WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Planning Parties and Marking Milestones with New Technology

The invitations arrive by email, the cake is ordered from a bakery website and guests post photos in real time on Facebook. In the digital age, party planning isn't what it used to be. With websites, apps and innovative software to streamline the process, we explore the pros and cons of employing technology to plan and execute a big bash.

Poll: How Has Technology Changed Your Celebrations?


5 Sisters Struggle With The Shackles Of A Conservative Culture In 'Mustang'

Five Turkish teens are censured by a culture threatened by their burgeoning sexuality in Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut film. Critic John Powers says Mustang brims with "the zing and energy of life."

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.

After Paris, Obama Administration Changes Visa Waiver Program

Holes in the visa program that allow easy entry into the United States are being re-examined. President Obama is taking steps to tighten the program, while Congress works on a fix.

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."

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