Neda Ulaby

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Comedian Richard Lewis, nicknamed 'The Prince of Pain,' dies at 76

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Comedy fans are mourning the death of Richard Lewis, one of the stars of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. Lewis died Tuesday of a heart attack.


A secret shelf of banned books thrives in a Texas school, under the nose of censors

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A high school teacher in Houston has a library in her classroom of books she's not supposed to have, per state legislation. Students say she's helping them survive. (Story aired on ATC on 1/29/24.)


A massive new study looks at faith in film and TV

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

There was a time when movies about people of faith were wildly popular. A new study surveyed 10,000 people in 11 countries about faith on screen. It's getting attention in Hollywood and beyond.


Robie Harris, who wrote an often-banned book about sexuality for kids, dies at 83

Thursday, February 08, 2024

Robie Harris' book about sexuality for kids called It's Perfectly Normal was often banned, but has sold more than a million copies. Harris died last month at 83 years old.


TikTok removes music from UMG artists, including Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift

Thursday, February 01, 2024

TikTok has removed all Universal Music Group music from its platform, according to a spokesperson for the company. UMG argues, among other things, that TikTok is not compensating its artists fairly.


Good songs about sobriety for Dry January

Monday, January 15, 2024

For Dry January, a former pop critic for The New Yorker suggests great songs about not drinking. Many are by musicians who have been sober for decades.


Remembering the elder of the Smothers Brothers, Tom, who has died at 86

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Comedian and folksinger Tom Smothers has died at the age of 86. He was the elder half of the Smothers Brothers. The duo was hugely popular in the late 1960s and known for subversive political humor.


TubaChristmas is celebrating its 50th brassy birthday

Monday, December 25, 2023

On the first TubaChristmas, around 300 musicians showed up at the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, bearing their giant brass instruments. (Story aired on ATC on Dec. 22, 2023.)


Artists rally in support of West Bank theater members detained since Dec. 13

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Members of Jenin's renowned Freedom Theatre were arrested and detained by Israeli military forces, including its artistic director and general manager, who remains in custody.


NPR staffers share their fiction picks from Books We Love

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Four NPR staffers recommend fiction from our Books We Love list: "Land of Milk and Honey," "Western Lane, " "The Making of Another Motion Picture Masterpiece," and "The Covenant of Water."


After numerous delays, actor Jonathan Majors' trial begins in New York City

Thursday, November 30, 2023

After months of delay the criminal trial of actor Jonathan Majors has gotten started with jury selection. His meteoric Hollywood career has been sidetracked by charges of assault and harassment.


Teens wrote plays about gun violence — now they are being staged around the U.S.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Around 250 young playwrights wrote and submitted work as part of the annual contest, Enough! Plays to End Gun Violence. Six were chosen as finalists and had their work performed.


A priest explains what 'The Exorcist' tells us about evil

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

After half a century, The Exorcist is still considered one of the scariest movies ever made. But one priest says it's a movie deeply concerned with faith, and responding to evil.


Jonathan Majors' trial for assault and harassment charges rescheduled again

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Jonathan Majors was arrested after an alleged domestic dispute in March. The Creed III actor pleaded not guilty to four counts. His trial has been rescheduled.


Richard Roundtree, star of 'Shaft,' dies at 81

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Private eye John Shaft was a new kind of figure in film: unapologetically Black with swagger. He clapped back at white cops, he busted mobsters, and helped create the entire genre of Blaxploitation.


You're not seeing things —'nudity creep' in streaming TV reveals more of its stars

Friday, October 20, 2023

Naked Attraction and Sex/Life are among the shows on streaming television using uncensored nudity, including men seen full-frontal, to create buzz and attract subscribers.


Pianist Jahari Stampley just won a prestigious jazz competition — he's only 24

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

A 24-year-old piano prodigy, Jahari Stampley, has won one of the most prestigious awards in jazz. The competition held by the Herbie Hancock Institute is widely seen as anointing new stars.


It's the 10th year of the Kirkus Prize. Meet the winners of a top literary award

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The Kirkus Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the U.S. This year's winners are Ariel Aberg-Riger, Héctor Tobar and James McBride.


Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse wins the 2023 Nobel Prize in literature

Thursday, October 05, 2023

A Norwegian writer, Jon Fosse, has won the 2023 Nobel Prize in literature. Though little-known outside his home country, he is celebrated in literary circles.


David McCallum, Actor and NCIS Icon, dies at 90

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Actor David McCallum, known for his role as the eccentric medical examiner on NCIS, died this week. He was 90.