Elizabeth Blair

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Clothes Don't Make A First Lady, But They Can Make A Statement

Monday, January 09, 2017

Michelle Obama is known for wearing affordable clothing, while Melania Trump is often seen in luxury brands. One critic describes Trump's look as polished and glamorous, but not very personal.


Dreamworks' Movie 'Captain Underpants' Comes Out In 2017

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

The blockbuster kids' book Captain Underpants is coming to the big screen. Dreamworks hopes the film's got the same caliber of pranks and potty humor that turned the books into best-sellers.


'Hidden Figures' No More: Meet The Black Women Who Helped Send America To Space

Friday, December 16, 2016

A new film tells the stories of three women who made incalculable contributions to the space program: engineer Mary Jackson, mathematician Katherine Johnson and NASA supervisor Dorothy Vaughan.


Al Pacino, James Taylor And The Eagles Are Honored At The Kennedy Center

Monday, December 05, 2016

Actor Al Pacino, along with singers Mavis Staples and James Taylor, pianist Martha Argerich and The Eagles are recognized at the 39th Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday.


Jeff Koons Gives France A Giant Bouquet Of Flowers, But It Comes With A Price

Friday, December 02, 2016

The work of art is meant to honor the victims of the November 2015 terrorist attacks. Construction is already underway on Bouquet of Tulips -- but not all Parisians are pleased with the gift.


How Past Presidents Approached Time-Honored Tradition Of Political Satire

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

American humorists have a long history of satirizing its leaders. From essays to cartoons to TV, Presidents get poked at and most just take it because it comes with being the most powerful person in the country. President-elect Donald Trump appears to be having a hard time — even now that he has won — with Saturday Night Live.


Is Donald Trump's Sun 'Cliché' Rising Or Setting On His New Website?

Monday, November 14, 2016

A photo of the sun on Trump's transition website looks as if it "could've been stolen from the Reagan campaign of 1984, how 'It's Morning in America again,'" said one brand expert.


Composing An Otherworldly And Intimate Soundtrack To 'Arrival'

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson talks about how he scored the science fiction movie Arrival with inspiration from the movie's images.


Beware The Hair: Trolls Hit The Big Screen — And Bring Scrapbooks With Them

Saturday, November 05, 2016

The movie Trolls features not just big hair but surprisingly great music — and a fair bit of scrapbooking. The film, by a veteran animation director, aims to balance feel-good fun with offbeat humor.


The Real 'Hacksaw Ridge' Soldier Saved 75 Souls Without Ever Carrying A Gun

Friday, November 04, 2016

Conscientious objector Desmond Doss became a World War II hero during one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific theater. Now he's the subject of a new film directed by Mel Gibson.


Mark Twain Prize: Bill Murray Accepts Nation's Top Humor Award

Monday, October 24, 2016

Bill Murray received the 2016 Mark Twain Prize Sunday evening at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He was gently roasted by friends and fellow comics, and he was droll and deadpan and heartfelt.


'Thriller' Songwriter Rod Temperton Dies At 66

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Temperton wrote some of the most iconic pop songs of the 1970s and '80s, including Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and "Rock With You."


Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Took Unlikely Path To Hollywood Royalty

Friday, September 30, 2016

Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood knows tough times. A single mom at 17 who once worked at a French fry factory to make ends meet is Hollywood royalty today. A favorite of director Tim Burton, Atwood is now costume designer for his adaptation of the darkly comic, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and the upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.


Curious George Celebrates 75 Years Of Monkey Business

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

George has had many close calls, but did you know he once outran the Nazis? Despite some dated themes (we're looking at you, Man with the Yellow Hat) George is now a multimillion-dollar franchise.


Charmian Carr, Who Played Liesl In 'The Sound Of Music,' Dies At 73

Monday, September 19, 2016

Charmian Carr, who played Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music, has died at the age of 73. She sang the song "16 Going on 17" and was a longtime booster for the classic film.


Better Sit Down For This One: An Exciting Book About The History Of Chairs

Saturday, September 03, 2016

OK, fine ... this new chair anthology might not keep you on the edge of your seat, but it does reveal some very interesting ideas about trends in design, culture and social values.


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.