Elizabeth Blair

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Response In Ukraine Could Prove A Crucible For NATO's Future

Thursday, September 04, 2014

To learn more about the NATO summit in Wales this week, Melissa Block speaks with Admiral James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University and former supreme allied commander at NATO.


The Fine Art Of Pricing Detroit's Collection

Thursday, September 04, 2014

With Detroit's bankruptcy trial underway, one point of contention is likely to be the value of the city's art collection. The art market can be unpredictable, and disagreements between appraisers and creditors reflect just how political Detroit's art has become.


As Museums Try To Make Ends Meet, 'Deaccession' Is The Art World's Dirty Word

Monday, August 11, 2014

Deaccessioning is the permanent removal of an object from a museum's collection. And there are a lot of rules surrounding it — for one, selling art to pay off debt will get you in big trouble.


From 'Good Times' To 'Honey Boo Boo': Who Is Poor On TV?

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

What do sitcoms, dramas and reality TV say about poor people? For our yearlong series exploring poverty, NPR's Elizabeth Blair takes a look at the television shows that place the poor center stage.


With Humor, 'Dead And Breathing' Dives Into End-Of-Life Struggles

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Carolyn, 68, is ready to let go. Dying of cancer, she tries to get her nurse to assist in her suicide. Playwright Chisa Hutchinson drew on real-life inspirations for this dark comedy's characters.


Actress Elaine Stritch, 'Her Own Greatest Character,' Dies At 89

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In a career that stretched back to the '40s, Stritch did it all: theater, TV, movies. Candid about just about everything, she said she didn't mind the word aging — after all "it applies to everyone."


In 'Little Engine That Could,' Some See An Early Feminist Hero

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Was "I think I can" the grandmother of "lean in?" Some readers see the plucky locomotive as a parable about working women, but in some versions of the story the protagonist was male.


Think Before You Clap: You Could Be Beat Deaf

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Some people just can't keep a beat. A Montreal neuroscientist describes the problem as a "musical brain disorder" rather than a mere problem of coordination.


AP: Parts Of Irish 'Mass Graves' Story Exaggerated By Media

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Associated Press says Irish and American media turned speculation into certainty on some details of infant and child burials at a Catholic home for unwed mothers near Galway city.

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In 'Fever,' Town's Teen Tic Epidemic Gets A Chilling Novelization

Friday, June 20, 2014

Megan Abbott was riveted by stories of a bizarre illness that seemed to consume the town of Le Roy, N.Y., in 2012. Her new book uses pieces of that true story to explore the mysteries of adolescence.


The Return of 'Rectify,' A Critical Darling Sprung From Death Row

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rectify is a dark, contemplative TV drama about a man released from prison after two decades on death row. It was also a critical favorite in its first season. For a glimpse into its creation, NPR's Elizabeth Blair talks to show creator Ray McKinnon and actors Aden Young and Abigail Spencer.


'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Is More Growly And Snarly (And Wise) Than Ever

Friday, June 13, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2 — one of the most anticipated family movies of the summer — opens Friday. Elizabeth Blair says the animation is more detailed, the stakes higher and the lessons amplified.


The 'Father' Of G.I. Joe Vowed To Honor The Military

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Donald Levine, an executive at Hasbro, served in the Army in Korea and thought G.I. Joe would be a way to honor veterans. (This story originally aired on All Things Considered on May 26.)


In Confronting Poverty, 'Harvest Of Shame' Reaped Praise And Criticism

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The 1960 documentary examined the plight of America's migrant farmworkers. It was praised as groundbreaking, but others called it an "exaggerated portrait" and even some migrants took issue with it.


Pfizer Drops $119 Billion Bid For AstraZeneca

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has been circling its smaller rival for months. AstraZeneca has rejected every offer saying Pfizer undervalues the company, and that it wants to remain independent.


Remembering The 'Father' Of G.I. Joe

Monday, May 26, 2014

Donald Levine, an executive at Hasbro when the idea for the action figure was first hatched, served in the U.S. Army in Korea and thought the toy would be a way to honor veterans.


Edgy Video Promotes Christie's Contemporary Art Sale

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

In the video, a skateboarder rides through Christie's warehouse and galleries. But will the new approach attract the sort of collectors who spend millions on a piece of art?


Maintaining The IMAX Experience, From Museum To Multiplex

Friday, May 02, 2014

Big-screen connoisseurs argue that retrofitted multiplex theaters don't provide the same immersive experience as the original, six-story screens.


Bolshoi Director Makes First U.S. Visit Since Acid Attack

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bolshoi Ballet artistic director Sergei Filin is in the U.S. for the first time since he was injured last year. He says he hopes ballet will help soothe international tensions.


Colbert Plans To Take Up The Late Night Mic For CBS

Thursday, April 10, 2014

CBS announced that comedian Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as a late night host on the network. Letterman, who turns 67 on Saturday, announced his retirement last week.