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Kurt Andersen's "Human Intelligence: A Holiday Tale"

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ah, Christmas. Time to sit around the fire with eggnog and tell stories of... extraterrestrial spies?

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Live Webcast: Our Universe Goes to 11

Monday, December 13, 2010

Final preparations are underway for tonight’s live show in WNYC’s Greene Space: the science magician loads in his equipment in a couple hours, then Reggie Watts will soundcheck, and doors will open at 7pm.  And then… black holes will play drums!  We’ll bend space and time!  And we may just come up with the Theory of Everything. (At the very least, we'll come up with a Theory of A Lot of Things.)

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The Vaselines Reunite

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Vaselines were persona non grata in the US when the late Kurt Cobain called them his favorite songwriters. Cult status was instantaneous, but the band had already dissolved. After a 20 year hiatus, the Scottish pop duo has reunited, though not remarried. On last weekend's show, Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee told Kurt what brought them back together -- and they played songs from their new album Sex With an X.

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We'll Pay You to Listen to This

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The music industry is dying, and the smart money says the key to success is giving music away for free.  Scott Blaszak has a better idea: he’ll pay you $10 to download his album.  “Free is not enough!” Blaszak says.  He has a name for his revolutionary business model: “PremiFree.”  You saw it here first

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Photographing the Impossibly Small

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ready for an extreme close-up?

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Jonathan Franzen Mans Up

Friday, September 10, 2010

When guests come into Studio 360 and get settled, I tend to have a bit of friendly small talk with them before we start the Official Interview. But as Jonathan Franzen and I chit-chatted earlier this week as we prepared to talk about his terrific new novel Freedom, one bit of that talk wasn't so small. When I passingly, joshingly used the verb phrase 'to man up,' it struck a nerve.

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Alfredo Molina

Monday, May 17, 2010

Alfred Molina as Mark Rothko in the Donmar Warehouse's Broadway production of  "Red" (photo by Johan Persson)

 

Last week, Alfred Molina stopped by Studio 360 to chat with Kurt about his Tony-nominated performance as Mark Rothko in the play 'Red.' Bet you didn't know that ...

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2010 Tony Nominees Stop by Studio 360

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

This season, Broadway got a boost from some serious Hollywood star wattage -- and from great productions imported from London's West End.  But we can see from the Tony nominations there were also some homegrown stand-outs.

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Be Elizabeth Gilbert's Valentine

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away – and we're hoping that 2010 can be the year of the new-and-improved Valentine.  We’re thrilled that so many talented folks have submitted their ideas to “Be My Valentine: A Studio 360 Design Challenge.”

And doesn't a competition merit a celebrity ...

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Don't just listen... WATCH Studio 360!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

We're counting down... Tonight, Studio 360 is live in the Greene Space, taping a show all about time travel.  We have an all-star line-up of experts: astrophysicist David Goldberg, novelist Connie Willis, monogloguist Mike Daisey, and 28th century pop idol Janelle Monae (a.k.a. Cindy Mayweather).

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So You Think You Can Dance

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Last weekend on the show, we heard from Paulus Berensohn -- a sculptor based at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and a man of strong opinions when it comes to things clay. He believes clay is the source of life on this planet, that there is movement everywhere, and that it’s important to understand both principles when taking on the potter's wheel.

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Blue Turns Fifty

Monday, August 17, 2009

Fifty years ago today, Columbia Records released Miles Davis' groundbreaking album Kind of Blue. In a year of amazing jazz releases - among them John Coltrane's Giant Steps and Charles Mingus' Mingus Ah Um - Blue stands out. Fifty years later, it's still the album that hardcore jazz buffs and neophytes can agree is one of the all time greats.

 

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Turns Out Jill Sobule Was a Little Miffed, After All

Monday, August 03, 2009

We were quite taken with Jill Sobule when she came into the studio for a performance chat with Kurt earlier this summer.

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A Day in Swag

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Oh, recession. What was once a swag deluge is now a trickle. Gone are the fat and happy days of bands promoting albums with faux airplane barf bags.

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Thao's Story

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Ever since we ran this piece about Thao Nguyen, we've been hooked on her music--'Bag of Hammers' is so catchy! Our reporter went to visit Thao at her mother's Laundromat in Virginia, where she grew up practicing guitar and making change.

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Extreme Makeover: Gay Flag

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June is gay pride month, and rainbow flags will be flying high at pride celebrations around the country. The flag was designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978 and is recognized around the world. But what would a pride flag look like if it were designed in 2009? The design firm Worldstudio is taking on the challenge ...

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Kurt wins Deadline Club award

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kurt's Vanity Fair article on the new era of Beijing architecture, 'From Mao to Wow,' just won a Deadline Club Award for best Arts Reporting.  Lucky for us, he did a radio version of the piece, too.  Listen here.

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Ladies and Gentlemen...

Monday, February 02, 2009

Greetings from Studio 360's home base in New York City!

After weeks of listening to tape and mixing (and remixing) our stories, we're proud to post the first sounds of our trip to Japan. On this past week's show, we broadcast an interview with the writer Pico Iyer in ...

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Pam Renner's Top Ten Georgian Movies

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

10. “Chemi Bebia” (My Grandmother) - 1929 
Directed by Kote Mikaberidze
An eccentric Georgian silent film from the wild 1920s, a time of modernism in Tbilisi, repackaged by American composer Beth Custer, who has released it in DVD format with her own musical track.

9. “Dakarguli Samotkhe” (Paradise Lost) - ...

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Early Peanuts Comics

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. is once again denying any wrongdoing, after state and federal authorities raided his government-funded health clinic in the Bronx yesterday.

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