Neda Ulaby

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Jace Clayton Translates Stocks Into Sound

Friday, August 28, 2015

As a wild week on Wall Street comes to a close, experimental musician Jace Clayton shares his current work-in-progress: a composition that translates stocks' movements into sound.


'George' Wants You To Know: She's Really Melissa

Thursday, August 27, 2015

One of this fall's most anticipated books is about a transgender fourth-grader. Publisher Scholastic is employing some of the same marketing techniques it used for megahits like The Hunger Games.


This Is Not A Parody: An NPR Story About Homemade Vegetable Broth

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Yeah, we know, it sounds like a joke. But Cuban-born chef Bren Hererra's method totally won us over. Her secret? Don't throw anything out.


After Katrina, New Artists Found Inspiration In A Recovering City

Sunday, August 16, 2015

At New Orleans exhibits commemorating the 10th anniversary of the hurricane, NPR's Neda Ulaby found three artists who said they wouldn't have become artists if it hadn't been for the storm.


Forget The Wreckage: Museums' Katrina Shows Look At How City Has Moved On

Sunday, August 09, 2015

As the 10th anniversary of the hurricane's landfall approaches, art museums across New Orleans focus on how the city sees itself today. In other words, no ruins and no people trapped on roofs.


After Katrina, Tulane's Architecture School Became A Community Builder

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The storm marked a turning point for the school. Now, instead of focusing on historic preservation, it encourages students to design spaces with and for New Orleans' low-income neighborhoods.


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.)