Arts & Culture

Summer Reading

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Looking for a great summer read? We've got a selection of novels, biographies, poetry and humor to recommend.

Hard Art: DC's Punk Scene 1979

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:33 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lucian Perkins and musician Alec MacKaye on D.C.'s unique underground music scene.

Wolf Trap's New President

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Arvind Manocha spent more than a decade growing the audiences for the L.A. Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl, two of the West Coast's most iconic music venues. He's now leading Wolf Trap, the country's only national park for the performing arts.

Therese Anne Fowler: "Z: A Novel Of Zelda Fitzgerald"

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

Author Therese Anne Fowler talks about her fictional take on Zelda Fitzgerald -- the woman, muse and icon who continues to fascinate.

"Born On A Mountaintop:" The Legend Of Davy Crockett

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

We explore how legend transformed Davy Crockett into a pop culture icon, from the plays and folklore of his time to Disney’s “Crockett craze” in the 1950s and beyond.

Inside The Graphic Novel Boom

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 1:22 p.m.

Books that fall into the category of "graphic novel" encompass nearly all literary genres and artistic mediums. We explore the increasingly popular field and talk with artist-cum-authors who are finding new ways to tell stories.

Septime Webre And The Washington Ballet

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

Septime Webre's latest ballet adaptation of a great American novel, Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises," transports audiences to the cafes of 1920s Paris and the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Documerica: 1970s Photos Of The Environment And Society

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 12:22 p.m.

A new photography exhibit at the National Archives explores Documerica, a little-known Environmental Protection Agency project created in the 1970s. Photographers commissioned by the agency traveled around the country, capturing images of environmental pollution, as well as a changing society.

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen: On The Edge

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Local bluegrass band Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen is celebrating three "Wammie" awards and a new label. The band joins us to play some tunes from their latest album, "On the Edge."

FilmFest D.C.

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:43 p.m.

The Washington D.C. International Film Festival kicks off this week with a smorgasbord of more than 80 films from around the world, playing at theaters across the city.

The Next Golden Age Of Television

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

TV on the radio: We take a close look at how new viewing behaviors are reshaping what's on television and redefining the social norms associated with it.

Art And Medicine

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Can seeing an image of a healthier you change your real-life health? Cutting-edge research demonstrates the surprising ways art and technology can transform medicine. We speak with a pioneer in this emerging field.

DC By The Book

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The nation's capital has served as the backdrop for many works of fiction. We explore the literary fabric of the city and learn about a new mapping project that will help readers explore the city through books.

The Science Behind Good Design

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.

Why are some shapes more pleasing to us than others? And is beautiful design the same as good design? We explore what nature and science have to say.

From :) To GIFs: Expressing Ourselves With Images Online

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explores the history, function and future of GIFs and emoticons as a means of communication and their place in the tech lexicon.

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