Arts & Culture | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Arts & Culture

RSS Feed
NPR

Abrams And Nolan Nab A 'Person Of Interest'

The new CBS crime drama Person of Interest tells the story of two men who help stop crimes before they happen. It's been praised for raising questions about the role of surveillance in society. Jonathan Nolan created the show, and J.J. Abrams, the man behind Lost, is executive producer.
NPR

Photographer Sheds Light On Bangladesh

Steve Inskeep talks to Shahidul Alam, a former chemist who became a photographer because he was tired of seeing images of the developing world through the lens of Western photographers. He now runs an art gallery, a photo agency and a school of photojournalism in Bangladesh. He recently published a book of stunning photographs called My Journey as a Witness.
NPR

Networks Add New Twists To Old Formulas, But Few Are Succeeding

Commentator Eric Deggans says the TV networks are spinning old genres in new ways, but they're mostly making themselves dizzy.
NPR

Holiday Video Game Preview: Beyond 'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3'

We look at some of the upcoming video game releases, including the hugely hyped Call Of Duty 3: Modern Warfare.
NPR

Daphne Guinness: An Icon On Fashion's Cutting Edge

Brewery heiress Daphne Guinness is known for her signature sky-high platform shoes and eccentric designer garments. Now, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York pays homage to Guinness' sartorial collection with an exhibit of her most stunning pieces.
NPR

Mmm, Is That Roast Beef You Smell? No, It's Perfume

Would you wear a perfume that made you smell like "A Day at the Beach?" How about "Baby's Butt?" If so, scent inventor Christopher Brosius can help. His Brooklyn boutique is at the vanguard of the anti-perfume movement.Would you wear a perfume that made you smell like "A Day at the Beach?" How about "Roast Beef," or "Baby's Butt?" If so, scent inventor Christopher Brosius can help. His Brooklyn boutique is at the vanguard of the anti-perfume movement
NPR

'All-American Muslim': A Look At Five Very Different Families

TLC's All-American Muslim could feel like good-for-you television, but it works best as an intriguing and complex family story.
NPR

A Food Sculptor On Her Passion: 'The Cheese Found Me'

Sarah Kaufmann, in professional circles and beyond, is known as "the Cheese Lady." She's one of three professional cheese sculptors in the U.S., but she's also part of a growing group of artists bringing food art out of state fairs and into the mainstream.

Pages