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Posted: 2019-06-22 21:10:00
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Amy Sherald's portrait of Michelle Obama still draws crowds to D.C.'s National Portrait Gallery. Now, Sherald has painted 19-year-old Najee Spencer-Young on the wall of a Philadelphia Target.
Posted: 2019-06-17 14:28:54
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Vanderbilt, the mother of CNN journalist Anderson Cooper, was known for vivid paintings and collages, and for designing glamorous jeans.
Posted: 2019-06-16 14:00:20
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A group of women calling themselves the Catskilled Crafters took apart hundreds of donated neckties to make fabric art exploring their relationships with their fathers and the men in their lives.
Posted: 2019-06-14 16:14:09
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'Project Runway' Proves Change Can Be Healthy
Fans were worried when longtime host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn left the franchise. But Project Runway thrived in its 17th season, particularly because of new mentor Christian Siriano.
Posted: 2019-06-11 21:11:00
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Designer Virgil Abloh's Artistic Touch On Display In New Exhibit In Chicago
Virgil Abloh is Louis Vuitton's artistic director and was Kanye West's creative director for years. Now, he's in his first museum exhibition at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art.
Posted: 2019-06-07 15:25:12
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'Eileen Gray' Examines The Relationship Between Genius And Gender
Even in our current climate, it's sobering to consider how the profession of architecture treated modernist pioneer Eileen Gray. This graphic history is a thought-provoking, if incomplete, reflection.
Posted: 2019-06-07 00:06:00
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Happy Birthday, Tetris. 35 Years Later You're As Addictive And Tetromino-y As Ever
The video game has become one of the most popular and best selling of all time. Its creator, Alexey Pajitnov, says that's because it appeals to humanity's "constructive spirit."
Posted: 2019-06-06 13:01:18
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'Life With Picasso' Stands As An Invaluable Work Of Art History
Newly reissued, the intellectual heft of Françoise Gilot's now classic memoir is in its art criticism, even as its emotional arc lies in Picasso and Gilot's unequal romance.
Posted: 2019-05-28 18:22:44
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'The Louvre Is Suffocating': Museum Closed As Workers Strike, Citing Overcrowding
Staff at the Paris museum went on strike Monday, citing deteriorating conditions for tourists and staff amid record-setting attendance. It's unclear whether the galleries will re-open Wednesday.
Posted: 2019-05-28 14:15:42
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Lonnie Bunch III Set To Become Smithsonian Institution's First Black Secretary
Bunch, the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will assume the mantle of leadership — and in so doing, make history at the 173-year-old organization

Posted: 2019-06-22 09:00:21
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Organizer Laura Bannister says no one should have to leave their community to celebrate LGBTQ pride. Despite some resistance from the community, the city was overwhelmed by the turnout.
Posted: 2019-06-20 21:01:10
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Petra Costa's urgent, engrossing documentary mixes memoir and reportage, raising more questions than it manages to answer about the past, present and future state of Brazilian democracy.
Posted: 2019-06-20 21:00:26
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Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley) is a scrappy Glaswegian single mom, fresh out of prison, who chases Nashville dreams in this beguiling, emotionally resonant film.
Posted: 2019-06-20 21:00:26
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'Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am': A Defiant Tour Of A Beloved Author's Life, Work
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' discursive documentary features Morrison addressing the camera and dispensing earned wisdom and zingers by the bushel.
Posted: 2019-06-18 01:49:26
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Sports Illustrated Magazine Now Under Ross Levinsohn, Exec With Controversial Past
The storied magazine was sold last month. And now editorial control of the 65-year-old magazine has been licensed to TheMaven, a digital outfit that is bringing in a controversial CEO.
Posted: 2019-06-15 11:57:14
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Opinion: Here's A Dad Joke! What Does The Buffalo Tell His Son In The Morning?
Corny "dad jokes" are an outgrowth of the deep and lifelong bond between parents and children.
Posted: 2019-06-14 16:14:09
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'Project Runway' Proves Change Can Be Healthy
Fans were worried when longtime host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn left the franchise. But Project Runway thrived in its 17th season, particularly because of new mentor Christian Siriano.
