Kurt Anderson

Recent Stories

Arts, Culture & Media

American Icons: Dixie

With the outbreak of the Civil War, "Dixie" became an anthem of the antebellum way of life. And today we are still fighting over "Dixie." Studio 360's Trey Kay asks why it continues to divide the nation.

Development & Education

A More Perfect Union

Artist-programmer R. Luke Dubois has his own map of the U.S., and it's not colored with red states and blue. He gathered his data from 19 million dating profiles. He wants to know what we really think about. Produced by Studio 360's Eric Molinsky.

Arts, Culture & Media

Adam Goodheart on 1861

One out of every 25 American men died during the Civil War, and it seems the country is still fighting. Kurt talks with Adam Goodheart, historian and journalist, about how the divide between red states and blue echoes the gray and blue of the Civil War.

Arts, Culture & Media

Charleston Remembers the War

We know that the North and South remember the Civil War differently. Studio 360's Kerrie Hillman traveled to where the shooting started – Charleston, South Carolina – to see how history lives on for people there.

Arts, Culture & Media

More from Adam Goodheart

When the first shells exploded over Charleston's Fort Sumter on the night of April 12, 1861, the news reached New York in a matter of hours. Journalist and historian Adam Goodheart describes the reaction of one New Yorker, a poet named Walt Whitman.

Arts, Culture & Media

Visualizing the Civil War

Illustrators like Winslow Homer (later famous for his land- and seascapes) did things the photographers could not: take audiences right into the action, behind enemy lines, and up a tree with a sharpshooter. Produced by Studio 360's Jonathan Mitchell.