Arts & Culture | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Arts & Culture

RSS Feed
NPR

From Casting To Cutting The N-Word, The Making Of 'Gone With The Wind'

As the film turns 75, a new exhibit looks back at the controversy over Scarlett being played by a British actress and how the African-American press influenced the script.
NPR

In Margaret Atwood's Latest, The Past Is Powerfully Present

Her new collection, Stone Mattress, features characters still shaped by events in their youth. She's also working on a project that's all about the future: a book that won't be read for a century.
NPR

Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'

A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.
NPR

Not My Job: Comedian Richard Lewis Gets Quizzed On Confidence

Comedian Richard Lewis has made a successful career out of being a nervous, complaining, chronic worrier. So we're going to ask him three questions about "how to become a badass."
NPR

Paul Thorn Got Music At Southern Churches, White And Black

Paul Thorn is a tough guy who sings the blues. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to the former-prizefighter-turned-musician about his new CD, Too Blessed to Be Stressed.
NPR

Medic Returns From Afghanistan To Broken Family In 'Bliss'

In the film, Fort Bliss, a sergeant serving in Afghanistan struggles between her duties as a mother and as a soldier. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with director Claudia Meyers about her latest movie.
NPR

Franklin Expedition Find May Reveal 'The Horror Of The Darkness'

One of the ships from a failed expedition to the Arctic in the 1800s was recently discovered. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Dan Simmons, who wrote a best-selling fictionalized account of the disaster.
NPR

Peter Thiel In 'Zero To One': How To Develop The Developed World

NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to investor and Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel about his new book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.
NPR

Why Michael Che's New Role Could Change More Than 'SNL'

The Daily Show correspondent will become the first black co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says his hire could help diversify comedy well beyond NBC.
NPR

As Independence Vote Approaches, A Spirited Novel About The Scottish Experience

Next week the people of Scotland vote on whether to become independent from the U.K. Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett recommends a book that illuminates the Scottish psyche, Iain Banks' The Crow Road.

Pages