Arts

Alt.Latino Film Festival: Fandangos And Mockingbirds

by Felix Contreras This fall, Mexican folk music takes the spotlight in two separate documentaries.  Linda and the Mocking Birds takes a trip to a small town in northern Mexico with Linda Ronstadt. She accompanies a group of young musicians and dancers from the Bay Area cultural group Los Cenzontles, which translates to “mockingbirds.” For decades, Ronstadt has

Can’t Find A Chess Set? You Can Thank ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ For That

by Neda Ulaby Who could’ve predicted chess sets might become as difficult to find as toilet paper during

Leslie Jones Reinvigorates ‘Supermarket Sweep’

by Stephen Thompson and Travis Larchuk The game show Supermarket Sweep has run in the ’60s, the ’90s and the

In ‘Fargo,’ Everything’s Up To Date In Kansas City

by Aisha Harris and Glen Weldon The fourth season of Fargo stars Chris Rock as Loy Cannon, a ruthless Kansas

Illusionist Scott Silven Can Turn A Video Call Into A Magical ‘Journey’

by Jeff Lunden A slender, dark-haired young man walks along the windblown Scottish coast, picking up stones and

Kevin Young Named Director Of National Museum Of African American History And Culture

by Elizabeth Blair The Smithsonian Institution has announced that poet Kevin Young will be the next director of the National

‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’ Is Fast, Funny, Multi-Faceted And No Small Feat

by Justin Chang While the American film industry still has a long way to go in nurturing movies made by women and people of color, the Sundance Film Festival has long provided an important platform for marginalized voices. This is the festival that recently introduced us to pictures like The Farewell, from Lulu Wang, and Clemency, from Chinonye

In ‘I’m Thinking Of Ending Things,’ A Couple Gets Stuck In A Dreamlike Limbo

by Glen Weldon After finishing writer/director Charlie Kaufman’s latest film, which hurls so many things at you as

‘Mulan’: A Beloved Disney Classic Reimagined As Martial Arts Epic

by Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Mallory Yu, and Kathy Tu The biggest movie so far to be bumped

Melanie Faye: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

by Bobby Carter The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. I spend a considerable amount of time in the