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.

'Suge' Knight Charged With Murder After Fatal Hit-And-Run

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Movie Stars Wait To See Who Gets An Oscar Nomination

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Michele Serros reads from Chicana Falsa during a 2012 event at Pegasus Books in Berkeley, Calif. artnoose/Flickr hide caption

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Remembering 'Generation Mex' Writer And Proud Outsider Michele Serros

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Hacking Of Sony's Computers Creates Much Drama

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Captain America made his debut for Marvel in 1941, as the incarnation of American patriotic fervor during World War II. Marvel Comics/AP hide caption

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Marvel At 75: Still Slinging Webs And Guarding Galaxies

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For decades, Kodak's Shirley cards, like this one, featured only white models. Kodak hide caption

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How Kodak's Shirley Cards Set Photography's Skin-Tone Standard

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Phil Stanton (from left), Chris Wink and Matt Goldman are the founders of the theatrical performance troupe Blue Man Group. Jemal Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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Sacred, Sad And Salacious: With Many Meanings, What Is True Blue?

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Manolo (voiced by Diego Luna, left) meets Carmen Sanchez (voiced by Ana de la Reguera) in the Land of the Remembered. 20th Century Fox & Reel FX hide caption

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Animated 'Book Of Life' Celebrates Día De Los Muertos

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Hollywood, Broadway Icon Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

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Lauren Bacall in 1946. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Hear Mandalit Del Barco's Remembrance Of Bacall

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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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'Lego Movie' Caught In Amazon's Battle With Warner Home Video

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