Posted: 2019-06-14 09:01:59
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Burt Reynolds' Belongings Up For Auction
If you were a fan of Burt Reynolds, you might want to find your way to Beverly Hills this weekend. Many of his personal items will be up for auction.
Posted: 2019-06-13 21:01:21
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In 'Shaft,' The Sex Machine Grinds Its Gears
The sequel to the sequel to the classic 1971 blaxploitation film is fueled by gay-panic jokes and poorly staged, violence-is-the-answer set pieces.
Posted: 2019-06-13 21:00:21
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Erase The Awful 'Men In Black: International' From Your Mind
The not-so-stealthy reboot of the sci-fi/comedy franchise skimps on comedy to focus on world-building, an overplotted story and set dressing.

Posted: 2019-06-24 09:01:49
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The murderous doll comes back to life in the reboot of the 1988 horror classic Child's Play. "Good stories are meant to be told over and over," Hamill says of the remake.
Posted: 2019-06-22 21:10:00
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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist David Sims about the new Netflix movie Murder Mystery and what makes a good movie for a streaming platform versus what does well in theaters.
Posted: 2019-06-22 12:05:38
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NPR's Scott Simon talks to Himesh Patel, who stars in the new movie Yesterday, which imagines a world in which no one knows The Beatles, except one man.
Posted: 2019-06-21 21:43:10
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'Toy Story 4' Reaches For An Even More Resonant Sense Of Closure Than Last Film
Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang are back for a new adventure involving Bonnie's newest toy, Forky, a spork, in Pixar's Toy Story 4.
Posted: 2019-06-21 20:25:38
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Randy Newman, The Musical Voice Of 'Toy Story'
Randy Newman wrote the songs and scores for all of Pixar's Toy Story movies. As the fourth film opens on June 20, Newman reflects on his time with Woody, Buzz and friends.
Posted: 2019-06-21 09:08:00
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The Toys Are Back: A Review Of 'Toy Story 4'
Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang are back on an adventure in Toy Story 4. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan about the new film.
Posted: 2019-06-20 21:01:10
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'The Edge Of Democracy' Offers An Intimate Look At Brazilian Politics In Flux
Petra Costa's urgent, engrossing documentary mixes memoir and reportage, raising more questions than it manages to answer about the past, present and future state of Brazilian democracy.
Posted: 2019-06-20 21:00:26
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A 'Wild Rose' Grows In Glasgow, With Dreams Of Getting Transplanted
Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley) is a scrappy Glaswegian single mom, fresh out of prison, who chases Nashville dreams in this beguiling, emotionally resonant film.
Posted: 2019-06-20 21:00:26
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'Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am': A Defiant Tour Of A Beloved Author's Life, Work
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' discursive documentary features Morrison addressing the camera and dispensing earned wisdom and zingers by the bushel.
Posted: 2019-06-19 17:23:33
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Ava DuVernay Focuses On The Central Park 5's Perspective: 'Now People Know'
DuVernay's Netflix series, When They See Us, tells the story of how five black and brown teenagers were manipulated into confessing to a brutal rape they did not commit.

Posted: 2019-06-22 12:05:38
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New York City Opera has commissioned Stonewall, a new opera premiering one week before the 50th anniversary of the riots that sparked the modern gay-rights movement.
Posted: 2019-06-15 12:34:10
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The Italian director staged sumptuously visualized operas, which often resembled Renaissance paintings brought to life. On film, he brought Shakespearean and biblical tales to the big screen.
Posted: 2019-06-15 11:57:14
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NPR's Scott Simon asks Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon about starring in the Broadway revival of Terrence McNally's 1987 play Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.
Posted: 2019-06-10 04:26:05
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'Hadestown' Finds Bliss At The Tony Awards
Anaïs Mitchell's long-developing musical won eight awards, including best musical, while The Ferryman won best play.
