: News

"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, June 7, 2010

Play associated audio

(June 7) THE IDIOT IN SILVER SPRING A famous idiot arrives in Silver Spring tonight as the AFI Silver's month-long Kurosawa retrospective continues. The masterful director re-imagined Dostoyevsky's 19th century novel The Idiot) into a celluloid creation of his own, setting unsettled characters in post-WWII Japan, as a shaken soldier returns home to find himself incapable of anything but utter candor. The truth is out there at 6:30 p.m.

(June 8-July 11) WORKING GIRL The Shakespeare Theatre Company spends some time in the boudoir with [Mrs. Warren’s Profession] (http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/plays/details.aspx?id=7607&source=t), playing tomorrow night through mid-July at the Sidney Harman Hall. A young idealist's world is turned topsy-turvy when she learns that her wealth comes from a successful chain of brothels in a play that scandalized audiences upon its debut in 1902.

(June 8) LIFE IS A LONG SONG If you like your rock and roll with a side of flute, you can catch prog-rock pioneers Jethro Tull tomorrow night at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia. Fellow Englishmen Procol Harum get things started at 7:30 p.m.

NPR

Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.
NPR

Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
NPR

Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.
NPR

Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.

Leave a Comment

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