Elizabeth Blair

Elizabeth Blair appears in the following:

In 'Sweat,' Adapting To Change Is The Hardest Work Of All

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage spent two years visiting Reading, Pa., to research her new play. Sweat explores how industrial decline affected workers in the former steel and textile town.


Chinese Company Dalian Wanda Buys Legendary Entertainment

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Chinese company Dalian Wanda has bought Legendary Entertainment, the film company which made Jurassic Park among many other movies. The move marks one of the largest American cultural acquisitions ever by a Chinese company.


Lawyer Faces National Scrutiny While Defending Bill Cosby

Friday, January 08, 2016

Monique Pressley is called "masterful" in her public message. She hits the spotlight of the Bill Cosby case after a career as a defense attorney, prosecutor and religion-based broadcaster.


HBO Documentary Explores Dark Underbelly Of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet

Monday, December 21, 2015

Russia's Bolshoi Ballet was rocked following the 2013 acid attack on the company's artistic director. A new documentary airing Monday on HBO, Bolshoi Babylon, looks at the culture of the company and how things got to that point. NPR explores how the paranoia and distrust of management within the ranks of the company is both very Russian and a symbol of the Bolshoi Ballet.


Comedy Writer Paula Pell Says You Don't Have To Go Far For Good Material

Friday, December 18, 2015

The longtime Saturday Night Live writer created the screenplay for the new Tina Fey-Amy Poehler movie Sisters. Pell says she wanted to explore how people carry their teenage identities into adulthood.


Dad Rage Fuels The Comedy Of 'F Is For Family'

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The animated Netflix series features an often-frustrated patriarch named Frank Murphy. Comic and co-creator Bill Burr says the show is inspired by his own childhood stories.


School Arts Advocates Cheer New Education Measure

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Every Student Succeeds Act favors a well-rounded education over high-stakes testing under No Child Left Behind. It specifically includes music and art as part of the definition of well-rounded.


WATCH: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Take On 'Star Wars'

Friday, December 04, 2015

Their film Sisters comes out the same weekend as Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Are they worried about getting crushed? "R2-D2 is my bra size," Fey says in a Sisters trailer called "The Farce Awakens."


Fey And Poehler: 'Sisters' Who Will Take Down 'Star Wars' — Or Laugh Trying

Thursday, December 03, 2015

What film would be crazy enough to schedule its release on the same day as the new Star Wars? Why, it's Sisters, the new film from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.


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.