Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
7:50 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Book Review: My Ideal Bookshelf

Nick Schenkel reviews "My Ideal Bookshelf."

The books we choose to keep and display—let alone read—can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves.

In My Ideal Bookshelf, 100 leading cultural figures, including writers, artists, designers, critics, filmmakers, chefs, and architects, reveal the books that matter to them most.

These books reflect their personalities, dreams and ambitions, and in some cases helped them find their way in the world.

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Arts & Culture
12:01 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Concert Preview: Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, April 11, 2015

The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra performs Saturday evening at 7:30 at the Long Center.  The program, “Noche Latina”, features pianist Greg Kostraba in Nights in the Gardens of Spain by Manuel de Falla.  WBAA’s Jan Simon talks with the evening’s guest conductor David Handel.

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Arts & Culture
7:50 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Book Review: What It Is

From her first comics published in the Evergreen State College school paper to her influential weekly comic strip, Ernie Pook's Comeek, books, novels, graphic memoirs and plays, Lynda Barry has been part of the North American alternative comics scene for thirty years. In her first book, What It Is: The Formless Thing Which Gives Things Form, Lynda Barry singlehandedly created a literary genre all her own: the graphic-memoir-how-to. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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Arts & Culture
9:49 am
Thu April 2, 2015

WBAA Arts Spotlight: Haan Mansion Museum

The museum is known for its collection of Indiana artists.
Credit courtesy Haan Mansion Museum

Jan Simon talks with Flo Caddell (kuh-DELL), Executive Director of the Haan Mansion Museum and founding board member Ellie (ELL-ee) Haan (HAHN), about the museum’s history, collections and upcoming events.

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Arts & Culture
7:49 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Nick Schenkel Book Review - Little Else Than a Memory

Although there are many differences between modern-day Purdue University and the campus of 1904, the similarities are far more profound.In this week’s book review, West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel discusses Little Else Than a Memory: Purdue Students Search for the Class of 1904, ten essays by undergraduate students in Purdue’s Honors College about their forebears in the class of 1904.

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