Episode #1415

Jeremy Irons & Ancient Roman Hairdos

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia from The Borgias Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia from The Borgias (Courtesy of Showtime)

Jeremy Irons, the nemesis of a generation of movie heroes, explains the secret to playing bad believably. Kurt Andersen asks English folk-punk Billy Bragg if he’ll miss the late Margaret Thatcher, the nemesis of a generation of musicians, novelists, and artists in Great Britain. Novelist Meg Wolitzer expresses sympathy for teenagers (nemeses to countless generations of adults) in her new book The Interestings. And a Baltimore hairdresser shakes up classical scholarship by recreating elaborate Roman hairdos for the first time in millennia.

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Meg Wolitzer and The Interestings

Meg Wolitzer’s latest novel, The Interestings, is both a coming-of-age and coming-of middle-age story. Six teenagers meet at a performing arts camp in the Berkshires — the kind of pla...

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Carmen Miranda: O Que è Que a Bahiana Tem

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Jeremy Irons: Perfecting the Bad Guy

“You can’t play a bad guy thinking, ‘I’m a bad guy,’” Jeremy Irons tells Kurt Andersen. “You’ve got to say, ‘Why does he make that choice to behave in that way?’” It’s all about playi...

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When In Rome, Hairdo as the Romans Do

The Journal of Roman Archaeology is not exactly beach reading; the annual editions weigh in at around one-thousand pages. Recently, though, the journal published the debut article of ...

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Laurie Astroth from kwmu

I was alos wondering how the common woman wore her hair.

Apr. 15 2013 12:28 AM
Jenny from Studio 360

Hi Angela and Vanya --
Sorry you had trouble finding the photos. They are are on the segment's page -- click on the segment listing above (see: "When in Rome...") and scroll down to the slideshow. Or copy this URL and paste in your browser: http://www.studio360.org/2013/apr/12/when-in-ro...

Apr. 14 2013 06:14 PM
Angela Navarra from New Jersey

No photos of the hairstyles?

Apr. 14 2013 11:56 AM
Vanya (Ms.) from Jackson Heights, NY

I expected to see the moments of hair-doing on the live model, or at least a clear, larger, more detailed photo of the finished product in the artickle "When in Rome Hairdo as..."; also to see, first of all, Jeremy Irons at the moment of the interview, then the rest. For the first time, after listening to Studio 360 for a long time, I decided to go to the
web-page to see that all, but nothing was impressive. Those few photos killed my much better immagination of all that. Sory!

Apr. 13 2013 06:13 PM
R Candrea from NJ

Do you know how to copy an MP3 file? If so, then you shouldn't be able to resell your MP3 file. If not, then you probably don't know how to try to sell your MP3 file.

Apr. 13 2013 02:33 PM

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