13.7: Cosmos And Culture
1:41 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Is It Time To Reappropriate Pink?

Bart Sadowski iStockphoto

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 1:55 pm

"Pink is clearly freighted with sociocultural significance. And much of it isn't pretty."

So writes philosopher Liz Camp in a blog post titled "The Socio-Aesthetics of Pink." In the post, Camp discloses her 2-year-old daughter's deep love of pink, exploring why she herself is so irked by the little one's palette-based passion. The post is part parental reflections, part hard-core philosophy and part cultural commentary.

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World Cafe
1:24 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Annie Lennox On World Cafe

Annie Lennox.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 6:16 pm

One half of The Eurythmics with Dave Stewart — with whom she crafted hits like "Here Comes The Rain Again" and "Sweet Dreams" — Annie Lennox has also enjoyed a hugely successful solo career in the past few decades.

Now, she turns to major songs of an earlier era on a new album of jazz standards, Nostalgia. On this episode of World Cafe, Lennox sits down with host David Dye to discuss why she chose certain songs for the album.

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All Songs Considered
1:24 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

New Mix: The Velvet Underground, Belle & Sebastian, Grouper, More

Clockwise from top: Belle And Sebastian, Grouper, Bo Ningen, The Velvet Underground
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 1:09 pm

On this week's All Songs Considered, Robin Hilton shares the first single from Belle & Sebastian's upcoming album, Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, out Jan. 20. If they're looking for it, "The Party Line" would give those girls what they want — it's a surprisingly bouncy song from the veteran Scottish band.

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World Cafe
1:58 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Sam Amidon And Bill Frisell On World Cafe

Sam Amidon (right) & Bill Frisell.
Kelsey Stanger XPN

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 8:58 am

Sam Amidon recycles music. The L.A.-based musician — he's originally from from Brattleboro, Vt., where his parents were both folk players — takes older songs, folk songs, and transforms them into his own music through rearrangement and sensitive performance.

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NPR Music
1:00 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

How To Experience Jazz Night In America

Jazz Night In America, a new program from NPR Music, will utilize a number of media platforms to present live jazz concerts in a new and innovative way.
Juana Merlo

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 4:05 pm

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Monkey See
1:00 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

The Indian Film Scene Diversifies, Even As Bollywood Dominates

M Cream, written and co-directed by Agneya Singh, won Best Feature Film at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
Courtesy of the filmmaker

Originally published on Thu October 9, 2014 12:59 pm

A 14-year-old girl fights to escape the horrors of the sex trade. A young man from a dysfunctional criminal family dreams of escape, but falls victim to the corruption that surrounds him and his own predisposition for violence.

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The Protojournalist
11:36 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Desk Desk Evolution


Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 10:55 am

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Live Performance 5/1/14
4:19 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Future Islands Live