Elizabeth Blair

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Lead Singer Of The Cars, Ric Ocasek, Dies In New York

Monday, September 16, 2019

The group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year. The NYPD said Ocasek, who co-founded the group with Benjamin Orr, was 75; public records list his age as 70 years old.


Ric Ocasek, Frontman Of The Cars, Has Died

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The lead singer of The Cars — the offbeat Boston rock band that became a mainstay of radio in the 1980s — died Sunday afternoon in Manhattan.


When The 'Whisper Network' Goes Public: The 'S****y Media Men' List, 2 Years On

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

In 2017, a crowdsourced spreadsheet gave women the opportunity to anonymously share allegations against prominent figures in journalism and publishing. One writer has filed a defamation lawsuit.


Valerie Harper, Rhoda On 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' Dies At 80

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Valerie Harper, best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, died Friday in Los Angeles. She was 80.


Valerie Harper, Who Played Beloved TV Sidekick Rhoda, Dies At 80

Friday, August 30, 2019

Harper's Mary Tyler Moore Show character was the perfect foil for the sitcom's buttoned-up protagonist. "Rhoda had this wonderful quality of saying the unsayable," Harper told NPR in 2010.


Pioneering Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker Dies At 94

Monday, August 05, 2019

D.A. Pennebaker used portable cameras and redefined documentary filmmaking. Pennebaker was best known for Don't Look Back, The War Room, and Monterey Pop. He died Thursday at 94.


In U2's 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For,' A Restless Search For Meaning

Friday, July 26, 2019

Inspired by gospel, the standout from U2's American experiment, The Joshua Tree, has become a rock 'n' roll hymn, even finding its way into real-life church services.


At Just For Laughs, A Joke — Or Three — On Every Block

Friday, July 26, 2019

Montreal's Just For Laughs festival has countless comedy performances at indoor venues — but organizers say it's important that the fun spills out onto the streets, with clowns, dancers and puppets.


Montreal Is Full Of Laughs As It Hosts 2019 Comedy Festival

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Just For Laughs international comedy festival is not just for headliners. The largest comedy festival in the world is also known for being the place for new comedians to break out.


Encore: Billie Holiday's Grave

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Singer Billie Holiday died 60 years ago next week. For nearly a year, she had no tombstone until fans rallied to make sure Lady Day's final resting place was properly marked.


Encore: Comedian Brian Regan Sees The Dinosaurs In Everyday Life

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Brian Regan has been called "your favorite comedian's favorite comedian." He's also known as a "clean comic," which might explain why families make up a good portion of his audience.


The Songs That Define Us, From NPR's 'American Anthem' Series

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

On this special episode of All Songs Considered we share highlights from NPR's American Anthem series, celebrating the songs that unite and inspire us.


2 Women Publicly Corroborate E. Jean Carroll's Allegations Of Sexual Assault By Trump

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Two women have come forward to corroborate E. Jean Carroll's claim that President Trump sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s.


Smithsonian Institution Names Lonnie Bunch III As Its New Secretary

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Smithsonian Institution has named Lonnie Bunch III as its new secretary. He will become the first African American to lead the institution and the first historian to be elected to the position.


MTV Hires 'Doyenne Of Documentaries,' Sheila Nevins, For Its New Division

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

MTV, a network known for its young audience, is starting a documentary division, helmed by 80-year-old Sheila Nevins, who is best known for running HBO's prestigious documentary division.


MTV Launches New Documentary Division Led By Producer Sheila Nevins

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Nevins, 80, has some 1,500 credits to her name, and is best known for running HBO's prestigious documentary division. "At my age, most people would think that I would be out to pasture," she says.


Dave Chappelle To Be Awarded Mark Twain Prize For American Humor

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

The comic and actor, known for his boundary-pushing stand-up routines and his sketch comedy TV series Chappelle's Show, will receive the award in a gala at the Kennedy Center.


These High Schoolers Have A Passion For 'Poetry Out Loud'

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

The Poetry Out Loud contest is kind of like a poetry spelling bee. Kids from across the country compete at reciting their chosen poems, and the winner takes home a prize of $20,000.


Comedian Brian Regan Sees The Dinosaurs In Everyday Life

Friday, April 26, 2019

He's a favorite of other comics — a physical, observational and airtight performer who works "clean." All that helps explain why families make up a good portion of his massive audience.


Paint-By-Numbers Maestro Dan Robbins Dies At 93

Friday, April 05, 2019

Working at a paint company after World War II, Robbins used techniques he learned from Leonardo da Vinci to develop the system that let countless non-artists experience the pleasure of painting.