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She Calls Her Movies 'Afro Bubble Gum Art'

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 6:00am

Wanuri Kahiu doesn't want to make films about suffering Africans. Her movies celebrate happiness — with a sci-fi twist.

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Art Is A Matter Of Life And Death In 'The Electric Sublime'

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 6:00am

W. Maxwell Prince's bloody, silly and deeply likeable new graphic novel imagines a world where works of art are real spaces you can step into — with real problems that can cause hundreds of deaths.

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A Haunting '60s Film About Mental Illness And Incarceration Becomes A Ballet

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

Frederick Wiseman's controversial 1967 documentary Titicut Follies exposed conditions at Bridgewater State Hospital in Massachusetts. Fifty years later, the filmmaker, now 87, has adapted it to dance.

(Image credit: Hecco)

'Obit' Documentary Follows Journalists Who Tell Lively Stories Of Death

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Obit, a documentary about obituary writing at The New York Times.

Fyre Festival Fiasco: Luxury Music Experience Turns Into Vacation Nightmare

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

Attendees to the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas were promised a luxury music festival experience. Instead they found themselves in a vacation nightmare.

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