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.

WarnerMedia Announces New Inclusion Rider Policy To Promote Diversity

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The Future Of Food Critics

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Disneyland Fan Amassed A Collection Over 25 Years. Now It's For Sale

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An enormous New York crowd celebrates VE Day at the end of WWII. Aaron Copland was inspired to write his "Fanfare for the Common Man" by a wartime speech rallying Americans against imperialism. A. E. French/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Fanfare For The Common Man,' An Anthem For The American Century

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Los Angeles police arrest a Chicano student protester in the neighborhood of Boyle Heights in 1970. This image is seen on the cover to George Rodriguez's new book, Double Vision. George Rodriguez/all images courtesy of Hat & Beard Press hide caption

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Chicano Protests And Celebrity Portraits: George Rodriguez's Los Angeles

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Looking At Photographer George Rodriguez

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Claudia "CLAW" Gold's trademark cartoon paw decorates a wall at "Beyond the Streets," an L.A. exhibition that celebrates street art. Beau Roulette/Courtesy of Beyond The Streets hide caption

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Gender-Balanced Films And TV Projects Receive ReFrame Recognition

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What Gun Violence Protesters Can Learn From 1968's Chicano Blowouts

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Bill Cosby And Roman Polanski Expelled From Motion Picture Academy

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of Marvel Studios. Here, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige presents at the 2015 D23 Expo in California. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige On The Future Of Marvel Movies

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Armando Iannucci at the Los Angeles premiere of The Death of Stalin. Tara Ziemba/Getty Images hide caption

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If It's Awkward, 'My Instinct Is To Make Fun Of It,' Says Armando Iannucci

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With A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay — seen here instructing Storm Reid on set — became the first African-American woman to direct a movie with a budget exceeding $100 million. Atsushi Nishijima/Disney Enterprises, Inc. hide caption

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The 'Wrinkle In Time' Movie Began As A Fifth-Grader's Dream

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After 2017's Surprising Oscars, 2018's Awards Went Pretty Much As Expected

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Florence Kasumba (left), Angela Bassett and Leititia Wright appear in a scene from Marvel's Black Panther. Sociologist Darnell Hunt says the film's success "demonstrates what's possible beyond standard Hollywood practices." Marvel Studios hide caption

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Hollywood Diversity Study Finds 'Mixed Bag' When It Comes To Representation

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