'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 20 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 20

Play associated audio
Potters play with autumnal tones in "Shades of Fall" at Scope Gallery in Alexandria. 
Scope Gallery
Potters play with autumnal tones in "Shades of Fall" at Scope Gallery in Alexandria. 

(Sept. 20-Oct. 2) The seasonal stuff
For better or worse, autumn is just around the corner. Alexandria’s Scope Gallery is gearing up for the change with Shades of Fall. Potters play with contrasts and textures in celebration of the season through early October. Leaves are pressed into vases and dishes, seasonal fruit is sculpted and woodfire pieces feature the rich pallet of fall foliage.

(Sept. 20-Oct. 15) In Quest of The Sun
D.C. painter Ellington Robinson has In Quest of The Sun at Northwest Washington’s Project 4 Gallery until October 15th. Robinson looks at location -- both geographic and socioeconomic -- with works that incorporate collected materials including travel documents, interoffice mail and cassette tapes.

(Sept. 22-Oct. 8) The Mandrake 
Washington’s Faction of Fools Theatre Company has The Mandrake at Gallaudet University for the next few weeks. Love seems impossible until a gang of immoral misfits deceives its way to a happy ending. The ends justify the means in Machiavelli’s satirical play. 

Music: “Jodi” by The Dodos

NPR

A Short List Of The Best 'Longform' Journalism Of 2014

Editors at Longform read hundreds of print and online journalism pieces each year. Co-founder Max Linsky talks to Audie Cornish about highlights from 2014, from literary stalwarts and upstarts alike.
NPR

Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan in the 1600s.
WAMU 88.5

Special Prosecutors Should Handle Civilian Shootings By Police, Holmes Norton Says

Norton says mayors and governors could stem anger over civilian shootings by police by appointing special prosecutors to handle them.
NPR

2014 Hashtags: #MuslimApologies Grew Out Of Both Anger And Whimsy

Maha Hilal helped launch #MuslimApologies partly as a rebuttal to the more earnest hashtag, #NotInOurName. She tells Audie Cornish how it reflects a divisive conversation in the Muslim community.

Leave a Comment

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