Kurt looks at how Hollywood uses the Lincoln Memorial as a confession booth for plucky characters whose idealism needs a quick shot in the arm.
Kurt sits down for our meal du jour with two eating experts: biopsychologist Marcia Pelchat, of the Monell Chemical Senses Center, and John Willoughby, the Executive Editor of Gourmet Magazine. Dr. Pelchat identifies secret ingredients of Dufresne's dishes: emotion, memory and nostalgia.
East L.A. fusion rockers Quetzal show how they're pushing the boundaries of Chicano music to a new level of cool. Bandleader Quetzal Flores and his wife, vocalist Martha Gonzalez, tell Kurt why politics is something they can't help but sing about. They perform two incendiary, hip-shaking songs.
The post-ABBA generation of Swedish pop stars is taking over international airwaves and iPods. Studio 360's Leital Molad connects the dots with singer-songwriter Jose Gonz-lez and band members of the Shout Out Louds and Peter Bjorn and John.
Mention 'the shower scene' and everyone knows what you're talking about, even if they haven't seen 'Psycho.' Turns out the actress Janet Leigh was never completely nude for the filming. Studio 360 talks to Marli Renfro, Leigh's body double.
In today's scary media landscape, arts coverage is especially vulnerable. Arts critics must invent new ways to do what they do. Film critic Mike D'Angelo and visual art critic Lori Waxman are two journalists blazing that trail.