Arts & Culture

The Personal Politics Of Fashion With Robin Givhan

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:28 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan is back. She and Kojo talk about the evolution of red carpet dynamics, the first lady's status as a fashion icon and the personal politics at play in the industry.

Actor Chadwick Boseman Plays Jackie Robinson

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A Howard University graduate and relative unknown stars in a new film about Jackie Robinson, the man who integrated major league baseball. Actor Chadwick Boseman chats with Kojo about playing the sports and civil rights icon in the movie "42."

Handel: The Man, Mozart And 'Messiah'

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 1:22 p.m.

Kojo explores the history behind George Frideric Handel's "Messiah," and finds out what makes it one of the most enduring, yet misunderstood, pieces of all time.

The Sapphires

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Inspired by a true story, "The Sapphires" is a lighthearted film about a serious subject: overcoming the legacy of institutional racism in Australia.

Jamaica Kincaid

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with author Jamaica Kincaid about what's really at the heart of "See Now Then," her childhood and her career thus far.

Pump Me Up

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A new exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery explores D.C.’s subculture of graffiti, go-go, hardcore punk music and the influences that live on today.

"Vampires in the Lemon Grove"

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:24 p.m.

Karen Russell earned early praise for her work: a coveted "5 Under 35" award from the National Book Foundation for her first short story collection, and her first novel, "Swamplandia!," was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. She's in the studio with Kojo to talk about her latest work.

The Past And Future Of Big Box Bookstores

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Barnes & Noble recently announced it will close nearly 300 bookstores over the coming decade. We consider the past and future of chain bookstores.

Living And Dying In Brick City

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

Growing up on the tough streets of Newark, N.J., Sampson Davis and two childhood friends made a pact to pursue medical degrees. Davis is now a practicing physician who helps at-risk youth choose education.

Distilling Spirits

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A decade ago there were about a dozen craft distilleries in the U.S., now there are more than 250. We explore the growing phenomenon and talk to local makers.

Digital Humanities

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

We’ll discover what digital humanities scholars are uncovering about the past and learn how some are thinking far in the future to preserve the culture of today.

Architecture For The Rest Of Us

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Public interest design emphasizes a "triple bottom line" that incorporates ecological, economic and social issues in the planning process. We speak to professionals in the field who'd like to see the trend grow.

On Stage In Our Region

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

From swordplay to political dramas to musical theater, we look at what’s hitting stages this season.

Video Portraits Of Beltway Power Brokers

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

Video artist Lincoln Schatz weaves interview portraits of Beltway power brokers.

Shaping The City

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

We talk with architect Roger Lewis about a critic's role in keeping the public informed and designers honest.

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