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.

Producer Harvey Weinstein has loved War and Peace ever since he first read it (slowly) at age 12. "It's sexy; there's nudity. It's unbelievable," he says. Above, James Norton as Andrei and Lily James as Natasha. Laurie Sparham/BBC 2015 hide caption

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Harvey Weinstein Promises His 'War And Peace' Miniseries Isn't Homework

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Sundance Preview: Film Festival To Tackle Gun Violence

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'Revenant,' 'Mad Max' Snag A Combined 22 Oscar Nominations

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British singer David Bowie attends a press conference at the 36th Cannes Film Festival in 1983. Bowie died Sunday at the age of 69. Ralph Gatti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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David Bowie, An Icon Who Wrote Anthems For The Alienated

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Filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest is called The Revenant — a tale of endurance, survival, love and revenge. The film was shot using only natural sunlight and firelight in remote areas of Canada and Argentina. "Every molecule of this film was absolutely difficult," Iñárritu says. Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Iñárritu Delivers A '360-Degree Emotional Experience' In 'The Revenant'

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Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is aware that all of her film mentors have been men. "Part of my responsibility is I need to bring other women along," she says. Vincent Sandoval/FilmMagic hide caption

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Kathleen Kennedy: From Standing In Line For 'Star Wars' To Producing It Herself

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Holiday Toys Offer Clues To New 'Star Wars' Movie

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Melissa Mathison, Screenwriter Who Wrote 'E.T.,' Dies

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Mariachi Band Brings Morrissey To Dia De Los Muertos

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Southern California Finally Sees Rain — In A Museum

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Famous horror film actor Vincent Price also co-wrote a best-selling cookbook in the 1960s with his then-wife, Mary. The original cover of the book, A Treasury Of Great Recipes, is seen at left. It's just been reissued. William Claxton/A Treasury of Great Recipes; Price Family Trust hide caption

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So Good You'll Scream? A Cookbook From Horror Icon Vincent Price

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Netflix's 'Beasts Of No Nation' Release Strategy Highlights Oscar Ambitions

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Stacks of bowls in the company's signature colors, like "sand" and "light grey whale." Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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Cooper Hewitt Honors Colorful California Ceramics Company

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The graffiti artist, Trek6, painted the Yoruba goddess of the ocean, Yemaya, to honor his Caribbean roots. She symbolizes growth, something that he thinks Hialeah needs. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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Miami Area Muralists Rouse A New Reputation For An Industrial City

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Move Over, Dora: 'Nina's World' Brings Another Bilingual Girl To TV

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