Art & Design

Raeanne Rubenstein
September 27, 2014 | NPR · Nashville-based photographer Raeanne Rubenstein recalls working with charismatic stars like Johnny Cash. Jerry Lee Lewis, on the other hand, dodged her (and his audience) by leaping out a window.
 

Courtesy FOR-SITE Foundation
September 27, 2014 | KQED · The dissident Chinese artist uses San Francisco’s former island prison to contrast themes of freedom and restriction.
 

Anna Coleman Ladd papers/Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution
September 25, 2014 | NPR · World War I left many soldiers with disfiguring scars. For those whose faces were no longer recognizable, an American artist, Anna Coleman Ladd, sculpted masks to cover their injuries.
 

Courtesy of Zach Dunham
September 25, 2014 | NPR · In a world full of choices, this radio gives you only one. And its creators call it The Public Radio, so it’s not surprising they want you to pick a public radio station to program it.
 

National Gallery of Art
September 23, 2014 | NPR · Cassatt gave the three well-loved, wooden boxes of pastels to a friend’s 10-year-old granddaughter, who later recalled: “I wasted lots of them on playing and swapping them with my friends.”
 

TED
September 19, 2014 | NPR · For most of Geena Rocero’s career modeling lingerie and swimsuits, no one knew she was born a boy. Rocero talks about her decision to risk her career and reveal her background.
 

Richard Feldman Studio/Sukle Advertising and Design
September 17, 2014 | NPR · Do you want to be a lab rat? That’s what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana’s harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.
 

Flickr
September 12, 2014 | NPR · Commentator Erika Nicole Kendall writes about a history of the full figure that far predates J.Lo.
 

The Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum
September 11, 2014 | NPR · White was an outsider with a quirky sense of humor who used photography to look inward. He died in 1976, and now an exhibit at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles celebrates his work.
 

NPR
September 10, 2014 | NPR · The relics of African-American families help tell the story of America, the Smithsonian says. Museum experts are traveling the country to help identify and care for items of cultural significance.
 

 

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News

Getty Images
October 1, 2014 | NPR · It took 12 innings, but the Kansas City Royals won the American League Wild Card game over the Oakland Athletics 9-8.
 

Wikimedia Commons
September 30, 2014 | NPR · Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.
 

AP
September 30, 2014 | NPR · Unfortunately for sports fans, the rules aren’t expected to change much, as the NFL could still negotiate blackout rules through contracts with broadcasters. It does, however, end FCC protection.
 

Arts & Life

September 30, 2014 | NPR · Tess Taylor reviews Christian Wiman’s new collection of poems, “Once in the West.”
 

September 30, 2014 | NPR · Rachel Martin talks to food writer Mark Bittman about his new cookbook, “How to Cook Everything Fast,” which thumbs its nose at the French tradition of having ingredients prepped before you cook.
 

September 30, 2014 | NPR · Matt Bai says that while voters have always cared about candidates’ characters, some news used to be off limits. His new book looks at Gary Hart’s 1987 affair that destroyed his political ambitions.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
September 30, 2014 | NPR · Two new albums, a solo effort and a collaboration with the band 3RDEYEGIRL, mark Prince’s return to the studio. Tom Moon says that only one fully captures what an explosive performer he can still be.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · The label has become a crucial ambassador, introducing many world-music artists to American fans. Hear 10 songs from across Nonesuch’s remarkable 50-year history.
 

Courtesy of the artists
September 30, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s All Songs: We share great new electronic music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ unsettling Gone Girl soundtrack, Thom Yorke and Aphex Twin, plus new music from Robert Plant and more.
 

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