Arts & Culture

Winter Reading

Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Whether you're looking for titles to give to others or for yourself, we've got lots of new releases to check out.

"Reading Rainbow" Returns: LeVar Burton (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 at 1:40 p.m.

Actor LeVar Burton on the roles that have defined his career and the relaunch of "Reading Rainbow."

Author Lois Lowry (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with award-winning children's and young adult author Lois Lowry.

The Business Of Hobbies

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

What happens when a burgeoning DIY movement meets a shrinking number of brick-and-mortar suppliers and a flourishing online marketplace.

The Onion Book Of Known Knowledge

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

We check in with the editor of The Onion about their coverage of election 2012 and their latest book, “The Onion Book of Known Knowledge."

Zap! Bang! Pow! Shazam!: The Appeal Of Comic Book Culture

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at 1:20 p.m.

Once considered "kid stuff," comics have become big business for fans of all ages. We explore the culture of comic books and their outsider appeal.

Overachieving Kids

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

It's something of a cliche that kids today are overscheduled, grade-obsessed and under enormous pressure to land at the right school. We ask two experts how parents can rethink priorities and raise happy, well-adjusted kids.

Kojo Nnamdi Show-Washington City Paper Poll

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

We explore a new Kojo Nnamdi Show-Washington City Paper poll of 1,222 registered D.C. voters to reveal what locals think of recent political controversies and quality of life issues.

Cocktail Culture, History And Archaeology

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 1:35 p.m.

We consider the history -- and future -- of the cocktail and how what we imbibe says about our culture and others.

The Color Complex In The Black Community

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 1:27 p.m.

Kojo talks with author and activist Marita Golden about the dividing line of skin color within the African-American community.

Junot Diaz: "This Is How You Lose Her"

Monday, Oct 22, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Junot Diaz's small but powerful body of fiction focuses on characters -- mostly Dominican-American men -- who struggle to define what it means to be a man in a macho culture.

Author Lois Lowry

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with award-winning children's and young adult author Lois Lowry.

Headphones, Technology And Culture

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Headphones help create a space of one's own, even in a crowded room. We consider the technology, culture and safe use of headphones.

Washington's Lesser-Known Memorials

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Find out why there are memorials on federal land honoring victims of communism, a Czech patriot and women who died on the Titanic.

Maryland Ballot Question 7: Las Vegas On The Potomac?

Monday, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo examines the most expensive campaign in Maryland history, and asks what a high-end casino at National Harbor would mean for Prince George's County and the region.

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