Episode #1314

Isabel Toledo & Kerry Washington

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Friday, April 06, 2012

Fashion designer Isabel Toledo in her Manhattan Studio Fashion designer Isabel Toledo in her Manhattan Studio (Josh Rogosin)

Kurt Andersen visits the studio of Isabel and Ruben Toledo, who design and make clothes the old school way. Kerry Washington shows her mean streak as the star of Scandal, a new series about a publicist who specializes in VIP damage control. And the New Orleans rap group New Renaissance tries to clean up hip-hop’s Dirty South.

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Significant Objects: More of Your Stories

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Kerry Washington Fixes Everything

In Scandal, Washington plays Olivia Pope, a DC lawyer-fixer who disappears the problems of her VIP clients.

Bonus Track: Striking a Scandalous Pose


New Orleans Rap Accentuates the Positive

New Orleans may be the birthplace of jazz, but for the last couple of decades its most influential music has been the city's Dirty South rap scene. The woozy celebration of ghetto life blurs the line between reflecting violence and glamorizing it. But now New Renaissance wants to buck that trend ...

Video: "New Renaissance"


Isabel & Ruben Toledo: A Studio Visit

Over a couple of decades, Isabel Toledo quietly became one of the most sought-after fashion designers in the business. But in 2009, she experienced overnight global exposure when she designed First Lady Michelle Obama's inauguration outfit. Kurt Andersen visited Toledo's studio ...

Video: Isabel & Ruben Toledo in their studio


Aha Moment: Kiss Alive!

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