Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
2:40 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

A Critic's Look at Insane Clown Posse and Phish on Bullseye Sunday, July 14th at 9pm

You’d be hard pressed to find two music groups with more divergent sounds than the jam band Phish and the horror core rap duo Insane Clown Posse. But they’ve got something in common.

Each of them has a deeply passionate following. And each of them has deeply, deeply passionate haters. When Nathan Rabin tried to write an critic’s look at these bands worlds, he found himself sucked in. Then later Jesse talks to Benjamin Nugent about another group of American sub-culture. D&D players, historical re-enactors, ham radio enthusiasts. You know … nerds.

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Arts & Culture
11:20 am
Mon July 8, 2013

A Dancer Who Walks for a Living on A Way with Words, Saturday, July 13th at 1pm

A Dancer Who Walks for a Living
 
You dream of writing the great American novel, but to make ends meet, you spend your days writing boring corporate reports. There's a difference between writing for love and writing for a living—or is there? And does a heyday have anything to do with hay? Did getting dressed to kill originally refer to soldiers? Plus, toad-in-the-hole, deadwoods, due diligence, kibosh, clues, and an election-year word puzzle.
 
Saturday, July 13th , 1pm on 88.9 and 12Noon on 89.1

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Arts & Culture
3:57 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Catching up With Technology on Word of Mouth Thursday, July 11th at 9PM

Conversations about new technologies and how we are interacting with them in a very human way.
Are gamers the new athletes? Video games as art. And survivors of atrocity preserved forever...as holograms.  The emerging field of space law (yes, that's a thing!) The users of internet 1.0: why they like it way more than Facebook. The dangers and temptations of e-cigarettes. The "Nasty Effect" of online commentary. And re-runs...turns out, they might be good for you.

Thursday, July 11th, 9pm on 88.9

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Arts & Culture
2:39 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Here & Now, Monday through Thursday, 2-4pm

Here! Now! In the moment! Paddling in the middle of a fast moving stream of news and information, Here & Now is Public Radio’s daily news magazine, bringing you the news that breaks after “Morning Edition” and before “All Things Considered.”

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Arts & Culture
2:39 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Country Singer Slim Whitman Dies Near Jacksonville, Fla.

Slim Whitman died on Wednesday near Jacksonville, Fla.
Credit Amazon.com

Country singer Slim Whitman has died near Jacksonville, Fla., at age 90. Whitman was best known for his high-pitched yodel and for selling millions of records through TV ads in the '80s and '90s.

Fans of the '90s movie "Mars Attacks!" might remember Slim Whitman’s song "Indian Love Call." When they heard it, the movie’s alien villains’ heads exploded.

Whitman’s falsetto voice, mustache and sideburns inspired countless parodies, as his TV commercials helped him sell millions of records.

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