Mallory Yu

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'We Are Here': Questions For Comics Creator Taneka Stotts

Friday, December 21, 2018

Taneka Stotts is a powerhouse comics creator and editor, and a persistent voice for change in the industry. Her anthology, Elements: Fire won an Eisner Award at San Diego Comic-Con in July.


Director Barry Jenkins Talks On Behalf Of 'Beale Street'

Thursday, December 06, 2018

The director of Moonlight has made a new film: If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the James Baldwin novel. He's using it to represent black complexity, vulnerability and skin colors.


'Crazy Rich Asians' Star Awkwafina Has Always 'Aggressively Been Myself'

Friday, August 17, 2018

Rapper and actress Awkwafina has had a busy year. She's in two summer blockbusters: Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians, which opens this week.


'Every Full Moon We Can Howl At Is A Victory,' Says Emil Ferris

Friday, August 03, 2018

Ferris' graphic novel My Favorite Thing Is Monsters won three Eisners, the highest award in mainstream comics, and it celebrates the things that make us all monsters — because monsters are cool.


Yabbadabba-What? These Aren't The Flintstones You Remember

Thursday, August 02, 2018

When you say The Flintstones, most people think of the old Hanna Barbera cartoons. But a new comic book adaptation keeps the humor, and tackles some heavy themes like capitalism and human frailty.


Cartoonist Thi Bui Weaves Together Personal And Political History

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Bui's Eisner Award-nominated graphic memoir The Best We Could Do chronicles her family's struggles in fleeing war-torn Vietnam to immigrate to the United States.


Comic-Con Day 4: The Monstrous Regiment

Sunday, July 22, 2018

San Diego Comic-Con ended on Sunday, and our intrepid correspondents Mallory Yu and Petra Mayer report on an Eisner Awards ceremony (the Oscars of comics) dominated by women and writers of color.


Comic-Con Day 3: The Best Hawkeye

Saturday, July 21, 2018

On their third day at San Diego Comic-Con, NPR's Mallory Yu and Petra Mayer get into the spirit of things by dressing up as their favorite heroes and checking out the amazing costumes on display.


Comic-Con, Day 2: Who's Day

Friday, July 20, 2018

Our intrepid reporters Mallory Yu and Petra Mayer take on another day of San Diego Comic-Con, from immersive fan adventures to, yes, all the Doctor Who you can shake a sonic screwdriver at.


Comic-Con, Day 1: Still Alive

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The huge fan convention that is San Diego Comic-Con kicks off today. NPR's Petra Mayer and Mallory Yu are there, and their look at Preview Night includes fandom, puppets and the aspirations of girls.


Actor Lakeith Stanfield: 'We All Have Images That We're Attempting To Push'

Monday, July 09, 2018

Stanfield has had a number of oddball roles, most recently in the telemarketing satire Sorry to Bother You, where he plays a character who learns to get ahead by using a "white voice" on the phone.


Director Ari Aster Says 'Hereditary' Is A Family Drama At Its Core

Monday, June 11, 2018

Critics and audiences have called the film "traumatizing" and "terrifying," and Aster says that was his intention: to upset audiences deeply. But he wanted to focus on family drama before horror.


The Cast Of 'The Band's Visit' On What Makes The Broadway Smash Relatable

Thursday, June 07, 2018

The first Broadway show to grace NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series, The Band's Visit is nominated for 11 Tony Awards. Stars Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk sat down with Ari Shapiro after the performance.


Basketball, Marijuana And Poetry: These Police Tweet More Than Crime Alerts

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Lawrence, Kan., police department's account has over 100,000 Twitter followers. It's well-known for tweets that use humor to reach its community.


'Children Of Blood And Bone' Tackles Heavy Themes In A Magical World

Friday, March 09, 2018

Tomi Adeyemi's highly anticipated debut novel, Children Of Blood And Bone, is a high fantasy rooted in reality — from African mythology to Black Lives Matter protests.


Creature Actor Doug Jones Shares How He Transforms Into Movie Monsters

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Actor Doug Jones has had a long and prolific career playing some of Hollywood's most recognizable monsters. His latest role is the fishy Amphibian Man in Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water.


'Black Panther' Costume Designer Draws On 'The Sacred Geometry Of Africa'

Friday, February 16, 2018

Ruth Carter is the costume designer for the Marvel's Black Panther movie. She talks about how she grounded the movie's futuristic look in the history and traditions of tribes from all over Africa.


The Genetic Divide Between NYC's Uptown And Downtown Rats

Friday, December 01, 2017

Fordham University graduate student Matthew Combs studies the DNA of New York City's rats. He found that rats living uptown are genetically distinct from rats living downtown.


'Big Sick' Creators Nanjiani And Gordon On Turning Their Courtship Into A Movie

Friday, June 23, 2017

In Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon's new rom-com, girl meets boy, girl contracts a mysterious illness and boy's Pakistani parents struggle to accept the relationship.


In 'American Gods,' Even Deities Have The Immigrant Experience

Monday, May 01, 2017

In the new Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman's beloved fantasy novel, gods from all over the world are drawn to America when their worshippers arrive here — whether as immigrants, explorers, or slaves.