Arts & Culture


Wed September 26, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata

Missed Connections in a Mobile World

The leader of the world’s biggest democracy and one of the most powerful women in the country said they just couldn’t manage to talk to each other. "I waited and waited but didn’t even get a text message" said the chief minister. "But I left two messages and she didn’t answer" said the Prime Minister’s office......



Tue September 25, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Los Boleros

What’s that you’re hearing? It’s the sound Los Boleros. They’re known as Northern California’s favorite wedding band -- but you don’t have to get married to hear them this week. They’ll be on the South Stage of the Pacific Coast Fog Festival in Pacifica on Sunday, September 30.


Fri September 21, 2012
Arts & Culture

The lights go out at San Francisco's Lumiere Theater this weekend

The tragic tale of San Francisco's indie movie scene continues, as the lights go out on another monument to Bay Area celluloid history.

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Thu September 20, 2012
Arts & Culture

Storycorps: A child's struggle with dyslexia

Ida Cortez and her mother, Kim Wargo at the Storycorps booth at the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco.

Ida Cortez is eight years old, and she has already had to overcome a tough challenge in her life. She has the developmental reading disorder dyslexia. She and her mom, Kim Wargo, stepped into the StoryCorps booth at the Contemporary Jewish Museum to discuss how they’re handling it.

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Thu September 20, 2012
Arts & Culture

Audiophiles: Cellist Zoe Keating Takes to the Woods

Zoe Keating's unique style of music has gotten her to the top of the iTunes classical and electronic music charts, and all the while she's remained an independent artist. KALW's Martina Castro went to talk with her at her home studio about how she experiments with the sound of her instrument.

All the music in this story was performed live during this interview. And it was all performed by just one woman, her cello, and her laptop.

Zoe Keating is walking me around her house. We're looking for woodpeckers.

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