Elizabeth Blair

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92nd Street Y Pivots From In-Person Events To Virtual Programs

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The pandemic has made for a bleak outlook for the arts. Enter the 92nd Street Y in New York, which outlasted the Depression, Sept. 11 attacks and is making changes to stay afloat during the pandemic.


In A 'Coast-To-Coast Roast,' Colin Quinn Finds Humor In The State We're In

Monday, September 21, 2020

As a veteran stand-up comedian, Quinn has spent decades on the road, performing in 47 out of the 50 states he now affectionately eviscerates in his new book, Overstated.


In 'Woke,' Cartoonist Keith Knight Drew From A Real-Life 'Wake-Up Call'

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The Hulu comedy follows Keef, a cartoonist (based on Knight) who doesn't want to fill his comic strips with racial justice issues. But a run-in with the police changes Keef's perspective.


As Burning Man Goes Virtual, Organizers Try To Capture The Communal Aspect

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Burners can attend an art class, DJ dance party — or even join a virtual group hug — via webcam or virtual reality. In place of statue burning, the event will end with backyard fires and candles.


Vox Virtual, An International Music Festival, Is About To Launch

Monday, August 17, 2020

Vocal ensembles that normally would be touring the summer festival circuit have organized a virtual concert series. Groups hail from 10 different countries including the U.S., Zimbabwe and France.


Media Titan Sumner Redstone, Who Made Viacom A Global Empire, Dies At 97

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

"Content is king" was Redstone's mantra. Known for his shrewd deal-making and public family feuds, the powerful corporate leader reigned over an astonishing wealth of networks, studios and brands.


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.


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.


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."


'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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


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.