Elizabeth Blair

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'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.


'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.