Arts & Life Art and entertainment commentary plus interviews, book reviews, movie reviews, music reviews, comedy, and visual art. Subscribe to podcasts and follow trends in music, painting, art, architecture, photography, and design.

Dime Davis directed all six episodes of HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show. The show was nominated for three Emmy Awards: outstanding directing for a variety series, outstanding variety sketch series and outstanding guest actress in a comedy series. Anne Marie Fox/HBO hide caption

toggle caption
Anne Marie Fox/HBO

'Black Lady Sketch Show' Is TV 'We'd Never Seen Before,' Says Dime Davis

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/907762048/908032045" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

'Women Make Film' Shines A Long Overdue Spotlight On Female Filmmakers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/906696266/907984199" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Actor Cherry Jones On Her Journey From Theater To 'Succession' Media Mogul

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/906693558/907984196" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Canceled State Fair Can't Stop Minnesota's Famed Butter Sculpture Artistry

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/907720075/907722314" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Park Avenue Armory Honors Women's Suffrage In New Show

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/907720071/907722290" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Not My Job: We Quiz SNL's Cecily Strong On Saturday Morning Cartoons

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/907185927/907453259" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Knopf

A Scientist Feels The Pull Of Faith In 'Transcendent Kingdom'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/907225403/907384601" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Balzer + Bray

'Punching The Air' Tells A Story Of Hope Behind Bars

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/907224206/907384595" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In his role as superhero Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman became the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first film headlined by a Black actor. Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images

'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Cancer At Age 43

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/907341857/907437157" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

First Lady Melania Trump, center, in a bright, lime green dress at last night's Republican National Convention. It's a color begging to be photoshopped, and the Internet reliably delivered. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images