Neda Ulaby

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Edison's 'Little Monsters' Restored To Their Original Freakishness

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Visitors at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park can hear newly-restored Edison talking dolls. They are the stuff of nightmares. This story originally aired May 5 on All Things Considered.


Getting The Ants In 'Ant-Man' Right Was No Tiny Challenge

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In Marvel's latest superhero movie, filmmakers had to portray the insects as realistic yet relatable. Two myrmecologists, or ant scientists, weigh in on whether the attempt was successful.


Little Hero, Big Screen: The Entomology Of 'Ant-Man'

Friday, July 17, 2015

In Ant-Man, the latest Marvel Studios superhero movie, filmmakers had to portray the tiny insects as realistic, yet relatable. Two ant scientists weigh in on whether the attempt was successful.


After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

Monday, July 06, 2015

Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren't as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.


For Online Video Stars, YouTube Is No Longer The Only Stage

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Online video is such a huge and lucrative market that a lot of companies are trying to lure some of the biggest stars away from the current king of medium — YouTube.


HBO's 'The Brink' Puts The Situation Room In Situation Comedy

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The show is a response to the notion that sitcoms have generally ceded political satire to fake news programs. It opens with a certifiably crazy general taking control of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.


'Jurassic World' Speaks A Universal Language

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jurassic World made more than $500 million in less than a week. The movie was No. 1 in every country. That includes China which only allows about 30 Hollywood movies to officially screen each year.


Science Of Sadness And Joy: 'Inside Out' Gets Childhood Emotions Right

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pixar's animated fantasy takes viewers inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. Psychologists say the film offers an accurate picture of how emotions and memories help make us who we are.


Roy Andersson: From Mordant Ad Director To Philosophical Filmmaker

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Andersson spent decades directing funny commercials in Sweden. Later, the money he made helped paved the way for his return to cinema. His new film is A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence.


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.