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Thursday, January 22, 2015
TV networks making unequal progress in on-screen diversity
Kenya Barris, creator of ABC's “black-ish,” was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family's efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Novelist Marilynne Robinson, economist Thomas Piketty and cartoonist Roz Chast are among the finalists for National Book Critics Circle prizes.
A steady hand: calligrapher to the fashion world
His hand is steady and sure as it delicately traces the contours of the biggest names in the world of style: the celebrities, the magazine editors, the clients.
'Coronation Street' star Anne Kirkbride passes at age 60 in Manchester hospital
Actress Anne Kirkbride, a star of British soap opera “Coronation Street” for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 60. Network ITV says Kirkbride, who played the long-suffering, much-married Deirdre Barlow, died Monday in a hospital in Manchester, northwest England, after a short illness.
Pope Francis left the door open on Monday to a meeting with the Dalai Lama, denying that he refused to receive the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader in December over fears of upsetting China.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The film “Kano,” which tells the story of a Taiwanese baseball team's incredible run at a Japanese high school tournament in the 1930s, is set to hit theaters in Japan on Jan. 24.
'Selma' stars, Oprah march in Alabama to honor King
Actors from the movie “Selma” marched with hundreds of people Sunday to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement, while America prepared to mark the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
Coming of age film “Boyhood” scooped three prizes at the London Critics' Circle awards on Sunday, bolstering the real-time drama, nominated for six Academy Awards at next month's Oscars.
Former entertainment exec Alan Hirschfield dies
Alan Hirschfield, a former entertainment executive who helped make the 1970s movies “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Taxi Driver,” has died. He was 79.
Clint Eastwood's “American Sniper” blasted into first place with a massive US$90.2 million take, blowing away the competition at the American box office, industry estimates said Sunday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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