Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
1:38 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Nick Schenkel Book Reviews: Jane Austen Cover to Cover

In this week’s book review, Nick discusses Jane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Book Covers, which compiles two centuries of book covers for books showcasing one of the world’s most beloved and celebrated novelists, Jane Austen.

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Arts & Culture
7:50 am
Wed March 4, 2015

WBAA Arts Spotlight: Friends of Bob

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks with Richard Fudge, President of Friends of Bob Live Music Co-Op. They discuss the organization’s history and purpose, and preview their next concert.

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Arts & Culture
11:16 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Wabash Valley Youth Symphony 2/20 concert preview

WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently talked to the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony's Artistic Director José Valencia, and two soloists from the orchestra, about Sunday's WVYS Concerto Competition Winners concert, which takes place Sunday at 7 at the Long Center for the Performing arts in downtown Lafayette.

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Arts & Culture
7:45 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Book Review: What If?

The book takes imponderable questions and ponders them scientifically.
Credit https://www.flickr.com/photos/peskylibrary/15860308919

Each week, millions of people visit Randall Munroe’s web-comic XKCD. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. And, fans of XKCD ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. Questions you probably would never even think to ask.

Munroe’s answers are clear and witty, and paired with hilarious cartoons and infographics. From The Lord of the Rings and Star Trek through chemistry, geography and physics, Munroe leaves no stone unturned in his quest for knowledge.

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Arts & Culture
4:44 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Book Review: Goodnight iPad

A modern parody of an all-time children's classic.
Credit Matt Walton / https://www.flickr.com/photos/minusman/11397198025/

 

There are dozens of children’s books that have stood the test of time – that is to say: bedtime.

If you’ve got kids, you can probably name many of the classic works of Robert McCloskey, Dr. Seuss or Sandra Boynton.

But there are also new takes on kiddie lit, by the likes of Mo Willems and BJ Novak – many of which take on a more sardonic tone aimed both at adults and as the children they’re reading to.

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