Elizabeth Blair

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'The Best Part Of The First Amendment': Dave Chappelle Accepts Mark Twain Prize

Monday, October 28, 2019

Sarah Silverman, Tiffany Haddish and Jon Stewart were among the comedians who honored Chappelle as he received the annual American humor award in a music-filled ceremony at the Kennedy Center.


The War Behind 'The Current War'

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Current War: Director's Cut, about the battle to develop the electrical grid, is one of the last movies associated with The Weinstein Company and endured its own battles.


Vietnam Bans Animated 'Abominable' Over Controversial Map Of South China Sea

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Vietnam and other countries bordering the South China Sea are angry about a map shown in the new movie Abominable. The movie is a co-production of DreamWorks and a Chinese animation studio.


News Brief: Ukraine Investigation, Iraq Protests, James Franco Sued

Friday, October 04, 2019

We have an update on the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. Also, anti-government protests in Iraq continue and actor James Franco is accused of sexually exploiting female former students.


James Franco Sued By Former Students For Alleged Sexual Exploitation And Fraud

Thursday, October 03, 2019

A lawsuit has been filed against the actor and others, alleging unsafe and unnecessary sex and nudity at an acting school that he ran. The two plaintiffs spoke with NPR.


Disney CEO Bob Iger Has Lessons On Fostering Creativity — And Acquiring It

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The head of The Walt Disney Co. has a new book, The Ride of a Lifetime. It's a memoir of what he has learned in 15 years there — encompassing the purchases of Pixar, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox.


There Was 'No Chance Of Me Going Into The Arts,' Says Comedian Gina Yashere

Sunday, September 22, 2019

When a teacher suggested Yashere become an actor, her mom said: "Actor? No, no, no. You can act like a doctor when you become a doctor." Yashere is now a co-creator of the sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola.


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.