Current State Weekend http://wkar.org en Project explores self-esteem and beauty through selfies http://wkar.org/post/project-explores-self-esteem-and-beauty-through-selfies <div>Earlier this year, we spoke briefly with Donna Kaplowitz about the workshop “The Art of the Selfie: How Selfies Create Confidence.” The workshop encouraged young girls to explore their understanding of beauty and boost self esteem through selfies. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:56:16 +0000 Current State 52869 at http://wkar.org Project explores self-esteem and beauty through selfies E=MC: Teaching science through Hip Hop http://wkar.org/post/emc-teaching-science-through-hip-hop-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:18:10 +0000 Emanuele Berry 48193 at http://wkar.org E=MC: Teaching science through Hip Hop Shooter captures hoops across America http://wkar.org/post/shooter-captures-hoops-across-america <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7045454545454546;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:19pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid--990c31f-8cda-baf4-b344-ee8c07af3740"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:50:07 +0000 Current State 47914 at http://wkar.org Shooter captures hoops across America Golden Globe snubs and Detroit Film Critics Society winners http://wkar.org/post/golden-globe-snubs-and-detroit-film-critics-society-winners <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Award season kicked off last week with the announcement of this year’s Golden Globe nominees. This is also the time of year where some Michigan critics vote on their favorite films and performances. The&nbsp;</span><a href="http://detroitfilmcritics.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Detroit Film Critics Society</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;revealed the winners of their annual contest last Friday.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://connect.mlive.com/staff/jserba/comments.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">John&nbsp;Serba</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">entertainment reporter for MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press and a founding member of the Detroit Film Critics Society,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">assess this year’s Golden Globe nominations and reveals the big winners from the Detroit Film Critics Society's awards.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:40:45 +0000 Current State 46820 at http://wkar.org Golden Globe snubs and Detroit Film Critics Society winners MSU professor captures a 'different' Cuba http://wkar.org/post/msu-professor-captures-different-cuba <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:06:13 +0000 Current State 44766 at http://wkar.org MSU professor captures a 'different' Cuba 'The Way North' a budding Upper Peninsula literary tradition http://wkar.org/post/way-north-budding-upper-peninsula-literary-tradition <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-24b7dd9e-9c17-bb9d-f0f1-9b879a3a5b13"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is not known for it’s great literary figures, but a new anthology is trying to change that.&nbsp;</span></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/way-north" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Way North: Collected Uppe Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:54:01 +0000 Current State 41032 at http://wkar.org Jones Soda honors Michigan with new line http://wkar.org/post/jones-soda-honors-michigan-new-line <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:16:56 +0000 Current State 41030 at http://wkar.org Broad exhibit features Michigan artist http://wkar.org/post/broad-exhibit-features-michigan-artist <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:.5in">Another new exhibition has opened at Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum. It features two works by Michigan-based artist Lisa Walcott.</p><p></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:.5in"> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:21:17 +0000 Current State 39863 at http://wkar.org Broad exhibit features Michigan artist The Bard Owls talk new album and folk music http://wkar.org/post/bard-owls-talk-new-album-and-folk-music <p></p><p>The loss of folk music in the face of popular music is happening worldwide, yet there are still young musicians who find their way into the genre. The East Lansing based band <a href="http://www.bardowls.com/">The Bard Owls</a> is composed mostly of college students and recent graduates. They play old time folk music, as well as original songs. We sat down with the group to discuss their upcoming album “No Tracks.”</p><p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:05:07 +0000 Current State 39546 at http://wkar.org The Bard Owls talk new album and folk music Practice makes perfect, perhaps not http://wkar.org/post/practice-makes-perfect-perhaps-not <p>A new study finds that practice is not enough to explain gaps in skill levels. The study, led by Michigan State University associate professor of psychology Zach Hambrick, focused on skill levels in chess and music. Hambrick explains that while practice is highly important, it may not be enough.</p><p></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 14:49:18 +0000 Current State 36557 at http://wkar.org MSU Museum invites public to build exhibit http://wkar.org/post/msu-museum-invites-public-build-exhibit <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 13:54:18 +0000 Current State 36555 at http://wkar.org MSU Museum invites public to build exhibit Summer movie preview: Superheroes and sequels http://wkar.org/post/summer-movie-preview-superheroes-and-sequels <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:37:16 +0000 Emanuele Berry 35079 at http://wkar.org Attack leaves East Lansing park covered in poems http://wkar.org/post/attack-leaves-east-lansing-park-covered-poems-0 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">This week Lansing area residents scattered poems throughout Harrison Meadows park in East Lansing, in celebration of National Poetry Month. The Poetry Attack also called on the city of East Lansing to become the "city of art it professes to be."</span></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:05:04 +0000 Current State 34722 at http://wkar.org Attack leaves East Lansing park covered in poems Rwandan artist working to build creative economy http://wkar.org/post/rwandan-artist-working-build-creative-economy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rwandan based artist <a href="http://emmanuelnkuranga.com/">Emmanuel </a></span><a href="http://emmanuelnkuranga.com/">Nkuranga</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;moved to Rwanda from Uganda in 1997 at the age of 10. Although he moved after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda was and is a country in transition. Emmanuel’s mission is to help Rwanda continue to heal and grow through art.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:33:36 +0000 Current State 33253 at http://wkar.org Rwandan artist working to build creative economy Blues guitarist Donald Kinsey on life and the blues http://wkar.org/post/blues-guitarist-donald-kinsey-life-and-blues <p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt;margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">Legendary guitarist Donald Kinsey has been steeped in the blues since his birth. His father, Lester ”Big Daddy” Kinsey, brought him up on a solid diet of basement jam sessions and blues shows in clandestine joints in Gary,&nbsp;</span>Ind<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:36:04 +0000 Current State 32924 at http://wkar.org Blues guitarist Donald Kinsey on life and the blues