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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Composer and pianist Clara Schumann achieves a modern milestone

Clara Schumann was one of 19the Century Europe's most well-known pianists. She was also a composer, but her husband, Robert Schumann, eclipsed her in this realm. A recording of one of Clara's piano trios has now been inducted into a prestigious collection at the Library of Congress — putting her, at least in one small way, on a par with her better-known spouse.

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The Kurds have no country of their own and their story is largely untold. A planned museum in Erbil aims to change that.

Without a nation of their own, the Kurds have been fighting oppression for centuries, all the way to the present day. In fact, Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers are key forces right now in the battle against ISIS. But Kurdish history — a story of persecution, war and resilience — is largely untold. A new museum would help change that.

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.