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Where but in Studio 360 can you hear Emily Dickinson sung to the tune of "Gilligan's Island"? Studio 360 is the place where a Freudian shrink can analyze a videogame about bunnies, a home improvement guru can rhapsodize about sheetrock, UN translators sing birdsongs, indie rockers sing gospel, a Hasidic Jew sings Bob Marley, and a surfer delivers the entire plot of Moby Dick in two minutes flat.

In Studio 360, Kurt Andersen -- novelist, journalist, and co-founder of legendary Spy magazine - is our guide to what's happening in the culture. Dolly Parton tells Kurt why she modeled her look after the "town tramp." Jack Handey offers deep thoughts about how to make your skeleton scarier. Tori Amos explains how she made the piano cool for a generation of young women, and Zadie Smith shares her love of dead white English writers.


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The Gift Of Eternal Shelf Life: 'Tuck Everlasting' Turns 40

In Natalie Babbitt's celebrated classic, a young girl stumbles upon a secret spring and the family the spring has given eternal life to. Babbitt says she wrote the book to help kids understand death.
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Food Industry Drags Its Heels On Recyclable And Compostable Packaging

A new report from two environmental groups reviewed the recyclability and compostability of packaging from 47 food companies. It found few examples of companies that have prioritized waste reduction.
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Guantanamo Bay A Sticking Point Between U.S., Cuba Since 1903

Guantanamo Bay is home to the United States' oldest overseas base. Melissa Block talks to Vanderbilt History Professor Paul Kramer.
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With 'Discover' Feature, Snapchat Bucks Social Trend In News

Snapchat says social media likes and shares aren't what makes a story important. The ephemeral messaging app has rolled out Discover, featuring multimedia articles from major news brands.