Chloe Plaunt

Chloe Plaunt appears in the following:

Where Killers are Heroes

Friday, February 21, 2014

“We killed happily,” a sweet-faced septuagenarian says to the camera as he re-enacts a murder. The man is Anwar Congo, a former death squad leader in the 1965 Indonesian mass killings. He is a central character of the astonishing Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing ...

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Tony Hale’s Magnificent Weirdos

Friday, August 23, 2013

Actor Tony Hale is magnificent at playing a certain kind of emotionally stunted, buffoonish man-child dependent on an older woman. On the dark comedy series Arrested Development, he’s Buster Bluth, the mama’s boy who uses a prosthetic hook after a terrible accident involving a seal ...

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Paintings of Walmart

Friday, August 02, 2013

When Brendan O’Connell set out to paint everyday life, he wanted to paint real everyday life. That is, he went shopping. And he found in America’s biggest big box store a source of artistic inspiration that’s lasted him a decade and counting. O’Connell has visited and photographed over three dozen Walmarts ...

Slideshow: Paintings from Brendan O’Connell’s Walmart series

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The Pink Panthers' Hollywood-Style Heists

Friday, August 02, 2013

Lately a criminal ring in Europe has been making amazing jewel thefts from the playbook of classic heist movies, right down to the gang’s name: the Pink Panthers. Interpol estimates that the crew of thieves has stolen over $400 million in jewels over the past 15 years. The new documentary Smash & Grab ...

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Renata Adler Is Back in the Spotlight

Friday, July 26, 2013

In literary circles, two of this summer’s buzziest books are more than thirty years old. Speedboat (1976) and Pitch Dark (1983) are the only published works of fiction by Renata Adler, and thanks to fans like the literary critic David Shields, the books were republished this year ...

Bonus Track: Renata Alder reads from Speedboat

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Detroit: Selling off the Museum?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Detroit’s filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection is the largest municipal bankruptcy ever. With the city facing $18 billion in debt and an army of creditors who have been asked to accept pennies on the dollar, the city’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, has made it clear that all the city’s assets ...

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Where Killers are Heroes

Friday, July 19, 2013

“We killed happily,” a sweet-faced septuagenarian says to the camera as he re-enacts a murder. The man is Anwar Congo, a former death squad leader in the 1965 Indonesian mass killings. He is a central character of the astonishing and unprecedented new documentary The Act of Killing ...

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The Bridesmaids Effect Turns On The Heat

Friday, June 28, 2013

Grossing about $300 million worldwide, 2011’s Bridesmaids was so successful that suddenly major studios were clamoring to make their own R-rated female comedies. Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids, teamed up with screenwriter Katie Dippold to make this summer's The Heat ...

Bonus Track: Paul Feig and Katie Dippold's 3 for 360

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Big Brother in the Era of Big Data

Friday, June 21, 2013

In the days following this month’s NSA leaks, with polls indicating that half of the country was willing to trade privacy for safety, sales of George Orwell’s 1984 skyrocketed. CNN reported that copies sold increased by 10,000% several days after the leaks came to light ...

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Carl Hiaasen’s Sunshine Noir

Friday, June 21, 2013

For someone who says he’s angry, Carl Hiaasen seems awfully nice. “A lot of the funniest writers I know, funniest people I know, have a deep vein of anger. It’s a sense of ironic outrage at things. They’re not happy-go-lucky people. They’re writing for a reason. If you go back, Mark Twain ...

Bonus Track: An excerpt from Bad Monkey

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Joss Whedon the Hollywood Slayer

Friday, June 14, 2013

Joss Whedon is successful by any measure: a critical cult darling for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a mega crowd-pleaser with The Avengers. For his latest film, he invited some actors he liked over to his house in Santa Monica, opened some wine, and in 12 days filmed Much Ado About Nothing ...

Bonus Track: Joss Whedon's 3 for 360

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Alan Cumming

Friday, May 24, 2013

Alan Cumming likes doing accents. He’s played a German mutant in the X-Men franchise, a Russian Bond villain, and the venomous Washington operative Eli Gold on The Good Wife. Cumming is actually Scottish and he is playing a famous Scot on Broadway right now in Macbeth ...

Bonus Track: Kurt’s extended conversation with Alan Cumming

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Happy Birthday, Richard Wagner

Friday, May 24, 2013

Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday fell on May 22nd, and in Europe, major concerts and events are being held in his honor. But the response here in the US has been muted. Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, says “I couldn’t find any major orchestra or opera house anywhere in the ...

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Is Network TV Dead Yet?

Friday, May 17, 2013

It’s commonly said now that we’re living in a golden age of television, but try telling that to executives at the Big Four networks. The buzzy shows you love to talk about are on cable, while CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox are all wrapping up one of their worst seasons on record. Many successful shows ...

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American Icons: I Love Lucy

Friday, November 09, 2012

It set the model for the hit family sitcom. Lucy's weekly antics and humiliation entered the DNA of TV comedy: from Desperate Housewives to 30 Rock – writers can’t live without Lucy.

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Aimee Bender’s Origin Lessons

Friday, October 07, 2011

Studio 360 came to the writer Aimee Bender with a commission for a short story on a giant topic: the Big Bang. Before she started writing, Bender decided to bone up on her science: she spoke with Nick Warner, a professor of physics, astronomy, and mathematics at the University of Southern California ...

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American Icons: I Love Lucy

Friday, August 05, 2011

It set the model for the hit family sitcom. Lucy's weekly antics and humiliation entered the DNA of TV comedy: from Desperate Housewives to 30 Rock – writers can’t live without Lucy.

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Studio 360's I Love Lucy Quiz: The Answers

Thursday, August 04, 2011

How well do you know Lucy?  Here are the answers to our quiz.

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Studio 360's I Love Lucy Quiz

Monday, August 01, 2011

This weekend, in honor of Lucille Ball's 100th birthday, we're rebroadcasting our American Icons hour about how I Love Lucy wrote the rules of American TV.   You and everyone on the planet knows all about Lucy, right? Are you sure?

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Studio 360's I Love Lucy Quiz: The Answers

Friday, October 08, 2010

On Monday, we started our Week of Lucy with a pop quiz. Here are the answers:

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