Elizabeth Blair

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Rapid Learners: How Pixar Animators Created A Very Scary River

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What would a small dinosaur look like in Class V rapids? That's the question Pixar filmmakers had to answer for their film The Good Dinosaur. So they piled into a raft to figure it out for themselves.


This Art Exhibit Makes You 'Wonder' — And That's The Whole Point

Friday, November 13, 2015

Nine major contemporary artists have created massive, otherworldly installations to mark the reopening of the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.


From 'Bad' To The 'Bone': Writer Behind Walter White Turns To Pirouettes

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Moira Walley-Beckett penned one of Breaking Bad's most beloved episodes. Perhaps it should be no surprise, then, that her new ballet drama Flesh and Bone brings ominous darkness to the dance floor.


FXX Celebrates Halloween With 'The Simpsons' Treehouse Of Horror Marathon

Friday, October 30, 2015

FXX cable network is airing a week-long marathon of every episode of The Simpsons annual Halloween show, "Treehouse of Horror." It will culminate in a full day marathon of all 25 "Treehouse of Horror" episodes.


Why Are Old Women Often The Face Of Evil In Fairy Tales And Folklore?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Evil stepmothers, witches and crones: When they aren't poisoning princesses, they're mangling mermaids or trying to eat children. One writer traces these villains' roots to a fear of female power.


'Sesame Street' Introduces A New Muppet Character With Autism

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Little Julia stars in the digital storybook called "We're Amazing, 1,2,3."


Hasan Minhaj Of 'Daily Show' On Prom, Indian Dads And White Folks At Desi Weddings

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Homecoming King is the comedian's absorbing tale about the first-generation American experience and the NBA (New Brown America).


Deluge Contaminates And Destroys Ballet School

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The South Carolina flood has left the Columbia Classical Ballet Company without not just its costumes and scores but its building.


Catherine Coulson, The Quirky 'Log Lady' Of 'Twin Peaks,' Dies At 71

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Catherine Coulson, who played the "log lady" in the TV series Twin Peaks, died on Monday at 71. With her odd attachment to a piece of ponderosa pine, she was something of a pop culture hero.


No Vanity Project: At Art Center, Baryshnikov Tells Artists, 'You're The Boss'

Monday, September 28, 2015

You'd think the sign in front of dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov's arts center would have his name in lights — but actually, you can barely see it. He says what happens inside is way more important.


For Arab Artists With Something To Say, This Sheikh Is A Loudspeaker

Friday, September 18, 2015

Media personality and art collector Sultan Al Qassemi spends a fortune on artworks by living, Arab artists; then he shows them to as many people as possible.


Comedian's Sept. 11 Lie Revealed

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Steve Rannazzisi admits he lied for years about being in the World Trade Center when terrorists attacked it in 2001. A fellow comic, whose firefighter father died that day, accepts the apology.


The Dark Side Of Funny: Growing Up In George Carlin's Shadow

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

In A Carlin Home Companion, Kelly Carlin reflects on life with her famous comedian (and drug addicted) father. "This book has always felt like unfinished business," she says.


'Evan Hansen' Makes Music Out Of Teen Angst And Anxiety

Friday, August 14, 2015

A new musical by Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Dear Evan Hansen is a comedic drama that deals with teen suicide in the age of social media.


Many Comedians Have 'The Daily Show' To Thank For Their Thriving Careers

Monday, August 03, 2015

As Jon Stewart's final week hosting The Daily Show gets underway, we examine the show's legacy and the many careers and spinoffs it's launched.


Nearly 200 Comedians, All Playing The Same City

Friday, July 24, 2015

Just For Laughs, the biggest and oldest comedy festival in the world, is underway in Montreal. We'll find out who's new, who's returned and learn about some surprise hits.


You Might Not Know Kenny Ortega, But You Probably Know His Choreography

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ortega is one of the most sought after choreographers in showbiz. He has worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Zac Efron and is responsible for some of Hollywood's most memorable dance scenes.


For More Than 30 Years, Comics Flock To Montreal Every July

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Montreal is home to the biggest and oldest international comedy festival in the world. Dave Chappelle, Mike Myers, Wanda Sykes and Kevin Hart are among the performers this year.


After 20 Years, New Orleans Band Galactic Lifts Off With New Voices

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The band might not have a permanent lead singer, but on the new album Into The Deep, the musicians show just how well they've learned to play with others.


#NPRreads: Wisconsin's First Lady And Syria's Dueling 'Godfathers'

Friday, July 10, 2015

Also this week, an interview with John Lydon (you may know him as Johnny Rotten), race and Instagram filters, and the cost of living in Los Angeles.