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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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'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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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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