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Encore: Films To Beat A Bone-Chilling Blizzard

As the mid-Atlantic region recovers from a blizzard, these films will transport you to warmer, steamier and sandier locales. This story originally aired on Feb. 25, 2015 on All Things Considered.
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After #OscarsSoWhite, Academy Makes Changes To Increase Diversity

Following criticism over a lack of diversity in the Oscars, the Academy Awards board of governors announced new programs to try to diversify the academy's membership by the year 2020.
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After Long-Criticized Diversity Issue, Film Academy Votes To Change

The people in charge of the Oscars have announced reforms to increase diversity in their organization and in the awards. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Neda Ulaby.
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Film Academy Votes To Increase Diversity

Following criticism of the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, the academy has voted to approve changes aimed at doubling the number of women and people of color by 2020.
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Is Netflix Chill? Kenyan Authorities Threaten To Ban The Streaming Site

Two weeks ago, Kenyans finally got access to Netflix. But we still don't know if they'll binge happily every after.
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Sundance Preview: Film Festival To Tackle Gun Violence

The Sundance Film Festival gets underway Thursday night in Park City, Utah. NPR explores the themes of the festival and which films are getting big buzz.
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Diversity In Hollywood: Here's What Critics Are Saying About Round 2 Of #OscarSoWhite

We rounded up some smart reaction to this year's remarkably un-diverse Oscars nominees.
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'Academy Has A Problem,' David Oyelowo Says At MLK Event Honoring Academy President

"I am an academy member and it doesn't reflect me, and it doesn't reflect this nation," the actor said Monday, in a speech that cited black performers' prominent roles in successful films.
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Actor Idris Elba To U.K. Politicians: More Diverse Roles Needed

"When you don't reflect the real world, too much talent gets trashed," the Golden Globe winner says. Elba is scheduled to speak to senior TV executives and more than 100 members of Parliament.
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Wendell Pierce On Acting, New Orleans, And His Memoir, "The Wind in the Reeds" (Rebroadcast)

Best known as "Bunk" from the TV series "The Wire," Wendell Pierce is now working to rebuild his old neighborhood, Pontchartrain Park, one of New Orleans' first middle-class African American communities.

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