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Late director Jonathan Demme's best known films
Jonathan Demme leaves behind a huge and diverse body of work that reflects his eye for uniquely American characters, his love for rock and roll and his compassion for social injustice. The 73-year-old Oscar-winning director died early this morning of complications from esophageal cancer, ABC News
Highs and lows of the 2017 Grammys
A Tribe Called Quest set off political fireworks with its Grammy performance, and Adele restarted her tribute to George Michael.
Nobel Academy Hasn't Heard from Bob Dylan Since His Award
Since Nobel judges announced Thursday that rock legend Bob Dylan would receive this year's prize for literature, they have yet to hear from the "Like a Rolling Stone" singer. Dylan, 75, last week became the first musician to win the Nobel Prize in literature, a prestigious award whose previous
This University Is Teaching an Entire Course Based on Beyonce's 'Lemonade'
Some lucky students at The University of Texas at San Antonio can get credit for their Beyonce obsession. Thanks to Professor Kinitra Brooks, who is teaching an entire course based on the singer's latest album, "Lemonade," students can "explore the theoretical, historical, and literary frameworks
Only Boys Have Fans: Growing Up Racing Like Flo-Jo
In honor of Black History Month , espnW will run a weekly personal essay about the influence of black female athletes. When I learn to love North Carolina , it is an Olympic year, 1984, and we run, we race. We suck wind in through our noses and out through our mouths. She is 8 and I am 10. We are
Black Hope and Faith after Hurricane Katrina
It took only about a mile for Tisheata Stallings to travel from helpless to hopeless. Trapped by Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, the 22-year-old recent college graduate, her mother and a cousin were plucked from their second-story roof by a small boat that ferried
Banned Books Week's Top 10 Heroes Revealed
The Festival Held 22-28 September This Year in the US Celebrates Free Speech
Robin Roberts on Ebony Magazine's Power 100 List for 2012
“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts is among Ebony magazine’s Power 100 African-Americans of 2012. Roberts, who is currently on medical leave from “GMA” following a bone marrow transplant to treat MDS, a blood disorder, appears on the list alongside other influential names in...
Obama Awards Medals Of Freedom
President Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to thirteen cultural and political icons today, saying that the recipients have “marked my life in profound ways.” This year’s medal winners included music legend Bob Dylan, former Secretary of State Madeleine ...
Obama to Honor Political and Cultural Icons With Medal of Freedom
What do music legend Bob Dylan, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and novelist Toni Morrison have in common? Today they will join the small but elite club of political and cultural icons to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor: the Medal of Freedom. This...