WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Fashion, Image and Influence with Robin Givhan

Many people think of fashion as a realm dominated by women, but in fact, men hold many of the industry's most of powerful positions. Kojo and Robin Givhan consider what that gender divide means, and the fine line between art, marketing, and exploitation that designers walk. They'll also discuss why men are taking a greater interest in fashion--including in the world of professional sports.

Alexander McQueen's Women's Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

Rick Owens' Fall 2012 Collection

Rick Owens Fall 2012 by

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Musicians 'Let It All Out' At MTV's Video Music Awards

Complex magazine writer Alex Gale talks about the more than 30-year history and previews what to expect for Sunday night's Video Music Awards on MTV.
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Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

In the remote mountains of the Japanese island of Shikoku, an old woman makes soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat. It's ancient technique that is adapting to modern times.
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D.C. Department Shakeup Raises Questions About Pay-To-Play Politics

Turnover at a major D.C. government department is raising questions about local businesses, political contributions and influence in city politics.

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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote.

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