Episode #915

Girls, Blume, Mulatu Astatke

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Studio 360 Episode 915, Girls, Blume, Mulatu Astatke Julie Doll walking a dog (American Girl)

Studio 360 samples girl culture. Student filmmakers weigh in on the women they see on screen and the “American Girl” empire embraces a period of ancient history: The 1970s. A translator in Istanbul brings Judy Blume to young Turkish readers, and a special dress becomes a powerful talisman for a young storyteller. Plus, a tattoo parlor pops up at a fancy art fair and we follow Ethiopia’s musical ambassador from Addis Ababa to Boston.

Lucy Andersen Explains it All

It’s "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" at Studio 360. Kurt is proud papa to Kate (l) and Lucy (r). Now a high school senior, Lucy Andersen weighs in on Paris and Lindsay, and helps her dad get up to speed on the range of media today's ...

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Girls on Film

At New York University's Kanbar film school, undergrads are training to be the next generation of filmmakers. Jocelyn Gonzales talked to some of her students, and the school’s associate dean, Sheril Antonio, about the ways female characters are portrayed on screen and ...

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American Girl

The American Girl empire of dolls, books, and accessories bases its products on plucky fictional girls from historical periods like the Civil War and the Depression. Megan McDonald told Kurt that when she wrote the series for the newest American Girl, Julie, she had to ...

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More from Lucy

Lucy Andersen reminisces about her own American Girls -- and tells her dad why she won't friend him on Facebook.

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From Addis Ababa to Boston

Mulatu Astatke's mesmerizing soundtrack for the film "Broken Flowers" brought him a new generation of fans. But the Ethiopian musical icon has spent the last 50 years bridging western jazz with Ethiopia's indigenous sounds. Gideon D’Arcangelo first met up with him in ...

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Translating Judy Blume

Zarife Öztürk works at a publishing house in Istanbul. A few years ago she made it her mission to translate Judy Blume's children’s books into Turkish. Öztürk fell in love with Blume’s books when she was 10 years old, and about to attend ...

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My Grandmother's Dress

Growing up, Elna Baker was obsessed with one thing: a dress from her grandmother’s closet. Between body issues, her religion, and trying on new identities, the dress became an oddly powerful talisman. (Special thanks to The Moth.)

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Art for Keeps

At Art Basel Miami, real ink tattoo designs by top-notch artists were offered up for sale, and are impossible to resell. Tania Ketenjian followed collector Ronnie Pirovino through the acquisition process.

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