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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: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0400

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Meet Jenni Konner, The Off-Screen 'Grown-Up' Who Helped Make 'Girls'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0400

For six seasons, Konner has been a sort of den mother to the show's millennial actresses. Today, she and Girls creator Lena Dunham are creative partners and best friends.

California Deserts In 'Super Bloom' Thanks To A Wet Winter

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:46:00 -0400

A rainy winter has brought an early spring to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in Southern California. Wildflowers are in bloom. How can seeds survive years of drought and then put on such a display?

Covert Fashion Provides Camouflage Against Surveillance Software

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:39:00 -0400

Hyphen-Labs is a group of women of color who are scientists, engineers, architects and designers who have designed clothing that camouflages against facial recognition software.

Late-Night Stunner: Best Picture Mix-Up At The Oscars

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:59:00 -0500

Talk about a surprise Hollywood ending — Moonlight was crowned the winner of Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony. The coming-of age film won for best picture after much confusion onstage.

Hollywood Speaks Out About Politics

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:12:40 -0500

Actors and agents were involved in teach-ins and rallies in the past week to oppose President Trump. Award shows and other events have been peppered with political opposition as well.

These Oscar-Nominated Documentaries Tell Intimate Stories Of Syria's Civil War

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:26:00 -0500

Three of the five films in the documentary short category show Syrians affected by the years-long conflict, including a group of civilian rescue volunteers, fleeing refugees and a resettled family.

Adele Upsets Beyoncé At 2017 Grammy Awards

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:10:00 -0500

Just like 2012, Adele swept her general category nominations. Beyoncé has never won either Record or Album of the Year. Adele is the first to twice sweep the Album, Record and Song of the Year awards.

The Grammys May Not Be Hip, But For These Nominees, The Awards Still Matter

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:36:38 -0500

In a year when the likes of Frank Ocean and Justin Bieber have dismissed the awards show as irrelevant, Mandalit del Barco speaks to a few artists for whom a Grammy win remains a very big deal.

2017 Oscar Nominations: 'La La Land' Leads With 14, Including Best Picture

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:30:00 -0500

Among the nine nominees for Oscar's best picture include La La Land, Moonlight, Arrival, Fences and Lion. The 89th Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning.

Attention Turns To Hollywood For This Year's Academy Award Nominations

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:06:00 -0500

Early Tuesday morning, the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced. It is likely to be a very big day for La La Land. The film is a love letter to old-fashioned Hollywood musicals

Women's Marches Go Global: Postcards From Protests Around The World

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:19:00 -0500

Boston, San Francisco, London, Sydney — D.C.'s massive protest has spawned sister marches in all 50 states and hundreds of cities across seven continents. Here's a glimpse of some of the biggest.

Sundance Film Festival Kicks Off In Park City, Utah

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500

The Sundance Film Festival begins Thursday night in Park City, Utah. Some of the themes that have emerged for this year's festival include climate change, Syria and coming-of-age films.

Number Of Female Directors Is On The Decline, Study Says

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:58:00 -0500

No woman made the list of nominations for the Director's Guild of America's top prize. A report from San Diego State University shows not much progress has been made for female directors in Hollywood.

George Lucas Chooses Los Angeles As Home For His Art Museum

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:52:00 -0500

The filmmaker's collection, which ranges from Norman Rockwell paintings to Hollywood props, is headed for a site near his alma mater, the University of Southern California.

'La La Land' Breaks Golden Globe Record; Trump Mentioned Often

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:01:00 -0500

La La Land was a big winner at Sunday night's Golden Globe awards. So was Moonlight, and the TV series The People v. O.J. Simpson. Plus, the stars had plenty to say about President-elect Trump.