Arts

William Friedkin Meets 'The Devil And Father Amorth'

The director of The Exorcist compiles footage of an exorcism he filmed for a magazine article. The bizarre result "seems to have been made by someone who's never seen a movie before."

'Godard Mon Amour': A Stylish Homage To The French New Wave Treads Water

Michel Hazanavicius' film about the romance (and breakup) of director Jean-Luc Godard and actress Anne Wiazemsky adopts many of that director's signature flourishes, to lesser effect.

All Things Considered

Novelist Richard Powers Finds New Stories Deep In Old Growth Forests

In The Overstory, Powers explores how humans can revere ancient trees with "the same kind of sanctity that we reserve exclusively for ourselves."

No Criminal Charges To Be Brought In Prince's Death

Prince likely was unaware that the pills he was taking to combat chronic pain were laced with a powerful opioid, according to an attorney for Minnesota's Carver County who made the announcement.

Wyatt Cenac Wants To Talk About Policing

Cenac's new HBO show, Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, is a 10-part comedy-documentary focused on American policing and its considerable challenges.

'God Save Texas' Is Essential Reading For Everyone — Even Non-Texans

Lawrence Wright is at his best in this new examination of his home state — a thoughtful, beautifully written book about a place that can be hard for outsiders to understand.

Morning Edition

Rwandan Reconciliation Through Radio Soap Opera

In the ruins of the recently-ended Rwandan civil war, a team of radio performers attempted to unite Hutus and Tutsis through a soap opera.

Beauty And A Bump On The Head In 'I Feel Pretty'

Amy Schumer stars in the new comedy about a woman whose freak accident fills her with confidence in what she believes to be her magically altered appearance.

All Things Considered

Behind 'Ear Hustle,' The Podcast Made In Prison

Inmate Earlonne Woods and artist Nigel Poor have created a hit podcast from inside California's San Quentin State Prison. Ear Hustle tells stories of prison life, and is now in its second season.

All Things Considered

Maine Asylum-Seeker Fights For His Right To Poetry

Allan Monga won Maine's Poetry Out Loud competition last month, but the NEA barred him from the national stage because of his immigration status. Now he's suing for his right to participate.

The Modern, Mixed-Up Music Of Jazz Pianist Robert Glasper

June 10, 2016

Jazz pianist Robert Glasper remixes Miles Davis with modern hip-hop, soul and R&B. He joins us.

Week In The News: Hillary Makes History, Modi Meets Congress, Remembering 'The Greatest'

June 10, 2016

Hillary’s milestone. Obama meets Sanders. Mourning Muhammad Ali. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Huntington Theater Company Will Remain At BU Theatre

June 9, 2016

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined leaders of the Huntington Theatre Company to announce the company’s new home, which will be its old home.

Huntington Theatre Company Will Stay On Huntington Avenue

June 9, 2016
Huntington Theatre Company will not have to move from its home on the Avenue of the Arts. (Courtesy Boston University)

The Huntington Theatre Company announced Thursday that it will retain control over its longtime home, the BU Theatre.

The Hair Apparent—Stylist Adir Abergel Takes Over The Red Carpet

June 9, 2016

Abergel is the “it man” of hair, and joined us in our studio to discuss his hair philosophy and worldly inspirations.

What Price Convenience? Twin Peaks, And The Rewards Of Delayed Gratification

June 9, 2016

One evening every week, their anticipation in high gear, my parents turned off the living room lights… And I was told to leave the room.

Judy Collins Reflects On Addiction, Mental Health And Music

June 9, 2016
Singer and songwriter Judy Collins at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Collins has long been known for voice, but she’s also been a long-time advocate on mental health issues.

It’s Good To Be A Fly On The Wall For These Remarkable ‘Dressing Room Stories’

June 9, 2016
Actor Alvin Epstein, seen in a 1997 production of "When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable)" at the American Repertory Theater. (Courtesy American Repertory Theater)

Carolyn Clay reviews “Dressing Room Stories,” a collection of Alvin Estein’s reminiscences from a life in the theater.

Chuck Klosterman Asks The Right Question: What If We’re Wrong?

June 8, 2016
Author Chuck Klosterman (Courtesy of Kris Drake)

Chuck Klosterman’s new book, “But What If We’re Wrong?” discusses what our world will look like in the future.

A Soprano Song Of Searing Passion And Heartbreaking Honesty — Remembering Phyllis Curtin

June 8, 2016
Conductor Erich Leinsdorf acknowledges soloist Phyllis Curtin onstage at Tanglewood's Koussevitzky Music Shed in 1965. (Courtesy Heinz-Weissenstein/BSO)

Lloyd Schwartz, classical music critic for NPR’s “Fresh Air,” remembers soprano Phyllis Curtin, who died at her home in the Berkshires Sunday.

Boston Ballet Moves Forward With A Sure Step

June 8, 2016
Misa Kuranaga and Irlan Silva in Karole Armitage's "Bitches Brew." (Courtesy of Gene Schiavone/Boston Ballet)

Entering its 53rd season, the Boston Ballet is focusing on its future, with two recent announcements to entice its audience: a new work for 2017-’18 by Wayne McGregor and a five-year partnership with choreographer William Forsythe.

Why The ‘Roots’ Remake Matters (And What Stays The Same)

June 7, 2016

The recent remake of “Roots” on the History Channel makes important changes, Morehouse College’s Stephane Dunn argues. But it also holds true to the original story.

Africa, America And Yaa Gyasi's 'Homegoing'

June 7, 2016

One African sister is sold as slave to America. One stays in Africa. Celebrated debut novelist Yaa Gyasi compares their descendants’ stories with us. Plus, looking at the new “Roots” miniseries.

Ballet, Flamenco, Hip Hop — Dance For World Community And Social Change

June 7, 2016

More than 100 dance and social activism organizations will descend on Harvard Square as part of Dance for World Community, an event presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre, in an effort to enact change.

Yaa Gyasi’s Debut Novel ‘Homegoing’ Weaves A Tale Of Trauma And Resilience

June 7, 2016
Cover of Yaa Gyasi's novel "Homegoing." (Courtesy Knopf Publishing)

Epic but intimate, “Homegoing” is less a novel than a chronological collage of individual lives over three centuries and seven generations — through enslavement and freedom.

Yale University Lab Provides A Peek Into The Future Of Music

June 6, 2016
Yale student Bobby Berry talks to Yale instructor Thibault Bertrand as he works on his musical instrument project, a rotating glass harp. (Ryan Caron King/WNPR)

If you could transport yourself to the 23rd century, what would the instruments look like?

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