Elizabeth Blair appears in the following:
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Gospel singers look back at the legacy of choirmaster and four-time Grammy winner Edwin Hawkins, who died Monday at 74.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Some see restorative justice as a way forward. But it takes courage to hold yourself accountable, and the men called out by the #MeToo movement might not be there yet.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
In 1936 the book, The Story of Ferdinand, was published. Two years later, Disney turned it into an Oscar-winning short film. Now, the beloved story has gotten its first major movie adaptation.
Monday, December 04, 2017
Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan, hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J, Norman Lear and dancer Carmen De Lavallade are this year's Kennedy Center Honorees. Not present, the president and first lady.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam records, steps aside from leadership positions in his companies because of allegations of a sexual attack. Host David Greene speaks with NPR's Elizabeth Blair.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Minnesota Public Radio has ended its business relationships with host Garrison Keillor following alleged inappropriate behavior. A well-known voice in public media, Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac" and "The Best of A Prairie Home Companion" will no longer be broadcast.
Friday, November 10, 2017
The culture of comedy is one in which women have had little recourse to address sexual misconduct. The now-public allegations facing Louis C.K. suggest this may be changing.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly. More and more women are calling out their alleged sexual harassers and abusers. But why is it all happening now? And is this a turning point?
Monday, October 23, 2017
The annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor goes to David Letterman. A star-studded tribute at the Kennedy Center included comedians Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin and Amy Schumer.
Monday, October 02, 2017
Country music star Jason Aldean was on stage when the Las Vegas shooting occurred. He headlined the last night of the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival, one of country music's biggest events.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Freelancers are a bit of a trade secret when it comes to late night shows. They often send in pages of one-liners for the shows to use or reject. Now Saturday Night Live is telling freelancers it will no longer accept their submissions.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Two giants of comedy died this weekend. Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis had very different styles, but both were hugely influential. There are many comedians who drew equal parts inspiration from them.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 received rave reviews and 12 Tony nominations, the makings of a Broadway hit. Now, it's closing, in part because of a controversy over casting and race.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
The latest victim of hacking in Hollywood is HBO. The hack included materials from the critically acclaimed series, Game of Thrones.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Kevin Hart is launching a streaming comedy service. The actor's Laugh Out Loud Network, which rolls out this week, enters an already crowded market. LANGUAGE ADVISORY: There are two bleeps in actualities in this piece at :14 and :44 in.
Monday, July 31, 2017
The comedian just came off four seasons on Saturday Night Live. Now, she wants to break through to the next part of her career — convincing people she's a writer as well as a performer.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Comedians at the Just for Laughs comedy festival are mixed on the value of mocking President Trump.
Friday, July 14, 2017
In the Planet of the Apes trilogy, Caesar is the noble, compassionate leader of the Apes. In the third and final movie, he must lead the apes to find a home safe from the humans who want to kill them. But Caesar also grapples with intense feelings of revenge. For actor Andy Serkis and director Matt Reeves, this simian creature embodies what it means to be a flawed but fearless human being.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The Chinese artist created Trace while under house arrest, and he wasn't allowed to travel to their San Francisco debut. Now, he has his passport back, and was finally able to see it on display.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
A new hip-hop album by a veteran of the war in Afghanistan drops Wednesday. His target audience: fellow vets suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.