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.

Bookstore Owner Sues California Over Law Regulating Autographed Items

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'When Time Was New': 'Wonder Woman' Brings Sunlight To The DC Universe

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Michael Parks arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Tusk on Sept. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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Michael Parks, TV And Movie Character Actor, Dies At 77

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The Barmecide Feast, by Simon Birch and KplusK associates (which was co-founded by Paul Kember), recreates the bedroom from the final scene of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Courtesy of the 14th Factory hide caption

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LA's 14th Factory Offers A Warehouse Full Of Art And 'Otherworldly' Experiences

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Gas Station Cashier Remembers 1992 Los Angeles Riots

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Chef Jeremy Fox's inventive dish: double-chucked spring peas sprinkled with white chocolate and roasted macadamia nuts. It's served with a bit of pea broth poured on the side, "to retain the crunch." Each pea is shucked, blanched and squeezed to get the halves out. It's a labor preparation that he serves only on special occasions, like Valentine's day. Oriana Koren for NPR hide caption

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'Vegetable Whisperer' Chef Plants The Seeds Of His Own Reinvention

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Carl And Rob Reiner Leave Hand And Footprints In Concrete

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Getty Museum Acquires Collection Of Architect Frank Gehry

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Mr. Rotten's Songbook hosts every lyric from John Lydon's 40-plus year career in punk. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Lydon On Anarchy, Politics And 'Mr. Rotten's Songbook'

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Konner, pictured here in 2015, helped Lena Dunham create, write and produce her HBO series. Larry Busacca/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet Jenni Konner, The Off-Screen 'Grown-Up' Who Helped Make 'Girls'

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California has been so unseasonably wet, its deserts are experiencing a "super bloom." After years of drought, the desert is lush. Nina Gregory/NPR hide caption

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California Deserts In 'Super Bloom' Thanks To A Wet Winter

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Carmen Aguilar y Wedge is the co-founder and director of creative technology for Hyphen-Labs. She modeled the company's ScatterViz visor at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Nina Gregory/NPR hide caption

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Covert Fashion Provides Camouflage Against Surveillance Software

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Late-Night Stunner: Best Picture Mix-Up At The Oscars

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Hollywood Speaks Out About Politics

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Watani: My Homeland follows Hala Kamil and her family as they move from Aleppo, Syria, to a small German city that welcomes refugees. Alina Emrich/Courtesy of Dish Communications hide caption

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These Oscar-Nominated Documentaries Tell Intimate Stories Of Syria's Civil War

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