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Health Mar 30WATCH: New York’s Cuomo pleads for relief as virus death toll rises
New York's governor put out an urgent plea for medical volunteers and a Navy hospital ship pulled into port Monday as coronavirus deaths in the city mounted and hospitals buckled in what authorities say could be a preview of what…
Politics Mar 05Voters mourn women candidates’ losses in 2020
With the presidential race exit of Elizabeth Warren, Democratic women are coming to terms with a new and for some a painful reality: If 2019 was the Year of the Woman, with a record number of women sworn into Congress…
Arts Mar 03Irish architects Farrell, McNamara win Pritzker Prize
The jury praised the Dublin-based pair for pursuing the highest quality of architecture. They said Farrell and McNamara have always taken into account the unique locations of their buildings, their functions, and the people who would live in and use…
Arts Jan 14Oscar noms slammed for #DirectorsSoMale, lack of diversity
Not only were there no female nominees in directing for the 87th time in Oscar history, there was also only one person of color, Cynthia Erivo, among the 20 acting nominees.
Arts Dec 26Pop culture in the 2010s put a spotlight on diversity and inclusion
This was the decade of #OscarsSoWhite. But true racial diversity in entertainment remains an elusive goal.
Economy Dec 16Hallmark reinstates same-sex marriage commercials
The earlier decision by Crown Media, Hallmark's parent company, to pull several ads for the wedding planning site Zola featuring two brides kissing at the altar had launched a storm of protest.
Arts Sep 23Inspiring speeches on diversity and equal pay rule Emmy night
Billy Porter became the first openly gay actor to win best actor in a drama. Other actors issued calls to action over equal pay and transgender rights.
Arts May 07At the Met Gala, ‘extra’ feathers, bling and Susan Sontag
The sartorial theme of this year's gala was "camp"— not summer camp, but the aesthetic of camp and its influence on fashion. It wasn't an easy theme to grasp; the instructions for guests were to dress with "studied triviality."…
Politics Sep 26Anita Hill says Kavanaugh hearing isn’t a referendum on #MeToo movement
"Remember, #MeToo is about raising awareness. Just because the Senate's awareness hasn't been raised, doesn't mean that the rest of us haven't evolved and learned," Hill told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.
Nation Sep 05LeBron James says in Kaepernick reference: ‘I stand with Nike’
Closing his remarks at an award ceremony Tuesday, the basketball superstar said he stood "for anybody who believes in change." He added: "I stand with Nike, all day, every day."…