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Aug 28, 2014 — The nine-note tune made famous in Carl Douglas' 1974 song has served as a stereotype of Asian music since the 19th century.
Aug 26, 2014 — Branan's lonesome road anthems aren't likely to make him a Top 40 star. He tells NPR's Melissa Block he's learned to be content playing a smaller game.
Aug 26, 2014 — Relationships are complicated, and as Cary Ann Hearst says of her marriage and musical partner Michael Trent, "It's a strange thing to be held accountable as part of the musical act."
Aug 24, 2014 — The One I Love is a time-shifting, cosmic romantic comedy starring Elizabeth Moss. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with the Mad Men star about her new film and her impressive career.
Aug 24, 2014 — The late-'50s detective series Peter Gunn was popular, but Henry Mancini's music for it became iconic. NPR's Linda Wertheimer finds out what makes the jazzy score so indelible.
Aug 21, 2014 — Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years — he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.
Aug 19, 2014 — The protagonist of Julie Schumacher's new Dear Committee Members is frustrated with the future of American arts and letters — and the feckless students who pester him for recommendation letters.
Aug 7, 2014 — Aaron McGruder's Black Jesus premieres Thursday night on Adult Swim, and it features a Christ who drops f-bombs and drinks 40s. So is it sacrilege or subversive? Some biblical scholars weigh in.
Aug 2, 2014 — The Oxford University men's a cappella group Out of the Blue has its own version of "Hips Don't Lie" — and an endorsement from the pop star herself.
Feb 16, 2014 — The first generation of animators to attend Walt Disney's California Institute of the Arts in the 1970s is profiled in Vanity Fair magazine. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Nancy Beiman, who was part of that first class.