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Daniel Arkin

Daniel Arkin is a reporter for NBC News who focuses on popular culture and the entertainment industry, particularly film and television.

Daniel Arkin is a reporter for NBC News who focuses on popular culture and the entertainment industry, particularly film and television.

Latest from Daniel Arkin

Ned Beatty was a superlative character actor. He savored the job.

The prolific actor helped define the look and feel of 1970s Hollywood.

Muslims are underrepresented in films, study finds. 'The data doesn't lie,' actor Riz Ahmed says.

"The representation of Muslims on screen feeds the policies that get enacted, the people that get killed, the countries that get invaded,” the Oscar-nominated star said.

Kid Rock recorded using homophobic slur during performance in Tennessee

The provocative performer has long drawn scrutiny for public behavior that critics find offensive.

Ellie Kemper apologizes for participating in Veiled Prophet debutante ball

"I was old enough to have educated myself before getting involved," the actor wrote in a post on Instagram.

CDC director 'deeply concerned' over rise in teens hospitalized with COVID-19

The chief of the CDC implored parents to talk with teens about the importance of wearing masks and to "encourage them to get vaccinated."
12d ago

CDC director 'deeply concerned' over rise in teens hospitalized with Covid

The chief of the CDC implored parents to talk with teens about the importance of wearing masks and to "encourage them to get vaccinated."

Prince's estate releases track 'Born 2 Die' off 'lost' 2010 album

Prince's estate has called the album a "powerful creative statement that documents his concerns, hopes and visions for a shifting society."

Movie theaters came back with a vengeance. But will the good times last?

"You can't close a business down from anywhere from six months to a year and not have any income without it having a lasting effect."
19d ago

Eric Riddick, imprisoned for murder he says he didn't commit, released after almost 3 decades

“They say it takes a village to raise a child. I guess it takes a village to raise justice, too,” Riddick said.

How pop culture set the stage for the coming UFO report — for better or worse

UFOs were fodder for Hollywood long before they headed to the Senate.

Howard University names College of Fine Arts after Chadwick Boseman

The university also announced that Disney executive chairman Bob Iger will lead fundraising for an endowment named after the late actor.