Arts & Culture | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Arts & Culture

RSS Feed
WAMU 88.5

Meg Wolitzer: "The Interestings" (Rebroadcast)

Meg Wolitzer's latest novel begins in 1974 when six teenagers meet at an artsy summer camp. It traces their lifelong friendship and how their individual talents play out in life.

NPR

Nazi Art Trove Includes Previously Unknown Matisse, Chagall Works

Of nearly 1,400 oil paintings, prints and other works, 1,285 had been stacked in a drawer, unframed. They include work by German expressionists such as Franz Marc and Max Beckmann, in addition to previously unknown paintings by Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse.
NPR

Going On 'The Baby Chase' From Arizona To India

The new book "The Baby Chase" follows an Arizona couple all the way to India and back, in their quest to have a baby. Host Michel Martin is joined by author Leslie Morgan Steiner and Rhonda Wile, a nurse who hired two surrogates in India to have her children.
NPR

L.A. Food Truck King Tells His Story One Recipe At A Time

Roy Choi changed the food truck fad forever when he and his friend started selling Korean barbecue tacos outside clubs in Los Angeles. He talks about his life and his food truck foundations in his new book, L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food.
NPR

How To Levitate A Sandwich: 'Modern Cuisine' Spills Photo Secrets

A ham and cheese sandwich floats in midair. A Weber grill is sliced in half to expose a burger sizzling inside. The Photography of Modern Cuisine is both a visual feast and a practical guide to food photography.
NPR

'SNL' Responds To Cast Diversity Criticism...With Jokes

Lots of folks have given Saturday Night Live flak about the fact that the show has no black women in its cast. On Saturday night, SNL themselves started talking about it, too. In a sketch with guest host Kerry Washington, they poked fun by having her play Michelle Obama and Oprah.
WAMU 88.5

Bands Come From Afar For Concert Benefiting Autism

Music is known to have a positive impact on the lives on many individuals with autism, which was the object of a concert in Fairfax this past weekend.

WAMU 88.5

Richard Blanco: "For All Of Us, One Today"

Richard Blanco is the youngest inaugural poet ever. He is also the first immigrant, first Latino and first openly gay man chosen for the honor. His journey from Cuban immigrant in Miami to inaugural poet for President Obama.

NPR

Female Friendship Puts 'New' Angle On Italian Classism And Machismo

Bound by the confines of gender and finances, two young women take divergent paths in Elena Ferrante's The Story of a New Name, the second book in her "Neapolitan Novels" trilogy. Critic John Powers believes the bold, expansive series to be semi-autobiographical, a revelation from a secretive author who won't reveal her true name.
NPR

Author Catherine Chung: 'I Want To Embrace The Things That I Am'

The author of Forgotten Country went from crunching numbers to writing, though she says words were always her first love. Her novel explores the tenuous lines between freedom and selfishness.

Pages