Becky Sullivan

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Design For the Real World: The Periodic Table

Friday, April 01, 2011

For chemists, the periodic table of the elements is a hugely coveted piece of real estate. Writer Sam Kean explains the origins of the periodic table and its enduring brilliance. Produced by KJHK’s Becky Sullivan.

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From Apple II to the Big Screen: The Oregon Trail

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sure, YouTube is great for kitten videos, but one of its most consistent sweet spots is fake movie trailers. Viral video fans take note -- the western epic The Oregon Trail is 'coming soon' to a theater near you.

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Yet another puzzle from Inception

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Like most moviegoers after Inception, I left the theatre with a lot of questions about the movie. Last week, we were presented with yet another.  Inception's soundtrack is comprised of two elements: composer Hans Zimmer's largely ambient, stringy score, and “Non, je ne regrette rien' – the classic chanson sung by Edith Piaf, which Leo and his crew use to communicate with their dreaming teammates.  It is just a tiny bit more complicated than that: Zimmer used a sample of the Piaf tune in the making of his score, which he confirmedlast Wednesday (after Internet speculation).

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Outclassing the Mad Men

Friday, July 23, 2010

Over the last few days, the internet has ooed and aahed over a viral marketing campaign from Old Spice.  In just two days, a production team and a charming actor named Isaiah Mustafa created 183 short videos; instead of paying for TV airtime, Old Spice simply uploaded them to YouTube.  It was the kind of bombshell that the creative minds at Sterling Cooper could only dream of.

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Drawing on Captain Ahab

Friday, July 16, 2010

Illustration is hardly a new art form -- after all, it's been around for just about as long as stories have, although it's generally been confined to children's literature (where it's thrived).  But illustration has recently had a bit of resurgence in the grown-up art world.  Take Zak Smith's exhaustive project to depict every page of Thomas Pynchon's dizzying epic Gravity's Rainbow.  But my favorite is the cleaner and more colorful vision of a different American classic: Moby-Dick.

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360 Staff Pick: Girlsville

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

No soundtrack is more perfect for your 2010 summer than this classic rock from 1991. Songwriter Billy Childish's bluesy punk rock pairs unbelievably well with the stripped-down vocals from the singer Holly Golightly. There's not a bad track out of the twelve delightfully brief garage pop tunes. Start with 'First Plane Home,' where the catchy group vocals and relentless guitar riff are through after just 99 seconds.

 

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The Apples in Stereo Are Back from the Future

Friday, July 09, 2010

The Apples in stereo have been turning out impeccable indie pop tunes for nearly 17 years now.  The band's latest album is something a little different: Travellers in Space and Time is a danceable concept album about time travel.

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Aha Moment: To Kill a Mockingbird

Friday, July 09, 2010

Indie rockers Ra Ra Riot found sonic inspiration in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Singer Wes Miles explains that like the book, their song "Each Year" explores issues of prejudice.

Weigh in: Has a work of art changed your life?

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A New National Anthem

Friday, July 02, 2010

This Sunday is the 234th birthday of the United States of America, and across the nation people will be watching baseball, illegally shooting off fireworks, eating apple pie, and generally swelling with patriotic pride.  And on radio stations across the land, Studio 360 will modestly proffer a new national anthem ...

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The Next American Idol

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sometimes we cling tightly to things we deem 'traditional' without realizing they're not as deeply entrenched in our history as we thought. Take Uncle Sam: he hasn't changed much since J. M. Flagg's iconic World War I recruitment poster, in which he appeared as an older white man wearing a snazzy ...

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A Marriage Made on Stage

Friday, June 11, 2010

Earlier this week, Darci Kistler swung by Studio 360 on her way home from rehearsal. A beloved soloist with the New York City Ballet, Kistler was the last principal chosen by ballet giant George Balanchine, before his death in 1983.  After a laudable 30-year career, she'll ...

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Renée Fleming Goes Pop

Thursday, June 03, 2010

This weekend, Renée Fleming will release her 29th album. But it isn't a new recording of a Romantic opera or a set of lieder: America's favorite soprano has gone pop.

Dark Hope features eleven covers, including songs by the Arcade Fire and Jefferson Airplane.  And Fleming ...

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Happy Birthday to Two Hip-Hop Greats

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Today is a big day for hip-hop: it’s the birthday of both André 3000 and RJD2. Born just one year apart, they both have had an indelible influence on the genre – and in very different ways.

André 3000 is one half of Outkast, whose 2004 ...

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