Elizabeth Blair

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More TV shows depict abortion but few resemble real life

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Maude, Scandal, Jane the Virgin. The number of TV shows that have included abortion in the narrative has increased over the decades. But scripted TV's treatment of abortion rarely resembles reality.

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From stalkers to saints, moms run the gamut in kids' books

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Children's books depict a range of maternal styles. For this Mother's Day, we asked some experts to weigh in on some classics and offer recommendations.

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Who says big band jazz is for old people? Not this teenage composer.

Friday, May 06, 2022

California musician Skylar Tang, 16, is the winner of a Jazz at Lincoln Center contest. She'll accept the award in New York this weekend.

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More TV shows depict abortion but few resemble real life

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Maude, Scandal, Jane the Virgin. The number of TV shows that have included abortion in the narrative has increased over the decades. But scripted TV's treatment of abortion rarely resembles reality.

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TV has brought the abortion debate home since the 1970s

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Bea Arthur as Maude had an abortion in 1972. Jane the Virgin's lead character made a different choice decades later.

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Country music star Naomi Judd dies at 76

Sunday, May 01, 2022

Naomi Judd, who sang with daughter Wynonna as part of country music's famed duo The Judds has died at 76.

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Jon Stewart says the 'fragility of leaders' is the real threat to humor

Monday, April 25, 2022

Jon Stewart is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center. The former host of The Daily Show was praised for revitalizing political satire and for his activism.

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As 'The Velveteen Rabbit' turns 100, its message continues to resonate

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

"To engage children's interest in anything you have to be keenly interested in that thing yourself," Margery Williams Bianco wrote in 1925. Her story endures because it connects to so many people.

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Sony and Lego are investing $2 billion in Epic Games, creator of Fortnite

Monday, April 11, 2022

Fortnite is one of the world's most popular video games. The investment "will accelerate our work to build the metaverse," Epic's CEO said.

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Graphic novels about Greek gods that don't talk down to kids

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

George O'Connor spent 12 years turning the Greek gods into best-selling graphic novels for kids. They're faithful to the ancient myths - which often include gender fluidity.

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Los Lobos founding member Francisco González has died at 68

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Francisco González, a founding member of Los Lobos, has died at 68. González left the band in 1976 to continue playing acoustic Mexican folk music, and became a master of Veracruz harp.

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Berklee musicians are basking in the 'CODA' Oscar glow

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Berklee College of Music is celebrating CODA's wins for best picture, best adapted screenplay and best supporting actor. Students and alumni worked on the film, along with other award-winning films.

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50 years ago sex equality seemed destined for the Constitution. What happened?

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted to approve the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, paving the way for it to become the 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It was roaring along...until it wasn't.

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Encore: Schools across Europe work to house Ukraine's young dancers

Sunday, March 20, 2022

A major ballet competition set to happen in Kyiv was canceled when Russia attacked. Young Ukrainian dancers are being helped out of the country and placed in schools worldwide for safe haven.

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Schools across Europe give shelter and fresh opportunities to Ukraine's young dancers

Monday, March 14, 2022

Young Ukrainian dancers are finding safe haven at ballet schools in Europe and the U.S. Many of them planned to compete in the Youth America Grand Prix competition in Kiev which was cancelled.

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Disney employees furious the company won't denounce Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Disney employees are expressing their outrage over the entertainment company's decision not to denounce Florida's proposed 'Don't Say Gay' bill.

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The Kennedy Center and other sites light up their buildings to support Ukraine

Friday, March 04, 2022

The colors of the Ukrainian flag illuminated buildings across the U.S. and the rest of the world. In Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Center and in New York, Lincoln Center were awash in yellow and gold.

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'Reading Rainbow' is getting a reboot but without LeVar Burton

Friday, March 04, 2022

Reading Rainbow Live streams Sunday on the digital platform Looped. But Burton, who hosted the original series for more than two decades, won't be there. A cast of 20-somethings will host.

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U.S. Russian cultural organizations fear boycotts over the war

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Some U.S.-based institutions have publicly denounced Russia's invasion of Ukraine to show they don't represent the Russian government.

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'Segregated Skies' tells the story of the first Black pilot for a commercial airline

Friday, February 18, 2022

When American Airlines hired David Harris in 1964, he became the first African American pilot to fly for a commercial airline. Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cottman's Segregated Skies tells his story.

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