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

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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.

The Family-Run Thai Market That Feeds LA's Eclectic Food Scene

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 04:58:00 -0400

The Tilakamonkul family opened Bangkok Market in 1972. It became a magnet for Asian immigrants and chefs looking for rare ingredients. Their own son, Jet Tila, is now a celebrity chef.

'Batman V Superman' Female Producer Working To Get More Women Behind Camera

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:04:00 -0400

Producer Deborah Snyder is in it for the long haul with Warner Brothers and DC Comics, working on Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, The Justice League, The Flash and Aquaman, as well.

Robert Mapplethorpe's Provocative Art Finds A New Home In LA

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 18:15:00 -0400

The photographer, who died in 1989, was as controversial as he was celebrated. Now, two LA museums are exhibiting their massive joint acquisition of his archives.

Academy Awards: 'Spotlight,' DiCaprio And Larson Win Coveted Oscars

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:02:00 -0500

Spotlight received the Oscar for best picture. Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred in The Revenant, won for best actor. And, Brie Larson takes home the award for best leading actress for her role in Room.

Sketch To Impress: How An Oscar-Winning Designer Costumes The Stars

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 04:54:00 -0500

British costumer Sandy Powell already has three Oscars and is in the running for two more. Cinderella's gown was "probably the most terrifying thing" she's created. "The expectations were so high."

Animated Show 'Bordertown' Explores Both Sides Of Immigration Debate

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:35:00 -0500

Bordertown is about two families on both sides of the immigration debate. One is a white border patrol agent and his family and the other is a Mexican-American immigrant family.