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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Some Artists Are Seeing Red Over A New 'Black'

Thursday, March 03, 2016

First, it's not really black. It's not even a color or a pigment. "Vantablack" is a "material," according to Surrey NanoSystems, the British company that created it. But this growling, rebellious material is causing quite a fuss now that renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor — who designed Chicago's Cloud ...

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Obama Nominates Carla Hayden To Lead Library Of Congress

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

President Obama has nominated Carla D. Hayden as the next librarian of Congress. If confirmed, she would be the first woman and first African-American ever to lead the world's largest library.

Hayden is currently CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.

In a White House statement, Obama ...

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This Oscar Nominee Could've Been An Executive. Instead, She's A Screenwriter

Monday, February 22, 2016

At one point, Meg LeFauve was getting multiple studio executive job offers. But as her mentor says, "She knew she had a different path." Now her screenplay for Inside Out is up for an Oscar.

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Comic T.J. Miller: Trained Clown And Student Of Nietzsche

Saturday, February 13, 2016

T.J. Miller has played a dragon slayer in the How to Train Your Dragon movies, a man who doesn't always change his underwear in Big Hero 6 and a pothead who thinks he's a tech rock star in HBO's Silicon Valley. Now Marvel fans will know him as bartender ...

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How Will Host Chris Rock Treat The Oscars' Lack Of Diversity?

Monday, February 08, 2016

Since it was revealed that all 20 of this year's Academy Award acting nominees are white, everyone's waiting to see how the host — a comedian who never pulls punches — will handle it.

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