Episode #930

Philippe, Kehinde, DJ Shadow

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Studio 360 Episode 930, Philippe, Kehinde, DJ Shadow Philippe Petit walks between the two towers of the World Trade Center in 1974 (©2008 JL Blondeau / Polaris)

Studio 360 takes some risks. Philippe Petit remembers his infamous highwire walk between the World Trade Center towers. DJ Shadow lectures on the occupational hazards of finding precious vinyl in record-store basements. And Bill Murray reads a poem – don’t worry, not his own. Plus, Kehinde Wiley paints hip-hop legends in the style of the Renaissance masters, and Miranda July reads a story from her recent collection.

Man On Wire

It had all the glamor, conspiracy, and danger of a classic heist movie, but it was real –- and the hero was wearing slippers. Philippe Petit’s unauthorized walk on a high wire between the World Trade Center towers transfixed the world in 1974, and it’s now the ...

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Bill Murray the Poet

Every good cause needs some celebrity support, and poetry is no different. Bill Murray joined hundreds of people at an event for the Poets House, in New York. He’s a frustrated poet himself, as Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky found out.

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Bonus Track: Bill Murray Recites

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Bonus Track: More Poetry

Martín Espada and Marilyn Nelson read their work.

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Kehinde Wiley

Up-and-coming painter Kehinde Wiley is a bit of a throwback -– to the Baroque era. Wiley's oil paintings are big, colorful, beautifully painted portraits. Kurt visits in his studio to find out how he has scouted models from the streets of Harlem to West Africa.

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DJ Shadow

DJ Shadow set a Guinness Book record for creating an album, Endtroducing, made up entirely of samples, many of them from LPs he rescued from the 50-cent bin. He’s moved on, but some of his fans (like Studio 360’s Derek John) still ...

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Birthmark

Last year, the screenwriter/director/actress Miranda July published a collection of short stories called No One Belongs Here More Than You, and she joined us to read the story “Birthmark.” With production by Studio 360’s Pejk Malinovski.

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