The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is responding to a recent claim made by actor David Oyelowo and filmmaker Ava DuVernay alleging that Oscars voters refused to support their 2014 film "Selma" after the cast ...Read more
(UPI) Railway service was held up on a route in Scotland when a wild boar wandered out onto the tracks, blocking the path of trains.
ScotRail tweeted Thursday evening that the line between Glasgow Central and Larkhall was...Read more
Washington fans will have to wait a little longer for what looks to be the (virtual) concert of the summer.
A star-studded COVID-19 relief concert initially slated to air next week is being postponed in light of ...Read more
(UPI) A British Columbia woman said she was overwhelmed with relief when a wallet she lost at a Walmart store was returned with its contents -- more than $5,000 in cash -- still intact.
River Johnson of Enderby said she ...Read more
Citadel founder and Chicago philanthropist Ken Griffin intends to keep in the public view the Jean-Michel Basquiat painting he recently purchased for more than $100 million, a spokesman said Friday.
The sale to Griffin ...Read more
(UPI) A Louisiana family's home security camera captured the moment a young boy and a baby bear came face-to-face right outside the boy's home.
The footage, filmed Friday morning in Monroe, shows a woman exit the home ...Read more
The impacts of COVID-19 have roiled employment numbers for the last several months. Numbers jumped from 4.4% in March to 14.7% in April, and came down slightly in May to 13.3% according to the latest numbers released by ...Read more
(UPI) A North Carolina man said finding out his favored store had closed early on a recent day led to his winning a $150,000 lottery jackpot.
Holt Lunsford of Burlington told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he ...Read more
(UPI) Emergency responders in Britain came to the rescue of a cow that fell into a river and had trouble climbing out of the water on its own.
Avon Fire and Rescue said crews from Bath and Keynsham were dispatched to the ...Read more
(UPI) The Icelandic Coast Guard said a team of explosives experts was dispatched to a home where a World War II era explosive was found by a person doing yard work.
The Coast Guard said a Bomb Squad team responded to a ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- For a few months last year, "Queer Eye" star Tan France and the rest of the Netflix show's Fab Five lived in Philadelphia's Old City, fanning out each day to help the people he calls "heroes" improve their ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Sara Sidner makes sure to never cry at work, not while covering the Libyan civil war, Mumbai terrorist attacks or riots in Ferguson, Mo.
Last Sunday, she broke her rule.
It happened when Minneapolis Police...Read more
Indie music artists are joining in the chorus of voices decrying police brutality on the black community.
Phantogram, Jesse Malin, Jay Watts, Matthew Caws of Nada Surf, Bartees Strange, Lonemoon, Rogue Wave, Lateef the ...Read more
"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless -- like water," said Bruce Lee of a revelation that unlocked a deeper, more spiritual level of martial arts for him. "Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water ...Read more
(UPI) Firefighters in Massachusetts came to the rescue of a woman who chased her dog into an underground pipe and ended up stranded with the canine in the sewer.
Roberta Ingham said she was outside her home in Nashua on ...Read more
Gabrielle Union has filed a complaint of employment discrimination against production companies Fremantle and Syco, NBC and Simon Cowell after reporting alleged racist behavior on the set of "America's Got Talent."
Using ...Read more
Run the Jewels was supposed to be on the road right now with Rage Against the Machine -- two of music's most politically engaged groups barnstorming the country in the run-up to a presidential election that feels more ...Read more
"Star Wars" actor John Boyega risked professional fallout and delivered a powerful speech at a Black Lives Matter protest in London's Hyde Park on Wednesday.
His impassioned remarks about George Floyd's killing in ...Read more
Television networks continue to respond to the anguish and outrage sweeping across the nation in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers with special programming.
Here's the latest:
I write today as a critic, a consumer and a citizen, on the subject of the Criterion Channel. It's one of the bright lights of the streaming universe, with an unerring curatorial eye on where we've been and what we need to...Read more
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