Neda Ulaby

Neda Ulaby appears in the following:

Exhibit Featuring 20 Red Punching Bags Opens At LA Art Show

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The punching bags hang in the gallery as apart of an interactive exhibit. Each bag bears the face of a controversial world leader. People are encouraged to punch the bags to release negative emotions.


In 'Downsizing,' A New Addition To The Large History Of Tiny People In Film

Friday, December 22, 2017

Alexander Payne's new film is about a couple who are made tiny as part of a solution to overpopulation. It's the latest in a long line of movies that revel in the cinematic joy of people shrinking.


In A Crisis Of Sexual Harassment, Whither The Office Romance?

Friday, December 15, 2017

Efforts to eliminate harassment in the workplace target a site where couples tend to meet and fall in love — but also a place where power can be abused.


Civil Rights Reporters, Simeon Saunders Booker, Jr. And Roy Reed, Die At 99 And 87

Monday, December 11, 2017

Simeon Saunders Booker, Jr., risked his life to cover the civil rights movement in the 1950s and '60s for Jet and Ebony magazines. He was the first black reporter hired by The Washington Post. Roy Reed covered the movement for The New York Times and was tear-gassed covering the Bloody Sunday marchers. Booker, 99, and Reed, 87, died on Sunday.


The Healing Sound Of A Broken Orchestra

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Philadelphia's public school system has over 1,000 broken instruments.


How To Apologize For Sexual Harassment (Hint: It Takes More Than 'Sorry')

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Psychologist Harriet Lerner says apologies shouldn't ask for forgiveness, and they don't even have to say sorry. It's more important to give an "an emotionally packed corroboration" of what happened.


Health Care System Fails Many Transgender Americans

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Nearly a third of transgender people responding to an NPR poll say they have no regular access to health care. Very few medical offices are prepared to care for people who have transitioned.


Sale Of $450 Million Da Vinci Painting Serves As A Triumph Of Marketing

Thursday, November 16, 2017

An art world record was set Wednesday night at Christie's auction house in New York, when a painting credited to Leonardo Da Vinci sold for $450 million to an unknown bidder. Art critic Blake Gopnik says that number is in some ways the least interesting part of this story.


A Bird, A Beak And A 3-D Printer

Thursday, November 02, 2017

A bird at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., had a beak that was so worn down that he could not catch bugs to eat. The skeleton of an ancestor and a 3-D printer came to the rescue.


Palestinian Play 'The Siege' Finally Gets U.S. Premiere

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Siege is one of a number of plays depicting a Palestinian point of view that has been cancelled after pressure from American Jewish groups. One esteemed theater in New York reportedly planned the play, then quietly dropped it from the schedule. Now, it's finally getting its U.S. premiere.


Kazuo Ishiguro Is Awarded Nobel Prize In Literature

Thursday, October 05, 2017

The winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in literature is Kazuo Ishiguro. After the past two years, in which the Swedish academy honored a Russian journalist and a certain American songwriter, it marks a return to literary fiction.


When Hurricane Irma Closed Schools, Florida Museums Stepped In

Monday, September 18, 2017

Irma threw schedules out the window and left kids with little to do last week. But several Florida museums opened ad-hoc camps to teach art, science and a few coping skills.


How Garbage Trucks Are Used To Stop Vehicle Attacks

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Cities are increasingly deploying garbage trucks as part of demonstrations and rallies, partly to keep cars from plowing into protesters.


Scholars Say White Supremacists Chanting 'Deus Vult' Got History Wrong

Monday, September 04, 2017

White supremacists using Crusaders' crosses and other medieval imagery on their homemade shields say the time period is an ideal of a white Europe. But medieval scholars say the white supremacists are wrong and the scholars are fighting back.


Hollywood Suffers Worst Summer Box Office In A Decade

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Hollywood box office is off by a lot this year. Bad sequels, big bombs and fewer films contributed to the weak bottom line.


'Disjointed' Is Like Any Workplace Sitcom — With More Pot, Sex And Language

Friday, August 25, 2017

Set in a medical marijuana dispensary, the big networks all turned the show down. But Netflix picked it up and co-creator Chuck Lorre says, ultimately, it's about characters who care for one another.


YouTube Stars Stress Out, Just Like The Rest Of Us

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Young YouTube stars work hard to look authentic and accessible, and they can make millions of dollars doing it. But the pressure to appear perfect while living online can sometimes be too much.


Marvel Comics Meet Reality On The Not-So-Mean Streets Of Hell's Kitchen

Friday, August 18, 2017

In Netflix's newest Marvel Universe show, The Defenders, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist patrol the dirty streets of a Hell's Kitchen that doesn't exist in today's New York City.


Character Actor Robert Hardy Dies At 91

Friday, August 04, 2017

British actor Robert Hardy, best known for his work in the Harry Potter movies and the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small, has died. He was 91.


Celebrated Playwright And Actor Sam Shepard Dies

Monday, July 31, 2017

Sam Shepard was both a prize-winning playwright and an an acclaimed actor. He won a Pulitzer for Drama for Buried Child in 1979 and wrote more than 40 other plays as well as short stories and essays. He died Thursday at his home in Kentucky of complications from Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 73.