Neda Ulaby

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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.


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.


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.


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.


2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

Monday, April 18, 2016

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


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.


Rare Tape Of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-Point Game To Be Archived

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Library of Congress names 25 recordings to be added to its National Recording Registry annually. This rare recording — there is no film of the game — is one of this year's selections.


An Iraq War Opera Finds A Vein Of Empathy

Friday, March 18, 2016

Fallujah is based on the experiences of a real Marine, who lost friends and more as a gunner in Iraq. The show's libretto was written by an Iraqi-American.


Michelle Obama Promotes All-Star Song 'This Is For My Girls' At SXSW

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Michelle Obama announced a song Wednesday at the South by Southwest Music Festival that brings together some of the biggest female music stars in the service of girls' education globally.


New TV Drama Recounts Heroic Escapes On The Underground Railroad

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The multilayered thriller follows a group of enslaved people as they escape a Georgia plantation. Co-creator Joe Pokaski says the Underground Railroad may be America's "most heroic story never told."


What Musical Family Has The Oscars On Lock? Hello, Newmans.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Between Thomas, Lionel, Alfred, Emil, David and Randy (yes, that one), the Newmans have more than 80 Oscar nominations. Neda Ulaby takes a look at this epic clan of Hollywood composers and musicians.


What's Behind The Best Supporting Actress Curse? Plain, Old, Unmagical Sexism

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

As legend has it, winning that Oscar is a career killer. But film critic Amy Nicholson says it actually has everything to do with the kinds of roles available to women.


Why Are There So Many Tough Guys Who Sound Like Ladies On The Radio?

Monday, February 15, 2016

Right now, men singing in high voices are really popular: Think Usher, Adam Levine, Jason Derulo or The Weeknd, which is up for seven Grammys this year. NPR's Neda Ulaby tries to understand why.


Diane Warren On 'Til It Happens To You,' A Modern Anthem For A Hard Truth

Friday, February 12, 2016

A career-long hitmaker, Warren knows how to write about intimacy and heartbreak. But when she collaborated with Lady Gaga for a song about sexual assault, it unlocked a few stories she'd never shared.


'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.