The publisher of Jeanine Cummins' controversial novel “American Dirt" has cancelled the remainder of her promotional tour, citing concerns for her safety. The novel about a Mexican mother and her young son fleeing to the U.S. border had been praised…
By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
“The Irishman” was one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2019, receiving 10 Academy Award nominations. An epic of American organized crime and political life in the 20th century, it was directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Robert De…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
Philadelphia's Sigma Sound Studios recorded more than 200 gold and platinum records before closing its doors in 2003, eventually donating 7,000 tapes to Drexel University, including recordings by Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Gladys Knight and hundreds of other unknown artists.
By Christopher Booker
For some, 40-year-old vocalist Shemekia Copeland might seem out of step with a generation more in tune with hip-hop than the blues. But since her first Grammy nomination at the age of 21, Copeland has been working to push the…
By Tom Casciato, Connie Kargbo
By Mori Rothman, Michael D. Regan
People around the world on Saturday celebrated the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, marking the first day of the Year of the Rat, with many celebrations including the traditional "lion dance" to usher in good luck and fortune.
By Karla Murthy, Melanie Saltzman
New York's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture celebrated the tradition of black comics this weekend with its annual Black Comic Book Festival. Thousands attended the two-day exhibition in Harlem, which also featured screenings, panel discussions and a cosplay…
By Jared Bowen, WGBH
This year’s film version of “Little Women” received six Oscar nominations, including one for best picture. Author Louisa May Alcott was inspired to write her landmark novel, which was based on her own family, at Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts.
By Lynn Elber, Associated Press
“I don't foresee that 30-second moment coming up in the near future,” Trebek said Wednesday, referring to his request for time to close out his decades-long run with the quiz show.
Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill,” released in 1995, became the angry and raw soundtrack of a generation. Now, the Grammy-winning album -- which sold 33 million copies -- is the basis of a musical that just opened on Broadway. During…
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