Every week, PRI's The World produces a collection of stories grouped around a theme that we call Boston Calling. We thought we'd share this week's program (below) on art and identity. Scroll through and sample the individual stories. And enjoy your weekend.
Longtime war photographer David Guttenfelder's haunting images are part of Mission 22, an advocacy campaign to raise awareness about the alarming suicide rate among vets. His latest project commemorates returning veterans by showing where those who killed themselves spent their lives.
US National Archives
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new spy thriller is getting acclaim for bringing a fresh eye to the Vietnam War, refugee life in the US and the conflicting political beliefs of Vietnamese who found their way to the United States after Saigon fell.
A young girl from Afghanistan escaped being forced into marrying a man when she was 14 years old — by writing a rap song about it. The young rapper is now living and going to school in the US, and she’s still making music about social justice in Afghanistan.
Cheese buyers aren't the only ones who want small-batch artisanal products these days: The perfume world is just as hungry for small shops that crank out their own unique scents. But getting into the game requires a lot of self-education and patience.
National Museum of Wildlife Art
The Chinese government bans artist Ai Weiwei from traveling abroad — but that hasn't stopped his art from reaching a global audience.
Courtesy of Niyaz
The Montreal-based group Niyaz celebrates the 8th century-born Rabia Al Basri on its new album, The Fourth Light. Al Basri was the first female Sufi mystic and is credited with creating the concept of divine love in modern Sufism.