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.

Chef Niki Nakayama in the kitchen with her wife and sous chef, Carole Iida-Nakayama. Nakayama is a modern master of the ancient Japanese art of kaiseki, a local, seasonal, multicourse meal rooted in Eastern philosophies that value being in harmony with nature. Katrina Dickson hide caption

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Chef Niki Nakayama Is A Modern Master Of An Ancient Japanese Meal

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Remembering The Soulful Voice Of Sharon Jones

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Tom Ford Wants You To Separate His Fashion Designs From His Films

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Anna Camp, Erin Darke and Genevieve Angelson star in Good Girls Revolt, which is based on a landmark gender bias case at Newsweek. Jessica Miglio/Amazon hide caption

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'Good Girls Revolt' Takes On Gender Bias In The Newsroom

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Alex R. Hibbert as Chiron, a young black man growing up gay in an impoverished part of Miami in Moonlight. The film is told with different actors playing Chiron at different stages of his life. David Bornfriend/A24 hide caption

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In 'Moonlight,' Growing Up Black, Gay And Poor In 1980s Miami

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YouTube Videos Lead 'Morris From America' Director To Markees Christmas

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Logo Channel Dedicates Annual Awards Show To Orlando Victims

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Regina King directs an episode of the TNT drama Animal Kingdom. Doug Hyun/TNT hide caption

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Regina King Reigns In Hollywood

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The U.S. Influence On Cuba's Rapid Cultural Change

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Movie Director Shane Black Calls On His Paperbacks For Inspiration

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Actor Vin Diesel drives a vintage American car next to actress Michelle Rodriguez while shooting the latest installment of the Fast and Furious movie franchise in Havana, Cuba on April 28. Fast and Furious 8 is the second U.S. movie, and the first big-budget Hollywood film, to be shot in Havana since relations began improving between the two countries. Fernando Medina/AP hide caption

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Hollywood Rediscovers Cuba: Is It Too Soon To Call It Havanawood?

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American Stars Jam With Cuba's Best Musicians In Havana

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Feats Of Technical Magic Bring Disney's New 'Jungle Book' To Life

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The renowned Bangkok Market, located in Los Angeles, is a longtime supermarket for retail and wholesale Thai produce, spices, chili pastes and household products. Doriane Raiman for NPR hide caption

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The Family-Run Thai Market That Feeds LA's Eclectic Food Scene

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