Neda Ulaby appears in the following:
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Visitors at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park can hear newly-restored Edison talking dolls. They are the stuff of nightmares. This story originally aired May 5 on All Things Considered.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
In Marvel's latest superhero movie, filmmakers had to portray the insects as realistic yet relatable. Two myrmecologists, or ant scientists, weigh in on whether the attempt was successful.
Friday, July 17, 2015
In Ant-Man, the latest Marvel Studios superhero movie, filmmakers had to portray the tiny insects as realistic, yet relatable. Two ant scientists weigh in on whether the attempt was successful.
Monday, July 06, 2015
Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren't as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Online video is such a huge and lucrative market that a lot of companies are trying to lure some of the biggest stars away from the current king of medium — YouTube.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
The show is a response to the notion that sitcoms have generally ceded political satire to fake news programs. It opens with a certifiably crazy general taking control of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Jurassic World made more than $500 million in less than a week. The movie was No. 1 in every country. That includes China which only allows about 30 Hollywood movies to officially screen each year.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Pixar's animated fantasy takes viewers inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. Psychologists say the film offers an accurate picture of how emotions and memories help make us who we are.
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Andersson spent decades directing funny commercials in Sweden. Later, the money he made helped paved the way for his return to cinema. His new film is A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Mary Ellen Mark's work appeared in such publications as Life and Vanity Fair. Her photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of Streetwise, an Academy Award-nominated film.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Let's say you're not a millionaire but you're still interested in buying affordable art from the comfort of your living room. There's now a burgeoning business of selling mid-priced art online.
Monday, May 18, 2015
The Iranian-born visual artist has made her home country's turbulent history the subject of high art. The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., is hosting a retrospective of her work.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
One of Pablo Picasso's later paintings in his series, "Les Femmes D'Alger" ("Women of Algiers"), was sold for $179.4 million, including the Christie's Auction House fee, at auction on Monday night.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Thomas Edison built and sold about 500 dolls back in 1890. Now, new technology has made hearing their supercreepy voices possible for the first time in decades. (Thanks, technology.)
Friday, April 24, 2015
The Urban Movie Channel, created by BET founder Robert L. Johnson, is being touted as the black Netflix. Its first original movie, Blackbird, is about a gay interracial romance in the Deep South.
Monday, April 20, 2015
The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, fiction, poetry, drama, music, biography, history and nonfiction were announced Monday at Columbia University in New York.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Alison Bechdel's bestselling graphic novel memoir about growing up gay with a closeted father doesn't seem like an obvious choice for a musical, but it's coming to Broadway. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.
Monday, March 30, 2015
"The Daily Show" replaces departing host Jon Stewart with South African comedian Trevor Noah. He is a relatively unknown comedian and an unlikely choice for the program.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The show's creator had to make a decision: Would a female dog be as funny as a male dog? When it comes to gender in comedy, sometimes animators have more power than they realize.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Renowned architect and industrial designer Michael Graves has died at the age of 80. Graves is perhaps, best-known for designing household objects for Target.