Neda Ulaby

Neda Ulaby appears in the following:

'I Do Like To Stare': Catherine Opie On Her Portraits Of Modern America

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The photographer has spent her career documenting all kinds of American identities. Her work tackles everything from parenthood and aging, to Elizabeth Taylor and San Francisco's S&M community.


How Do You Measure Passion? Figuring The Value Of Social Media Followers

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Having millions of followers on Twitter or Instagram isn't necessarily a great achievement if they don't engage with you. Putting a value on social media followers is a burgeoning business.


2016 Pritzker Prize Goes To Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Aravena, 48, is known for his socially conscious, sustainable design, often executed at staggering speed and on minuscule budgets.


In 2015, TV Broke Ground By Showing Relatable Women In Hijab

Friday, January 01, 2016

When Muslim women in headscarves appear on TV, it's often in the context of hate crimes, terrorism or politics. But in 2015, TV showed hijab-wearing women joking, coding and cooking up a storm.


Artist Ellsworth Kelly, Master Of Colorful Abstraction, Dies At 92

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Kelly was recognized as one of the greatest American artists of the 20th century. He died Sunday afternoon, leaving behind pieces in nearly every major museum of modern art.


Is Santa An Elf? Discuss

Thursday, December 24, 2015

In which a reporter and an editor get into a heated argument over Santa's classification, and it ends up on the radio.


What American Muslims Do On Christmas: New Traditions Emerge

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

For some American Muslims, Christmas is a day to read the Quran's passages about the birth of Jesus — he's a prophet in Islam, too. For others, it's a day to trim the tree, or just relax.


The Intimidating Task Behind This Season's Cutest Breakout Star

Saturday, December 19, 2015

One of the new characters in the latest Star Wars, BB-8, is one adorable droid. With only a sketch of the final product, its creators didn't know how much fuss would come from the harmless robot.


Oh Holy Fright: Christmas Horror Movies That Slay

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Holiday horror is a peculiar — and rich — genre of film. From evil elves to Satanic snowmen, NPR;s Neda Ulaby looks back at the history of ho, ho, ho in horror.


From Dream Bride To Doll For Boys: The Evolution Of The Barbie Ad

Friday, November 27, 2015

Barbie commercials have come a long way since the 1950s, when one ad encouraged girls to want to get married. Today's commercials market the doll to boys and show girls dreaming about their careers.


New York Restaurants Serve Up Thanksgiving In One Tasty Bite

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Chefs in New York City are packing turkey, cranberry, gravy and stuffing together into small, savory packages. These one-bite wonders take the form of dumplings, croissants and meatballs.


'Mustang' Takes On Women's Rights In Fairy Tale Form

Monday, November 23, 2015

Five beautiful Turkish sisters are locked up together and forced, one by one, into marriage in the new film from director Deniz Gamze Ergüven. The movie has gotten rave reviews all over the world.


George Takei Debuts On Broadway In 'Allegiance'

Monday, November 09, 2015

Inspired by Takei's own childhood experiences, the musical spotlights a dark era in American history: The internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.


ISIS-Threatened Sites Left Off Endangered Heritage List

Thursday, October 29, 2015

In a year when some of Syria's most famous ruins were destroyed by ISIS, no sites in Syria made the 2015 list of endangered cultural heritage sites. Neither did those in Afghanistan, Yemen or Libya.


The Heat, The Pressure, The Violence: Cooking Films Are The New Boxing Movies

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

When you go to boxing movies, you can count on training montages, high-stakes dramatic moments, and the way a scrappy outsider always seems to have to prove him or herself in the ring...


Renowned Director Breaks The Mold, With An 'Assassin' No One Saw Coming

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Hou Hsiao-Hsien has built worldwide fame, but he's done so with realistic films about normal people. In The Assassin, he upends expectations (and genre conventions) with a medieval action tale.


'Spring Awakening' Returns To Broadway — In Sign Language

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The hit musical only closed six years ago, and now it's back, in a well-reviewed revival featuring hearing and deaf actors, who sing and sign during the performance.


Investigative Journalist From Belarus Awarded Nobel Prize In Literature

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Investigative journalist Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature Thursday. She is the first writer from Belarus to win the prize.


Punk Icon Patti Smith Releases Second Memoir, 'M Train'

Monday, October 05, 2015

Singer Patti Smith's latest book is a poetic, free-flowing memoir. In 2010, her memoir Just Kids — about her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe — won a National Book Award.


How Twitter And Cooking Saved Ruth Reichl After 'Gourmet' Folded

Monday, September 28, 2015

Food writer Ruth Reichl has a new cookbook called My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life. It describes how she found her voice after Conde Nast shut down the magazine where she was editor.