broadcast the segment this weekend. But he told one story we just couldn’t wait to ...
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. Meantime, the Studio 360 staff couldn't help choosing our own, unofficial favorites. ...
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 in the top 10 on the Billboard chart with no music industry backing.
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 NFL named for a poem. In the spirit of literature and gridiron, I want to re-name all the NFL franchises. ...
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 mysteries. Now we’ve got one for you: Are we alone in the universe? Your challenge is to answer the question in an illustration ...
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, refusing to "wrap it up," trying to exit off the wrong side of the stage. This year, we’re embracing the cliché ...
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. The staff assembled this list of our favorite moments from 2012 — the segments we liked working on and listening ...
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Lois Lowry's incredibly popular series for young adults hits the big screen, starring Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, and Meryl Streep. Watch the trailer.
Friday, December 14, 2012
A few weeks ago, we launched a new listener challenge involving photography: we asked you to use ten elements provided by photographers Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor to create a photomontage. You answered the call by sending us more than 600 original compositions. They will be back on the show ...
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Beck’s new album isn’t what you’d expect. There’s no CD, no .mp3s, or vinyl. So how’s it being released? Sheet music. Kurt's conversation with Beck will be online early next week. As we were getting ready for the interview, we had an idea: What if we put together a band to play some of the sheet music?
Thursday, December 13, 2012
What’s the creative project you’ve been meaning to bite off for years? Finishing your novel? Or maybe it’s more of a creative challenge: writing a poem a day. Watching Kurosawa — every Kurosawa. Let’s make 2013 the year to get it done! And we’re here to help.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Scene: Los Angeles
From KCRW's Which Way LA, hosted by Warren Olney
It’s a sad irony for those of us who crave more mass transit that a special spot has to fall to make way for the Expo Line. Wine-sipping, art-loving visitors have flocked to the galleries at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica for nearly 20 years. But the building that houses the massive ...
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
The Scene: Los Angeles
From KCRW's The Business, hosted by Kim Masters
David Klawans is a little-known producer whose approach to finding true stories for Hollywood movies is reminiscent of a detective piecing together parts of a puzzle. Klawans discovered the true story of Argo back in the late 1990's when the CIA mission was first declassified by Clinton. ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor have made distinguished careers out of manipulating images: he's an old-school darkroom guy, while she's embraced the computer. For this challenge, they have ten images for you to remix into an original composition, any way you like.