Episode #1437

Afternoon Delight & Anything Goes

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Juno Temple (left) and Kathryn Hahn (right) in Afternoon Delight Juno Temple (left) and Kathryn Hahn (right) in Afternoon Delight (Courtesy of The Film Arcade)

This week in Studio 360, taboos are broken. Jill Soloway talks about her film Afternoon Delight, in which a married woman brings home a sex worker to be her nanny. And in our series American Icons, we look at “Anything Goes,” Cole Porter’s enduring anthem to being naughty — we gave the song a reboot for the age of sexting, bank bailouts, and fries with bacon. Plus, the three sisters of Haim, whose power-pop anthems refer to Fleetwood Mac as much as Rihanna.

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There are not many artists, maybe none, with quite the star power of Vincent Van Gogh. Partly it’s the story: the mad genius, uncelebrated in his day, who had the ultimate posthumous reversal of fortune. But largely it’s the paintings he left behind when he died in 1890: singular, ahead of their time ...

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A Very Adult Conversation with Jill Soloway

There are sitcoms, there are dramas, and then there are the great shows that careen back and forth, making you laugh and cry and think — shows like Six Feet Under and The United States of Tara. Both were written in part by Jill Soloway, a successful TV writer whose first feature film, Afternoon Delight ...

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American Icons: Anything Goes

Cole Porter lived in Europe during the 1920s, and returned to American to write a sharp satire of this freewheeling era that has outlived the people and events it referred to. Music historian Will Friedwald explains how Frank Sinatra saved the song, and we hear a new version written by Joe Keenan.

Exclusive Bonus Track: An updated version of "Anything Goes"

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Live in-Studio: Haim

The three sisters of the pop-rock band Haim have the kind of story biopic producers must dream about. Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim grew up in Southern California playing classic rock and 80s pop covers in a band called Rockinhaim with their father, a retired Israeli soccer player, and mother ...

Bonus Track: Haim, “Oh Well” (Fleetwood Mac cover) live in Studio 360

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