Episode #1036

Vogue, Don Draper, Theremin

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Friday, September 04, 2009

Studio 360 Episode 1036, Vogue, Don Draper, Theremin RJ Cutler (Lori Hawkins for Actual Reality Pictures)

Studio 360 is ready to wear. Filmmaker R.J. Cutler gets the story behind Vogue's legendary September issue. Lorrie Moore tells Kurt why there's a little bit of Jane Eyre in her new novel, A Gate at the Stairs. We'll hear from some schlumpy 21st century men who wish they could be a little more like "Mad Men"'s Don Draper. And don't touch that instrument: Kurt gets a lesson on the theremin and picks up some good vibrations.

The September Issue

Filmmaker R.J. Cutler has covered politics and race -- now he's turned to another combustible topic: fashion. For "The September Issue," he goes behind the scenes at Vogue and watches its imperious editor Anna Wintour and her creative director Grace Coddington at work. Wintour "seems ...

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Style and the Mad Man

Don Draper represents a version of masculinity a lot of guys today never knew. The fictional character played by John Hamm in AMC's "Mad Men," is a 1960s ad man who's serious, well-dressed, and secretive. Studio 360's Eric Molinsky tries to understand ...

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A Slight at the Museum

When the Los Angeles County Museum of Art decided to sell textiles from its collection, artist Robert Fontenot snapped up 50 items and started recycling them. Kurt talks with Fontenot and LACMA curator Rita Gonzales.

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Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore's new novel, A Gate at the Stairs, is about a young woman who gets a job as a nanny for a family in her Midwestern college town. Moore tells Kurt how living in the Midwest shaped her view of the post-September 11th era.

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Theremin 101

Remember the eerie flying saucer sound effect from old B-movies? It's produced by a theremin, the only instrument you play without touching. Kurt gets a lesson from theremin virtuoso Pamelia Kurstin. Produced by Amanda Aronczyk.
 

 

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Aha Moment: Dances with Clay

In the 1950s, Paulus Berensohn, now 77, studied dance at Juilliard, performed on Broadway, and worked with modern dance legends like Merce Cunningham and Mary Anthony. Then, in his mid-20s, it occurred to him: what would it mean to dance, not just on the stage, but in ...

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