Delve deep into the ever-changing cultural landscape with novelist and co-founder of legendary "Spy" magazine, Kurt Andersen. Studio 360 is public radio's smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy — so let Studio 360 give you new and different ideas for a movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life. Studio 360 also gives listeners a chance to get their creative juices flowing with regular listener challenges. Produced by PRI and WNYC Radio.

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Is there a way to ‘re-brand’ the American South for the 21st Century?

After the murders of nine African Americans by a white supremacist in Charleston, South Carolina, national politicians across the political spectrum called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from public buildings. The South Carolina state legislature ultimately decided to take their flag down permanently, and other states followed suit. Even big retailers stopped selling Confederate-flag-themed merchandise. But, what comes next? Should something replace it?

Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen has been a columnist for "The New Yorker" and was editor-in-chief of both "New York" and "Spy" magazines, the latter of which he co-founded. Andersen began his career in journalism at "Time," where he was an award-winning writer on national affairs and criminal justice, and then for eight years the magazine's architecture and design critic.