Arts and Culture

Subscribe to Arts and Culture feed Arts and Culture
Art and entertainment commentary plus interviews, book reviews, movie reviews, music reviews, comedy, and visual art. Subscribe to podcasts and follow trends in music, painting, art, architecture, photography, and design.
Updated: 29 min 23 sec ago

Copycake: When Food Art Ideas Get Swiped

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 10:53am

Caitlin Freeman made a name for herself selling modern art-inspired pastries at the SFMOMA. The museum's cafe just reopened with a new caterer — whose desserts look suspiciously familiar.

Actress, Victims Advocate Theresa Saldana Dies At 61

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 10:14am

Saldana was in films such as Raging Bull. In 1982, she was stabbed 10 times by an obsessed fan. She survived the attack and later helped start support groups for other victims of violent crimes.

'Infomocracy' Is A Sci-Fi Thriller With Election-Year Chills

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 9:00am

Malka Older's new book takes place at the end of the 21st century, in a future where the game of politics has become more streamlined — but infinitely more complex and terrifying.

'They May Not Mean To' Is A Wry, Warm Look At The Indignities Of Aging

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 6:00am

Cathleen Schine's new novel stars that literary rarity: a functional family. But matriarch Joy is struggling; her husband is ailing and her worried children don't like seeing their parents' decline.

Unlikely Headbanger, 82, Goes From Singing Karaoke To 'America's Got Talent'

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 8:17pm

An octogenarian delivers a face-melting version of a song that's been a hallmark of pro wrestling and action movies.

This Is How Much Celebrities Get Paid To Endorse Soda And Unhealthy Food

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:57pm

Beyonce got $50 million to push Pepsi. Justin Timberlake: $6 million in a deal with McDonald's. A study describes the lucrative deals celebs popular with teens and young adults inked to sell food.

'Such A Magical Time': Harry Potter Fans Recall Growing Up Alongside Wizard

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

A new play about Harry Potter, written by J.K. Rowling, begins previews this week with Harry as a grown up. Grown, too, is the "Potter Generation," the kids who were the first to read the books when they came out. Their experience — maturing alongside Harry — was unique.

'The Fractured Republic' Explores How Nostalgia Led To Polarized Politics

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Yuval Levin about his latest book, The Fractured Republic: Renewing America's Social Contract in the Age of Individualism. He argues both liberal and conservative Americans' nostalgia for the past has led to today's polarized national life.

Revisiting The Tenure Of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, The 'Jewish Jefferson'

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 12:22pm

One hundred years ago, Brandeis became the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court. Author Jeffrey Rosen says that Brandeis was also the most far-seeing progressive justice of the 20th century.

In 'Homegoing,' A Saga Of A Family United By Blood, Separated By Slavery

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:40am

Yaa Gyasi's debut short story collection begins in 18th century Ghana, where the slave trade separates two half sisters. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Homegoing a strong work with versatile language.

In 'Homecoming,' A Saga Of A Family United By Blood, Separated By Slavery

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:40am

Yaa Gyasi's debut short story collection begins in 18th century Ghana, where the slave trade separates two half sisters. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Homecoming a strong work with versatile language.

Pages

©2016 WLRH PUBLIC RADIO

Address

WLRH Public Radio
UAH Campus
John Wright Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

Get Directions

Phone

LOCAL:
(256) 895-9574

TOLL-FREE:
(800) 239-9574