visual arts

Global Politics

British Cartoonist Steve Bell Draws American Presidents

Cartoonist Steve Bell has been skewering British politicians since his career took off in the late 1970s. Because his obsession is politics, a good number of American presidents have come in for in his particular brand of satire. Steve Bell's leftist politics inform how he characterizes US presidents. George W. Bush was easy. Barack Obama: not so much.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Material Mashup

Last week, in honor of the publication of Studio 360's book Spark: How Creativity Works, we asked listeners to show us how they made something creative from an unexpected combination of materials. Kurt talks to a few about their submissions.

Conflict & Justice

Egyptian artifacts

Egypt's famous ancient treasures and sites were in danger as the country's police collapsed amidst massive protests calling for democracy. The tourists have begun trickling back and authorities are taking stock. The World's Ben Gilbert reports from Cairo.

Conflict & Justice

African-American comic strips

Cartoonist Darrin Bell talks to Faith about an event he's organizing to bring attention to the scarcity of black cartoonists in newspapers and the de facto quota system editors employ on comics pages.

Arts, Culture & Media

Art heist

Faith talks to Thomas Hoving, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, about the spate of million-dollar art heists that took place in Zurich recently.