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Neda Ulaby

Neda Ulaby appears in the following:

Acting For Film Or Acting For Life? Doc Tells Story Of Kim Jong Il's Captives

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.

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Food For Thought: 10 Restaurants That Shaped America

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.

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How NYC's First Puerto Rican Librarian Brought Spanish To The Shelves

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.

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Former Journalist Sabaa Tahir Writes Dystopian Fantasies Inspired By The News

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.

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Literary 'It Couple,' Both Best-Selling Authors, Work Side By Side

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.

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He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA's Underground Museum

Monday, August 29, 2016

When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.

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The Unsung Heroine Who Helped Shape 'Suicide Squad'

Thursday, August 04, 2016

The late Kim Yale co-wrote the comic book series that inspired the film hitting theaters this weekend. Neda Ulaby talked to several people who are happy to see her contributions recognized.

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'Lights Out': A Scary Swedish Short Spawns A Summer Hit

Sunday, July 24, 2016

A self-taught filmmaker and his wife made the terrifying film in just one evening, using IKEA lights and a homemade dolly. The 2 1/2 minute short has now been adapted for the big screen.

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A Cast With Down Syndrome Brings Fresh Reality To Reality TV

Friday, July 22, 2016

With the Emmy-nominated Born this Way poised to begin its second season July 26, the cast, co-creator and fans explain why the show has become such a hit.

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Renee Montagne To Step Down As Host Of 'Morning Edition'

Monday, July 18, 2016

After a dozen years of arriving at work every weekday at midnight, Montagne says she's ready to try something new. She will become a special correspondent on Morning Edition.

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At LA's MOCA, A Celebrated Chef Serves Up Dinner As Art Installation

Monday, July 11, 2016

Craig Thornton is behind some of the most coveted meal reservations in LA. For the past five months, he's been melding dining, sculpture and taxidermy at the city's Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Black Lives Matter Activists Take It Off The Street And Into The Museum

Sunday, July 10, 2016

A postcard from the Underground Museum in Los Angeles, featuring reactions to the week's events from several founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Los Angeles Chef Pushes Boundaries Of Taste In Art Installation

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Los Angeles's top cult chef has been pushing the boundaries of taste at the Museum of Contemporary Art with an art installation that combines dining, sculpture and taxidermy. It's also a way for a museum to connect with the city's vibrant food scene.

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National Park Daguerreotypes Invite Viewers To 'Merge With The Land'

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Photographer Binh Danh melds early photographic materials and timeless landscapes to produce ethereal images of national parks. He says it's his hope that viewers "see themselves in the picture."

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'Such A Magical Time': Harry Potter Fans Recall Growing Up Alongside Wizard

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

A new play about Harry Potter, written by J.K. Rowling, begins previews this week with Harry as a grown up. Grown, too, is the "Potter Generation," the kids who were the first to read the books when they came out. Their experience — maturing alongside Harry — was unique.

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Kickboxing Director Lexi Alexander Uses Activism To Bust Out Of 'Movie Jail'

Thursday, May 26, 2016

After her 2008 movie, Punisher: War Zone, flopped, Alexander had a hard time getting new projects. She was in what's known as Hollywood's "movie jail," a common experience for female directors.

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U.S. Army Takes Unique Approach With New Recruitment Video

Thursday, May 12, 2016

It's the new U.S. Army recruiting video, or is it a trailer for a new Hollywood sci-fi movie? Or is it both? NPR takes a look at the new video.

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After Very Visible Roles, Lupita Nyong'o Looks To Disappear Into Character

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The actor is now starring on Broadway in Eclipsed, a searing story of young women held captive in Liberia. After that and 12 Years a Slave, Nyong'o says she's ready for some lighter material.

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2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

Monday, April 18, 2016

The 2016 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday with Broadway hit Hamilton winning for drama.

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When It Comes To Talking Sex, Young Adult Books Can Be A Parent's Best Friend

Friday, April 01, 2016

Today's young adult novels deal with consent, sexual assault and the pressures of sexting, among other things. For parents who aren't comfortable broaching those subjects, these books can help.

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