Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
4:54 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Crazy Crossword Clues on A Way With Words Saturday, March 23 at 1pm

Should youngsters learn cursive handwriting in school? Plus, someone can be ruthless, but can that same person be ruthful? Which word refers to something larger, humongous or gargantuan?

Alo, funny newspaper corrections, a crossword quiz, Texas idioms, and new version of “Three Blind Mice” with an upgraded vocabulary.

Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 1pm on 88.9FM/ 12Noon on 89.1FM

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Arts & Culture
11:56 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Simon Rich, Author of "Last Girlfriend on Earth," on Bullseye - Sunday, March 24 at 9pm

Simon Rich is an absolutely hilarious writer. He sits down with Jesse, and says that he doesn't write about the way love happens, he writes about the way love feels. Rich has a new book out -- Last Girlfriend on Earth. Plus, we revisit an interview with comedian Bill Burr.  The first time you hear Burr, you might think he's just a macho, in-your-face type of comic. But most of the time you¿ll find him pointing that aggression at himself. Plus, Eugene Mirman finds an old notebook in his parents basement and hear how soul singer Solomon Burke absolutely, positively tears the house down.

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Arts & Culture
4:29 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

The "Key 3" Series Continues on The Splendid Table Sunday, March 17th at 8pm

This week on the Splendid Table, we've another round of our "Key 3" series, conversations with good cooks (not just chefs), about the three recipes they feel every good cook should know. This week it's fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi. The Sterns are eating classic Mexican in Mesilla, NM at "La Posta de Mesilla" and we talk to Crescent Dragonwagon about her latest book _Bean by Bean_.

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Arts & Culture
5:05 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Poet Laureate Bill Aimed At Preserving 'Emotional History' Of Florida

Ed Skellings was the Florida State Poet Laureate until his death last year. Bill sponsors want to move away from the lifetime appointment system for poet laureates.
Credit Florida Institute of Technology

Florida would have a poet laureate appointed by the governor, if a bill passes the Legislature. The measure passed committees in the House and Senate this week.

Florida had a poet laureate, Ed Skellings, who was appointed for life. But he died last year, and Joe Cavanaugh, president of the Florida State Poets Association, is in Tallahassee this week, pushing for an overhaul of the poet laureate appointment process. The idea is for the governor to appoint a poet every four years. That person would spend time in schools.

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Arts & Culture
4:10 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

State Money For Traditional Artists, Craftspeople and Musicians Up For Grabs

Folk art is usually passed down from teacher to apprentice outside the walls of any formal institution. Florida is seeking folk art masters and apprentices to participate in a program aimed at keeping their traditions alive for generations to come.   

This year’s Florida FolkLife Apprenticeship teams are working on Hungarian embroidery, Puerto Rican lace making and a Chinese musical instrument called a zheng. The program gives stipends for travel and supplies. A team is one master artist or craftsperson and one or more apprentices.

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