Art & Design

Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles
November 22, 2014 | NPR · A photographer’s journey along the U.S.-Mexico border turned up dramatic images of lost possessions. Those found items were later made into instruments that sound just like that desolate landscape.
 

Courtesy of Peter Milton
November 16, 2014 | VPR · After his diagnosis, Peter Milton wasn’t about to abandon art; but he did feel he had to abandon color. Today he says he finds black and white to be “fully more elegant than color.”
 

Marvel Entertainment
November 16, 2014 | NPR · The recently announced feature, scheduled for November 2017, may be the first Afrofuturist film with a shot of blockbuster success.
 

TED
November 14, 2014 | NPR · Artist Hetain Patel toys with race, identity, language and accent — and challenges us to think beyond surface appearances.
 

Kodak
November 13, 2014 | NPR · Named for the original model — an employee of Kodak — the portraits were used by photo labs to calibrate printers. But until the 1970s, that model was always white.
 

Getty Images
November 12, 2014 | NPR · In medieval art, Virgin Mary was cloaked in blue. In Colonial America “blue laws” made it illegal to buy alcohol on Sunday. And more recently, irreverent blue humor made blue the most off-color color.
 

Christie's Images LTD. 2014
November 12, 2014 | NPR · Unlike novelists and musicians, visual artists don’t get royalties for their work. New legislation aims to fix this by taxing public sales, but auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s oppose the idea.
 

Lauren Frayer for NPR
November 4, 2014 | NPR · The painter had mixed fortunes in life, but his works are receiving the royal treatment in Crete and Spain on the 400th anniversary of his death.
 

Courtesy Nikki Sylianteng
October 30, 2014 | NPR · Is it safe to park on the street, or are you risking a ticket? The more signs there are, the more confusing that question gets. Designer Nikki Sylianteng has found a way to help.
 

The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty
October 21, 2014 | NPR · His designs weren’t experimental, says fashion critic Robin Givhan, but their popularity proved that there’s still a place in our culture for fashion rooted in beauty, propriety and decorum.
 

 

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News

November 24, 2014 | NPR · If you’re giving nonperishables to a food pantry this year, skip the sodium-packed soups and focus on nutrient-dense foods, hunger advocates say. Some of them may be cheaper, too.
 

November 24, 2014 | NPR · President Obama announced the defense secretary’s resignation Monday morning. Chuck Hagel clashed with White House adviser Susan Rice on Syria policy, and he never made it into Obama’s inner circle.
 

November 24, 2014 | NPR · More people will be driving and flying this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Gasoline isn’t the only thing that’s cheaper. Turkey is too, along with its companions, stuffing and cranberries.
 

Arts & Life

Courtesy of Open Road Media
November 24, 2014 | NPR · A digital publisher has released a bounty of Colwin’s books: four novels, three short-story collections and a collection of cooking essays. Colwin, who died in 1992 at age 48, had an “elusive magic.”
 

AP
November 24, 2014 | NPR · Hope was a comedy trailblazer, but in his twilight years he alienated young audiences with his political views. “He had, unfortunately, stuck around too long,” says Hope biographer Richard Zoglin.
 

HBO
November 23, 2014 | NPR · Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse DiDi in the HBO comedy series has opened the door to more serious opportunities.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
November 24, 2014 | WXPN · Greta Morgan writes concise, breezy pop songs, each wrapped in a warm layer of psychedelic fuzz.
 

Courtesy of the artist
November 24, 2014 | WXPN · The duo performs three of its burbling electronic pop songs live in the studio.
 

NPR
November 24, 2014 | NPR · Benatar and Giraldo run through three of their classic songs: 1979′s “We Live For Love,” 1984′s “We Belong” and, after a long and satisfying windup, 1981′s “Promises In The Dark.”
 

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