Weekly Roundup: The White Buffalo, Teen Romance Movies, Kid Elvis
Here’s our weekly compilation of arts coverage from WBUR’s programs.
The strong, smoky voice behind The White Buffalo is singer-songwriter Jake Smith. He joins Radio Boston to talk about his new album, “Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways,” a narrative that unfolds song by song.
Lady Gaga and Katy Perry both were forced to release new songs early after they were leaked. Artists and record labels may fear a drop in sales if a song or album is leaked, but that may not be the case.
In 2003, Sarah Siskind released an album called “Covered.” Now, it’s being reissued by the musician Bon Iver. NPR’s music editor Stephen Thompson says Siskind’s voice has an “incredible warmth and vulnerability and a little bit of hurt.”
When his aunt died, columnist Danny Heitman inherited many of her books. He writes, “Passing on your favorite books to your heirs has sentimental value. But how will that work if your library is digital?”
In his new book, “The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance,” David Epstein investigates the role genetics plays in forming elite athletes. His research took him all over the world and he shares some of his discoveries with Only A Game.
Danny Strong has gone from being in the background in the cult favorite “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to writing the screenplay for the new film “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” with Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.
The new film “The Spectacular Now” has gotten Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr thinking about teen romance films through the years. He shares some of his favorites with Here & Now.
“Elysium,” the new movie starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, isn’t the first time income inequality has been tackled on the big screen. NPR’s pop culture critic takes Here & Now through some classic examples.
An Internet-based company called Aereo is disrupting the way people watch television, and networks are not happy. WBUR’s business and technology reporter Curt Nickisch explains.
Benjamin Dalske, 7, has been singing Elvis since he was four years old. Here & Now travels to Pennsylvania to meet him and hear the little Elvis sing “Suspicious Minds.”