Paul Mooney, a boundary-pushing comedian who was Richard Pryor’s longtime writing partner and whose sage, incisive musings on racism and American life made him a revered figure in stand-up, has died. He was 79.
By Associated Press
Lovato said they picked gender-neutral pronouns as “this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression.”…
A new book, "Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR" explores the careers and friendships of trailblazing journalists Susan Stamberg, Linda Wertheimer, Nina Totenberg and Cokie Roberts. For NPR's 50th anniversary, Judy Woodruff…
By Christopher Booker, Connie Kargbo
Rare works from world-renowned artist Yayoi Kusama were auctioned this week, selling for more than $15 million. The collection comprised some of her earliest works — which for over 60 years were in the possession of one of Kusama's first…
By William Brangham, Anne Azzi Davenport
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 Sam Lane, Fred de Sam Lazaro, Dorothy Hastings
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 Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press
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.
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.
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