Arts & Culture

D.C. Public Libraries: A Look Back And Ahead With Ginnie Cooper

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.

Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper joins Kojo in studio to talk about the past and future of DCPL.

NASA, Hubble & Outer Space: The Art Of Astronomy

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

NASA's images and footage are used in everything from TV to movies, and they've inspired visual artists and musicians for decades. We explore how images of space are created and used in everything from scientific study to pop culture.

Screens Under The Stars: Summer's Outdoor Movies

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 12:33 p.m.

Drive-in theaters may be a thing of the past, but you can still catch movie stars under the stars at dozens of outdoor film festivals around our region.

Movies Making A Difference

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Many filmmakers pour their passion into a movie, hoping to spark discussion, action, or even legislation. We explore social action documentaries.

Colum McCann: "TransAtlantic"

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Spanning two continents and three centuries, National Book Award winner Colum McCann's latest novel weaves the stories of well-known figures and fictional characters, revealing fiction's role in the telling of history.

The Smithsonian Explores Navigation

Thursday, Jun 6, 2013 at 12:35 p.m.

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution examines the history and future of navigation, from following the North Star at sea to following the GPS in your cell phone.

Bubble Burst? The Hirshhorn At A Crossroads

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 at 12:32 p.m.

The "Hirshhorn Bubble" was supposed to transform an iconic building along the National Mall. But the project is now in jeopardy.

Supernova Performance Art Festival

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

With a performance art festival in June, Rosslyn, Virginia hopes to add "arts destination" to its list of reasons to spend time in its corporate downtown spaces.

"Vampires in the Lemon Grove" (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 12:06 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.

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.

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