Episode #1022

Ellison, Thao, Fallingwater

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Studio 360 Episode 1022, Ellison, Thao, Fallingwater In the late 1930s, Edgar Kaufmann asked starchitect Frank Lloyd Wright to design a home near a waterfall in Pennsylvania — and an architectural icon was born. (Peter Crimmins)

People with something to prove. Author Harlan Ellison makes the case that he's heir to Poe, Kafka, and Borges. We visit indie rocker Thao Nguyen in her mother's laundromat. Miranda July reads her short story, "This Person." And hear why a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece failed to start a revolution.

Harlan Ellison: A Kind of Twisted Fantasy

Don’t call him a science-fiction writer: Harlan Ellison considers himself the heir to Edgar Allan Poe, Franz Kafka, and Jorge Luis Borges. As a writer of "speculative fiction," he has turned out hundreds of short stories over the last 50 years. He has also worked on ...

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American Icons: Fallingwater

A look at the most famous little house in America: Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, still hanging off a cliff after nearly seventy years.

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Bonus Track: Harlan Ellison uncut

Kurt's full interview with Harlan Ellison.

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Thao Nguyen

At just 24, she put out one of 2008's best indie rock records, We Brave Bee Stings and All and she's touring the country now with her band. She grew up in Arlington, Virginia, where her mother owns a coin laundromat and dry cleaning business. We sent

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Bonus Track: "Swimming Pools"

"Swimming Pools" from Thao Nguyen's album We Brave Bee Stings and All.

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On the Beach

Wall-sized color seascapes of water, sky, sand, and bathers make up Richard Misrach's photographs called On the Beach. An exhibit opens next week at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Misrach might be the prototypical California artist -- surfer, Berkeley alumnus, VW bus owner -- ...

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Miranda July

Miranda July became an indie darling with the 2005 film "Me and You and Everyone We Know." She's also a performance artist, sculptor, and writer. She reads the story "This Person" from her award-winning collection No One Belongs Here More Than You. Produced by Studio 360’s ...

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