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Studio 360, 1-Month Subscription | [Kurt Andersen]

Studio 360, 1-Month Subscription

Studio 360 looks at the places "where art and real life collide," exploring the creative influence and transformative power of art in modern life through richly textured stories and insightful conversation. Hosted by Kurt Andersen. Get the latest issue or subscribe!
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Publisher's Summary

Studio 360 looks at the places "where art and real life collide," exploring the creative influence and transformative power of art in modern life through richly textured stories and insightful conversation. Hosted by novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen, Studio 360 touches listeners' feelings and challenges their perceptions of the world by presenting a weekly collection of ideas that are provocative and moving, from comic books to Wagner, Swiss Army knives to the legacy of Woody Guthrie. Program segments include:

  • "Commentary" - Kurt Andersen's weekly musings on culture, from the new TV season to politics as entertainment.
  • "Cover Story" - a weekly collection of features exploring a central idea, from Shakespeare's enduring influence on popular culture to our urge to ornament everything from Christmas trees to architecture and music.
  • "Design for the Real World" - designers and artists talk about everyday items, from the stop sign to the Post-it note.
  • "Portraits" - profiles of famous artists and people behind the scenes.
  • "How Art Works" - an exploration of how we perceive the world and how artists play with those perceptions, from why certain songs stick in your head to how color affects your emotions.

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  • What the Critics Say

    "The features are witty and smart, well-written and produced, and the ideas and insights are often surprising." (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

    "I regard it not just as the very best arts program on radio but as the best radio talk show, period." (Michael Kimmelman, Chief Art Critic of The New York Times)

    "This is great radio." (The 2004 Peabody Awards Board, on Studio 360's award-winning "Moby Dick" episode)

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      Eric Castro Valley, CA, USA 05-30-03
      Eric Castro Valley, CA, USA 05-30-03
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      "Stimulating and Diverse - always interesting"

      Studio 360 is a superb NPR show that takes topics (ranging from fish, patronage, toys, gardens to name a few) and gives diverse stories and interviews on related artists, movements and history that create great insight into the mind and world of artists and great thinkers.
      It may sound high brow, but the host, Kurt Anderson, gives this show a sensible feeling and it all becomes fascinating listening. Another great benefit is a companion web site that gives visual examples of the artists and subjects so you don't have to travel to every museum around the world or remain in the dark. This show makes art and the world of the artist more accessible and engaging.

      34 of 34 people found this review helpful
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      Jonathan Olympia, WA, USA 08-04-04
      Jonathan Olympia, WA, USA 08-04-04
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      "Great for the generalist"

      Takes abstract topics and explores them along a smart and entertaining interdisciplinary path. Inspires new ideas and ways of understanding our world.

      4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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      Julia Renee Weaverville, NC, USA 02-14-04
      Julia Renee Weaverville, NC, USA 02-14-04
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      "STUDIO 360 - why I am renewing my membership!"

      I just love this program. The range of interests is fascinating. Kurt Andersen is great! I look forward to receiving this each week. It's so nice to have a program that focus on the arts! Thanks Kurt!

      6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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      Adam Sherman Oaks, CA, USA 02-21-05
      Adam Sherman Oaks, CA, USA 02-21-05
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      "Too much politics, not enough film and theater"

      This perodical focuses mostly on music and art and almost always spins its own right wing ideologies, calling Michael Moore a "daft mockery of a liberal nut filmaker" for instance. I have no problem with politics but please keep them out of what should be an informative discussion of what's new in the creative world. What audible really needs is entertainment weekly or premier or vanity fair. Unfortunately until they wise up and get something of that nature those of us who want to track entertainment news will find ourselves belittled by this weak commentary.

      4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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      Dawn Edison, NJ, United States 05-25-05
      Dawn Edison, NJ, United States 05-25-05 Member Since 2005
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      "Some interesting topics but a dry at times"

      A good subscription choice with a main topic divided in to 2 or 3 separate sections. This one was not really of much interest to me because of some of the subjects being discussed but it is a quality program.

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      Neil Elmwood, IL, United States 01-31-05
      Neil Elmwood, IL, United States 01-31-05
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      "A favorite brain kick start!"

      Perfect length for a drive that really gives your brain a kick start. Intelectually engagine without loosing the ability to entertain. Great tidbits to fuel interesting conversation as well.

      1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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