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Mandalit del Barco : NPR

As an arts correspondent based at NPR West, Mandalit del Barco reports and produces stories about film, television, music, visual arts, dance and other topics.

Last Build Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 05:09:00 -0500

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If It's Awkward, 'My Instinct Is To Make Fun Of It,' Says Armando Iannucci

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 05:09:00 -0500

The Scottish satirist's new movie, The Death of Stalin, spoofs the way the dictator's lackeys jostled each other after his death — all part of a lifetime of mocking the pompous and powerful.

The 'Wrinkle In Time' Movie Began As A Fifth-Grader's Dream

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 04:50:00 -0500

For over a half century, one film producer has tried to adapt Madeleine L'Engle's sci-fi classic into a movie. Enter Walt Disney Pictures, director Ava DuVernay and a budget exceeding $100 million.

After 2017's Surprising Oscars, 2018's Awards Went Pretty Much As Expected

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 05:01:00 -0500

The Shape of Water was the big winner at Sunday night's Academy Awards. This was the first Oscars' ceremony following the sexual harassment scandals that have rocked Hollywood.

Hollywood Diversity Study Finds 'Mixed Bag' When It Comes To Representation

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 05:00:00 -0500

The report finds that broadcast TV and children's series are increasingly diverse, but people of color remain underrepresented on all fronts, including lead roles, writers, directors and showrunners.

Inside The Winchester Mystery House

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 08:09:00 -0500

Winchester, starring Helen Mirren, is a new and frightening paranormal tale about one of the most haunted houses in America: the Winchester mansion.

At 60th Annual Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars Dominates Major Categories

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 05:02:00 -0500

Pop Singer Bruno Mars swept Sunday's Grammy Awards, a ceremony that many expected to be dominated by Hip Hop and Latin music. Mars took home 3 of the top prizes: Album, Song and Record of the Year.

Oscar Nominations Will Be Viewed Through 'MeToo' Lens

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:03:00 -0500

The 90th Academy Award nominations are announced Tuesday. Issues about sexual misconduct and gender parity might play a role in how members vote, and they may come up during the ceremony in March.

Films At Sundance Reflect Vast Cultural Shifts Across The World

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:18:00 -0500

The Sundance Film Festival is underway in Park City, Utah, the first since the Harvey Weinstein story broke. This year's slate of films reflect vast cultural shifts across the country and the world.

Mary J. Blige Gets Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star On Her Birthday

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:02:00 -0500

Mary J. Blige is having a moment. The nine-time Grammy winning singer has been getting award nominations for acting in the film Mudbound. Blige says she's grateful for her star.

Activism At The 75th Golden Globes Went Beyond Black Dresses

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 04:57:00 -0500

Stories of sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood inspired women at the Golden Globes to wear black dresses. Among the night's winners: Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

'All The Money' Re-Shoot Was Decided 'In A Heartbeat,' Ridley Scott Says

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 16:36:00 -0500

After Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct, director Ridley Scott raced to save his film. He gathered the cast and crew and shot 22 scenes in nine days — this time with Christopher Plummer.

For 'Last Jedi' Director, The Journey To 'Star Wars' Began With Action Figures

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Rian Johnson remembers playing with the toys as a kid. "Those were the first movies I was making in my head," he says. The Last Jedi is the first of four Star Wars movies he's slated to work on.

At Design Miami, The Future Isn't So Bright

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:33:00 -0500

The Florida fair is an alternative to the expensive contemporary art market: collectible design, which includes everyday items that speak to a shift away from seeing the future as bright and polished.

Accomplished Actress And Humanitarian Meghan Markle To Marry Prince Harry

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:38:00 -0500

Prince Harry of Wales, the fifth in line to the British throne, has announced his engagement to American actress and model Meghan Markle. She may be best known for her role as Rachel Zane on the TV show Suits, but she's also a humanitarian.

Pixar's John Lasseter Takes Leave Of Absence After Harassment Allegations

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:10:24 -0500

The Hollywood Reporter published allegations that Lasseter, Pixar's chief creative officer, is known for "grabbing, kissing, and making comments about physical attributes."