Arts & Culture

Shaping The City: Washington's Landscapes

Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Architect and Washington Post columnist Roger K. Lewis returns to discuss how landscapes shape the face of Washington, and the challenge of maintaining them.

"The Entertainer"

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 at 12:23 p.m.

Lyle Talbot's Hollywood career spanned four decades, from near-stardom alongside Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis to roles in Ed Wood's famously terrible B-movies. Margaret Talbot's new book paints a portrait of her father and Tinseltown's golden years in "The Entertainer."

Rain Pryor

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:28 p.m.

An artist with one of the most recognizable names in show business is bringing new visibility to a small theater company in Baltimore.

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.

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