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Neda Ulaby

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And The Oscar Goes To ... Wait, Who Hasn't Had One In A While?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

It's happened enough that it's a thing: A stellar actor is awarded for a not-so-stellar role. Many feel it happened again this week with the Oscar nominations.


Kim Fowley, Producer And Rock Svengali, Dies

Friday, January 16, 2015

Checkered barely begins to describe Fowley's long, crazy career in music. He was the infamous first manager and producer of the all-girl band The Runaways.


'La Dolce Vita' Star Dies At 83

Monday, January 12, 2015

Swedish-born actress Anita Ekberg, who was best known for her role as Sylvia in the 1960 film La Dolce Vita, died in Italy on Sunday at the age of 83.


Satire In The Muslim World: A Centuries-Long Tradition

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ninth-century satirist al-Jahiz remains a beloved figure in Islamic literature, but his modern-day counterparts — including comedian Bassem Youssef and cartoonist Ali Farzat — don't have it easy.


Managing Conversations Online Is A Puzzle Of Picking Platforms

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

While social media can galvanize movements and offer access to activists, sensitive conversations can easily go off the rails online. But we are becoming better managers of these online conversations.


Bess Meyerson Was An Author, TV Personality, Civil Servant

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Bess Myerson was crowned Miss America in 1945 and was the only Jewish-American woman to ever hold the title. She went on to have a long career in public affairs though it was sometimes marked by scandal. She died Dec. 14 at the age of 90.


Mary Timony Brings 'Understated Swagger' To Ex Hex

Monday, December 29, 2014

Ex Hex is an all-female band led by ex-Wild Flag guitarist and rock veteran Mary Timony. The group released a strong record this year that slipped under a lot of people's radar.


'Crabs For Christmas': A Tuneful Baltimore Tradition (Really!)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

More than 30 years ago, David DeBoy wrote a hit holiday song about a local delicacy. Its success led to other Baltimore-themed Christmas songs, then to albums and finally to a live show.


Charismatic Singer Joe Cocker Dies At 70

Monday, December 22, 2014

The British singer, who won American hearts for his performance at Woodstock, died of lung cancer.


Author Of 'Clifford' Children's Books Dies At 86

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The creator of Clifford The Big, Red Dog died last Friday . Norman Bridwell wrote about 150 Clifford books that were translated into 13 languages and sold nearly 130 million copies.


The Annie Of Tomorrow Has The Same Hard Knocks, But Different Hair

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The famously redheaded orphan is played this time by African-American actress Quvenzhané Wallis. "The original Annie had a red Afro," points out Indiana University scholar Terri Francis.


Former Deputy CIA Director Says 'Torture Report' Misses The Point

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Audie Cornish talks to former Deputy CIA Director John McLaughlin about his objections to the Senate Intelligence Committee's so-called torture report.


Sapiosexual Seeks Same: A New Lexicon Enters Online Dating Mainstream

Thursday, December 04, 2014

OkCupid is adding a lot more options for gender and sexual orientation, including androgynous and genderqueer. And then there's sapiosexual, meaning someone who's attracted to smart people.


Beware The 'Babadook,' The Monster Of Your Own Making

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The monsters of repression are what terrorize a mother and her son in this independent, Australian, horror movie. "I wanted it to look more low-fi and more handmade," says director Jennifer Kent.


'Do They Know It's Christmas?' Raises Hackles As Well As Dollars

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The newest version of Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" raised a $1 million within a few minutes of its release on Tuesday. Critics say the song still sends the wrong message about Africa.


House Leadership Ranks Remain Mostly Stagnant For Democrats

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Much of the House Democratic leadership is getting along in years, with little prospects for change even after suffering big losses this past election.


In 'Straight White Men,' A Play Explores The Reality Of Privilege

Monday, November 17, 2014

One of the hottest playwrights in American theater right now is 40-year-old Young Jean Lee. The Korean-American dramatist talked to NPR's Neda Ulaby about her new play opening this week off Broadway.


If Literature's Great Characters Could Text, They'd Charm Your Pantalets Off

Monday, November 10, 2014

Texts from Jane Eyre imagines a Mr. Rochester who worries over his "attic wife" and a super flirty Scarlett O'Hara: "did you know that pantalets are out this year[?] that's why I'm not wearing any :)"


Study Says Parents' Media Exposure Trickles Down To Children

Monday, October 20, 2014

A new study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that the more movie sex and violence they watch, the more parents change their feelings about how much their children should be exposed to it.


Waterless Worlds The New Hot Dystopia

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Following years worth of news stories about climate change and drought, books and movies are starting to capture those stories, too. Worlds without water are the settings for quite a few new projects.