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Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen is author of Heyday and Turn of the Century , and frequently writes for New York and Vanity Fair . He is host and co-creator of the Peabody Award-winning public radio program Studio 360. In 2006, he founded Very Short List, an e-mail service for connoisseurs of culture who would never call themselves "connoisseurs." He was co-founder of Spy magazine , and has been a columnist and critic for The New Yorker and Time . Andersen lives with his wife and daughters in Brooklyn.