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

Nina Simone Biopic Criticized Over Casting And Skin Color

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Sir George Martin, seen here in 1984, was known for his crucial role in shaping the sound of the Beatles. Rob Verhorst/Getty Images hide caption

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Beatles Producer George Martin 'Invented The Job'

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Surrey NanoSystems, the U.K. company that makes Vantablack, describes it as "a functionalised 'forest' of millions upon millions of incredibly small tubes made of carbon, or carbon nanotubes." Surrey NanoSystems/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Screenwriter Meg LeFauve attends The Hollywood Reporter's Nominees Night on Feb. 8. LeFauve co-wrote two 2015 Pixar films: Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur. Mike Windle/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter hide caption

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This Oscar Nominee Could've Been An Executive. Instead, She's A Screenwriter

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T. J. Miller performs at the 2014 SXSW Music Festival. He credits his high school drama teacher with setting him on his path to comedy. Heather Kennedy/Getty Images for SXSW hide caption

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Comic T.J. Miller: Trained Clown And Student Of Nietzsche

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Chris Rock speaks onstage during the 2012 Academy Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Calif. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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How Will Host Chris Rock Treat The Oscars' Lack Of Diversity?

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In Lynn Nottage's play Sweat, Jason (Stephen Michael Spencer, left) and Chris (Tramell Tillman) are workers at a steel tubing plant in Reading, Pa. Nottage says she wanted to write about "how poverty and economic stagnation were shifting the American narrative." Colin Hovde/C. Stanley Photography/Arena Stage hide caption

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In 'Sweat,' Adapting To Change Is The Hardest Work Of All

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Chinese Company Dalian Wanda Buys Legendary Entertainment

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Lawyer Monique Pressley accompanied Bill Cosby and lawyer Brian McMonagle at a criminal court appearance in Elkins Park, Pa., last month. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Lawyer Faces National Scrutiny While Defending Bill Cosby

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HBO Documentary Explores Dark Underbelly Of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet

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Paula Pell has "a very toned joke-writing muscle," says comedian Tina Fey. "She can just go and go and go." John Lamparski/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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Comedy Writer Paula Pell Says You Don't Have To Go Far For Good Material

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The patriarch of F Is for Family, Frank Murphy (Bill Burr), is an angry dad and husband who manages an airport's baggage claim. Courtesy of Netflix hide caption

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Dad Rage Fuels The Comedy Of 'F Is For Family'

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School Arts Advocates Cheer New Education Measure

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