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

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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.

Getty Foundation Project Weaves U.S. Latino Art With Latin American Art

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:02:00 -0500

The artistic ties between Los Angeles and Latin America will be featured in more than 60 museums and arts centers throughout Southern California. It opens in September and spans history and geography.

'Elena Of Avalor' Takes The Throne As Disney's First Latina Princess

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:29:00 -0500

Elena Castillo Flores rules the port city of Avalor while learning about life and leadership. Her creators say they want their show to reflect the diversity of Latino cultures and experiences.

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.