Arts

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

What It Looks Like When School, And Everything Else, Happens At Home

by Elizabeth Dalziel A friend posted a picture on Instagram of her 11-year-old daughter wearing a school uniform, sitting attentively in front of a laptop and waving to her teacher during a virtual class. My experience lay in stark contrast. During home lessons, my youngest child, a 7-year-old, often ignores the screen and climbs on me

‘Lovecraft Country’ Tours The Horrors Of America

by Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Audie Cornish, and Ronald Young Jr. The best horror is the horror that

‘Tenet’ Opens Internationally. Will Be Shown In Select U.S. Cities Next Month

by Mandalit Del Barco It’s always been about timing with Tenet. Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated action thriller stars John

It’s ‘Part Of The Game’: This Artist Isn’t Bothered When His Work Is Demolished

A guy in his 30s, handsome behind his mask (this is pre-pandemic), carries a chisel, drills, jigsaws, sometimes