Neda Ulaby Neda Ulaby reports on arts, entertainment, and cultural trends for NPR's Arts Desk.

ISIS-Threatened Sites Left Off Endangered Heritage List

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The Heat, The Pressure, The Violence: Cooking Films Are The New Boxing Movies

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The Assassin isn't just a change of form for its director, Hou Hsiao-Hsien; it also puts a twist on the classic story of the roaming swordsman — or swordswoman — in medieval China. Courtesy of Well Go USA hide caption

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Renowned Director Breaks The Mold, With An 'Assassin' No One Saw Coming

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In the new Deaf West production of Spring Awakening, the deaf lead actors have doubles in the background who speak and sing for them, and everyone signs. Joan Marcus hide caption

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'Spring Awakening' Returns To Broadway — In Sign Language

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Investigative Journalist From Belarus Awarded Nobel Prize In Literature

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Punk Icon Patti Smith Releases Second Memoir, 'M Train'

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Former New York Times restaurant critic and Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl speaks in New York City in 2013. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Times hide caption

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How Twitter And Cooking Saved Ruth Reichl After 'Gourmet' Folded

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Camille Brown performs a solo from Black Girl: Linguistic Play at a 2015 TED talk. Ryan Lash/TED hide caption

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Black Girlhood Takes Center Stage In A Work That's Serious About 'Play'

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Jack Larson, Who Played Jimmy Olsen In 'Superman' TV Series, Dies

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Streamy Awards For Online Video Make Bid For More Respectability

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After Superstorm Sandy, Saucedo used aid materials from the Red Cross to create Red Cross Blanket (Family Portrait as Water). Courtesy of Christopher Saucedo and LeMieux Gallery, New Orleans hide caption

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After Sandy, Katrina And Sept. 11, This Sculptor Finds Art In Survival

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Wes Craven's most memorable creation may have been knife-fingered nightmare Freddy Krueger. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Rest In Peace, Wes Craven — The Rest Of Us Sure Won't

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Stock prices fluctuated wildly this week after a sharp plunge on Monday — but what does that sound like? Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Jace Clayton Translates Stocks Into Sound

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Author Alex Gino hopes George will help transgender kids feel less alone. Blake C. Aarens hide caption

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'George' Wants You To Know: She's Really Melissa

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Bren Herrera's vegetable broth comes in two varieties. You can either stop at the broth, or take it one step further by pureeing the used, cooked vegetables and mixing them in. Courtesy of Bren Herrera hide caption

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This Is Not A Parody: An NPR Story About Homemade Vegetable Broth

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