The Bay Bridged | Dec 04, 2013
Listen to The Bay Bridged mix of bands playing the Bay Area in December 2013, including: King Krule, Blood Sister, The Herms, Sun Araw, Holy Ghost!, and more.
Theater Review | Dec 03, 2013
The 10th anniversary production of Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult is a refashioning of the cheekily irreverent show that first put the British troupe on the map. By Liz Mak
Book Review | Dec 03, 2013
Half travel book, half fancy, Michael Jacobs' The Robber of Memories imagines Columbia's tumultuous Magdalena as a river of myth, able to steal the memories of anyone who drinks its waters. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Movies | Dec 02, 2013
Take a break from the holiday hubbub with films that range from cutting edge to classic. By Michael Fox
Art School | Dec 01, 2013
Ala Ebtekar grew up as a graffiti artist and studied traditional Persian art forms, later hybridizing these two interests to create work that is inspired by literary narratives, mythology, history, and hip hop culture.
Literature | Nov 30, 2013
This year's batch of kid lit picks by Hucklebee's Book Store co-owner Valerie Lewis features stories about people solving problems. By Cy Musiker
Literature | Nov 30, 2013
A collection of rad children's books by some of our favorite artists, most of them local. By Kristin Farr
Performance | Nov 29, 2013
A sprinkling of Santastic spectacles dashing into sight on Bay Area stages. By Sam Hurwitt
Pop Culture | Nov 29, 2013
Svpply.com can help curate your online wish list this holiday season. By Adrienne Blaine
NPR Film | Nov 29, 2013
In this Italian drama, co-written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo), an aging writer reflects on his long-lost youth and innocence amid the opulence and fantasy of the modern city. (Recommended) By Ella Taylor
Arts & Life
Foraging for fungi and other wild edibles has grown in popularity in the the U.S. and abroad in recent years, fueled by guide books, Internet buzz and hype from chefs. As a result, some known mushroom hunting grounds are taking a beating.
Three Norman Rockwell paintings sold for a combined total of nearly $58 million at a Sotheby's auction Wednesday. At $46 million, "Saying Grace" set a record for Rockwell's art.
Also: Joyce Carol Oates on Mike Tyson; remembering the Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm; NPR launches a "Book Concierge."
In the past five years, NPR has brought you 80-plus year-end book lists. This year, we've decided to change it up. Introducing NPR's Book Concierge: our guide to more than 200 of 2013's great reads.
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KQED Celebrates the Holidays
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