Archive for December, 2012

2013 Winter Music Preview

On this edition of the program, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton invite a gaggle of other NPR Music peeps on the show to share some of the records they're most looking forward to in 2013. Hear new music from Low, fierce world rhythms from Red Baraat, a traditional latin love song from Ileana Cabra, a marriage of hip-hop and new jazz from Jose James, trippy electronica... | Read More

Curatorial Coup: The Show to End All War

After a decade of research, reviewing more than one million photographs and traveling to 17 countries, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, opens an exhibition that is more than an art show. When %26ldquo;War/Photography%26rdquo; unveiled on Veteran%26rsquo;s Day, November 11, it was a battle cry to end all wars. The vast, broad-ranging tour de force is spearheaded by a curatorial team led by... | Read More

Curatorial Coup: The Show to End All War

After a decade of research, reviewing more than one million photographs and traveling to 17 countries, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, opens an exhibition that is more than an art show. When %26ldquo;War/Photography%26rdquo; unveiled on Veteran%26rsquo;s Day, November 11, it was a battle cry to end all wars. The vast, broad-ranging tour de force is spearheaded by a curatorial team led by... | Read More

Curatorial Coup: The Show to End All War

After a decade of research, reviewing more than one million photographs and traveling to 17 countries, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, opens an exhibition that is more than an art show. When %26ldquo;War/Photography%26rdquo; unveiled on Veteran%26rsquo;s Day, November 11, it was a battle cry to end all wars. The vast, broad-ranging tour de force is spearheaded by a curatorial team led by... | Read More

A Holiday Party For The Ages, From All Songs Considered

We decided to go all out for this year's All Songs Considered holiday party. The guest list for this (trust us!) unforgettable night of music and tall tales included Kishi Bashi, Dan Deacon, Carrie Brownstein and Nellie McKay. We hosted the festivities at a secluded cabin we rented one weekend in a snowy woods. It was a chilly night, but we had a roaring fire, plenty of eggnog, vegan haggis... | Read More

Italian Intrigue

With the arrival of one remarkable study of Florentine creation, Houston is having an Italian moment. The Houston Museum of Natural Science%26rsquo;s %26ldquo;Gems of the Medici%26rdquo; exhibit (through March 31) presents striking engraved and carved gems from the House of Medici%26rsquo;s vaults. The Florence-based Medici family had a penchant for collecting objects that had previously... | Read More

Italian Intrigue

With the arrival of one remarkable study of Florentine creation, Houston is having an Italian moment. The Houston Museum of Natural Science%26rsquo;s %26ldquo;Gems of the Medici%26rdquo; exhibit (through March 31) presents striking engraved and carved gems from the House of Medici%26rsquo;s vaults. The Florence-based Medici family had a penchant for collecting objects that had previously... | Read More

Italian Intrigue

With the arrival of one remarkable study of Florentine creation, Houston is having an Italian moment. The Houston Museum of Natural Science%26rsquo;s %26ldquo;Gems of the Medici%26rdquo; exhibit (through March 31) presents striking engraved and carved gems from the House of Medici%26rsquo;s vaults. The Florence-based Medici family had a penchant for collecting objects that had previously... | Read More

It’s Only Natural

The average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year of his or her life, according to the city%26rsquo;s newest cultural coup. While that fact may be a little hard to swallow, it%26rsquo;s The Perot Museum of Nature and Science that causes most to gasp. Instead of creating a structure designed to merely house exhibits, Thom Mayne (2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate) and his... | Read More

It’s Only Natural

The average person accidentally eats 430 bugs each year of his or her life, according to the city%26rsquo;s newest cultural coup. While that fact may be a little hard to swallow, it%26rsquo;s The Perot Museum of Nature and Science that causes most to gasp. Instead of creating a structure designed to merely house exhibits, Thom Mayne (2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate) and his... | Read More

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