Art and Culture

Art and culture

It's 2016, and a new year means new events to do around Waco. To help us sift through all the events going on is Ashley Bean Thornton of Act Locally Waco.  We talk about events like the Quilt Shop Hop and a writer's workshop. 

Booker Prize winner Barnes has an interesting essay about ballooning, photography, love, and grief.

One of the great comic novels of the 20th century.

One of the great comic novels of the 20th century.

An entertaining examination of what is known about Shakespeare and his times.

Likely Stories: Holiday Gift Ideas for Readers

Dec 17, 2015
Jim McKeown

Gift ideas for readers this holiday season.

This darkly comic tale, set in academia, of Prof. Desmond Bates who has lost his hearing.

From the Waco Wonderland  to the holiday concerts throughout town, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But holiday events aren't the only attractions this week, so Ashley Bean Thornton of Act Locally Waco is here to help us sift through local events.

Likely Stories: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Dec 3, 2015

Actress, musician, comedian, Carrie Brownstein reveals all in this memoir. 

Love story based on the adventures of Margaret Mead and her anthropologist friends.

Likely Stories: Letting Myself In

Nov 19, 2015

Pleasing, warm, and relaxing all describe the poetry of Anne McCrady.

There's plenty to do this weekend and Act Locally Waco director Ashley Bean Thornton is back in the KWBU studio to give us the latest on what's happening in the Heart of Texas, from the circus to Baylor Theater's latest production. 

A selection of stories by the acclaimed short-story writer, Anne Beattie. 

Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this special episode, we travel to Night Vale – the strange fictional town made wildly popular by the Welcome to Night Vale podcast and now­ book. Its creators – Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor – stopped by Waco for a book signing and Q&A with KWBU’s Jim McKeown. 

Beautifully written tale of slavery in Pre-Civil War Virginia.