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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.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Bruce Sinofsky died Saturday of complications from diabetes. He was 58 years old.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, December 22, 2014
The British singer, who won American hearts for his performance at Woodstock, died of lung cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.