WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Filed Under:

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 7

Play associated audio
Ever wish you could duck out of work by simply ducking?
Lisa Dillin
Ever wish you could duck out of work by simply ducking?

(May 7-June 2) If you don't like Mondays

If you look around your workspace and feel like it could use some inspiration there's an exhibit of sculptures in Northwest Washington that could help. Baltimore-based artist Lisa Dillin asks a couple of questions about contemporary urban lifestyles in The Alternate Present, showing at Flashpoint Gallery through early June. The artist mostly focuses on our modern office environments, contrasting them with the natural world through wall-mounted clouds, colored lighting, and under-the-desk escape units.

(May 7-12) Look Both Ways (for street art)

The Kennedy Center is takin' it to the streets all week with Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America. Don't be surprised to find an exceptional number of musicians, parades, puppeteers, chalk artists, clowns, and circus-types at your favorite public spaces, plazas, and venues.

(May 10) The Snake Fish

For some music from the streets of Israel, Hadag Nahash performs Thursday at the Fillmore in Silver Spring as part of the Washington Jewish Music Festival. The political hip-hop troupe blends rock, rap, and reggae sounds with Middle Eastern music.

Music: "Loud Pipes" by Ratatat


'Not Without My Daughter' Subject Grows Up, Tells Her Own Story

"Not Without My Daughter" told the story of an American mother and daughter fleeing Iran. Now that young girl is telling her own story in her memoir, "My Name is Mahtob."

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.

Proposed Climate Change Rules At Odds With U.S. Opponents

President Obama says the U.S. must lead the charge to reduce burning of fossil fuels. But American lawmakers are divided on limiting carbon emissions and opponents say they'll challenge any new rules.

What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

Leave a Comment

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