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

Celebrated Playwright And Actor Sam Shepard Dies

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The YouTube Star Who's Teaching Kids How To Bake

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Isaac Hempstead Wright plays Bran Stark in the HBO adaptation of George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones books. Some disability activists are concerned that Bran will be magically cured of his paralysis in the show's new season. Helen Sloan/HBO hide caption

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'Game Of Thrones' Finds Fans Among Disability Rights Activists, Too

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John Lennon (left) and Paul McCartney, pictured here circa 1960, met as teenagers in July 1957. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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60 Years Ago, 2 Boys Met And The Beatles Began

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Set Designer Uses Broadway Experience To Design Times Square Restaurant

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Canadian Comics Celebrate Their Country's Birth At LA Comedy Clubs

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DAAAAAAAD! On Father's Day, An Homage To The Terrible Jokes They Tell

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Yoko Ono Joins John Lennon With Credit Line For Writing 'Imagine'

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Laura Ramadei (center) as Annie, who gets involved with a different couple in every episode of the web series Unicornland. Courtesy of Unicornland hide caption

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It's Polyamorous Polysaturation — Unconventional Relationships Abound On TV

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Eric "Bitty" Bittle takes to the ice in "Check Please," one of the most popular hockey webcomics (yes, that's a thing). Ngozi Ukazu hide caption

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With 'Check Please,' A Comics Creator Rewrites The Rules — And Scores

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In 2007, the Writers Guild of America went on strike over revenues from Internet and DVD sales. Above, writers and supporters march in Los Angeles on Nov. 9, 2007, the fifth day of the strike. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Writers Guild Of America Reaches A Tentative Deal With Studios

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"Literally I show up in the morning and I say, 'Who's dead?'" obit writer Bruce Weber explains in the film. "And somebody puts a folder on my desk and that's ... what I do that day." Weber took a buyout from The New York Times in 2016. Courtesy of Kino Lorber hide caption

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'Obit' Follows The 'Times' Team Charged With Turning Lives Into History

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Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, Director Of 'Silence Of The Lambs,' Dies At 73

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Robert Pirsig Dies At 88; Motorcycle Trip Inspired Popular 'Zen' Book

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