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

Kate (Malin Akerman) pitches in alongside husband Pete (Bradley Whitford) on her stepson's soccer practice in ABC's Trophy Wife. Danny Feld/ABC hide caption

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'Trophy Wife' Is More Than Just A Pretty Face On ABC

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David Saltzberg (right) hosts his "Geek of the Week," UCLA student Andrew Peck, on the set of The Big Bang Theory. Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. hide caption

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The Man Who Gets The Science Right On 'The Big Bang Theory'

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Technology Transforms TV Ratings And Ad Sales

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What The $@** Is Up On Cable These Days?

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The view down Main Street in Concord, N.H., reflects the community's small-town feel. Author Ben Winters doesn't live in Concord, but he sets his mystery novels there — he says the city's peaceful, unpretentious atmosphere makes it an appealing setting. Michel Gagnon/Flickr hide caption

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Awaiting The Apocalypse In The Quiet Town Of Concord

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Winona Ryder in the 2010 thriller Black Swan Niko Tavernise/Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Winona Ryder: With Smaller Roles, A Welcome Return From Exile

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The Tyson Library in Ludlow, Vt., is required to support itself independently; public libraries in Vermont receive no state funding. Neda Ulaby/NPR hide caption

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For You To Borrow, Some Libraries Have To Go Begging

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Fred Onovwerosuoke founded the St. Louis African Chorus 20 years ago. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songs Of Africa: Beautiful Music With A Violent History

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Encore: 'Fosters' Puts A Twist On The Old Family Drama

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Mattel executives say they did not anticipate the runaway success of the goth-influenced Monster High brand when it debuted in 2010. Mattel hide caption

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Fangs And Fishnets For The Win: 'Goth Barbie' Is Monstrously Successful

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Movie Studios Hope We Celebrate July 4 At Theaters

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There's a workshop, too, complete with some work on a chalkboard and a robot. Lego hide caption

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Girls' Legos Are A Hit, But Why Do Girls Need Special Legos?

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Author Matheson Left Behind Reams Of Science Fiction Writing

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