Elizabeth Blair

Elizabeth Blair appears in the following:

Why Are Old Women Often The Face Of Evil In Fairy Tales And Folklore?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Evil stepmothers, witches and crones: When they aren't poisoning princesses, they're mangling mermaids or trying to eat children. One writer traces these villains' roots to a fear of female power.


'Sesame Street' Introduces A New Muppet Character With Autism

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The muppet Julia has not yet made her TV debut, but the wide-eyed little girl with a big smile is the star of her own "digital storybook" called "We're Amazing, 1,2,3."

For over a year now, Sesame Street has been working with organizations such as Autism Speaks and Autism ...


Hasan Minhaj Of 'Daily Show' On Prom, Indian Dads And White Folks At Desi Weddings

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Homecoming King is the comedian's absorbing tale about the first-generation American experience and the NBA (New Brown America).


Deluge Contaminates And Destroys Ballet School

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Among the institutions devastated by the flooding in South Carolina is the home of a ballet company.

Dancers from around the world have come to Columbia to dance in the Columbia Classical Ballet Company, founded more than 20 years ago by Radenko Pavlovich.

Now the company's 32 members have ...


Catherine Coulson, The Quirky 'Log Lady' Of 'Twin Peaks,' Dies At 71

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Catherine Coulson, who played the "log lady" in the TV series Twin Peaks, died on Monday at 71. With her odd attachment to a piece of ponderosa pine, she was something of a pop culture hero.


No Vanity Project: At Art Center, Baryshnikov Tells Artists, 'You're The Boss'

Monday, September 28, 2015

You'd think the sign in front of dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov's arts center would have his name in lights — but actually, you can barely see it. He says what happens inside is way more important.


For Arab Artists With Something To Say, This Sheikh Is A Loudspeaker

Friday, September 18, 2015

Media personality and art collector Sultan Al Qassemi spends a fortune on artworks by living, Arab artists; then he shows them to as many people as possible.


Comedian's Sept. 11 Lie Revealed

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Comedian Steve Rannazzisi has admitted to lying for years about being in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.

In interviews, Rannazzisi said he escaped the south tower when terrorists crashed two airplanes into the buildings in 2001. Wednesday, he tweeted that he was in New York City that day, ...


The Dark Side Of Funny: Growing Up In George Carlin's Shadow

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

In A Carlin Home Companion, Kelly Carlin reflects on life with her famous comedian (and drug addicted) father. "This book has always felt like unfinished business," she says.


'Evan Hansen' Makes Music Out Of Teen Angst And Anxiety

Friday, August 14, 2015

A new musical by Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Dear Evan Hansen is a comedic drama that deals with teen suicide in the age of social media.


Many Comedians Have 'The Daily Show' To Thank For Their Thriving Careers

Monday, August 03, 2015

As Jon Stewart's final week hosting The Daily Show gets underway, we examine the show's legacy and the many careers and spinoffs it's launched.


Nearly 200 Comedians, All Playing The Same City

Friday, July 24, 2015

Just For Laughs, the biggest and oldest comedy festival in the world, is underway in Montreal. We'll find out who's new, who's returned and learn about some surprise hits.


You Might Not Know Kenny Ortega, But You Probably Know His Choreography

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ortega is one of the most sought after choreographers in showbiz. He has worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Zac Efron and is responsible for some of Hollywood's most memorable dance scenes.


For More Than 30 Years, Comics Flock To Montreal Every July

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Montreal is home to the biggest and oldest international comedy festival in the world. Dave Chappelle, Mike Myers, Wanda Sykes and Kevin Hart are among the performers this year.


After 20 Years, New Orleans Band Galactic Lifts Off With New Voices

Sunday, July 19, 2015

For 20 years, the New Orleans band Galactic has made people dance at clubs, festivals, house parties — you name it. "A first-rate funk band" is how The New York Times describes it.

The group's half-dozen musicians hold their own without a regular vocalist. For their ninth album, ...


#NPRreads: Wisconsin's First Lady And Syria's Dueling 'Godfathers'

Friday, July 10, 2015

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom share pieces that have kept them reading. They share tidbits using the #NPRreads hashtag — and on Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, ...


As Plus-Size Fashion Gains Popularity, Retailers Play Catch-Up

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Celebrities like Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy are helping bring plus-size clothing into the mainstream. But most retailers lag behind, making it difficult for women to find clothes in stores.


Burt Shavitz, Face Of Burt's Bees, Dies At 80

Monday, July 06, 2015

Burt Shavitz, the eccentric co-founder of Burt's Bees skin care products, has died at age 80. His bearded face is on your lip balm.


Ron Moody, Who Played Fagin In 'Oliver!' Dies At 91

Friday, June 12, 2015

Moody was defined by the role of Fagin in Oliver!. He played it on stage in London and New York and in the Oscar-winning film version of the Dickens story. Moody died Thursday at 91.


Ron Moody, Who Delighted Audiences As Fagin In 'Oliver!' Dies

Thursday, June 11, 2015

With a scruffy beard and devilish twinkle in his eye, Ron Moody's Fagin is one of the most memorable, musical theater villains of all time. Moody died Thursday at a hospital in London. He was 91.

As the guardian of his band of little thieves in Oliver! Moody's Fagin was ...