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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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, November 01, 2015
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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.
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...
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.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Miami already enjoys a vibrant street art scene, but now a new arts district is emerging. The industrial city of Hialeah is becoming an affordable alternative for local artists, who are changing the area's reputation.
Colorful street art brightens the otherwise drab warehouses, where Cuban and Haitian immigrants labor inside ...
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...
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.
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.
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.
Friday, August 14, 2015
The original members of N.W.A produced the film, which opens nationwide Friday. Like the group's story, the making of
Straight Outta Compton — which took 11 years — is filled with drama.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The virtual reality company Oculus is close to releasing a headset for games, movies and other entertainment. The company premiered an animated short called
Henry that will come with the headsets.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The animated rabbit is well known for starring in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons. Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the 1940 Oscar-nominated short
A Wild Hare.
Monday, July 20, 2015
A nearly 1,000 page deposition from 2006 provides new information about comedian Bill Cosby's pattern of possible sexual abuse against dozens of women. But why hasn't he been prosecuted yet?
Sunday, July 19, 2015
The Turkish television industry is booming.
During Ramadan, which ended this week, many Muslims — around the world — tuned in to watch Turkish TV in massive numbers.
But Turkey isn't just presenting religious programming. The country is second only to the U.S. in producing and exporting secular TV dramas ...
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Newly unsealed court documents from 2005 show comedian Bill Cosby admitted to giving at least one woman Quaaludes in order to have sex with her. The documents were obtained by The Associated Press.
Sunday, July 05, 2015
Fifteen miles past the city limits of Juarez, an insane asylum serves as the last stop for a group of indigent and mentally ill people. It's called
Vision en Accion, or Vision in Action, and it sits like a citadel in a filthy desert dotted with dumps and junkyards, in ...