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: 35 min 44 sec ago

'Occupy The Farm': In Berkeley, The Revolution Will Be Irrigated

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 6:03am

A new documentary film follows protesters who occupied a research farm owned by the University of California. The film has become a symbol of the subversive possibilities of urban farming.

» E-Mail This

Walking Through Light-Filled Rooms In 'Woman Without A Country'

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 6:03am

Irish poet Eavan Boland's latest volume meditates on the gulf between ideas of nation and individual lives of women; reviewer Amal El-Mohtar calls it a "beautiful kind of conversation."

» E-Mail This

In 'The Theory Of Everything,' Science Takes A Back Seat

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 5:29am

The new Stephen Hawking biographical film The Theory Of Everything takes such a starry-eyed view of love and life that it seems to be from another era.

» E-Mail This

Answering The Old Question: Who Lost China?

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 5:04am

Richard Bernstein's new China 1945 looks at the momentous events of that year in Asia, and argues that the U.S. focus on fighting Japanese forces in China weakened Chiang Kai-Shek's Nationalists.

» E-Mail This

New Stephen Hawking Biopic Explores Love, Not Science

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:53am

The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne, focuses on the theoretical physicist's relationship with his wife more than his professional accomplishments.

» E-Mail This

The Ancient Art Of Cheese-Making Attracts Scientific Gawkers

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:52am

In England, cheese-making is an art stretching back hundreds of years. But recently, scientists have become interested in the microbes that make the country's artisan cheeses so tasty.

» E-Mail This

The Ancient Art Of Cheese-Making Attracts Scientific Gawkers

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:52am

In England, cheese-making is an art stretching back hundreds of years. But recently, scientists have become interested in the microbes that make the country's artisan cheeses so tasty.

» E-Mail This

For Political Junkies, A (Literary) Post-Election Fix

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:22pm

Post-elections, Molly Antopol and Jason Sheehan reflect on the results by turning to their favorite political books, Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.

» E-Mail This

As A New 'Doctor Who' Season Ends, Have Its Stories Matched The Hero?

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:03pm

Britain's Doctor Who series finishes its first season with new hero Peter Capaldi on Saturday. TV critic Eric Deggans says Capaldi's portrayal of the Doctor is often better than the stories he's in.

» E-Mail This

Tripping Into A Black Hole In This Week's Movies

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 4:21pm

NPR film critic Bob Mondello gets blinded by science this week at the movies, what with The Theory of Everything, Interstellar, Big Hero 6 and some really cool black holes.

» E-Mail This

'Viva La Libertà' Offers Harmless Electoral Fun

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:37pm

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Viva la Libertà, a lightweight Italian election comedy that might provide even Democrats with a smile this week.

» E-Mail This

Can A Smell-Emitting Fork Alter How We Savor Flavor?

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 1:05pm

Flavor is a combination of taste and aroma. So can a scent-emitting fork trick our brains into thinking we're tasting something, when we're only just smelling it? The Salt team tests it out.

» E-Mail This

Anjelica Huston Tells Her 'Story' Of Growing Up With A Director Dad

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:26pm

The actor's new memoir, A Story Lately Told, covers her early life growing up in Ireland, the daughter of director John Huston. In 1969, the two collaborated on a film, and it was disastrous.

» E-Mail This

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Interstellar' And Other Space Movies

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:07am

On this week's show, we jump in with Christopher Nolan's new space super-adventure, take on space in general, and talk about what's making us happy this week.

» E-Mail This

Book News: John Steinbeck Story Resurfaces After 70 Years

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:43am

Once read on radio by Orson Welles, "With Your Wings" had never been seen in print. Now, after a fateful discovery, it's set to be published. Also: Joshua Ferris has won the Dylan Thomas Prize.

» E-Mail This

The Challenge Of 'Big Hero 6': How To Make A Huggable Robot?

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:26am

Baymax, the lovable robot in the new Disney movie, was inspired by inflatable robots being developed at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon.

» E-Mail This

George Clinton's Musical Life, From The Barbershop To Hip-Hop

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:24am

NPR's Renee Montagne talks to the funk legend about his new memoir, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?

» E-Mail This

Donor Gives Los Angeles Museum Art Worth $500 Million

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 7:19pm

Billionaire Jerry Perenchio will donate works by masters such as Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, René Magritte and Pablo Picasso.

» E-Mail This

Actress Anjelica Huston's Memoir Has Glitz, But Lacks Depth

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:20pm

Anjelica Huston's memoir is all Hollywood, all the time. It's full of anecdotes about Jack Nicholson and other stars. But these stories of excess, fame and money lack feeling and subtext.

» E-Mail This

Load Of B.S.

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 9:30am

Don't worry, this is a G-rated game. The answers will be people and things with the initials B.S., like "baby shower." Then, VIP Ethan Hawke serenades the winner live on the Ask Me Another stage.

» E-Mail This

Pages

©2014 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