Art & Design

Twins Early Development Study/King's College in London
August 20, 2014 | NPR · There’s a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.
 

Tate Britain
August 16, 2014 | NPR · For five nights at London’s Tate Britain museum, four robots are roving through the halls controlled by people around the world.
 

NPR
August 16, 2014 | NPR · A hundred years after the start of World War I, 888,246 handmade red flowers are filling the moat at the Tower of London — one flower for each British or colonial life lost during the war.
 

James Ostrer
August 14, 2014 | NPR · James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.
 

John Keedy
August 12, 2014 | NPR · John Keedy used to be uncomfortable talking about his problems with anxiety, but not anymore. He hopes his series of photos will help others with mental illness see that they’re not alone.
 

Getty Images
August 11, 2014 | NPR · Deaccessioning is the permanent removal of an object from a museum’s collection. And there are a lot of rules surrounding it — for one, selling art to pay off debt will get you in big trouble.
 

Courtesy of Sam Van Aken
August 3, 2014 | NPR · Syracuse artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that will bloom in pink, purple and red in the spring and bear 40 different fruits in the summer and fall. It’s part art, part agricultural marvel.
 

Maximilian Schich & Mauro Martino, 2014
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.
 

Continuum
July 31, 2014 | NPR · You can use a 3-D printer to craft yourself a cellphone case, a toy car or a new trachea. This week’s innovation introduces 3-D printed high heels, and the print-and-wear fad as a growing trend.
 

Courtesy Los Angeles Public Library
July 31, 2014 | NPR · Built in the late 1920s by movie moguls, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a Los Angeles landmark — and also a statement the LA Jewish community made to itself, and to the city.
 

 

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News

Getty Images
August 22, 2014 | KHN · An insurer denied free coverage for NuvaRing, a small birth control device that works for three weeks at a time by releasing hormones similar to those used by birth control pills.
 

AP
August 22, 2014 | NPR · One day after an Israeli airstrike killed three of its senior military leaders, Hamas says it has executed more than a dozen people it believes were spying for Israel.
 

AP
August 22, 2014 | NPR · The white trucks, which Moscow says are carrying only humanitarian aid, have been held up at the border for more than a week over fears they could be a ruse to resupply separatists.
 

Arts & Life

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August 22, 2014 | NPR · At our very first New York live show, we talk about the things we loved this summer and the things we’re looking forward to in the fall. And, of course, we get to what’s making us happy this week.
 

Getty Images
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Also: How to tell you’re in a Balzac novel; Ernest Hemingway’s letters.
 

First Second
August 22, 2014 | NPR · Comics critic Etelka Lehoczky says the wildly discordant art styles in a new graphic novel compilation of World War I poetry work to illuminate the emotional chaos of soldiers on the Western Front.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
August 21, 2014 | WXPN · Writer and radio personality Catalina Maria Johnson explores a musical movement in Argentina. She first heard the music through visual arts and describes it as ecological, spiritual and organic.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 21, 2014 | WXPN · The bassist, singer and songwriter performs music from her new album (Comet, Come To Me) and discusses how Nina Simone’s work influences her own.
 

August 21, 2014 | NPR · Before Ponty came to the States, he already had his concept. Fresh Air critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the digital reissue of Sunday Walk.
 

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