Mandalit del Barco 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.

Hollywood, Broadway Icon Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

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Biker Ron Hamberg says he's read Dickens, Twain and Gandhi's autobiography, but as for books about motorcycles, "I just ride 'em, I don't read about 'em." Solvejg Wastvedt hide caption

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Vroom, Vroom, Hmmmm: Motorcycles As Literary Metaphor

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Amazon Relents: Begins Selling Rowling's 'Silkworm'

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Settlement Brings An Early End To Apple's Price-Fixing Case

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Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee at the 1989 Cannes Festival for the showing of Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing. Courtesy of David Lee/All Rights Reserved hide caption

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Ruby Dee: An Actress Who Marched On Washington And Onto The Screen

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'Nerdfighters' Mobilize For Film Premiere, Armed With Favorite Lines

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In Hollywood, 50 Is The New 80: What Happens When 'It Girls' Get Old

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Authors Angered Over Amazon's Dispute With Publisher Hachette

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The 85 musicians in the Santa Cecilia Orchestra are paid professionals who play with other symphonies and in Hollywood studios. Courtesy of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra hide caption

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How Do You Get Latino Kids Into Classical Music? Bring The Parents

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Hollywood Protests Against Owners Of Beverly Hills Hotel

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Admirers ask Gabriel Garcia Marquez --€” seated alongside his wife, Mercedes Barcha €-- to sign books in Santa Marta, Colombia, in 2007. Alejandra Vega/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies

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Sony Pictures To Lay Off Interactive Group

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'12 Years A Slave' Wins Oscar's Best Picture

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Ian Dodd (center), co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Sunday Assembly, sings with other attendees. Chapters of the godless church, founded by British comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, have been spreading since launching in London in January 2013. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Sunday Assembly: A Church For The Godless Picks Up Steam

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Fielder Offers Absurd Marketing Advice On Comedy Central

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