Episode #809

Foster, Sedgwick, Scissorhands

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Friday, March 02, 2007

Studio 360 Episode 809, Foster, Sedgwick, Scissorhands Ruthie Foster (John Carrico)

Studio 360 spends time with rebels, loners and romantics. Singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster tells Kurt Andersen why she leapt from folky blues to old school soul. Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick is remembered in the film Factory Girl. Movie director Michel Gondry longs for his creativity to be his ticket to romance. Edward Scissorhands, the misunderstood dreamer from the Tim Burton film, can be seen on a stage in tights in a ballet touring the country now. And Kurt speaks with Joan Didion about her memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking -— it arrives on Broadway this week as a one-woman show.

Ruthie Foster

Though she came from a home where Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke played on the stereo, Ruthie Foster built a robust musical career on the folk festival circuit. Kurt talks to Ruthie about her new album, The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster, which brings the artist back to the ...



Today the public’s alternate fascination and disgust with celebrities continues to escalate with the spotlight on uninhibited baronesses and teen divas gone bad. Edie Sedgwick was a classy, well-bred young woman who became the muse for the fashion world, the literati and Andy Warhol’s Factory crowd. Many remember her as ...


Playaway Audiobooks

Most digital devices today are designed to give you access to lots of media at once. The Playaway –- an audiobook with headphones attached -- does just one thing. Andrew Adam Newman asks why it’s complicated to design something simple.


Joan Didion

In a moment of deep personal tragedy following her husband’s death and the illness of her daughter, Joan Didion’s impulse was to write. The result was the award-winning memoir The Year of Magical Thinking. Now her book has been taken to the Broadway stage as a monologue ...


Edward Scissorhands On Stage

With his new ballet, English choreographer Matthew Bourne brings Tim Burton’s 1990 movie Edward Scissorhands to the stage. For him, it’s a classic story about the American suburbs. Produced by Eric Molinsky.


Michel Gondry

It’s crazy the things we will do for love. Movie director Michel Gondry, for instance, claims his drive to create such achievements as The Science of Sleep and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is fueled by his trouble finding a date. Produced by


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