Arts & Culture

Beyond Green Beer and St. Patrick's Day: Irish Culture and Language

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig (St. Patrick's Day) is around the corner. We take a look at Irish culture beyond the shamrocks and green beer.

The Art of Video Games

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

In the space of forty years, video games have evolved from primitive, pixelated worlds to immersive, three dimensional environments.

Outsourcing Public Libraries

Thursday, Mar 8, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Public libraries offer free services many patrons consider invaluable. But as communities struggle to "do more with less" some seek to save by outsourcing the management of their libraries.

Editorial Cartoonist Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 at 1:32 p.m.

Cartoonist Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher's visual style is instantly recognizable to readers of the Economist. But last month he returned to his hometown paper, the Baltimore Sun...

Environmental Filmmaking As Advocacy

Thursday, Mar 1, 2012 at 1:36 p.m.

Can a really good documentary film change the way we think and act? As the D.C. Environmental Film Festival gears up for its twentieth anniversary year, Kojo explores the evolution of advocacy films and examines what it takes for a film to...

The Interest in Pinterest

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Are you on Pinterest? The website, which allows users to save and share images on virtual bulletin boards, is growing by leaps and bounds.

Building a Dream

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 1:39 p.m.

It will be the Smithsonian Institution's 19th museum and the final one built on the National Mall. The National Museum of African American History and Culture breaks ground this week.

What happened to the US National Slavery Museum?

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

After a flurry of early activity plans for a museum dedicated to the history of slavery have fallen fallow. We try to find out whether the US Museum of Slavery will ever be a reality.

Songs of Love, Lust, and Longing

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Truly great songs of love, affection and attraction from the transcend time and continue to pull on heart strings decades after they were written....

Robert Battle of Alvin Ailey

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 at 1:32 p.m.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has a new director for just the third time in its history. We learn about the hurdles Robert Battle had to overcome to earn the position and his vision for its future.

Gender Stereotyping in TV Ads

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 at 1:22 p.m.

Today's television ads are full of inept dads, dumb jocks and clueless husbands and the women who rescue, seduce and nag them. Some see these ads as harmless, while others decry the gender stereotypes they reinforce. But these ads may also...

'Say Cheese!': Food Photography

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

With the rise of the smartphone, more Americans are carrying cameras with them than ever before. Many have taken to snapping photos of the meals they eat and sharing them online. But has the rise of a nation of hobbyists hurt professional...

An End to Black History Month?

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Some say this celebration of history is really a segregation of history. Others say devoting a month to the often-overlooked role of African Americans in our country's history is more necessary than ever. What do you say?

Cultural Deja Vu with Kurt Andersen

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Kurt Andersen of Studio 360 fame joins Kojo to talk about the stagnant state of popular culture.

All I Did Was Shoot My Man

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 1:27 p.m.

We speak with Walter Mosley about his latest Leonid McGill mystery and its hero, a man troubled by his own family issues who is drawn into a case he thought was behind him.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.