• Nobel Prize Oct 8, 2020

    American Poet Louise Glück Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

    American poet Louise Glück has won the Nobel Prize in Literature for her “candid and uncompromising” work

  • Facebook Nov 30, 2019

    The DIY Universe of Frankie Cosmos' Performance Art

    Greta Kline, daughter of actors Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates, creates characters like Frankie Cosmos to deliver tranquilizing bedtime rock steeped in NYC’s DIY scene. She plays the Irenic on Saturday, Sept. 2.

  • Facebook Oct 31, 2019

    Apple TV Plus Joins Streaming Wars With Oprah… but No Library

    As the streaming wars near a fever pitch and viewers are targeted from every vantage point — Disney Plus has the Marvel and Star Wars brands! HBO Max counters with “Game of Thrones” and DC superheroes! — Apple TV Plus could be cast as the highly pedigreed and improbable underdog.

  • Twitter Oct 16, 2019

    Gina Rodriguez Apologizes for Using N-word While Singing on Instagram Video

    Actress Gina Rodriguez has apologized for using the N-word while singing along to “Ready or Not,” a song by The Fugees, in a now-deleted video on Instagram Tuesday. “I am sorry if I offended anyone by singing The Fugees, to a song that I love, that I grew up on,” Rodriguez said in a subsequent video on her Instagram stories....

  • The Associated Press Sep 25, 2019

    Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead's Poetic Lyricist, Dead at 78

    Robert Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead’s finest songs, has died at age 78. Hunter died Monday at his Northern California home with his wife, Maureen, at his side, former Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The family did not release a cause of death. “We...

  • Los Angeles Aug 24, 2019

    Domingo to Return to the Stage Amid Harassment Allegations

    Placido Domingo returns to the stage at the Salzburg Festival this weekend to perform for the first time since multiple women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment in allegations brought to light by The Associated Press. Two opera houses in the United States have canceled performances, but no European opera house has taken Domingo off the bill. Instead, some...

  • NBC Jun 30, 2019

    Cory Booker Takes Aim at Joe Biden's ‘Hoodie' Language About Race

    Joe Biden, the current frontrunner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, once again came under criticism over the topic of race when Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey took issue with language Biden used at a Rainbow PUSH luncheon on Friday, NBC News reports. While discussing the need for criminal justice reform, Biden said people must continue to...

  • NBC Jun 30, 2019


    Joe Biden, the current frontrunner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, once again came under criticism over the topic of race when Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey took issue with language Biden used at a Rainbow PUSH luncheon on Friday, NBC News reports. While discussing the need for criminal justice reform, Biden said people must continue to...

  • Singer Apr 23, 2019

    Thirsty? Beyoncé's ‘Lemonade' Now Streaming Across All Major Platforms

    Beyhive, get in formation. Beyoncé fans are currently devouring the audio release of her Lemonade film, which is now finally available across multiple streaming services.

  • President Mar 7, 2019

    Jenna Bush Hager Launches Book Club, Announces First Pick

    The daughter of a librarian and our resident bookworm, Jenna’s a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the best new reads. Now, she wants to share her passion with TODAY fans.

  • CONGRESS Jan 22, 2019

    Parkland Students Write Poignant Book of Surviving School Massacre

    The book by 43 students and teachers who lived through February’s high school massacre gives a poignant, raw, and sometimes horrifically graphic look into the six-minute shooting spree where 17 died.

  • Governor Dec 13, 2018

    Turkey Train Crash Leaves 9 Dead, Dozens Injured

    A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 47 others, officials said. The 6:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) train from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya collided head-on with the engine, which was checking the tracks at the capital’s...

  • NBC Dec 7, 2018

    ‘Anna and the Apocalypse' Star Ella Hunt Is Having a Hollywood Beginning

    Ella Hunt doesn’t think she’d survive the Zombie apocalypse. “I’m extremely clumsy and would probably trip over, and, probably, be eaten by zombies,” the star of the new film “Anna and the Apocalypse,” told NBC. If she did survive, though, she said, it’d be with a garden shovel. She’s from “middle of nowhere” in Devon, the southwest of England, and...

  • JUDGE Sep 21, 2018

    Danez Smith, Youngest Winner of Top UK Poetry Prize, Wants Trump Fans to Read Their Work

    The Baptist bishops preaching from the pulpit are poets. The wino on the corner is a poet. Grandparents who repeat oral stories from the comfort of their favorite chair are poets. Or at least that’s what Danez Smith, the newest and youngest poet to receive the British Forward Prize for Best Collection, believes. The Minnesota native is also the first...

  • Instagram Aug 7, 2018

    'Bachelorette' and New Fiance Address Instagram Controversy

    ABC’s “Bachelorette” Becca Kufrin and her new fiance, Garrett Yrigoyen, hope to move forward after controversy. Shortly after the season premiere, it was discovered that Yrigoyen had liked Instagram posts that mocked transgender people, feminists and Parkland, Florida, shooting survivor David Hogg. He responded quickly by deleting the account and apologizing, describing the likes as “mindless taps.”

  • New Hampshire Jun 24, 2018

    Former US Poet Laureate Donald Hall Dies in New Hampshire

    Donald Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89.

  • Facebook Jun 14, 2018

    A Year on, Horrific Grenfell Tower Fire Haunts Britain

    In the shadow of London’s Grenfell Tower, the pain is as fresh as the newly laid flowers for the dead. One year ago, the residential high-rise was destroyed by a fire that killed 72 people. It was the greatest loss of life in a fire on British soil since World War II, a horror that left the neighborhood and the...

  • Sweden May 4, 2018

    No Nobel Literature Prize This Year, But 2 Prizes in 2019

    Following weeks of internal bickering, sex-abuse allegations and a financial investigation by police, the body that hands out the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature announced Friday that no prize will be awarded this year. Instead, the academy said two Nobel Prizes in Literature will be handed out next year, the 2018 prize and the 2019 prize. The decision was made...

  • Los Angeles Apr 20, 2018

    Shaq Attacks Verse in New TV Series ‘Poetry in America'

    Shaquille O’Neal called himself “The Big Baryshnikov” and “The Big Socrates” in his days in the NBA. Now he can add “The Big Shakespeare.” The basketball Hall-of-Famer, TNT TV analyst, commercial pitchman and onetime rapper is putting poetry on his lengthy resume as part of a new public television series.

  • Pennsylvania Mar 20, 2018

    Dead Poets Society Founder Dies After Ordering Tombstone

    The founder of the Dead Poets Society of America suffered a fatal heart attack little more than a month after commissioning his own tombstone. Walter Skold enlisted the son of novelist John Updike to carve a unique tombstone that will be topped with a dancing skeleton and a quill. Michael Updike, who received the poet’s deposit last month, said he...

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