From romance to politics, Dr. Debotri Dhar has studied the culture of love across the world. Her book "Love is Not a Word: The Culture and Politics of Desire," published this summer, explores the emotion of love and the centuries of cultural habits and influence it carries. Does she herself believe in romance and love? Find out when she joins Deb Polich of The Arts Alliance and WEMU's David Fair on this edition of "creative:impact." Listen here.
For over a century, a club in Ypsilanti has served as an outlet for local women to discuss literature. Their history is as rich and interesting as the clubhouse they use for meetings. 89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan visited the Hidden in Plain Sight club and has the story.
This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts. 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush and a special guest: Amanda Krugliak, arts curator and assistant director of Arts Programming at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities. She talks about curating a unique, light-up, literary art exhibit in downtown Ann Arbor on October 23rd from 5 until 11pm.