WAMU 88.5 : News

‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram

Play associated audio
Bauhaus publications are showing at the National Gallery of Art through October.
National Gallery of Art
Bauhaus publications are showing at the National Gallery of Art through October.

(July 25-Aug. 15) Screen on the Green

If you need a distraction from the heat, the District’s outdoor film festival Screen on the Green returns to the National Mall tonight with In The Heat of the Night. Sidney Poitier stars as a no-nonsense cop trying to solve a murder in a small, racist Mississippi town. The screen is between 8th and 14th streets. The series continues on Monday nights through mid-August.

(July 25) Ms. Fridrich on the blacks and whites at Black Cat

If you’d prefer to avoid the swelter indoors, local musician Sarah Fridrich takes to the stage at Northwest Washington’s Black Cat tonight as one half of Ms. Fridrich. She plays the keys and belts out the ballads while drummer Dan Marcellus provides a one-man rhythm section. The two are trained in the fine art of jazz, but are suckers for emotion-laden pop songs.

(July 25-Oct. 28) The Bauhaus in Print

Germany’s Bauhaus arts school was only around for 14 years, but it’s had a lasting impression on both modern design and art education. The National Gallery of Art explores the institution’s influence in Publishing Modernism: The Bauhaus in Print. Woodcuts, lithographs and engravings are on display through late October.

Music: “Rodeo” by Ms. Fridrich

NPR

'Good Wife' Creators Say They Wanted To End The Show 'While It Was Still Good'

"There was seven seasons-worth of story to tell in the education of Alicia Florrick, and we've come to the end of that story," says co-creator Michelle King. The Good Wife series finale airs May 8.
NPR

When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
NPR

David Cameron's Former Advisor Wants To Revamp The U.S. Conservative Movement

British political operative Steve Hilton tells NPR's Scott Simon what he thinks the conservative movement needs both in the U.K. and the U.S.
NPR

'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

Leave a Comment

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