Elizabeth Blair appears in the following:
Beyond Books: Libraries Lend Fishing Poles, Pans And People
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
What's the point of a library in the digital age? It's a question that makes librarians bristle. They are quick to remind you that they are not just repositories for printed books and DVDs. Regular patrons know this, but public libraries want to reach beyond the faithful. To that end, ...
Oprah's TV Channel Says It's In The Black
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Big Summer Movies Go Belly Up At The Box Office
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Emmy Nods for Netflix, The New Kid On The Block
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Comedian Hari Kondabolu On Diversity, Race And Burger King
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Toshi Seeger, Wife Of Folk Singer Pete Seeger, Dies At 91
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Anyone who worked closely with Pete Seeger knew the legendary folk singer's wife. For seven decades, Toshi Seeger organized his festivals and handled his travel and correspondence. The social activist died Tuesday. She was 91.
Singer Judy Collins, who has known the family since the 1960s, ...
As Demographics Shift, Kids' Books Stay Stubbornly White
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
When it comes to diversity, children's books are sorely lacking; instead of presenting a representative range of faces, they're overwhelmingly white. How bad is the disconnect? A report by the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that only 3 percent of children's books are ...
'Me' Too: For Gru, Another Shot At Global Domination
Saturday, June 22, 2013
There will be hits and misses at movie houses this summer, but it's a decent bet Despicable Me 2 will end up in the that-went-well column.
The star, a would-be world-dominating supervillain named Gru, is a hulking, blustering figure with an appetite for mayhem — and a surprising soft spot. ...
How To Introduce Kids To Tough Topics? Art And TV Can Help
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Parents steer their kids to media for all kinds of things: as a distraction so they can make dinner, to teach letters and numbers, and for pure entertainment. There are also times when parents rely on books, TV, museums and other media when they aren't quite sure how to approach ...
Plans For Smithsonian Museum 'Bubble' May Have Burst
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Call it the Smithsonian's bubble problem. One of the Smithsonian museums — the Hirshhorn museum for contemporary art — came up with an ambitious new design to add more space: Why not build a giant, inflatable structure that would be big enough for people to walk around in?...
Georges Moustaki, Who Wrote Songs For Edith Piaf, Dies
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Georges Moustaki, one of France's most beloved songwriters, died Thursday in Nice after a long illness. He was 79. Moustaki was known for infusing French song with sounds from around the world.
In 1959, Moustaki wrote the lyrics to Edith Piaf's international hit "Milord," a song about a ...
Despite Digital Platforms, TV Still Relies On Word Of Mouth
Monday, May 20, 2013
'Venus And Serena': An Extraordinary Story, Told On Film
Friday, May 17, 2013
It's Cinderella plus Jackie Robinson times two. When Venus and Serena Williams burst onto the lily-white world of tennis, they changed the game and made history: They were sisters. From a poor neighborhood. Who brought unprecedented power to the game. And both reached No. 1.
Their journey is the subject ...
In D.C., Art Program Turns Boys' Lives Into 'Masterpieces'
Thursday, April 18, 2013
This is the third in a three-part series about the intersection of education and the arts.
Life Pieces to Masterpieces is an arts program that's not entirely about the art. It's an after-school program based in a struggling neighborhood in Washington, D.C., that teaches black boys and young men what ...
More Than 50 Years Of Putting Kids' Creativity To The Test
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
This is the second in a three-part series about the intersection of education and the arts.
Let's start with a question from a standardized test: "How would the world be different if we all had a third eye in the back of our heads?"
It's not a typical standardized question, ...
Creative Classes: An Artful Approach To Improving Performance
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
This is the first in a three-part series about the intersection of education and the arts.
Over the years, there have been a lot of claims about the benefits of the arts on the mind: Listening to Mozart makes you smarter; playing an instrument makes you better at math. One ...
Lianne La Havas: 'The Golden Girl Of British Music'
Sunday, April 07, 2013
Familiar Folks Make Up A Play's 'Good People'
Monday, March 18, 2013
How we end up in life has a lot to do with where we came from. That theory gets a good workout in the play Good People, from Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire. When the show was on Broadway two years ago, the trade magazine Variety proclaimed that "If Good People ...