American Woman: Breaking Barriers, Breaking Ground

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wigs, skulls, and upper class woes inspired three artists — Cindy Sherman, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Edith Wharton — to challenge what it meant to be a woman in the 20th century. In hon...
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Public Radio Bracket: Help Studio 360 Go All The Way

Monday, March 17, 2014

March Madness is here and KPCC in Los Angeles has made its own bracket. Instead of college basketball teams going head-to-head, it’s all your favorite public radio shows facing-off ...
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Make This Scary Short Screenplay

Monday, March 17, 2014

We dared you to spook the master of scare himself, filmmaker Wes Craven. We got more than 300 gruesome and convention-busting 30-second short films. And one totally genre-defying scr...
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To Dream the Improbable Dream

Thursday, March 13, 2014

March Update: This month, I’ve been thinking an awful lot about aging. When one is the primary caregiver for an aging parent, it is amazing how quickly your life can collapse in on i...
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Key West Reconnects With Its Cuban Roots

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Scene: MiamiFrom the WLRN Newsroom and reporter Nancy Klingener Sandra Ramos has never wanted to emigrate from Cuba, but in her more than four decades on the island, she has se...
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Wes Craven's Favorite Scary Short Films

Monday, March 10, 2014

We dared you to spook horror filmmaker Wes Craven in 30 seconds or less. More than 300 films later, Craven presents his picks for the Top 10 most gruesome, well-crafted short films.
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Staff Picks: Our Top 10 Scary Shorts

Friday, March 07, 2014

You sent Studio 360 hundreds of super scary, super short horror movies — from animation to claymation, to live action, they're all terrifying. Filmmaker Wes Craven will reveal the win...
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McConaughey Almost Played Marty on True Detective

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

As fans hold their breaths for the Sunday night finale of True Detective, it's hard to imagine anyone other than Matthew McConaughey as the nihilistic Rustin Cohle. But the Oscar-wi...
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McConaughey vs. McConaughey: True Detective Meets Dazed and Confused

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

We’ll see your Oscars speech and raise you one, Matthew. Your Rustin Cohle says “time is a flat circle,” so we put Dave Wooderson behind the wheel of his 1970 Chevy and had him pick...
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And the Oscar for Worst Award Show Goes To...

Sunday, March 02, 2014

We ended up again with awards that were all expected, except Best Picture -- we were betting on Gravity, as it seemed to have all the perfect elements for the top Academy Award: actio...
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Jessica Lange & Leaves of Grass

Saturday, March 01, 2014

In this special edition of the show, Kurt talks with Jessica Lange talks about the thrill of playing an evil witch on American Horror Story. We learn how Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Gras...
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Scary Shorts Starring Shorties

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

We challenged you to shoot a 30-second horror film to be judged by Wes Craven, the scariest guy around. The entries are pouring in, including a handful by or for kids that have us terrified. Watch them here.

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Studio 360 Goes to the Oscars

Friday, February 21, 2014

You held your breath during Gravity. You grimaced through The Wolf of Wall Street. But do you know what drives this year’s crop of Oscar-nominated actors, directors, and films? Studio...
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Ghetto Brothers: Latin Garage Rock

Thursday, February 13, 2014

In the 1960s, a group of guys in the Bronx were inspired by the Black Panthers and Puerto Rican nationalism to organize. They were called the Ghetto Brothers, and when they weren't ...
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American Icons: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Monday, February 10, 2014

When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his book nearly died with him.  Today it stands as a milestone in America’s struggle with race.

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Spark Quotes: The Words That Inspire Your Creativity

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sometimes it just takes a couple wise words to inspire our curiosity and creativity. We jot quotes down in notebooks and on post-it notes; we carry them in our wallets, use them in ...
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Science Goes to the Movies: Her

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

From Science Friday's series "Science Goes to the Movies" Could you fall in love — develop a real relationship — with a computer?  In Spike Jonze’s Oscar-nominated movie Her, a lonel...
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Chris Stroffolino's Piano Van

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Scene: Los AngelesFrom The Organist, KCRW's podcast with The Believer magazine Chris Stroffolino is a Shakespearean scholar and a former member of the band Silver Jews. But the...
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Oscar Nominations Can’t Help But Please, Disappoint

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Our man Oscar played it safe again this year. It’s doubtful too many people will take issue with Gravity (a hugely successful drama with innovative film techniques) and American Hustl...
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Exclusive Videos: Neneh Cherry Is Back

Monday, January 13, 2014

Neneh Cherry has floated between underground acclaim and pop stardom. She’s gone decades without releasing an album, but when she does, it matters. But Blank Project (coming in Feb...
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