Weekly Roundup: Museums, Fathers, Superman

Here’s our weekly compilation of arts coverage from all four of WBUR’s radio programs – Here & NowOnly A GameOn Point and Radio Boston.


MASS MoCA: Always Worth The Drive

The building itself — a textile factory turned electronics plant turned contemporary art mecca — allows the museum to exhibit some of the world's largest pieces of art, says art critic Sebastian Smee.

What Michelangelo Didn’t Want You To See

The genius of Michelangelo goes beyond painting, fresco and sculpture and extends into the fields of architecture, engineering and drawing. A new exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts unveils it all.


The Song Of Graduation Season

If you've attended a graduation recently, you may have heard Tom Rush's version of "Child’s Song" — it's become a classic, with its lyrics about a child moving on. Here & Now spoke with Rush in 2011.

Singer Dar Williams Debuts With Full Symphony

Dar Williams got her start in New England, spending 10 years in Northampton honing her craft. On Saturday, June 15, she's trying something different — she'll be playing with the New Philharmonia Orchestra in Newton.

Airhead’s 'Wait' Brings Softness to Electronic Music

Airhead (otherwise known as Rob McAndrews) has a newly-released album, "For Years." Stephen Thompson, editor and writer for NPR Music, calls the song "Wait" a "beautiful, sad little android of a song."


Parenting In Three Genders

When Jennifer Finney Boylan transitioned from male to female about a decade ago, she remained married to her wife Deirdre, and the couple continued to raise their two sons. Boylan's new memoir is "Stuck In The Middle With You: A Memoir Of Parenting In Three Genders."

A Father’s Journey to Become His Son’s Caddie

Writer Don Snyder knows a thing or two about caddying. When his son wanted to be a pro golfer, Snyder went back to school — caddy school in Scotland — so that he could walk beside him.

A Son Faces His Father’s WWII Ghosts

Steve Maharidge served as a Marine in the Pacific. When he came home, he was subject to fits of rage. When his father died, Dale aharidge tracked down members of his father’s unit and wrote about what he found out in "Bringing Mulligan Home: The Other Side Of The Good War."

Florida Crime Fiction And The New Face Of America

The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik reveals the seedy, wacky face of Sunshine State crime fiction.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Kevin Kwan’s debut novel out of Singapore satirizes a new world of wealth exploding in the East. Kwan says that wealthy Asians want to be treated like royalty and that prestige is important in Asian society.


Women, African Americans Win Big At Tony Awards

The Broadway show "Kinky Boots" — about a drag queen who saves a shoe factory — emerged as the dark horse at this year's Tony Awards.


It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s A Marketing Campaign!

"Superman: Man Of Steel" premieres Friday, June 14. Superman is a bit different this time, but Linda Holmes, host of NPR’s pop culture blog Monkey See, says it won't be that much of a shock to devotees.


Harvesting Cocktails From The Garden

Author Amy Stewart tells the stories of cinchona seeds, sloes and a myriad of other plants used in alcoholic libations in "The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create The World’s Great Drinks."

Karaoke Brings People Together In D.C.

Karaoke is one of the most popular social sports leagues in our nation's capital. Takes a behind-the-scenes tour of the championships.

This program aired on June 15, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.


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