Neda Ulaby

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Influential Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

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.


Online Art Sites Aim To Fill Gap Between Etsy And Sotheby's

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.


Artist Shirin Neshat Captures Iran's Sharp Contrasts In Black And White

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.


Picasso Painting Breaks Record For Most Expensive Artwork Sold At Auction

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.


Edison's Talking Dolls Can Now Provide The Soundtrack To Your Nightmares

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.)


A Look At 'Blackbird,' The First Film On The New 'Black Netflix'

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.


Small South Carolina Newspaper Takes Home Top Pulitzer Prize

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.


Broadway Passes The Bechdel Test With 'Fun Home'

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.


Jon Stewart's Replacement Is Unlikely Choice For 'The Daily Show'

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.


For 'BoJack Horseman,' It Matters If A Cartoon Dog Is A Man Or A Woman

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.


Michael Graves, Renowned Architect Who Designed Products For Target, Dies

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.


He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Star Trek actor, writer, poet and photographer has died of lung disease at 83. NPR's Neda Ulaby has a look back at the long career of the man who was (and was not) Spock.


'Brother's Keeper, 'Paradise Lost' Documentary Filmmaker Dies At 58

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bruce Sinofsky died Saturday of complications from diabetes. He was 58 years old.


King Of Condensed Films: Meet Chuck Workman, The Oscars' Montage Master

Saturday, February 21, 2015

It's a classic element of the Oscars telecast: that sequence of clips paying tribute to film industry greats. Chuck Workman created them for 20 years, and likens his craft to making a fruitcake.


'I'll Take Insanely Hard Oscar Trivia For 400, Alex'

Friday, February 20, 2015

Can you name the longest title of a film nominated for best picture? Or most Oscar-nominated family? At O'Brien's Irish Pub in Santa Monica, the trivia night regulars are former game show champions.


'Fifty Shades' Director Explores Passion, Performance And Control

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey is expected to be a blockbuster — and the director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, is a relative unknown outside of the art world, where she's a star. NPR's Neda Ulaby has a profile.


Christian Grey Began His Fictional Career As A Vampire

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey started out as fan fiction for the young adult series, Twilight, and morphed into a racy tale about a kinky billionaire.


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.