The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI and WNYC, is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.
January 8th, 2015
Episode 28 of 201 episodes
Adam Gopnik, former Paris correspondent for “The New Yorker,” provides some context for understanding the “Charlie Hebdo” attack. Also, director Mike Leigh, long known for his trenchant films about contemporary life, turns to one of the titans of 19th-century art, J.M.W. Turner. And the young composer Matthew Aucoin takes us inside his writing process. Aucoin has drawn comparisons with Leonard Bernstein and Mozart — but he’d rather be himself.