Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Food writer Dave DeWitt describes how some of America's most famous colonial leaders not only established America's political destiny, but also revolutionized the very foods we eat.


Nov 11, 2011

The sports auto-biography of one of the greatest tennis players of this generation, Rafael Nadal.

Cornbread Dressing

Nov 8, 2011

Cornbread Dressing

Divided Paths: Common Ground, The story of Mary Matthews and Lella Gaddis, two pioneering Purdue women who introduced science into the home.

Steve Eddy essay

Oct 31, 2011

Jim Morrison of The Doors once said, “Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.”

While he wouldn’t go that far, Lafayette resident Steve Eddy can tell you about a bad haircut or two.

Spider Web Pizza

Oct 18, 2011

Spider Web Pizza

This pizza can be made completely from scratch or you can certainly purchase a ready-made crust and sauce from a jar. The most essential component is the mozzarella cream sauce used to make the web and the spiders made of olives and carrots.


Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary

Oct 4, 2011

Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary

  • 8 carrots, peeled and cut
  • 2 russet potatoes, washed and cut
  • 2 turnips, peeled, cut
  • 2 parsnips, peeled, trimmed and cut
  • 2 medium yellow onions, trimmed, peeled and cut
  • 1 celery root, trimmed and cut
  • 1 whole head garlic, separated into cloves, peeled
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Note: cut vegetables into bite-sized pieces

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

New Year's Day from Vienna 2012

Oct 2, 2011

Sunday, January 1 at 11 am

The Vienna Philharmonic presents its ever popular annual New Year's Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You'll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more -- a festive way to start off the New Year. Presented by NPR Music and WGBH, Boston.

A Paul Winter Solstice Concert

Oct 2, 2011
Photo Credit: Rhonda Dorsett and Jeff Day

Sunday, January 1 at 9 pm on 101.3FM

Every winter for more than a quarter-century, saxophonist Paul Winter has celebrated the longest night of the year with a concert, the Winter Solstice Celebration. NPR has presented the event for 21 years running, held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in upper Manhattan.

A Season's Griot

Oct 1, 2011

Sunday, January 1 at 6 pm

A one-hour Kwanzaa celebration in story and song.