WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 24

Play associated audio
In The Conference of the Birds, the flock ventures off to find a leader, but discovers much more during its quest for truth.
Folger Shakespeare Library
In The Conference of the Birds, the flock ventures off to find a leader, but discovers much more during its quest for truth.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 25) The Conference of the Birds
There's no set guide to life, which may be why people tend to lose themselves along the way. In The Conference of the Birds the world's winged creatures embark on a journey to find their king, but instead realize a profound secret. Based on the 12th-century poem by Farid Uddi Attar, this stage adaptation is directed by two-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner. The production is at Folger Theatre through November 25.

(Oct. 25-Oct. 27) Letters from the Swallows (Cartas de Las Goldrinas)
As part of its 15th International Festival of Hispanic Theater, Teatro de la Luna presents Cartas de Las Goldrinas, or Letters from the Swallows. The play includes personal stories recounting how early-20th century Spaniards moved to the Americas in search of a more promising future. The play opens tomorrow night and runs through Saturday.

(Sept. 14-Oct. 27) Home & Home
There are only a few days left to see Home & Home, at Heiner Contemporary gallery. The exhibit delves into photographer Satomi Shirai's immigration from Tokyo to New York City.

Music: "Homeward Bound (Acoustic Instrumental Version)" by The Acoustic Guitar Troubadours from Acoustic Instrumental Memories D1

NPR

'Deadpool' Is a Potty-Mouthed Splatterfest. A Really Funny One

NPR film critic Bob Mondello says Deadpool goes in deep on its R rating — and has plenty of fun doing it.
NPR

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

NPR

Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

Leave a Comment

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