WAMU 88.5 : News

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Play associated audio

(March 4-13) BEWARE THE INTERSECTIONS OF MARCH Northeast Washington's Atlas Performing Arts Center has an ambitious selection of performance to offer this and next weekend as part of its Intersections festival. Theater, dance, music, spoken word, film and visual art from across planet Earth cover all the bases.

(March 4) BARD LAUGHS If you like your Shakespeare silly, there's The Acting Company’s presentation of The Comedy of Errors Friday night at George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax. Witty wordplay, pervasive puns and mistaken identities are par for the course.

(March 5) COLOR AT THE CORCORAN Local artists help the District's Corcoran Gallery celebrate the vibrancy of life during D.C. Color Splash Saturday. The family festival features art workshops, local musicians and tap dancing.

(March 6) SAINT MISBEHAVIN' The long wait for a Wavy Gravy documentary ends Sunday afternoon at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. Saint Misbehavin' tells the counter-culture clown's story from Woodstock MC to Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor. Dr. Patch Adams will be on hand to take questions.

Music: "Wave" by Brad Mehldau


From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

Native American Tribe Bets On Olive Oil

Once impoverished, California's Yocha Dehe tribe found success with a casino complex. Now the tribe is using its newfound wealth to grow, bottle and sell premium olive oil.

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

Leave a Comment

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