Arts & Culture

Shaping The City: Architecture And Travel

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Across the nation and around the globe, many cities are home to both familiar and unknown architectural gems. Which are the amazing streetscapes and buildings you shouldn't miss? We'll find out.

La Source: Helping a Haitian Village Survive

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 1:35 p.m.

A university janitor is the unlikely subject of a documentary film. But in his home country of Haiti, Josue Lajeunesse is helping his village survive.

When Theater Meets Foreign Policy: Cultural Diplomacy

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:25 p.m.

What can foreign policy wonks learn from theater geeks (and vice versa)? Meet a well-respected Iraqi playwright who is in Washington to explore this question.

Summer Soccer Intrigue

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 1:40 p.m.

Local soccer fans will be devising creative excuses at work this month, playing hookie to watch the European soccer championships.

Local Movie Making For The Masses

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012 at 12:35 p.m.

Can a decent camera, a laptop and a creative vision really spell success in the movie business? For one Washington, D.C., filmmaker, those elements--plus local talent and $20,000--resulted in "Ultrasonic," the first award-winning feature...

On Stage In Our Region

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

From "Xanadu" and Shakespeare to the "Music Man," we've got the picks of what's on this season, and what's coming up this summer.

'Secret Heroes' (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Hercules Mulligan saved George Washington's life TWICE - but you likely don't know his name. Kojo celebrate the lives of untold heroes who helped shape American history, yet were left out of most history books.

"The Taming of the Shrew" Meets The Spaghetti Western

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.

This new production of Shakespeare's comedic battle of the sexes is a Wild West love story, including a "Blind Balladeer," whose original songs play off the show's themes.

Take It Outside: Dining Al Fresco

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 12:26 p.m.

For some, there's nothing like eating outdoors on a beautiful day. Get restaurant recommendations on places with hidden patios, low-key roof decks or sidewalk seating -- and share your thoughts on the tactics, etiquette and pleasures of eating outside.

How Not to Write About Africa

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 1:20 p.m.

How NGOs, "fixers," and lax ethics rules are skewering our understanding of Africa...

Photo Tools and the Evolving Image

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

We discuss the new social art of photography, and explore the best apps, tools and projects that are changing the practice of photography and "phoneography."

The History and Versatility of Jeans

Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 1:16 p.m.

Whether you've had them for years or just bought a new pair, odds are good you own at least one pair of jeans. We explore the history, culture and versatility of your favorite pair of jeans.

Fashion, Image and Influence with Robin Givhan

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Fashion critic Robin Givhan and Kojo talk about fashion's gender divide, status as art, and competitive dressing.

New Disclosure Rules for Political Ads

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The FCC on Friday handed down new rules requiring the nation's top television stations to put information about political ads online. We explore how this will affect campaigns nationally, and in swing states like Virginia.

Unconquered Tribes of the Amazon

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 1:19 p.m.

Journalist and author Scott Wallace chronicles a dangerous expedition to find and protect a tribe known as "The People of the Arrow," among the last survivors of an ancient culture that pre-dates the arrival of Columbus.

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