Posted: 2019-06-09 21:24:00
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Tony Awards: This Year's Nominees
Ahead of this year's Tony Awards, NPR's Michel Martin looks back at conversations she's had with some of the nominees.
Posted: 2019-06-09 12:09:00
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Into The Spotlight: Recognizing Broadway Musicians This Tony Awards Season
Musicals get Tony Awards. Scores get Tony Awards. Orchestrators get Tony Awards. But this year, a number of Broadway musicians are stepping out of the pit and onto the stage.
Posted: 2019-06-07 09:19:00
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Derrick Baskin And Dominique Morisseau On 'Ain't Too Proud'
Ain't Too Proud, a musical based on Motown legends The Temptations, is up for 12 Tony Awards. NPR's Noel King talks with actor Derrick Baskin and writer Dominique Morisseau.
Posted: 2019-05-24 22:13:00
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'Two Wings: The Music Of Black America In Migration' Celebrates Journey Millions Took
Singer Alicia Hall Moran and pianist Jason Moran mix original music works with 20th century spoken word to reflect on The Great Migration, when African Americans moved from the South to the North.
Posted: 2019-05-20 23:42:00
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Whitney Houston Hologram Tour And New Album In The Works 7 Years After Her Death
The mega-star sold tens of millions of records and had 11 No. 1 hits throughout her career. And in less than year, Houston, or at least a light-projected version of her, could be at it again.
Posted: 2019-05-19 11:00:53
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A Photographer's Search For The Vanishing Stars Of Bengali Folk Theater
Ten years after leaving his childhood home in West Bengal, photographer Soumya Sankar Bose returned to find that stars of Jatra, a popular local form of folk theater, were fading from public...

Posted: 2019-06-23 12:17:12
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"I really want people to know: You don't have to be Latin in order to enjoy the show," says Castro. His sketch comedy series on Comedy Central pokes fun at supposedly woke white people.
Posted: 2019-06-21 16:30:52
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After three seasons, both Marvel TV shows are ending their runs with first-rate acting and storytelling that's strong, ambitious and surprisingly satisfying.
Posted: 2019-06-21 09:08:00
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The connection between a parent and child can run so deep that it transcends language. The proof is a viral video in which a dad and a 19-month-old talk about the TV show Empire.
Posted: 2019-06-20 17:27:35
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On HBO's 'Barry,' Bill Hader Asks, 'Can You Change Your Nature?'
Hader co-created and stars as a hitman who enrolls in acting classes in the dark comedy series. In the second season, Barry struggled to express himself as an actor — while keeping his past...
Posted: 2019-06-17 14:06:30
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The Threat Of 'Deepfakes'
What happens when believing isn't seeing?
Posted: 2019-06-15 11:57:14
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Decades Later, 'Tales Of The City' Returns To A New San Francisco
A new Netflix series resurrects the house at Barbary Lane, with characters reprised by Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis. Showrunner Lauren Morelli says she aimed to expand the range of queer...
Posted: 2019-06-14 16:14:09
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'Project Runway' Proves Change Can Be Healthy
Fans were worried when longtime host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn left the franchise. But Project Runway thrived in its 17th season, particularly because of new mentor Christian Siriano.
Posted: 2019-06-14 09:01:00
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Aldis Hodge, A 30-Year Acting Veteran At Age 32, On 'City On A Hill'
In the Showtime drama, the actor plays an assistant district attorney who teams up with a corrupt (and racist) FBI veteran in 1990s Boston. "We play the honesty of it," Hodge says.
Posted: 2019-06-14 09:00:53
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Expect Excellence From 'City On A Hill': A Cop Drama That Won't Disappoint
Set in '90s Boston, Showtime's new series stars Kevin Bacon as an FBI agent trying to change the system from within — and encountering resistance everywhere he turns.
Posted: 2019-06-13 09:05:00
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Rising Democratic Party Star Urges Hollywood Not To Leave Georgia Over Abortion Law
Rachel Martin talks to Stacey Abrams, Georgia's former gubernatorial candidate, about why she's urging the entertainment industry not to boycott her state over its recent abortion measure.