Elizabeth Blair

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Jonathan Rockefeller brings Sesame Street to life Off-Broadway

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Sesame Street The Musical is a new, Off-Broadway show staring Cookie Monster, Grover, Elmo and the rest of the muppets. The producers tailored the experience to their target audience: toddlers.


How the investigation of Adnan Syed became a podcast phenomenon

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

With more than 300 million downloads and multiple awards, Serial's investigation into Adnan Syed's case paved the way for a veritable cottage industry of true crime podcasts.


Ukrainian ballet dancer Oleksandr Shapoval is killed on the battlefield

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Shapoval volunteered to fight after Russia invaded Ukraine. His unit was recently sent to one of "the hottest zones" in the country, according to The National Opera of Ukraine.


Is it sus that Merriam-Webster just added pumpkin spice?

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

But it's not at all suspect that yeet and metaverse are among the 370 words added. The dictionary's editor at large says some of these additions might amuse or provoke debate.


Best-selling horror writer Peter Straub has died

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Straub was 79. He was known for his supernatural themes, including Ghost Story, The Hellfire Club and, in collaboration with Stephen King, The Talisman.


The Booker Prize shortlist of six works of fiction is announced

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Among the six authors who made the Booker Prize shortlist are Elizabeth Strout, NoViolet Bulawayo and Percival Everett. The winner will be announced in October.


Renowned classical pianist and conductor Lars Vogt has died at 51

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Vogt died "surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer," according to a statement from his representatives.


Goodnight Moon has comforted kids at bedtime for 75 years

Saturday, September 03, 2022

Since its publication on September 3, 1947, the book has lulled children around the world to sleep with its dreamy ritual of bidding "goodnight" to everything in the "great green room."


Paul Auster, Aasif Mandvi and others support Salman Rushdie with public readings

Friday, August 19, 2022

Writers Jeffrey Eugenides, Roya Hakakian, Kiran Desai, Tina Brown, Gay Talese and others gave live readings from the author's work as he recovered from a brutal attack.


Encore: The secret behind why parents — and kids — love 'Bluey'

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The long-awaited new season of the kids' show Bluey, a cartoon about a family of Australian cattle dogs, premiered on Disney+ last week. (Story first aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on Aug. 7, 2022.)


Songwriter Lamont Dozier who co-wrote hits for the Supremes and Four Tops has died

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Dozier died at 81. As part of the songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland, he co-wrote dozens of hits, including "Baby Love," "Heat Wave" and "Reflections," helping to define the Motown sound.


The secret behind why parents — and kids — love 'Bluey'

Sunday, August 07, 2022

A new season of the hugely popular Australian cartoon Bluey is dropping on Disney+. With its made-up family games, high jinx and humanity, the series has hooked both kids and their parents.


Music industry titan Mo Ostin who worked with Sinatra, Hendrix and Prince dies at 95

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Ostin signed deals with major pop and rock talent over the decades, including Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac and R.E.M. He said the industry didn't have to prioritize sales over artistic freedom.


Thousands of Afghan artists are still trying to flee the Taliban

Friday, July 29, 2022

A family of Afghan musicians in the U.S. wants to raise awareness about their plight.


Tony and Emmy winning actress Mary Alice has died at age 85

Thursday, July 28, 2022

From Rose Maxson in Fences on Broadway to Lettie Bostic on TV's A Different World, Alice's career encompassed comedy, drama, stage and screen.


Leave It To Beaver star Tony Dow has died

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Tony Dow, who played Wally Cleaver on the hit TV show Leave It To Beaver, has died at 77. He had cancer.


Mo Willems' naked mole rats owe their rock 'n' roll sound to this composer

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Composer Deborah Wicks La Puma has written music for Mo Willems' famous Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie - and now for Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed on HBO Max.


Troy Kotsur, Billie Eilish and Ariana DeBose are invited to join Oscar's Academy

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

This year, the academy invited 397 artists, including actors, directors and people who play other roles in filmmaking.


The Smithsonian selects four possible sites for new museums for women and Latinos

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The National Women's History Museum and the National Museum of the American Latino were authorized by Congress in 2020.


Amber Heard says social media was a factor for her defamation trial jury

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Appearing on NBC's Today show, the actress said she stands by the testimony she gave in the trial against former husband Johnny Depp.