Studio 360
Studio 360

All Most Famous

Theresa Rebeck on Sarah Bernhardt, Justine Bateman on fame waxing and waning, and a pirate radio station that got too famous for the FCC.

Oct. 4 2018 5:00 PMMind the Generation GapMillennials and boomers do battle in Boomer1, learning to love Lawrence Welk, and Argentine experimental musician Juana Molina performs live.
Sept. 27 2018 1:09 PMHawkishEthan Hawke embraces the aging process, the enduring power of Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks,” and the genre-defying music of Balún.
Sept. 18 2018 6:00 AMWhy the Long Face?How a dark comedy got so dark and so funny.
Sept. 6 2018 5:00 PMEGOT to Have ItWhat does it take to win entertainment’s grand slam?
Aug. 30 2018 5:00 PMA Room With a ViewfinderLiz Diller on her favorite use of architecture in film, a Richard Pryor classic album turns 40, and a noteworthy summer for black cinema.
Aug. 21 2018 6:00 AMThe Remarkable Bounce of BlindspottingPoet Maya Phillips talks about how rap elevates this modern dramedy about race, friendship, and a rapidly gentrifying Oakland.
Aug. 9 2018 5:00 PMWalden PonderedHow Walden holds up, “I Will Survive” at 40, and Leonard Bernstein’s concerts for children.
Aug. 2 2018 5:00 PMEveryone’s a ComedianKen Jennings on the history—and ubiquity—of comedy, Picasso in Mira T. Lee’s new novel, and a performance by Roomful of Teeth.
July 24 2018 7:00 AMA Wild and Crazy AnniversaryForty years ago, Steve Martin made comedy history with A Wild and Crazy Guy and “King Tut.”
July 12 2018 5:00 PMDrawn From ExperienceWhat inspired comic artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Wilson Pickett, and Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker?
July 5 2018 5:00 PMAmerican Icons: MonticelloThis is the home of America’s aspirations and its deepest contradictions.
June 26 2018 10:04 AMBehind the Harlem Sound of Luke CageLuke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker on the show’s ’90s, New York, hip-hop vibe.
June 14 2018 5:00 PMShadows in the Sunshine StateThe strange, creative influence of Florida.
June 7 2018 5:00 PMFahrenheit 451 RekindledThe Ray Bradbury novel’s new relevance, the making of a Bowie mashup, and American Animals director Bart Layton.
May 29 2018 9:32 AMAmerican Animals: Bart Layton’s New Breed of True CrimeHow filmmaker Bart Layton blurred the line between a feature and a documentary to create American Animals.
Oct. 2 2018 7:00 AMInside the National Recording Registry: “American Pie”The song where everyone knows the words, but few know what those words mean.
Sept. 20 2018 5:00 PMPacific North-BestThe golden age of grunge—and moving beyond dumb grunge clichés—in the Pacific Northwest.
Sept. 13 2018 5:00 PMApocalypse, WowHow Ann Dowd makes her dystopian character on The Handmaid’s Tale, Aunt Lydia, more believable, and how hippies in the late ’60s started obsessing over doomsday.
Sept. 4 2018 10:55 AMLink Wray’s “Rumble”The guitarist whom Pete Townshend and Jimmy Page worshipped.
Aug. 23 2018 5:00 PMFraming the DebateHow the politics of the past and today inspire art, music, and poetry.
Aug. 16 2018 6:01 PMThe Golden Age of Anonymous MusicThe curious world of vintage stock-music libraries, a groundbreaking radio thriller, and America’s most prestigious movie theater—the White House.
Aug. 7 2018 7:00 AMHappy Bernstein to You!As conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein changed the way audiences understood classical music.
July 26 2018 5:00 PMWhee!The art of children at play: playground design, imaginary friends, and the unlikely histories of Barbie and the Frisbee.
July 19 2018 5:04 PMMaking It in ClevelandA citywide art survey in Ohio, a biblical reading on Beyoncé, and the mastery—and misery—of a quality control technician.
July 10 2018 6:01 AMHere Comes the PitchThe new season of the music documentary podcast Pitch takes listeners behind the music of ISIS, blacklist jazz, Carnival, and more.
June 28 2018 5:01 PMFilthWhen art is dirty—and dirt is arty.
June 21 2018 4:27 PMRebels Without a PauseA revolutionary Public Enemy album turns 30, the history of protest art, and the Nancy comics reboot.
June 12 2018 9:30 AMThe Director of Hereditary on Family, Kids, and Other HorrorsThe influences behind Ari Aster’s debut film.
May 31 2018 5:06 PMAmerican Icons: The Vietnam MemorialHow do you memorialize a war that was more tragic than triumphant?
May 24 2018 5:00 PMMuppet RegimeHow Jim Henson brought the Muppets to life.