Niki Russ Federman, fourth generation of the smoked fish dynasty Russ & Daughters, resisted joining the family business. She explains why she owes her career choice to hipster klezmorim and the musician-composer John Zorn.
The late artist Sol LeWitt was famous for huge wall drawings created directly on the walls of a museum or a collector's home. When WNYC's Mark Phillips saw one, he decided to recreate it in his own apartment. But is it "real," or is it plagiarism?
Composer Leonard Rosenman passed away earlier this year but his scores for films like "East of Eden," "Fantastic Voyage," and "Rebel Without a Cause" live on. Produced by Sara Fishko.
Studio 360 wanted to find out whether Jack Kerouac's novel still speaks to readers. We asked Hillary Frank and Jonathan Menjivar, two newly married radio producers, to explore that. But it turned out Hillary had never read it, so Jonathan gave her the underlined, scribbled-in copy he got when he was 17. We provoked a little marital tension in the process.
Simone Dinnerstein performs "Eine Kleine Mitternacht Musik" by George Crumb live in Studio 360.