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Weekly Roundup: Winslow Homer, ‘Shakespeare’s Star Wars,’ Burger Recipes

Detail from: Winslow Homer, “Fireworks on the Night of the Fourth of July,” published in Harper’s Weekly, 11 July 1868. Wood engraving on newsprint, sheet: 28 x 39.8 cm, (The Clark, 1955)

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

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Beyond The Paintbrush Of Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer, “The Bridle Path, White Mountains,” 1868. Oil on canvas. (The Clark, 1955)

Winslow Homer, “The Bridle Path, White Mountains,” 1868. Oil on canvas. (The Clark, 1955)

If you love the work of the 20th century New England painter Winslow Homer, don’t miss the new exhibit at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. It includes Homer’s wood engravings, sketches and even some personal letters.

sounds

Alastair Moock Shares ‘Songs For The World’s Bravest Kids’

In the ’90s, Alastair Moock established himself in Boston’s folk scene, But now he’s been dedicating himself to “family music” — music that reaches kids, but doesn’t talk down to them.

Pokey LaFarge’s Love Song To The Midwest

NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson says LaFarge “plays very authentic, old-time music … very, very charming with this solid, catchy, sturdy songwriting at its heart.”

Beyond AC/DC — New Music Out Of Australia

DJ Travis Holcombe of KCRW, which is well known for setting tastes in music and discovering unknown talent, introduces us to Jagwar Ma and Tame Impala.

Inside Musical Subculture

There are fans in music, and then there are superfans, and then — for some musicians — there are whole superfan sub-cultures. We’ll look at who gets the caravan of followers.

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A Jedi Knight In Queen Elizabeth’s Court

Cover art from “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.” (Quirk Books)

Cover art from “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.” (Quirk Books)

Ian Doescher, author of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope” pulls back curtain on the eternal question: What does a wookie sound like in Elizabethan English?

Advice Columnist Margo Howard Retires

Margo Howard is the only child of the famous advice columnist Ann Landers. Her mother’s twin, Pauline Phillips, was Dear Abby. Though retiring, Howard’s now writing a book about her four marriages called “Eat, Drink and Remarry: A How Not To Book.”

Competing For The Most Creative Beer Names

There are more than 2,300 breweries in the United States, according to The Brewers Association. As more small breweries open up, some of their choices for beer names apparently aren’t creative enough.

screens

The Business Plan Behind ‘Sharknado’

The campy movie about killer sharks caught in a tornado and dumped in California premiered on SyFy and unleashed a storm on Twitter, producing 84 tweets per second at its peak. What’s the secret to this low budget film’s rabid success?

‘Under the Dome’ Part Of New TV Trend

The new CBS show “Under The Dome” is about a small town that’s suddenly enclosed by a barrier. In the age of streaming TV and Netflix, NPR’s pop culture blogger explains why these new “event series” are becoming a summer trend.

experiences

‘Wicked Good Burgers’ With Chef Andy Husbands

This burger wrapped in a tortilla is even better than it looks. (Courtesy of Andy Husbands and Fair Winds Press)

This burger wrapped in a tortilla is even better than it looks. (Courtesy of Andy Husbands and Fair Winds Press)

According to Chef Andy Husbands of Tremont 647, the key to a good burger is good technique. Check out these recipes for a brat burger, a classic burger, a beet burger and a tortilla-wrapped burger.

How To Garden In Drought And Heat

Professional landscaper Ahmed Hassan says the most important things to think about when prepping your garden for drought are the type of plants you use and how you treat your soil.

A Small Game, But A Big Victory

Bill Littlefield witnesses a shocking win involving a father, his young daughter and a big mechanical claw.

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