Elizabeth Blair Elizabeth Blair is a Peabody Award winning, Senior Producer/Reporter on the Arts Desk of NPR News.

Mark Twain Prize: Bill Murray Accepts Nation's Top Humor Award

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Rod Temperton at an event in Italy in 2004. The songwriter penned several megahits of the 1970s and '80s, most notably for Michael Jackson. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images hide caption

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'Thriller' Songwriter Rod Temperton Dies At 66

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Atwood says that her artistic side was always nurtured, particularly by her two grandmothers. Above are Atwood's sketches for characters from the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Warren Holder/20th Century Fox hide caption

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Colleen Atwood: To Design The Costume, Understand The Character

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Curious George — who was originally named Fifi — turns 75 this year. Despite some dated themes (we're looking at you, Man with the Yellow Hat) George is now a multimillion-dollar franchise. Margaret Rey says she and her husband had no idea what Curious George would become. "We loved monkeys and just wrote a book about a monkey," she said. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Curious George Celebrates 75 Years Of Monkey Business

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Charmian Carr, Who Played Liesl In 'The Sound Of Music,' Dies At 73

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Rybczynski believes the oldest kind of chair was not a throne, but a folding chair. Witold Rybczynski hide caption

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Better Sit Down For This One: An Exciting Book About The History Of Chairs

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French designer Sonia Rykiel (right) and her daughter, Nathalie Rykiel, artistic director for the fashion house Rykiel, greet the crowd after the presentation of their Spring-Summer 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection, in Paris in 2007. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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The Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building first opened to the public in October 1881, though back then it was known as the U.S. National Museum. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Director Mark Osborne's take on The Little Prince features the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams and Paul Rudd. Netflix hide caption

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'Little Prince' Adaptations Aren't Easy — Just Ask Orson Welles

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Tami Sagher (left), Gillian Jacobs, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard and Kate Micucci star in Don't Think Twice, about a improv troupe called The Commune. Jon Pack/The Film Arcade hide caption

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How Mike Birbiglia Applies 'Yes, And ...' To Improv And Beyond

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'Brexit' Hits The Big Screen: U.K. Film Industry Rattled By Referendum

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In District Merchants, Akeem Davis plays Lance, a freed slave who has a crisis of conscience when he learns his boss, Shylock, may have been involved in the slave trade. Teresa Wood/Courtesy of the Folger Theatre hide caption

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This Shakespeare Reconstruction Sets 'Merchant' In Post-Civil War D.C.

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Taika Waititi's other films include Boy (2010) and What We Do in the Shadows (2014). Courtesy of The Orchard hide caption

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Director Taika Waititi's 'Wilderpeople' Is Good For A Laugh — And Then A Cry

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Longtime art collectors Mera and Don Rubell started collecting pieces by artist Keith Haring in 1981. (All three are pictured here in 1989.) The couple rarely considers selling artwork. Charles Dolfi-Michels/Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection hide caption

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For Many Art Dealers, 'Selling' Is A Dirty Word (But Not For Young Collectors)

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Military Veterans Take On Zombies In 'Range 15'

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