The year 1990 saw the “Great Shoe Spill" where tens of thousands of Nike shoes fell into the Pacific. The accident led to some scientific discoveries, and now, whimsical art packed with an eco-friendly message. William Brangham plunges into an…
By William Brangham, Anne Azzi Davenport
Peyton Scott Russell's black-and-white mural of George Floyd's face became an iconic image amid the protests against racial injustice. The artist talks about how the large artwork came together and his mixed feelings about the global attention the mural received.
By Sam Lane, Fred de Sam Lazaro, Dorothy Hastings
Pervis Staples, whose tenor voice complimented his father’s and sisters’ in the legendary gospel group The Staple Singers, has died, a spokesman announced Wednesday. He was 85.
By Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press
96-year-old Stuart Hodes took his first dance lesson at the Martha Graham school after being discharged from a distinguished stint as an air force aviator in World War II, and he has been dancing through life ever since. He recently…
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
Famed actor Phylicia Rashad is returning to her alma mater as the new dean of the Howard University College of Fine Arts.
By Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
Ellen DeGeneres is calling time on her longtime-running talk show. Reports say the daytime host, who has seen a ratings hit after allegations of running a toxic workplace, has decided that her upcoming season will be the last.
By David Bauder, Associated Press
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will induct Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and the Go-Go's, elected this year on the first ballot. They will join Tina Turner, Carole King and Todd Rundgren as performers ushered into the Rock Hall.
By Jeffrey Brown, Mike Fritz
Mahani Teave grew up on one of the most remote islands on Earth, but the 38-year-old pianist still found a way to bring her music to the world — and music education to Rapa Nui. Jeffrey Brown tells the story…
By Amna Nawaz, Maea Lenei Buhre, Lynsey Jeffery, Joshua Barajas
There’s a rising voice in late-night comedy: Ziwe Fumudoh. The comedian, who goes by her first name, debuted her no-holds-barred take on race and social issues in America on television on Sunday in a new self-titled sketch show. Amna Nawaz…
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