Arts/Culture

WNPR Arts and culture reporting focuses on the world of ideas in fine art, crafts, writing, music, theater, performance, design and creative activities that make us unique and make us human

Sarah Bresnahan/flickr creative commons

How Many of Those Brave Men Were Launched into Eternity

Jun 28, 2013

Private Loren Goodrich was at a camp in Western Maryland when he wrote home to family and friends.  He and his comrades in the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry had just been in a major battle in the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. That battle was fought 150 years ago, from July 1-3, 1863. The 14th was one of five infantry regiments from Connecticut to take part. Of the 1300 Nutmeggers at Gettysburg, sixty-nine were killed and 291 were wounded, captured or missing.

How Many of Those Brave Men Were Launched into Eternity

Jun 28, 2013

Private Loren Goodrich was at a camp in Western Maryland when he wrote home to family and friends.  He and his comrades in the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry had just been in a major battle in the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. That battle was fought 150 years ago, from July 1-3, 1863. The 14th was one of five infantry regiments from Connecticut to take part. Of the 1300 Nutmeggers at Gettysburg, sixty-nine were killed and 291 were wounded, captured or missing.

Flickr Creative Commons, ejmc

MICKJ23Q on Flickr Creative Commons

Even if they’re not crawling all over your neighborhood as we feared, the cicadas have returned!

There’s a lot of buzz around the millions of cicadas swarming along the East coast this summer, the eggs of a brood last seen 17 years ago.

And they have us thinking about the the last time they were here. 

It was 1996 and the world was a different place.

Jeffrey Beall

In the modern NFL era, a position called tight end has risen to a new degree of importance. Tight ends are hybrid offensive players. The best ones are big, powerful, fearless and fleet of foot. They're able to a block huge a linebacker on a running play and, one play later, run a sharp, quick pass route.  Aaron Hernandez was one of the best.

A Portrait Of The 'Bro' As A Young Man

Jun 26, 2013
Flickr Creative Commons, starmanseries

Flickr Creative Commons, starmanseries

Jangle Pop and Techno Beats

Jun 26, 2013

This week on the Needle Drop, we're spinning new tracks from BADBADNOTGOOD and Lee Bannon. We'll also be sampling a bit of music from the new Darkside remix album that takes on tracks from Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. The latest full-lengths from Jon Hopkins and Smith Westerns will be explored as well.

Jangle Pop and Techno Beats

Jun 26, 2013

This week on the Needle Drop, we're spinning new tracks from BADBADNOTGOOD and Lee Bannon. We'll also be sampling a bit of music from the new Darkside remix album that takes on tracks from Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. The latest full-lengths from Jon Hopkins and Smith Westerns will be explored as well.

Chion Wolf

Chion Wolf

Some time in the late 1980s, when my main job was writing allegedly funny newspapers and magazine pieces and books  I was visiting a friend who worked in the offices of "Late Night with David Letterman." I think she was an assistant to Dave's assistant or something. Anyway, she introduced me to the show's head writer Steve O'Donnell and she must have mentioned me before because he said, "Oh yes. The humorist."

Miss USA: Working In Hartford Helped Me Win

Jun 24, 2013
Patrick Prather

Glastonbury's Erin Brady put Connecticut on an international stage recently when she was crowned Miss USA, marking the first time in more than a half century a local contestant has claimed top honor at the Miss USA pageant. But unlike a slew contestants, she didn't grow up in the pageant scene at all. 

Miss USA: Working In Hartford Helped Me Win

Jun 24, 2013
Patrick Prather

Glastonbury's Erin Brady put Connecticut on an international stage recently when she was crowned Miss USA, marking the first time in more than a half century a local contestant has claimed top honor at the Miss USA pageant. But unlike a slew contestants, she didn't grow up in the pageant scene at all. 

Todd Huffman / Creative Commons

The backyard beekeepers now include a group of kids in Connecticut. An artist paints gorgeous, impressionistic scenes of World War II, including secret Nazi meetings that took place. There's lots of buzz about his work at the Sand Gallery in New York. And there's lots of buzz about the Connecticut Wannabess—kids into beekeeping and honey. And, if you're wondering about creating a trust and estate planning, we have a CPA who explains how it works and how you can avoid a probate mess.

Todd Huffman/flickr creative commons

The backyard beekeepers now include a group of kids in Connecticut. An artist paints gorgeous, impressionistic scenes of World War II, including secret Nazi meetings that took place. There's lots of buzz about his work at the Sand Gallery in New York. And there's lots of buzz about the Connecticut Wannabess—kids into beekeeping and honey. And, if you're wondering about creating a trust and estate planning, we have a CPA who explains how it works and how you can avoid a probate mess.

Book Show: June 20, 2013

Jun 24, 2013
Ryan Hyde/flickr creative commons

The Book Show gang joins Faith live with recommendations in all categories. And we’ll take your calls! What’re you reading? What’ve you recently read and loved? Are you a librarian? A teacher? Are you part of a book club? Call us!

Ryan Hyde/flickr creative commons

The Book Show gang joins Faith live with recommendations in all categories. And we’ll take your calls! What’re you reading? What’ve you recently read and loved? Are you a librarian? A teacher? Are you part of a book club? Call us!

The Nose Bids Farewell To James Gandolfini

Jun 21, 2013
Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons

Postcards from the Past

Jun 21, 2013

If you grew up in New England, there’s a good chance you have at least one memory of visiting a beach on a hot summer day. Whether you prefer a day of excitement and thrills on amusement park rides or a relaxing lounging session in the sun, you can usually find a New England beach that suits you. If you like a little of both, New London’s Ocean Beach could be the place for you.

Postcards From the Past

Jun 21, 2013

If you grew up in New England, there’s a good chance you have at least one memory of visiting a beach on a hot summer day. Whether you prefer a day of excitement and thrills on amusement park rides or a relaxing lounging session in the sun, you can usually find a New England beach that suits you. If you like a little of both, New London’s Ocean Beach could be the place for you.

Flickr Creative Commons, Public Domain Photos

Flickr Creative Commons, Public Domain Photos

Jonathan McNicol photo

In The New Persian Kitchen, acclaimed chef Louisa Shafia explores her Iranian heritage by reimagining classic Persian recipes from a fresh, vegetable-focused perspective. These vibrant recipes demystify Persian ingredients like rose petals, dried limes, tamarind, and sumac, while offering surprising preparations for familiar foods such as beets, carrots, mint, and yogurt for the busy, health-conscious cook. Louisa Shafia joins the Food Schmooze gang to talk The New Persian Kitchen.

Jonathan McNicol photo

In The New Persian Kitchen, acclaimed chef Louisa Shafia explores her Iranian heritage by reimagining classic Persian recipes from a fresh, vegetable-focused perspective. These vibrant recipes demystify Persian ingredients like rose petals, dried limes, tamarind, and sumac, while offering surprising preparations for familiar foods such as beets, carrots, mint, and yogurt for the busy, health-conscious cook. Louisa Shafia joins the Food Schmooze gang to talk The New Persian Kitchen.

D. Sharon Pruitt/flickr creative commons

Pages