Neda Ulaby Neda Ulaby reports on arts, entertainment, and cultural trends for NPR's Arts Desk.

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Controversial Film Director Ken Russell Dies At 84

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Silent Screen idol George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) and Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), a young and upcoming dancer, share a vivacious moment on stage in Michel Hazanavicius's film The Artist. The Weinstein Company hide caption

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In 'The Artist,' A Silent Look At Old Hollywood

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Seeds Of Change: Once Upon A Time's Regina (Lana Parilla) has an apple (or six) with Snow White's name on it. The ABC show — which transports the population of the Enchanted Forest into modern-day Maine — is one of two new network dramas that put a new twist on old tales.

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Fairy-Tale Adaptations: It's Ever After, All Right

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A Moving Sound. YunYa Hsieh stands at the center, Scott Praire sits to the right.

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Death Metal, Vernacular And Tradition: The Music Scene In Taiwan

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Swedish Poet Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

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Adonis, born Ali Ahmad Said Esber, is one of the contenders for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Long Literary Shadows On Nobel Shortlist

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Sylvia Robinson, Who Helped Make 'Rapper's Delight,' Has Died

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Maria Bello plays Detective Jane Timoney — a revamped version of Helen Mirren's iconic Jane Tennison — in NBC's remake of the British drama Prime Suspect. Patrick Harbron/NBC hide caption

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NBC's 'Prime Suspect' Hopes To Fill Some Very Big And Very British Shoes

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