WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug. 28

Play associated audio
Talking Heads stopped making sense back in the 80s.
Palm Pictures
Talking Heads stopped making sense back in the 80s.

(Aug. 29-30) That must have been the place
Back in 1983, one of the best bands around got together with an acclaimed director and ended up making one of the best rock films around. Stop Making Sense screens tomorrow and Thursday nights at the AFI Silver as part of its Totally Awesome 80s summer film series. Talking Heads performs fan favorites and a few covers and dances with a lamp at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

(Sept. 1) General Patton
You might know Patton Oswalt from his comedy, from his television appearances, or from voicing one of the most talented anthropomorphic mice of all time in Ratatouille. He’ll be at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse for two shows and innumerable chortles this Saturday.

(Aug. 29-Sept. 16) Temper, Temper
Rep Stage in Columbia ushers in its 20th anniversary season with The Temperamentals tomorrow. The dramedy tells the story of how the first gay rights organization in the country came to exist in Los Angeles in the 1950s.

Music: “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” by Talking Heads


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

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.

A Mother Asks If She's Selfless Enough To Care For A Son With Autism

Sophie Sartain watched her grandmother take care of her intellectually disabled aunt, Dona, and thought that she could never be that devoted. Then her son was diagnosed with autism.

Customization Is Key: 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Makes Space For Gamers Of All Stripes

In the video game Star Wars: Battlefront, players can customize characters according to gender, race and age. Producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir says inclusivity was a priority "from the get-go."

Leave a Comment

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