Neda Ulaby appears in the following:
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds has died at the age of 84. Reynolds had a celebrated career as a film actress - she was in the classic Singin' in the Rain and a TV, Broadway and Las Vegas star.
Monday, December 26, 2016
The legendary abolitionist hasn't had a big place in popular culture. But with an upcoming movie starring Viola Davis and her appearance in the TV show Underground, that's starting to change.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
They sound completely disgusting. But cookie-dough-themed cocktails are a trend this holiday season, including at a D.C. pop-up where they're the most popular drinks.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
The screen siren was probably most responsible for the notion of "famous for being famous." NPR's Neda Ulaby looks back at Gabor's contributions to pop culture and to our ideas about celebrity.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Longtime toymakers are broadening their horizons — offering dolls and other figures with hearing aids, wheelchairs and insulin pumps in city scenes, not just hospitals. That's a start, activists say.
Friday, December 16, 2016
A charity cookbook featuring soup recipes from Alice Waters, Anthony Bourdain and others, famous and not, has raised $300,000 so far for displaced Syrians. Why soup? It's a universal comfort food.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
TV doesn't have the best track record with public transportation; in the '90s and early 2000s, even shows set in New York rarely showed characters on the subway or bus. Now, that's starting to change.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
The first Thanksgiving most likely took place in 1621 at Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. Plymouth Plantation, a living history museum, recently showcased the spiritual music of both the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Pioneering African-American journalist Gwen Ifill has died. Ifill was best-known as host of the programs Washington Week and PBS NewsHour. She also moderated two vice presidential debates and presidential primary debates this year. She was 61.
Friday, November 11, 2016
The new film is based on a short story by Ted Chiang — a 49-year-old technical writer based in Seattle. "Fiction writing is very hard for me," he explains — and so Chiang takes his time.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
The new lesbian romance thriller is a big change from the novel it's based on — 2002's "Fingersmith" set in Victorian England. It's also a change of pace for the acclaimed South Korean director.
Friday, October 28, 2016
The artist's repeating performance films can bring on a sort of catharsis, and people often cry after seeing a few cycles. "He's a huge deal," says one curator. "He's been ... rocking the art world."
Friday, October 21, 2016
Often seen as MTV's less cool, older sibling, VH1 has gone from a channel best known for low-quality reality TV shows to become one of the most successful cable networks in an even more crowded field. Especially notable is its popularity with a diverse audience, something many networks have been trying to crack.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Miranda Sings is an awkward teenager who posts videos that she believes will make her a star. She's the creation of comic Colleen Ballinger, and now, thanks to Netflix, she has her own TV show.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Bob Dylan is the 2016 Nobel Laureate in Literature. He's been on the list for years, but no one really expected him to get it. But, as it often does, the Swedish Academy surprised just about everyone with its choice.
Monday, September 26, 2016
The North Korean leader was so crazy about movies that he kidnapped a South Korean actress and director and forced them to work for him. The Lovers and the Despot tells their story.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
A Yale historian's new book explores America's changing tastes, and what they say about our culture — from class mobility to civil rights to women's changing status.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
When Pura Belpré became a librarian in 1921, she couldn't find Spanish language books for kids — so she wrote them herself. Belpré would go on to become a champion of bilingual library programs.
Saturday, September 03, 2016
Tahir got the idea for her series An Ember in the Ashes in 2007, after she was asked to edit a haunting news story at The Washington Post.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs married in 2013. The next few weeks will see the release of Tim Burton's adaptation of his book Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and her book Furthermore.