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Arts Jan 23Sleater-Kinney on how they kept their new album a secret
Sleater-Kinney, the iconic punk-rock trio, talk about how they kept their new album, "No CIties to Love" a secret for nearly two years.
Arts Jan 20Chast, Piketty, Rankine among 2014 National Book Critics Circle nominees
On Monday, 30 finalists were named for the National Book Critics Circle awards. The NewsHour has talked to many of the authors whose works are being considered, including Roz Chast, Hector Tobar, Thomas Piketty and Claudia Rankine.
Arts Jan 15POLL: And the Oscar goes to … (your choice here)
With this morning's announcement of the nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards, we want to hear which films, directors and actors you think should take home a gold statuette. Before the big night, we here at Art Beat will…
Arts Jan 15The 2015 Oscar nominations are in
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Birdman" led the pack of Oscar nominations, nabbing nine each, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced Thursday morning. Check out the full list of nominations.
Arts Jan 13Indie rockers Allah-Las reinvent that retro California sound
Allah-Las play "Better Than Mine" from their new album "Worship the Sun" in the KEXP studio.
Poetry Jan 12Be like poet Bill Berkson and start kissing anyone you can find
Bill Berkson’s poetry isn’t known for one particular style, and his newest collection, “Expect Delays,” captures that variety. He describes it as a “sense of scatter.” The book showcases different approaches and writing styles, varying between abstract and concrete, related…
Arts Dec 31The artists we lost in 2014
As the hours tick down to 2015, here at Art Beat we offer a final look at some of the artists we lost over the last year, whose lives and legacies are worth another goodbye.
Arts Dec 26The musicians we listened to in 2014
Before we ring in 2015, we want to reflect on some of the great Art Beat stories from this past year. So who did we listen to in 2014?…
Poetry Dec 22Weekly Poem: Sarah Rose Nordgren finds inspiration in her fantastical childhood
Sarah Rose Nordgren, whose debut collection “Best Bones” was published at the end of September, has often been talked about for her surrealistic storytelling style, but she doesn’t see it that way.
Arts Dec 12Handwritten lyrics and unpublished photos expose new side of Nick Drake
Forty years ago, musician Nick Drake died at age 26, and is often remembered today as a "solitary, misunderstood lonely poet." Now his sister wants to set the record straight, to provide a fuller picture of the artist. The result…