Elizabeth Blair

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Biden Just Purged 4 On The Arts Panel That Advises Congress On Public Architecture

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

On Tuesday afternoon, President Biden announced four new appointees to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, replacing four commissioners appointed by former President Donald Trump.


Muscle Shoals Drummer Roger Hawkins Dies At 75

Friday, May 21, 2021

Roger Hawkins, drummer and cofounder of Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, has died. He played on albums for everyone from Aretha Franklin to Wilson Pickett.


Remembering Marvin Gaye's Iconic 'What's Going On'

Friday, May 21, 2021

Marvin Gaye released his landmark album What's Going On 50 years ago today. We hear from artists and activists who were deeply inspired by the album's music and its messages.


The Man Known As The 'Godfather Of Modern Black Comedy' Has Died

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Paul Mooney spent decades behind the scenes writing for such shows as Saturday Night Live, In Living Color and, along with his friend Richard Pryor, Sanford and Son starring Redd Foxx. He was 79.


Demi Lovato Comes Out As Nonbinary

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

In the first episode of their new podcast 4D, the singer says they've "been doing some healing and self-reflective work," leading to the revelation that they're nonbinary.


WNYC Fires 'On The Media' Co-Host Bob Garfield For Alleged Bullying

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

According to a statement from New York Public Radio, an outside investigation found that Garfield violated the company's anti-bullying policy. He was the subject of a similar investigation in 2020.


AT&T To Spin Off WarnerMedia And Merge It With Discovery

Monday, May 17, 2021

AT&T will spin off WarnerMedia and acquire Discovery Inc. to create a new company that will combine WarnerMedia's entertainment, sports and news with Discovery's nonfiction and entertainment shows.


National Gallery Of Art And A Few Smithsonian Museums Have Reopened In D.C.

Friday, May 14, 2021

The National Gallery of Art and four Smithsonian museums have reopened in Washington, D.C., but not fully. Some are only open five days a week and their hours are reduced.


National Gallery Of Art Rebrands To Emphasize The 'National' In Its Name

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The federally funded museum has been accused of "institutional misconduct" including racism and sexual harassment. A petition claimed some employees call it "the last plantation on the National Mall."


Far From The Internet, These Big, Benevolent Trolls Lure Humans To Nature

Thursday, May 06, 2021

"Recycle art activist" Thomas Dambo makes these gentle giants out of scrap wood, old pallets, twigs and debris. Dozens of them now preside over mountains, forests and parks around the world.


Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Publisher Suspends Shipping Of Blake Bailey Book

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Three former students and a publishing executive have alleged sexual misconduct by award-winner Blake Bailey, with two accusing the author of rape, according to reports. Bailey denies the allegations.


Jim Steinman, Writer Of Operatic Rock Hits For Meat Loaf And Celine Dion, Dies At 73

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Closely associated with Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman also wrote over-the-top hits for Bonnie Tyler, Air Supply and Celine Dion, as well as music for the stage.


H.E.R. Is A 'Soul Baby' With A Social Conscience

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

The morning after winning two Grammy awards, R&B singer H.E.R. received an Oscar nomination for the song "Fight For You" from the film Judas and the Black Messiah.


Netflix Password Changes Might Cause Rifts In Some Relationships

Monday, April 05, 2021

Netflix has plans to keep people from sharing their passwords with non-subscribers — which might cause rifts in some relationships.


For Actor-Activist Sacha Baron Cohen, Being Called A 'Bouffon' Is A Good Thing

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Up for Oscars for two different movies — The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm -- Cohen says he was influenced by Peter Sellers, Monty Python and French clown Philippe Gaulier.


Actor Yaphet Kotto Has Died At Age 81

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Actor Yaphet Kotto has died at age 81. Kotto played a number of movie and TV roles including a Bond villain in Live And Let Die and a police lieutenant in Homicide: Live On The Streets.


From SNL To SpongeBob, Laraine Newman Chronicles 'Interesting Times'

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Newman was a founding member of the improv group The Groundlings and an original Saturday Night Live cast member. She's voiced dozens of animated characters and has just published a new audio memoir.


President Biden Revokes Trump's Controversial Classical Architecture Order

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The announcement from the White House was included in an executive order that revokes a number of Trump's actions as president. Trump had aimed to promote traditional design for federal buildings.


Actors Involved In James Franco Suit Settle, Drop Claims

Monday, February 22, 2021

Two actors that had alleged the Oscar nominee's acting school sexually exploited female students have reached a preliminary settlement agreement. It is unclear if monetary payments are involved.


Music Therapy Brings Solace To COVID-19 Patients And Healers

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Even when forced online by the pandemic, music therapy sessions continue to help patients in some ways talk therapy can't. "Music is this portal," says one therapist and COVID-19 long-hauler.