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Arts Aug 06Toni Morrison, celebrated author and Nobel laureate, dead at 88
Toni Morrison, the first black woman to receive the Nobel literature prize, has died.
Nation Jun 19Joy Harjo becomes first Native American named U.S. poet laureate
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said in a statement that Harjo helped tell an "American story" of traditions both lost and maintained, of "reckoning and myth-making.
Nation Jun 17Alan Brinkley, scholar of liberalism, dies at age 70
Brinkley was an academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics.
Arts Apr 29John Singleton, Oscar-nominated filmmaker, dies at 51
Singleton, the director of "Boyz N the Hood," made movies that probed the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond.
Arts Mar 15W.S. Merwin, prize-winning poet of nature, dies at 91
A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Merwin completed more than 20 books.
Arts Oct 222 rarely seen Hemingway stories will be published next year
The director of Hemingway's literary estate, Michael Katakis, told The Associated Press recently that "The Monument" and "Indian Country and the White Army" will be included with a special reissue of the author's classic "For Whom the Bell Tolls."…
Arts Oct 16PEN America lawsuit alleges Trump is stifling free speech
"President Trump has First Amendment rights and is free to criticize the press vehemently, but he is not free to use the power and authority of the United States government to punish and stifle it," the complaint reads.
Arts Aug 16Aretha Franklin, queen of soul, dies at 76
Legendary singer Aretha Franklin died Thursday.
Nation Jun 21Charles Krauthammer, prominent conservative voice, dies at 68
Awarded a Pulitzer for commentary in 1987, Krauthammer was an influential voice among Republicans, through his syndicated column and his appearances on Fox News and elsewhere.
Arts May 23Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85
Author of more than 25 books, Roth was a fierce satirist and uncompromising realist, confronting readers in a bold, direct style that scorned false sentiment or hopes for heavenly reward.