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Neda Ulaby

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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 :)"

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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.

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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.

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HBO To Start Online Only Streaming Service

Thursday, October 16, 2014

HBO has announced that it will launch a streaming service similar to its current HBO GO service in 2015. Analysts say the service could undermine cable's channel bundles and give viewers more control.

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When It Comes To 'Gone With The Wind,' Do Kids Today Give A Damn?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Many young people haven't seen the 1939 film that their parents and grandparents considered a classic. NPR's Neda Ulaby explores whether the story of Rhett and Scarlett withstands the test of time.

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Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

Friday, September 19, 2014

She is one of the first cartoonists to be recognized. Besides her graphic novels and memoirs, Bechdel developed a simple three-question test for how women are represented in films.

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Hachette Authors Take Their Case To Amazon's Board Of Directors

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The authors want Amazon's board to intercede in the dispute between the publisher and the online retailer over the price of e-books. Amazon continues to impede sales of Hachette books.

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Bob Crewe Knew How To Make Artists Sing

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bob Crewe co-wrote and produced such hits for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons as "Walk Like A Man," "Rag Doll" and "Sherry." He died Thursday at the age of 83.

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Film Triptych 'Eleanor Rigby' Tells Three Sides Of A Breakup Story

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby's three incarnations share similar scenes with subtle differences. Director Ned Benson calls his project "delusional," especially for a first-time feature filmmaker.

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Lois Lowry Says 'The Giver' Was Inspired By Her Father's Memory Loss

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lowry's father didn't have Alzheimer's, but as he began to forget his past, the author says she began to imagine a book about eliminating painful memories. The Giver has just been adapted into a film.

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A Sea Of Ceramic Poppies Honors Britain's WWI Dead

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A hundred years after the start of World War I, 888,246 handmade red flowers are filling the moat at the Tower of London — one flower for each British or colonial life lost during the war.

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As Film Stocks Dwindle, Movie-Makers Weigh What May Soon Be Lost

Friday, August 08, 2014

Film isn't dead — not yet, at least. Kodak recently announced that it will keep making film stock for motion pictures despite a dramatic drop in sales, after a handful of high-profile directors advocated for it. But, since the medium's days may yet be numbered, it's worth asking what film can offer that digital media can't.

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