PRI Arts and Entertainment Podcast
Remembering Ariel Camacho, the 22-year-old star of...02/27/15
Ariel Camacho, lead singer of the group Los Plebes del Rancho, was killed in a car accident on Wednesday. Just 22 years old, Camacho was already a big name in the world of narcocorridos, Mexico's musical odes to drug trafficking culture.
Experts watch in horror as Islamic State fighters destroy ancient...
A video emerged this week that shows Islamic State fighters destroying artifacts in Mosul, Iraq, dating back thousands of years.
Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek''s Spock, dies at 83
Leonard Nimoy, most famous for playing Spock in the original "Star Trek" TV show and many of the franchise's movies, died on Friday at the age of 83
Two Pakistani sisters out-Bieber the Bieb
Two teenage sisters have become web — and now TV — sensations by singing songs from their hero: Justin Bieber.
A Canadian flag emoji is included among Apple's new, racially-diverse...
Canadians are hitting the smiley face icon over Apple's new emojis.
How Dr. Who's David Tennant distorted time for the BBC's radio audience
David Tennant is already famous in the United Kingdom for his performance on Dr. Who, a long-running BBC sci-fi show. Now he's made history on another popular British program of a very different kind.
Car-lovers mourn Yutaka Katayama, father of the classic 'Z' sports line
He wanted an affordable sports car for the everyday man. Katayama, known as Mr. K, turned the Datsun car company into a household name and touted the smooth-riding 'Z.'
This Egyptian singer says forgive, don't hate
Earlier this month, ISIS released a video in which it showed the beheading of 21 Egyptian men. Not surprisingly, reactions have been of anger, grief and hate. But one Egyptian singer wants to change that.
Emma Donovan is the Sharon Jones of Australia —and much more
Emma Donovan is an indigenous R&B singer from Australia, backed by the Melbourne-based band The Putbacks. Their debut album may sound like the latest release from Brooklyn's Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, but there's a lot more to it than that.
Kate Pierson, 40-year member of The B-52s, steps out on her own
Kate Pierson was one of the founding members of the 1970's New Wave band, the B-52s. Now, after nearly 40 years of co-writing songs and singing backup to lead singer Fred Schneider, Pierson is out with her very first solo album.
After Oscar wins, Mexican filmmakers are hailed at home for their...
Two Mexican-born filmmakers took major prizes at the Oscars this weekend, continuing the country's winning streak at the biggest awards show in film. That success is encouraging young and emerging film students in a country where making movies remains...
The 'edgiest' singer on Israeli airwaves is an Orthodox mother of three
Victoria Hanna, a longtime fixture of the small indie Jewish spiritual music scene, released her first single this month. It's just a riff on a Hebrew alphabet song, but the video became an Internet hit.
Why Rio de Janeiro's Carnival may have danced to the beat of a dictator
In Brazil, the winning samba school at this year's Rio Carnival is accused of accepting millions of dollars from the leader of Equatorial Guinea, who's widely criticized as one of Africa's worst dictators. But do Brazilians actually care? Probably not.
It's been a hell of a good year for foreign-language films
All five films nominated for this year's best foreign language picture Oscar are worth seeing, says film critic Matt Holzman. And there are a couple must-see foreign language films that didn't make the Oscar list.
What was the highlight of seven days watching Russian state TV? Think...
Gary Shteyngart was born in the former Soviet Union. He moved to the US along with his family when he was seven years-old. On New Year’s Eve 2014, he had an idea: what would it be like if he spent a week watching just Russian state TV?
This Panamanian Carnival tradition manages to make blackface 'playful'...
In Portobelo, Panama, a local spin on the Carnival holiday celebrates Africans who escaped from Spanish slavery. But while it features "Diablos" with whips and kids wearing blackface, an American academic who works with locals says it's a powerful,...
Why the Russian government hates the film it put up for an Oscar
"Leviathan," Russia's nominee for best foreign film at the Oscars, is the subject of a major backlash for its bleak portrayal of the country and its government. Yet while lawmakers and officials are condemning the movie, they're also the ones who...
German satire takes aim at Islamic extremism, despite fears
The deadly attacks in Copenhagen and Paris against humorists who offended Muslims have given German satirists something to think about. But they say they won’t give in to fear.
Take a 360-degree peek at Greenland's Nuuks and crannies
Don't have any plans to visit Greenland? Don't worry: You can now get up close and personal with the island's rocky coasts and Arctic landscapes thanks to Google's Street View mapping technology.
How does racism actually feel? Claudia Rankine's 'Citizen' tells us
Claudia Rankine's new book, "Citizen: An American Lyric," tries to capture how it feels to experience everyday American racism. And it's author, who's the first person to earn nominations in two categoires at the National Book Critics Circle Awards,...
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