'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Play associated audio

(Nov. 22-Dec. 19) FROM STRINGS TO ROPES Keegan Theatre's Golden Boy follows a conflicted individual from the strings to the ropes. Joe Bonaparte can't decide whether he wants to be a violinist or a pugilist. He does a cost-benefit analysis tonight through mid-December at Church Street Theater in Northwest Washington.

(Nov. 22-Dec. 18) FROM THE STREET TO THE STUDIO Washington's Irvine Contemporary hosts Street/Studio 2.0 until the works are released back into their native urban environments on December 18th. The second installment of the exhibit showcases visual art innovators who value accessibility -- be it producing murals or plastering works all over the Internet.

(Nov. 22-Dec. 18) DIN DIN And Industry Gallery hosts an unorthodox dinner party in Northeast Washington for the next month. din-din is an exhibition of new work by Jerry Mischak. It has nearly everything you'd expect: 12 chairs, 40 plates, cutlery, glasses, and wine bottles, but they're all wrapped in 3,000 yards of orange vinyl tape. And there’s no food, because it's all about the memories.

Background music: Smothered Mate by Chilly Gonzales

NPR

'Welcome To Braggsville' Isn't Quite 'Invisible Man,' But It's Close

T. Geronimo Johnson's latest follows four Berkeley students who take an American history class that leads to disaster. It's an ambitious book about race that wants to say something big about America.
NPR

Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.
NPR

Peace Corps Teams Up With First Lady To 'Let Girls Learn'

The Peace Corp will recruit and train about 650 additional volunteers to focus on girls' education around the world. The expansion is part of a larger program launched by Michelle Obama Tuesday.
NPR

Internet Memes And 'The Right To Be Forgotten'

Becoming Internet-famous is a gold mine for some, a nightmare for others. The world of memes can pit free speech against the desire for privacy. And laws generally aren't keeping up, an expert says.

Leave a Comment

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