Baseball season may still be months away, but that hasn’t kept it out of the headlines these last few weeks. Today on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes a look at sign-stealing, an age-old practice that’s now at the center of one of the sport’s biggest scandals in recent history.
This week on “What’s the Word,” we thought we’d continue following up on the Majestic’s “Wisconsin Music Fest” taking place over these last few weeks. Today, Adam Schuster turns our attention to the blues, taking us through its origins in American music recording and challenging some of the preconceived notions we have about one of […]
If you happened to be walking down King Street on Friday night, you probably heard some heavy hip-hop beats trickling out of the Majestic for its annual Hip-Hop Fest. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes us back to the South Bronx in the 1970s, telling the story of hip-hop’s history, its development […]
If you’re a pop-culture junkie chances are you’re already aware that HBO’s hit TV series Watchmen wrapped up its first season last night, the series receiving glowing reviews over the last couple months. It’s just the latest in a series of films and TV shows to turn comic book content into mainstream success. This week […]
If you’re a Google Maps user, you may have heard the recent reports that it tracks your travel history. Today on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes this story as a jumping-off point to explore our relationship to maps over time, the significance of their long history of inaccuracy, and new strategies for making sense […]
On “What’s the Word” this week, we turn to a topic that has somehow remained both urgent and well-known, but also under-acknowledged: extinction. Some say we are currently in a sixth mass extinction, and this week Adam takes a look at how true this statement is, exploring what it means when species disappear from our […]