Episode #1348

Judd Apatow's Married Blues & Macklemore's Gay Anthem

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in This Is 40 Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in This Is 40 (Courtesy of Universal Pictures)

Kurt Andersen talks with Judd Apatow, the writer, director, producer behind some of the funniest movies of the last decade, about why his new film looks so much like his real life. The rapper Macklemore says homophobia in hip-hop is so over. And a new set of educational standards roils high-school English teachers.

English Class: Hold the Literature?

Many teachers are afraid classic works of fiction are about to lose ground to nonfiction in English classes, replaced by historical documents, newspaper articles, and even instruction manuals.  That fear is a result of the Common Core Sate Standards Initiative, a new set ...

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Judd Apatow Grows Up

Is Judd Apatow the voice of his generation? He’s had a hand in many of the celebrated comedies of the past decade, producing Bridesmaids, Anchorman, and Superbad, and writing and directing 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People and Knocked Up. In Apatow’s latest, This is 40 ...

Bonus Track: Kurt’s extended conversation with Judd Apatow

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Love: Forever Changes

The year 1967 saw the release of two psychedelic pop masterpieces — one globally famous (the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper), the other nearly forgotten: Forever Changes, by Love. Sometimes referred to as Arthur Lee’s Love, it was one of the first mixed-race bands — “still to this day ...

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Macklemore's Gay Anthem

Macklemore is an unlikely rapper: he’s from the Pacific Northwest, he’s white, he’s proud of wearing secondhand clothes.  And now he’s famous now for his support of gay marriage. Macklemore’s “Same Love” came out of his frustration up with hip-hop’s misogyny and homophobia ...

Bonus Track: How Macklemore got his name

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More of Your Photo Remixes

Photographers Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor have provided ten elements for you to use to create a new image. We’ve already received hundreds of great submissions, including one from graphic artist Andrea Little of Houston incorporates all ten elements to dress up the ...

Enter Studio 360's Photo Remix Listener Challenge

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