Elizabeth Blair

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Sonia Rykiel, Designer Known As The 'Queen Of Knitwear,' Dies

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The famously redheaded Rykiel embodied the intellectual chic and feminism of Paris in the late 1960s. With vibrant stripes or simple black, her clothes hugged a woman's body.


Belle Of The Mall: Saving Smithsonian's Jewel-Like Arts And Industries Building

Thursday, August 25, 2016

With its spires, rotunda and colorful facade, the Arts and Industries Building is a festive relief compared with its neighbors. But restoring the Smithsonian's first museum hasn't been easy.


'Little Prince' Adaptations Aren't Easy — Just Ask Orson Welles

Friday, August 05, 2016

In 1943, the legendary filmmaker tried (and failed) to turn Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's book into a movie. Director Mark Osborne got considerably further. His adaptation hit theaters on Friday.


How Mike Birbiglia Applies 'Yes, And ...' To Improv And Beyond

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Birbiglia's new film follows a fictional New York improv troupe. Don't Think Twice explores the tension between personal ambition and being an "endlessly generous" team player.


'Brexit' Hits The Big Screen: U.K. Film Industry Rattled By Referendum

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Many film and television productions in the U.K. rely on tax breaks and funding from the EU. They say they're nervous for what the "Brexit" results could mean for their business.


This Shakespeare Reconstruction Sets 'Merchant' In Post-Civil War D.C.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

In District Merchants, Shylock is still Jewish, but half of the other characters are freed slaves. The playwright says he was inspired but a reference to slavery in Shakespeare's original text.


Director Taika Waititi's 'Wilderpeople' Is Good For A Laugh — And Then A Cry

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Kiwi actor/filmmaker uses humor to address painful situations in his films. His latest, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, follows a city kid trekking through the wilderness with his reluctant foster dad.


For Many Art Dealers, 'Selling' Is A Dirty Word (But Not For Young Collectors)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Older collectors often want to keep their art forever, which is good for an artist's long-term career. Younger collectors are more commercially driven, and that can have ripple effects.


Military Veterans Take On Zombies In 'Range 15'

Friday, May 27, 2016

Range 15 is a new zombie movie made by war veterans for veterans. It's a dark comedy with a cast that includes a Navy Cross recipient, amputees and William Shatner.


Hollywood Stars Speak Out In Effort To Combat Gender Pay Gap

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Actress Robin Wright made a splash when she revealed that it was only by threatening to go public that she was able to negotiate her House of Cards salary to be the same as that of her male co-star. Pay equity in Hollywood isn't a new issue, but getting around it by sharing salary information might be a new way to combat it.


George Carlin's 'Stuff' Gets A New Home At National Comedy Center

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

His daughter, Kelly Carlin, has announced that she's donating her late father's archives to the museum, which is set to open next year in Jamestown, N.Y.


California Addiction Doctor Scheduled Meeting With Prince, Lawyer Says

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

A lawyer for a California addiction doctor held a press conference Wednesday. He said his client was scheduled to meet with Prince the day after the singer died, and that he had dispatched his son, who works with him, to Prince's Minnesota home.


The 'Mick Jagger' Of Art Auctions Shares Secrets From A High End Market

Monday, May 02, 2016

Simon de Pury is a professional dealer, collector, curator and schmoozer. His clients include billionaires, rock stars and royalty. The art world insider's new memoir is The Auctioneer.


Iconic Performer Prince Dies At Age 57

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Renowned musician Prince died at his home in Minneapolis Thursday at the age of 57. NPR has this remembrance.


Actress Doris Roberts Of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Dies At 90

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Actress Doris Roberts was best known for playing an overbearing yet lovable mother on Everybody Loves Raymond. NPR has a remembrance of the 90-year-old character actress, who died this week.


Who Owns 'We Shall Overcome'? All Of Us, A Lawsuit Claims

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The same law firm that recently succeeded in releasing "Happy Birthday" from copyright rules is now hoping to do the same for the civil rights anthem.


Panama Papers Provide Rare Glimpse Inside Famously Opaque Art Market

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The leaked documents tell the backstory of a groundbreaking Christie's auction, and the purchase of a painting one man claims was seized from his grandfather during World War II.


Nina Simone Biopic Criticized Over Casting And Skin Color

Friday, March 25, 2016

Afro-Latino actor Zoe Saldana plays Nina Simone in upcoming film Nina. That casting choice has caused an uproar from fans and family members.


Sony Buys Michael Jackson's Stake In Lucrative Music Catalog

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The $750 million deal means Sony now fully owns or administers the rights to 3 million songs, including hits by the Beatles, Sting, Lady Gaga and Alicia Keyes.


Beatles Producer George Martin 'Invented The Job'

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

In the studio, the Beatles' longtime producer and arranger devised many of the band's signature sounds. He died Tuesday at age 90.