Art & Design

Question Bridge: Black Males
April 25, 2015 | NPR · Redefining the narrative of what it means to black and male in the U.S. is at the heart of “Question Bridge: Black Males,” an award-winning art project.
 

April 24, 2015 | NPR · From Goya to Banksy, artists through the centuries have tackled modernity and its discontents through depictions of eating outdoors.
 

Zady
April 24, 2015 | NPR · It has been two years since more than 1,100 workers were killed in a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. “Ethical fashion” is gaining momentum — though what that means depends on whom you ask.
 

Courtesy Pollock‑Krasner House and Study Center
April 23, 2015 | NPR · Two new books focus on the culinary lives of these two artists. Turns out, their approaches to food provide a new way of thinking about their two very different approaches to art.
 

Courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Edlis/Neeson Collection
April 22, 2015 | NPR · The donation was confirmed after the museum agreed to display the 42 paintings, silk-screens and sculptures for the next 50 years.
 

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April 21, 2015 | NPR · Cooper Union architecture professor Diana Agrest has influenced generations of accomplished architects. Agrest was one of the first women to teach in the largely male-dominated field.
 

Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
April 18, 2015 | NPR · Artist Hank Willis Thomas strips slogans and brands off ads to create images that expose American preoccupations. His last series focused on African-Americans; his new work features white women.
 

Courtesy of Mobeen Ansari
April 18, 2015 | NPR · In 1977, classical music virtually died in Pakistan when the government decried music and film. Seven musicians are working to bring the art back, and a film premiering Saturday documents their quest.
 

Courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center
April 16, 2015 | NPR · Artworks by Japanese-Americans wrongfully imprisoned in World War II internment camps won’t be sold to the highest bidder. The move came after protests from descendants of the internees.
 

April 14, 2015 | NPR · Legend has it that a Chinese emperor first discovered tea more than 4,700 years ago. As the culture surrounding tea has changed through the centuries, so, too, have the tools we use to drink it.
 

 

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News

April 25, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Arun Rath speaks with Kunda Dixit, a Nepali Times editor, about today’s deadly quake. It caused an Everest avalanche and destroyed ancient monuments in and around the capital, Kathmandu.
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · People gathered in the city’s streets in support of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a fatal spinal cord injury during or after his arrest. Later, protests took a violent turn at Camden Yards.
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · At least three members of the trafficking ring — two Australians seen as ringleaders and a Filipina maid who acted as a “mule” — have been informed that their execution by firing squad is imminent.
 

Arts & Life

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · Maureen Gibbon’s new novel, Paris Red, delves into the life of Victorine Meurent, Manet’s favorite model and the central figure in some of his most famous paintings.
 

Timothy Greenfield Sanders
April 25, 2015 | NPR · Nobel laureate Morrison reflects on her life and her regrets; Maureen Corrigan reviews a reissue of four of Macdonald’s 1950s novels; SNL alum Forte discusses comedy and Bruce Dern’s acting advice.
 

Music

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · Chad Clark of the band Beauty Pill walks us through creating “Steven and Tiwonge,” a song about a gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years in prison for their sexuality.
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.
 

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April 25, 2015 | NPR · An acoustic quartet from Kiev, Ukraine whose music encompasses rhythms and sounds from around the world, while remaining joyfully unique. Plus, they wear amazing hats.
 

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