Weekend Edition Sunday
Ceci Bastida's second full-length album, La Edad De La Violencia, was released this June.

Music Interviews

Ceci Bastida: Punk Roots, Pop Sounds And A Political Mind

La Edad de la Violencia — "the age of violence" — is a pretty dire name for an album of upbeat synth-pop. Mexican-born singer Ceci Bastida says that's the point.

"What Batman provides, what all superheroes provide is this notion that good will triumph over evil," says author Glen Weldon. "That evil will have its day, but there will be somebody up there who will keep trying, who will keep looking out for us. ... He's catharsis in a cape." Above, Adam West, as Batman, makes a road safety film with child actors in Kensington, London in the late 1960s.

Monkey See

At 75, Batman Still Seeks Justice, Not Revenge

Batman keeps avenging the death of his parents, but "it's not a vendetta, it's a crusade," says author Glen Weldon. "He represents the idea of: 'This thing that happened to me? Never again.' "

China Central Television anchor Rui Chenggang is the latest high-profile person to be arrested in China's massive anti-corruption drive.

Parallels

Celebrity News Anchor Swept Up In China's Anti-Corruption Effort

The government has already swept up 25,000 officials this year. The most recent high-profile victim is CCTV anchor Rui Chenggang, but it's not clear what he's suspected of doing.

For Nils Frahm 0:27

Details

Details

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Nils Frahm
    Track
    For

Improvisation For Piano, Laughs, Coughs and a Cell Phone Nils Frahm 0:58

Details

Details

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Nils Frahm
    Track
    Improvisation For Piano, Laughs, Coughs and a Cell Phone

Investigation John Powell 0:31

Details

Details

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    John Powell
    Track
    Investigation

Shopping Pet Shop Boys 0:06

Details

Details

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Pet Shop Boys
    Track
    Shopping
    Album
    Actually
    Label
    EMI Music Distribution

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Looking Too Closely Fink 0:29

Details

Details

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Fink
    Track
    Looking Too Closely
    Album
    Looking Too Closely

Sasuama Bebo Valdes Y Su Orquestra Sabor De Cuba 0:22

Details

Details

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Bebo Valdes Y Su Orquestra Sabor De Cuba
    Track
    Sasuama
    Album
    Mambo Music Rough Guide
    Label
    Rough Guide

Washington Codes in the Clouds 0:23

Details

Details

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Codes in the Clouds
    Track
    Washington

You and I Change Like the Seasons 0:58

Details

Details

Listen to music preview
    Track
    You and I Change Like the Seasons

Maria The Dave Brubeck Quartet 0:09

Details

Details

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    The Dave Brubeck Quartet
    Track
    Maria

Stop Me Medley: Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before/You K Mark Ronson & Daniel Merriweather 0:17

Details

Details

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Mark Ronson & Daniel Merriweather
    Track
    Stop Me Medley: Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before/You K

Nessum Dorma Enrico Caruso 0:28

Details

Details

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Enrico Caruso
    Track
    Nessum Dorma
    Album
    Forever Vol. 2

Rat Salad Black Sabbath 0:24

Details

Details

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Black Sabbath
    Track
    Rat Salad
Weekend Edition Sunday