Elizabeth Blair

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As Zoos Cautiously Reopen, Humans Are Excited, Big Cats Seem Ambivalent

Friday, July 24, 2020

"We haven't seen the cats get superexcited about seeing people, but that's honestly to be expected," says Craig Saffoe, curator of the Smithsonian's National Zoo, which reopens Friday.

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Mo'Nique's Netflix Discrimination Case Moves Forward

Friday, July 17, 2020

A judge says the Oscar-winning actress's discrimination and retaliation suit against Netflix can move forward.

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27 Grants Awarded To African American History Sites; Funder Aims To 'Scale Up'

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The National Historic Trust's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund gave out $1.6 million in grants to sites that tell American history "through the lens of Black humanity and identity."

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'Mythbusters' Star Grant Imahara, Electrical Engineer And Robotics Wiz, Dies At 49

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Imahara was best known as a member of the "Build Team" on the Discovery Channel's Mythbusters. A constant tinkerer, he was undaunted by even the most outlandish technical challenges.

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Want To Create A Better Mask? It's Harder Than It Seams

Monday, July 06, 2020

Brothers Billy and Nick Smith have designed a reusable mask that's knit, not sewn. Seamless and sustainable, it's made from polyester, spandex, nylon and an antimicrobial silver-coated yarn.

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The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Invites More Women, Minorities

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Of the 819 artists and executives invited to join this year, the Academy says 45 percent are women and 36 percent are from underrepresented ethnic and racial communities.

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Famous For His Monumental Works Of Art, Christo Dies At 84

Monday, June 01, 2020

Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, who went by Christo, was a conceptual artist known for wrapping buildings and other large landmarks in fabric. He died Sunday at his home in New York City.

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'Food Is Social Adhesive,' So Questlove Is Hosting A Virtual Potluck

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Roots drummer, DJ and cookbook author isn't letting a pandemic slow him down — he's still performing on The Tonight Show, and now he's hosting a virtual potluck dinner party on the Food Network.

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Greg Daniels Moves His Comedic Spotlight To Absurdity In The Afterlife

Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Emmy Award-winning television writer, director and producer has spun comedy from the threads of ordinary life for 30 years. Now he's shifting focus to an imagined "life" after death in Upload.

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Little Richard, The 'King And Queen' Of Rock And Roll, Dead At 87

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Little Richard was an explosive performer who inspired generations of musicians from Otis Redding to The Beatles to David Bowie. He died Saturday morning.

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Comedy Clubs Are Closed, So To Reach Audiences, Comics Have To Improvise

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Live audiences help comics get exposure and work out new material. Colin Quinn says virtual platforms don't replicate "the tension" of being in front of a room full of strangers.

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Disney Expects Losses 'As Much As $1.4 Billion' In 2nd Quarter Of 2020

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

The company's new CEO Bob Chapek said on the earnings call Tuesday that when he started in the role, "None of us could've imagined the suffering and sacrifice that we're now seeing around the world."

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Walt Disney Co. To Report 2nd-Quarter Earnings Amid The Coronavirus Crisis

Monday, May 04, 2020

The Walt Disney Co. will report its second-quarter earnings on a call with investors on Tuesday — just weeks after the pandemic has shuttered much of the business and led to mass furloughs.

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Actors, Singers Raise Money For CDC Charity With Virtual Seder

Monday, April 13, 2020

Hollywood stars, Jews and non-Jews, celebrated Passover by streaming a Seder online Saturday night. It raised some $2 million for the CDC Foundation's Emergency Response Fund to battle COVID-19.

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It's 'Alchemy': Alan Zweibel Explains How He Helps 'Funny People Be Funnier'

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Zweibel began writing for Borscht Belt comics in 1972, earning $7 per joke. His memoir Laugh Lines chronicles four decades of comedic collaborations with some of the biggest names in the business.

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Emergency Relief Package Provides For Tens Of Millions In Funds To Help The Arts

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The package marks $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, $7.5 million for the Smithsonian, and $25 million for the Kennedy Center.

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Virtual 'Love Sweet Love' From Quarantined Berklee College of Music Students

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Student Shelbie Rassler, eager to bring her community together amid quarantine and isolation, organized a massive performance of the classic "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and put it on YouTube.

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Yes, You Can Take Your Kids For A Walk

Thursday, March 19, 2020

With schools around the country closing for two weeks or more, parents and caregivers face a stiff challenge: Keep kids active, engaged — and as safe as possible. We've got a few suggestions.

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This Young Chess Champion Is 'Not Scared Of Anything On That Board'

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Tani Adewumi's family fled Nigeria after being threatened by Boko Haram. They were living in a homeless shelter when Tani won the primary division at the New York State Scholastic Chess Championship.

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'Inside The Actors Studio' Host James Lipton Has Died

Monday, March 02, 2020

James Lipton was best known as the host of Inside the Actors Studio, an in-depth interview show with top performers on Bravo. Lipton died Monday of bladder cancer. He was 93.

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