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

Anime character Hatsune Miku stars in a new series of Toyota Corolla ads aimed at the Asian-American market. Toyota USA, Inc. hide caption

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The New Wave Of Cartoon Bands

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Sort your laundry into whites and darks? "That's racist," quips one character on Parks and Recreation. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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'That's Racist!' How A Serious Accusation Became A Commonplace Quip

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With its upward-sloping wings, the new Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center is designed to resemble an eagle, a sacred symbol for the tribe. Courtesy of the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum hide caption

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Colorado Tribe Puts Cultural Riches On Display

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Mary Hart has hosted Entertainment Tonight since 1982. She's now stepping down. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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Mary Hart: An Icon Of Modern Celebrity Steps Down After Nearly 30 Years

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Frito-Lay Uses Times Square For PR Stunt

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Wal-Mart's ad campaign in Mandarin emphasizes family as an important theme. In this moment from one of the ads, mother and daughter talk about the value Wal-Mart adds to their household. Wal-Mart hide caption

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Corporate America Takes On Multilingual PR

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Beyonce (And Michelle Obama) Get The Kids Moving

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Phoebe Snow onstage at the Berks Jazz Festival in Reading, Pa., in 2009. Andrew Lepley/Redferns hide caption

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Phoebe Snow, 'Poetry Man' Singer, Has Died

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Matt Smith stars as The Doctor in a new season of Doctor Who. BBC hide caption

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A New 'Doctor Who' Tries To Make Peace With Its Impatient Stateside Fans

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Greg Mortenson, the author of Three Cups of Tea and Stone Into Schools, poses with Nowseri schoolchildren in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. Central Asia Institute hide caption

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'Tea' Debacle Reflects The Murky Waters Of Memoirs

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