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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 Dec 2016 05:01:00 -0500

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How Pablo Picasso And Diego Rivera Influenced Each Other

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:01:00 -0500

Two brilliant artists met just over a century ago when Pablo Picasso invited Mexican Diego Rivera to his Paris studio. A new exhibition in Los Angeles explores how they influenced each other.

Chef Niki Nakayama Is A Modern Master Of An Ancient Japanese Meal

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:03:00 -0500

At her LA restaurant, Nakayama reimagines the Japanese tradition of kaiseki, a multicourse meal emphasizing local, seasonal ingredients in harmony with nature. She's one of its few female masters.

Remembering The Soulful Voice Of Sharon Jones

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 17:21:08 -0500

Singer Sharon Jones came to define what was called the "neo-soul" movement and was known for her high-energy performances. Jones died Friday after a battle with cancer.

Tom Ford Wants You To Separate His Fashion Designs From His Films

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:14:00 -0500

Tom Ford may be best known as a fashion designer, but he's also an accomplished filmmaker. His first movie was nominated for an Oscar. His second movie, Nocturnal Animals, opens on Thursday.

'Good Girls Revolt' Takes On Gender Bias In The Newsroom

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:43:00 -0400

Amazon's new series Good Girls Revolt, set in 1969, was inspired by a landmark gender bias case at Newsweek. Showrunners hired women at every level of the cast and crew — a Hollywood rarity.

Donald Trump's Walk Of Fame Star Vandalized With A Pickax

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:29:00 -0400

Police are still investigating, but a man who identified himself as the vandal can be seen on a video destroying the star as onlookers giggle and ask for the smashed bits as souvenirs.

In 'Moonlight,' Growing Up Black, Gay And Poor In 1980s Miami

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 -0400

Directed by Barry Jenkins and adapted from a play by Tarell McCraney, Moonlight is an intimate, authentic portrait of a young man and his world — and the intimacy he learns with lovers and mentors.

YouTube Videos Lead 'Morris From America' Director To Markees Christmas

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:05:00 -0400

Morris From America debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The buzzed-about movie stars actor Markees Christmas as a 13-year-old hip-hop loving American who moves to Germany with his father.

Logo Channel Dedicates Annual Awards Show To Orlando Victims

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:20:46 -0400

On Saturday Logo TV, the largest LGBT-focused network, will honor "trailblazers" in the gay community. In light of the shootings in Orlando, the telecast has taken on a more poignant resonance.

Regina King Reigns In Hollywood

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:04:00 -0400

The actress has successfully navigated working both in front of and behind the camera. She's won an Emmy for her television work, and she's in demand as a director on shows like Animal Kingdom.

The U.S. Influence On Cuba's Rapid Cultural Change

Sat, 21 May 2016 08:29:00 -0400

As big-name celebrities flock to the territory, Cuban culture is undergoing rapid change. But do Cubans want Chanel stores and Rolling Stones concerts?

Movie Director Shane Black Calls On His Paperbacks For Inspiration

Fri, 20 May 2016 05:05:00 -0400

Screenwriter Shane Black perfected the buddy-comedy-action genre with Lethal Weapon movies and transitioned to being a director. His new movie, The Nice Guys, stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.

Hollywood Rediscovers Cuba: Is It Too Soon To Call It Havanawood?

Wed, 04 May 2016 05:06:00 -0400

Fast & Furious 8 is the second U.S. movie, and the first big-budget Hollywood film, to be shot in Cuba since the recent improvement of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

American Stars Jam With Cuba's Best Musicians In Havana

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 07:50:00 -0400

American and Cuban musicians played together in Havana in the first official cultural exchange in half a century. Among them: Usher, Dave Matthews, X Alfonso, and Smokey Robinson.

Feats Of Technical Magic Bring Disney's New 'Jungle Book' To Life

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:34:00 -0400

A new version of the classic Disney animated movie features a live-action Mowgli and digitally created animals. It's feat of animation and technical magic — the new smoke and mirrors of Hollywood.