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Spike Lee On Michael Jackson's Evolution From Child Star To 'Off The Wall'

Friday, February 05, 2016

The director's new documentary, called Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, explores the King of Pop's seminal LP. "Michael is alive, because his music is still here," he says.

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2 Decades After O.J.'s Trial, FX Debuts 'The People V. O.J. Simpson'

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson begins Tuesday on FX. Based on Jeffrey Toobin's book, it's a behind-the-scenes series that stars Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta and Sarah Paulson.

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Harvey Weinstein Promises His 'War And Peace' Miniseries Isn't Homework

Monday, January 25, 2016

Weinstein's new miniseries is an updated retelling of Leo Tolstoy's Russian classic. Never mind the daunting page count — "It's got honest-to-God great action, great sex, great love story," he says.

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Sundance Preview: Film Festival To Tackle Gun Violence

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Sundance Film Festival gets underway Thursday night in Park City, Utah. NPR explores the themes of the festival and which films are getting big buzz.

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'Revenant,' 'Mad Max' Snag A Combined 22 Oscar Nominations

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road are among eight nominees for best picture. Notable snubs in the category of best director: Ridley Scott wasn't nominated, nor were any women or people of color.

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David Bowie, An Icon Who Wrote Anthems For The Alienated

Monday, January 11, 2016

Bowie died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, according to a representative. He released his latest album, the critically acclaimed Blackstar, on Friday, which was also his 69th birthday.

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Iñárritu Delivers A '360-Degree Emotional Experience' In 'The Revenant'

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Revenant is a brutal Western, set in 1823. Filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu shot the film chronologically, using only natural sunlight and firelight in remote areas of Canada and Argentina.

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Kathleen Kennedy: From Standing In Line For 'Star Wars' To Producing It Herself

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Lucasfilm president was handpicked by George Lucas to take over his company and the franchise. She's aware that all her film mentors have been men; "I need to bring other women along," she says.

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Holiday Toys Offer Clues To New 'Star Wars' Movie

Friday, November 27, 2015

We discover some of this season's hottest toys: light sabers, drones and Millennium Falcons — all for sale in anticipation of next month's release of the new Star Wars film: The Force Awakens.

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Melissa Mathison, Screenwriter Who Wrote 'E.T.,' Dies

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Melissa Mathison has died at the age of 65. NPR's Mandalit del Barco offers a remembrance of the woman who wrote E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, among other films.

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Mariachi Band Brings Morrissey To Dia De Los Muertos

Monday, November 02, 2015

At one of the largest Day of the Dead celebrations in L.A., Mariachi Manchester reinterprets the work of The Smiths' lead singer.

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Southern California Finally Sees Rain — In A Museum

Sunday, November 01, 2015

It's come to this. If you want to see rain in Los Angeles, you have to go to a museum. Today, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art opens the exhibition, Rain Room, where water is not just life, it's art.

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So Good You'll Scream? A Cookbook From Horror Icon Vincent Price

Friday, October 30, 2015

A Treasury of Great Recipes, by the famed horror film actor, was out of print for decades until this month. It turns out, Price was also a foodie with an "omnivorous appetite," his daughter tells us.

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Netflix's 'Beasts Of No Nation' Release Strategy Highlights Oscar Ambitions

Monday, October 19, 2015

Beasts of No Nation is Netflix's first original film, and the company has chosen to distribute it in theaters and on its streaming service simultaneously. The strategy is one generall...

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Cooper Hewitt Honors Colorful California Ceramics Company

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Heath Ceramics' tiles and tableware are the darling of midcentury-design fans. Now, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is honoring the company for its aesthetics, values and business model.

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Miami Area Muralists Rouse A New Reputation For An Industrial City

Saturday, September 26, 2015

A new arts district is taking shape in what was once a booming industrial center. Drab warehouses are canvases for street artists in Hialeah, an affordable alternative to Miami's Wynwood art scene.

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Move Over, Dora: 'Nina's World' Brings Another Bilingual Girl To TV

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cable channel Sprout celebrates its 10th anniversary with the launch of its first fully owned, original animated show, "Nina's World." Starring Rita Moreno and Mandy Patinkin, it's ab...

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The Broad Museum Is A Contemporary Art Collector's Gift To Los Angeles

Friday, September 18, 2015

Eli and Edythe Broad have been buying works for more than 40 years. They wanted a permanent home for their art — so they've established a museum where anyone can see it for free.

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How Former Gang Member Richard Cabral Went From Prison To Prime Time

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cabral is up for an Emmy on Sunday, but it wasn't long ago that he was facing a possible 35-year sentence for violent assault. He says a program called Homeboy Industries helped turn his life around.

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'SNL' Alumni Mine Humor From Serious Cinema In 'Documentary Now!'

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The new IFC show, starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader and co-written by Seth Meyers, spoofs the subjects and styles of nonfiction classics, including Grey Gardens and Thin Blue Line.

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