"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, February 8, 2010 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, February 8, 2010

Play associated audio

(Feb 9-Apr 4) DEMON BARBER On the heels of some horrific weather, Signature Theatre opens a horrific play. Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street arrives in Shirlington, Virginia tomorrow night, charming and terrorizing audiences through April 4th. Helen Hayes-award winning actor Sherri Edelen reprises the role of the love-struck Mrs. Lovett, who serves up tasty meat pies with a barber bent on revenge.

(February 5-28) CULTURE OF THE MIND The Montpelier Arts Center features the exhibit Culture of the Mind and Spirit, local artists who share their common heritage and local connections. There's a reception on Friday where audiences can meet the artists from 7 to 9 p.m.

(February 8) DRESSED TO DANCE DC's Corcoran Gallery hosts Dressed To Dance fashion show tonight at 7, showcasing the movement and music of Madrid, as dancers perform in costumes created by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and other contemporary Spanish fashionistas.

NPR

If Robots 'Speak,' Will We Listen? Novel Imagines A Future Changed By AI

As artificial intelligence alters human connection, Louisa Hall's characters wrestle with whether machines can truly feel. Some "feel they have to stand up for a robot's right to exist," Hall says.
NPR

Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido

Going on a picnic with someone special? Make sure to pack watermelon, a food that lore says is an aphrodisiac. No food is actually scientifically linked to desire, but here's how some got that rep.
NPR

A Reopened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.
NPR

In A Twist, Tech Companies Are Outsourcing Computer Work To ... Humans

A new trend is sweeping the tech world: hiring real people. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Wired reporter Julia Greenberg about why tech giants are learning to trust human instinct instead of algorithms.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.