Neda Ulaby

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Stand Clear Of The Doors: TV Finally Gets On Board With Mass Transit

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.


Plymouth Plantation Museum Showcases Music Of Pilgrims And Native Americans

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.


PBS News Anchor Gwen Ifill Dies At 61

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.


'Arrival' Author's Approach To Science Fiction? Slow, Steady And Successful

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.


Action Film Director Park Chan-Wook Transports Erotic 'Handmaiden' To 1930s Korea

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.


Art Star Ragnar Kjartansson Moves People To Tears, Over And Over

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."


VH1's Secret Weapon For Producing Killer TV Shows

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.


'Haters Back Off!': New TV Show Makes YouTube Star More Than Internet Famous

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.


Academy Chooses Bob Dylan As Unlikely Choice For Nobel Literature Prize

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.