Kurt Andersen

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Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen’s exit interview with Alec Baldwin

Arts, Culture & Media

Kurt reminisces about his favorite Studio 360 interviews… and the time he was seduced by Matthew McConaughey.

Chad Allen as Tommy Westphall in “The Last One,” the final episode of “St. Elsewhere.”

The art of the finale

Arts, Culture & Media
Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash bids us farewell

American Icons: 'The Migration Series' by Jacob Lawrence

American Icons: ‘The Migration Series’ by Jacob Lawrence

American Icons
Studio 360 staff through the years.

Aural History: How Studio 360 began

Arts, Culture & Media
The album cover for “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back” from 1988.

Public Enemy’s ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’


How Public Enemy brought the noise and revolutionized hip-hop.

The book and its author in 1998.

American Icons: ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’

American Icons

How Maya Angelou’s first book came to be loved — and banned — so much.

Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas on how a TLC lyric saved her life


Bestselling Young Adult author Angie Thomas on how the late TLC performer Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes spoke to her at a very troubling point in her life.

Paramount Pictures Astoria studio building in 1928. Photographer unknown.

New York Icons: Kaufman Astoria Studios

New York Icons

The film studio that dates back to when New York was the movie-making capital — and is still thriving.


Calling the queen of sappy love songs


Lovesick? Call Delilah, radio’s love doctor. She’s got a pop prescription.

Latest Episode

The final episode