Arts & Culture

2013 Winter Reading (Rebroadcast)

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The weather outside has turned frightful, which means it's time to hunker down with a good book. We round up favorites from the year past and find out what you're reading now.

Remembering Those Lost In 2013

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The list of those who passed away in 2013 includes giants from the worlds of politics and popular culture. The world also said goodbye this year to many people who may have been less noticeable, but whose subtle influences affected our everyday lives -- from the inventor of the computer mouse to a legendary "door man" at a prominent Washington music venue. We reflect on the stories of those lost in 2013.

2013 Winter Reading

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The weather outside has turned frightful, which means it's time to hunker down with a good book. We round up favorites from the year past and find out what you're reading now.

Rob Kapilow: Music Traditions And The Holidays

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

"What Makes It Great" creator Rob Kapilow joins Kojo to explore how tradition shapes how composers write holiday music, and how we hear it.

Family Fun For Winter Break

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Whether you've got relatives in town for the holidays or need to entertain the kids over winter break, we've got some ideas for fun and unusual things to do in our area.

Flory Jagoda And Trio Sefardi

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the sounds of Sephardic music with acclaimed singer and composer Flory Jagoda and members of the early music group, Trio Sefardi.

"Woody Sez": A Musical On The Life Of Woody Guthrie

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.

Woody Guthrie's folk anthems are iconic American music. We learn about a new musical, now at Theater J, that explores Guthrie's life and music.

Movies and the International Market

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Our critics share picks from this year's impressive list of potential Oscar contenders and explain why youre seeing so many China-focused story lines in American films.

Joe Sacco: "The Great War"

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 1:36 p.m.

Catoonist and journalist Joe Sacco uses a single page that spans 24 feet to tell the story of the Battle of the Somme.

Reflecting On Reflections Of The JFK Assassination

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 1:29 p.m.

This week, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever joins us to reflect on what the programming reveals about our cultural connection to the eras that ended and began Nov. 22, 1963.

Inescapable Melodies: The Legacy Of Video Game Music

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Some of the most memorable melodies of the past few decades came not from the pop charts but from video games.

The Visual History Of Yoga

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian offers a visual history of 2,000 years of yoga and its religious and secular importance around the world.

The Literature Of War

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

War and literature have long been linked. We revisit some classic works that continue to resonate today and consider the emerging hallmarks of fiction about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Recovering Nazi-Looted Art

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores how the discovery of 1,500 artworks missing since the Nazi era fits into the decades-long effort to recover lost and looted art in Europe.

"Ask A Slave" With Azie Dungey

Monday, Nov 4, 2013 at 1:33 p.m.

When D.C. native Azie Dungey returned to the region after college, she found work as an interpreter for local historic sites. As an African-American telling the story of a slave at Mount Vernon, she was asked questions both absurd and...

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