Can we talk? Gannett promotes effort at bridging gaps
The Gannett media company is promoting an effort to get Americans who live on either side of the ideological divide to talk to each other.
Q&A: Abdul-Jabbar talks new documentary, MLK, social justice
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend, but the man known for his trademark skyhook shot has also devoted his life advocating for equality and social justice.
'Fire and Fury' author writes new Trump book 'Landslide'
The author of “Fire and Fury,” the million-seller from 2018 that helped launched the wave of inside accounts of the Trump White House, will have a last look coming out next month.
No apology: Tavis Smiley makes comeback bid after PBS firing
Three years after workplace misconduct allegations cost veteran TV and radio talk-show host Tavis Smiley his job and a national forum, he’s ending his silence.
Chlöe, Shahidi, Cordae part of Disney EP honoring Black life
Disney is celebrating this year’s Juneteenth with a new EP about the Black experience featuring actor and activist Yara Shahidi, Chlöe Bailey of Chloe x Halle and rapper YBN Cordae, who is donating his proceeds to students attending historically Black colleges and universities.
Judge OKs Weinstein's extradition for California rape case
A New York judge on Tuesday approved disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s extradition to California, where he faces additional sexual assault charges.
New York Philharmonic to resume performances Sept. 17
The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, presenting a shortened schedule of 78 concerts in a season shifted from Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall while the orchestra’s home is remodeled.
In Argentina, pandemic exacts a heavy toll on tango culture
The empty, dark dance floor at the Viruta Tango Club is a symbol of the pandemic-induced crisis facing dancers and musicians of an art form known for close physical contact and exchanging partners.
Winfrey, Hearst have Black journalists tell elders' stories
Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines are teaming up for interviews that pair young Black journalists with elders to tell stories about their lives.
Famous German boys' choir to add separate choir for girls
One of Germany’s most famous Catholic boys’ choirs plans to establish a separate choral group for girls for the first time in its more than 1,000-year history.
Everyone is obsessed with a dog named Wasabi who won Best In Show at the Westminster Dog Show
This little Pekingese named Wasabi won the hearts of the Westminster Dog Show Sunday night, as well as the hearts of America.
Jimmy Smits figured he could carry a tune 'In the Heights'
He hadn’t been in a musical since high school, but when Jimmy Smits saw the opportunity to play Kevin Rosario in the film adaptation of “In the Heights,” he was happy to check that off his artistic bucket list.
Paris Jackson says paparazzi caused her long-term trauma
Paris Jackson has revealed she suffers long-term anxiety and trauma from enduring countless camera clicks from paparazzi since she was a child.
Ned Beatty, titanic character actor of 'Network,' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the Oscar-nominated character actor who in half a century of American movies, including “Deliverance,” “Network” and “Superman,” was a booming, indelible presence in even the smallest parts, has died.
'In the Heights' makes muted debut, edged by 'A Quiet Place'
Just when a party was poised to break out in movie theaters, the below-expectation debut of “In the Heights” dampened Hollywood’s hopes of a swift or smooth recovery at the summer box office.
Rapper Polo G is arrested in Miami after album release party
Officials say rapper Polo G has been arrested in Miami on charges including battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence and criminal mischief.
After charming leaders, Queen Elizabeth sits back for parade
Fresh from charming leaders at the Group of Seven summit in Cornwall in southwest England, Queen Elizabeth II was back at her residence at Windsor Castle to view a military parade to mark her official birthday.
Copyright holder settles lawsuit with LOVE artist's estate
The estate of pop artist Robert Indiana has reached a settlement that keeps intact a longstanding relationship with the copyright holder of the iconic “LOVE” series.