NPR Arts & Culture

Syndicate content Arts  Life
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: 1 min 10 sec ago

Impressionist Hero Édouard Manet Gets The Star Treatment In Los Angeles

February 27, 2015 - 3:33am

Manet was not himself an impressionist, but he mightily influenced the movement. Two of his paintings are now in L.A. The Railway is making its West Coast debut, and Spring just sold for $65 million.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

'Don't Be Afraid Of The Bullets' A Memoir Of Reporting In Yemen

February 26, 2015 - 4:52pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

'Don't Be Afraid Of The Bullets' A Memoir Of Reporting In Yemen

February 26, 2015 - 4:52pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Remembering Bertrice Small, One Of The Original 'Avon Ladies'

February 26, 2015 - 4:51pm

Small, who died this week at 77, was one of a group of authors who helped transform romance in the 1970s from a relatively tame, demure genre to the bold, bawdy books that sell by the millions today.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Remembering Bertrice Small, One Of The Original 'Avon Ladies'

February 26, 2015 - 4:51pm

Small, who died this week at 77, was one of a group of authors who helped transform romance in the 1970s from a relatively tame, demure genre to the bold, bawdy books that sell by the millions today.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

'Battle Creek' Has The Flavor Of A TV Throwback From An Earlier Age

February 26, 2015 - 2:39pm

The new CBS show about two very mismatched investigative partners plays like a comedy. The characters are complicated and surprising, and the dialogue is crisp and quick. It's "a lot of fun to watch."

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

'Battle Creek' Has The Flavor Of A TV Throwback From An Earlier Age

February 26, 2015 - 2:39pm

The new CBS show about two very mismatched investigative partners plays like a comedy. The characters are complicated and surprising, and the dialogue is crisp and quick. It's "a lot of fun to watch."

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

February 26, 2015 - 2:38pm

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

February 26, 2015 - 2:38pm

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

ISIS Video Shows Extremists Smashing Priceless Artifacts

February 26, 2015 - 11:27am

Bearded men wielding sledgehammers are seen shattering ancient statues and friezes in the Iraqi city of Mosul. One of the militants says God commanded them to remove the idols and statues.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

ISIS Video Shows Extremists Smashing Priceless Artifacts

February 26, 2015 - 11:27am

Bearded men wielding sledgehammers are seen shattering ancient statues and friezes in the Iraqi city of Mosul. One of the militants says God commanded them to remove the idols and statues.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Just Because

February 26, 2015 - 10:53am

What famous spy likes his martinis shaken, not stirred? Every answer for this final round is the name of a person or fictional character with the initials JB.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Just Because

February 26, 2015 - 10:53am

What famous spy likes his martinis shaken, not stirred? Every answer for this final round is the name of a person or fictional character with the initials JB.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

N-E-R-D Alert

February 26, 2015 - 10:53am

Be on the lookout for 'banner drops,' 'dinner dates' and other words, names and phrases that have the letters N-E-R-D in order.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

The World Makes Money Go Round

February 26, 2015 - 10:53am

What Swiss currency buys you exactly one hot dog? A Frank! Play this game for more international currency puns.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Chore Song

February 26, 2015 - 10:53am

This game makes chores sound almost fun. Can you guess the household chore being described in this rewrite to the classic Elton John hit, "Your Song"? Guest musician Julian Velard is on the keys.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Bring Your 'Eh' Game

February 26, 2015 - 10:53am

What sound does a frog make when it plays this popular lawn game in Canada? Croak-eh? All the answers in this game are words that become other words when pronounced with a Canadian accent.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

That's Not What This Is About

February 26, 2015 - 10:53am

In this game, contestants must guess the names of films from inaccurate plot descriptions based on their titles.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Welcome To Night Vale: Tales From the Cryptids

February 26, 2015 - 10:53am

The cult podcast's creators, Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink, talk about its origin and taking it to the stage. Then host Cecil Baldwin leads a game about supernatural creatures and myths.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Please Fill In This Form In Triplicate Before You Read 'Utopia Of Rules'

February 26, 2015 - 10:16am

In The Utopia of Rules, David Graeber argues that we live in an "age of total bureaucratization." Reviewer Tomas Hachard says in places the book is almost as serpentine as modern bureaucracy.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds