WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Personal Politics Of Fashion With Robin Givhan

Making it in the fashion business isn't easy. It requires talent, start-up capital and visibility. And even if you do launch a successful business, staying on top isn't a given. Kojo talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan about the evolution of the red carpet, the first lady's status as a fashion icon and the personal politics at play in the industry.

First Ladies Of Inaugural Fashion

Twenty years of memorable Inauguration Day wardrobes from first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Plus, a look at how their different styles translated to the covers and portraits of fashion magazines.

NPR

A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'

Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday. It would be hard to overstate the importance of his novels, but author Gustavo Arellano recommends getting to know him in a different medium.
NPR

In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand

Clam digging satisfies that primeval urge to go out into nature and find free food. And inveterate Washington state clam diggers admit they compete to get their daily limit of 15 clams.
NPR

Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.
NPR

Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?

From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.

Leave a Comment

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