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.

Arts & Life

Hassan Hajjaj, born in Morocco in 1961, is often called the Andy Warhol of Marrakesh for his fusion of glamour and everyday life. Both are evident in his 2017 portrait Cardi B Unity. The rap star, dressed in a high-fashion outfit, sits on utilitarian green plastic cartons against a textured fabric backdrop. The frame consists of tins of green tea, each decorated with a butterfly. Hassan Hajjaj/Courtesy of Third Line Gallery, Dubai, and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York hide caption

toggle caption
Hassan Hajjaj/Courtesy of Third Line Gallery, Dubai, and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Cate Blanchett stars as Bernadette Fox, a once-legendary architect who hasn't built anything in decades, in Where'd You Go, Bernadette. Wilson Webb/Annapurna Pictures hide caption

toggle caption
Wilson Webb/Annapurna Pictures

'Bernadette' Is A Stirring Tribute To A Woman Rediscovering Her True Calling

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/749952478/751812614" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg performs on stage alongside guest musician Julian Velard and guest announcer Cecil Baldwin at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Mike Katzif/NPR

Straight from the Greek

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/751737939/751742341" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Contestants Till Manthey and Monica Thieu appear on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Mike Katzif/NPR

To All The Bays I've Loved Before

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/751737955/751743359" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Contestants Nolan Boggess and Alex Smailes appear on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Mike Katzif/NPR

Double-O No!

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/751737961/751746626" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Guest musician Julian Velard leads a music parody game on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Mike Katzif/NPR

Shine On, You Crazy Neil Diamond

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/751737966/751750230" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Cecil Baldwin and Ophira Eisenberg lead an Ask Me Another challenge with Antoni Porowski at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Mike Katzif/NPR

Antoni <3's Corgis

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/751737969/751751010" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg chats with Antoni Porowski at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Mike Katzif/NPR

Antoni Porowski: Queer Eye For The Quiz Guy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/751737958/751745349" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Danish journalist and TV personality Mads Brügger is on the hunt for evidence in this comic documentary about the 1961 death of United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld. Tore Vollan/Danish Film Institute hide caption

toggle caption
Tore Vollan/Danish Film Institute

Come on, rise up! Blinded by the Light follows first-generation British teen Javed (Viveik Kalra, center) as he discovers hope and Bruce Springsteen in 1980s Britain. Nick Wall/Warner Bros. hide caption

toggle caption
Nick Wall/Warner Bros.

Good Boys is a raunch-filled, F-bomb-laden, almost-coming-of-age comedy directed by Gene Stupnitsky and produced by (shocker) Seth Rogen. Ed Araquel/Universal hide caption

toggle caption
Ed Araquel/Universal

The kitten Hank was infected with fleas and a deadly feline virus before Hannah Shaw took her in. Hank became the cover model for Shaw's new book on neonatal kitten care, Tiny but Mighty. Andrew Marttila and Hannah Shaw/Penguin Random House hide caption

toggle caption
Andrew Marttila and Hannah Shaw/Penguin Random House

How Hannah Shaw, The 'Kitten Lady,' Rescues The Most Fragile Felines

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/751438004/751498189" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript