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Arts May 19Pioneering comic Paul Mooney, a writer for Pryor, dies at 79
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.
Arts May 10Amid outcry, NBC says it will not air Golden Globes in 2022
The press association is facing possible boycotts from Netflix, Warner Bros. and many Hollywood stars following an investigative report in February that recounted the organization's questionable record on diversity.
Arts Apr 12Will Smith film departs Georgia over voting restrictions
The film is the largest and most high profile production to depart the state since Georgia's Legislature passed a law that introduced stiffer voter identification requirements for absentee balloting.
Arts Mar 16Yaphet Kotto of ‘Live and Let Die,’ ‘Alien,’ dies at 81
Kotto was best known for his infuriated FBI agent in "Midnight Run," the James Bond villain Mr. Big in "Live and Let Die" and the technician Dennis Parker in 1979's "Alien."…
Arts Mar 15Chadwick Boseman is posthumously nominated for an Oscar
Half a year after his death, Chadwick Boseman was posthumously nominated for an Academy Award on Monday for his final performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”…
Arts Mar 15‘Mank’ leads Academy Awards nominations with 10 nods
David Fincher’s “Mank” has led nominations to the 93rd Academy Awards with 10 nods, and for the first time, two women — Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell — were nominated for best director.
Arts Feb 28‘Nomandland,’ ‘Borat,’ ‘The Crown’ win at bicoastal Globes
“Nomadland” and “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” took the top film honors at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, capping a night that featured homebound winners accepting their awards.
Arts Feb 09‘Wizard of Oz’ remake planned with HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ director
Baum's 1900 novel, now in the public domain, has spawned many adaptations over the years — most famously, of course, the 1939 MGM musical by Victor Fleming and starring Judy Garland.
Poetry Feb 07WATCH: Amanda Gorman, in a first, brings poetry to Super Bowl
Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who stirred America at the inauguration of President Joseph Biden last month, again commanded the spotlight on one of the country’s biggest stages, the Super Bowl.
Arts Feb 04‘Ma Rainey,’ ‘Minari’ and Boseman lead Screen Actors Guild nominations
Chadwick Boseman received posthumous nominations from the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards, while the Korean American family drama "Minari" and Spike Lee's Vietnam veteran drama "Da 5 Bloods" were among the nominees for best ensemble.