WAMU 88.5 : News

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Play associated audio
"Poetry" (2010)
http://www.asia.si.edu/events/koreanfilm/
"Poetry" (2010)

(April 28-May 1) THE WILD BUNCH If you're looking for some world theater "Divorcées, Evangelists and Vegetarians" is at Gala Hispanic Theatre in Columbia Heights through Sunday. The Latin American production brings three women on the brink together to find comfort and comedy in each other.

(April 29-June 8) KOREAN CUTS The Korean Film Festival D.C. is reeling at the Mall's Freer Gallery of Art and Silver Spring's AFI Silver through early June. Contemporary and classic films from South Korea's most dynamic filmmakers are screened for the seventh year.

(April 29-30) DISTRICT DANCE A District dance troupes brings a trio of works to George Washington University's Marvin Theatre Friday and Saturday. Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company draws inspiration from a local artist and the stories of Asian immigrants entering California's Angel Island.

(April 29-30) GOING THE EXTRA MILES Bethesda's Writer's Center celebrates Miles Davis' electric period with music, film, and discussion this weekend. The jazz master's seminal recordings from the late '60s and early '70s are given a thorough examination by poet and music critic Rueben Jackson.

Music: "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down" by Miles Davis

NPR

The New Science Behind Our 'Unfair' Criminal Justice System

"Good people with the best of intentions ... can get things terribly, terribly wrong," says legal scholar Adam Benforado. His book, Unfair, explores the intrinsic flaws of the American justice system.
NPR

Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.
NPR

Obama To Meet With Vietnam's Communist Party Chief Amid Concern Over China

Hanoi and Washington hope to strengthen economic and defense ties, especially in the wake of Beijing's construction on a disputed reef in the South China Sea.
NPR

Reddit CEO Apologizes Days After User Revolt Over Firing Of Popular Figure

Ellen Pao said the company had "screwed up" not only in the way it handled the dismissal of Victoria Taylor, the key figure in the r/IAmA section, but "also over the past several years."

Leave a Comment

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