Neda Ulaby

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Rainbow Rowell Does Romance With A Subversive (Read: Realistic) Twist

Monday, July 07, 2014

The author's female leads are plus-sized, and sometimes, instead of falling in love, they are just trying to stay in it. Her new book, Landline, opens with a marriage on the verge of collapse.


In 'Snowpiercer,' A Never-Ending Train Ride And A Society Badly Off Track

Sunday, June 29, 2014

After a climate change disaster, a train must circle the globe for its passengers to stay alive. The science fiction fable was inspired by a French graphic novel and directed by a South Korean auteur.


Cory Still ♡s Topanga As A New Generation 'Meets World'

Friday, June 27, 2014

The popular '90s TV show Boy Meets World is getting a reboot, but this time Cory and Topanga are the grown-ups, and their 13-year-old daughter is the one stumbling toward adulthood.


Why TV Drama Is So Obsessed With Pandemics

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Several new TV shows this year revolve around the idea of a deadly virus that grips the world, destroying much of the population. Enthusiasm for these shows is downright infectious.


The Human Heart And Its Rhythmic Magnificence

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Rhythm comes in different forms from music and poetry to those inside our bodies. There's art based on the most primal rhythm of all: the beating of the human heart.


'I Kinda Stole The Show': Laverne Cox And The Path To Prestige Television

Friday, June 06, 2014

Actress Laverne Cox has had huge success on Orange is the New Black. But breaking into acting as a tall trans woman of color wasn't a simple thing by any means.


John Green's 'Stars' Shines Bright On The Silver Screen

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars hits cinemas this week, causing mass outbursts of tears. Author John Green based the character on a real-life girl with cancer — and his own feelings of growing up an outsider.


With Possible Theme Park, 'Hunger Games' May Live Beyond Final Film

Friday, May 30, 2014

The movie studio Lionsgate is exploring the possibility of a theme park based on The Hunger Games films and books.


'Normal Heart' Teaches New Generation About The Early Years Of AIDS

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Ryan Murphy — the producer behind Glee and American Horror Story — has adapted Larry Kramer's 1985 play into a movie for HBO. "So many young people don't know this part of our history," Murphy says.


In Pricey Cities, Being A Bohemian Starving Artist Gets Old Fast

Thursday, May 15, 2014

When even a tiny garret in a major city is crushingly expensive, the ideal of the "starving artist" has shifted since the days when poverty was held up as ennobling.


Hard 'G' Or Soft, The GIF Takes Its Place As A Modern Art Form

Friday, May 09, 2014

A new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image is showcasing reaction GIFs, those little animated images people employ online when words fail them. Cue the dramatic chipmunk!


Lurid Meets Literary In 'Penny Dreadful,' An All-Star Gothic Revue

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Showtime's new psychological thriller re-imagines classic Victorian boogeymen like Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and Count Dracula all lurking in London's darkest corners, discussing romantic poetry.


On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Now that it's more common to see gay characters on TV, is the medium turning to transgender people for fresh stories? NPR's Neda Ulaby looks at TV's crop of transgender and "gender fluid" characters.


NSA Coverage Garners Pulitzers For Post And Guardian

Monday, April 14, 2014

Winners of the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday. The Washington Post and The Guardian were among the notable winners, commended for together breaking the news of NSA surveillance programs.


Coming Out In Basketball: How Brittney Griner Found 'A Place Of Peace'

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

At 23, Griner is one of the best female basketball players in the world — and now she's also an author. In a new memoir, she discusses being bullied as a kid and coming out as a lesbian in college.


Dance Music Legend Frankie Knuckles Dies At 59

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The iconic DJ is credited with helping popularize the style of mixes and remixes known as house music. The cause of death is still unknown, but he suffered from diabetes.


This Year, Biblical Films Are Fruitful And Multiplying

Friday, March 28, 2014

There's a flood of biblical proportions this year in Hollywood: Noah, Exodus and Son of God are all hitting big screens in 2014. What meaning hath this year's spate of Bible-based films?


From Action Hero To Teenage Nerd, Shailene Woodley Has Range

Friday, March 21, 2014

With the potential blockbuster Divergent on the horizon, the actress has been busy positioning herself as a dynamic performer, from the indie The Spectacular Now to the YA film The Fault in Our Stars.


Scott Asheton, Drummer For The Stooges, Dies At 64

Monday, March 17, 2014

Asheton was a founding member of the Michigan-based band, led by Iggy Pop, that helped to write the rules of punk almost a decade before the genre became a threat to households everywhere.


Forget Nancy Drew: Thanks To Fans, 'Veronica Mars' Is Back On The Case

Friday, March 14, 2014

The show aired its last episode in 2007, but this week, after a record-setting Kickstarter campaign, its sharp-elbowed detective protagonist makes her big-screen debut.