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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Celebrities like Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy are helping bring plus-size clothing into the mainstream. But most retailers lag behind, making it difficult for women to find clothes in stores.
Monday, July 06, 2015
Burt Shavitz, the eccentric co-founder of Burt's Bees skin care products, has died at age 80. His bearded face is on your lip balm.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Moody was defined by the role of Fagin in Oliver!. He played it on stage in London and New York and in the Oscar-winning film version of the Dickens story. Moody died Thursday at 91.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Throughout his career, Moody played a variety of parts on stage and screen. But in the villainous Fagin, he found the role of a lifetime.
Monday, May 25, 2015
"I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we're not supposed to see," says photographer David Jay. "And we need to see them because we created them."
Friday, May 15, 2015
The painting belonged to renowned art dealer Paul Rosenberg, who fled the Nazis in 1940. The story of its recovery reads like a historical crime novel.
Friday, May 15, 2015
In Germany, a Matisse painting is being returned to Paul Rosenberg's family. It was one of more than 400 paintings stolen by the Nazis from the "first family" of art in Paris in the '20s and '30s.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
On the 70th anniversary of the books that spawned Thomas The Tank Engine, NPR's Elizabeth Blair considers the economic model of Thomas's home island of Sodor, and its elaborate railway system.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Ben E. King, best known for the classic soul song "Stand By Me," has died at 76.
Friday, April 24, 2015
It has been two years since more than 1,100 workers were killed in a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. "Ethical fashion" is gaining momentum — though what that means depends on whom you ask.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Cooper Union architecture professor Diana Agrest has influenced generations of accomplished architects. Agrest was one of the first women to teach in the largely male-dominated field.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
For the first time, two black dancers will star in a major American production of Swan Lake. NPR's Elizabeth Blair peeks behind the curtain to see why it has been so hard for ballet to diversify.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
In 1960s London, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp approached a young band to be the subjects of their first film. As a new documentary explains, they ended up managing rock royalty.