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The Poetry Foundation announced Tuesday that "Revenge of the Lunch Ladies" author Kenn Nesbitt will be its next children's poet laureate, a position the foundation created in 2006 to recognize that "children have a natural receptivity to poetry and are...
The Library of Congress announced Monday that the U.S. poet laureate, Natasha Trethewey, has been appointed to a second one-year term. Trethewey celebrated the end of her first term with a reading at the Library of Congress, which she compared to a...
Several classic feature films such as 1961's "Breakfast at Tiffany's," 1950's "Born Yesterday" and 1983's "A Christmas Story" were among the 25 motion pictures selected last December for inclusion in the prestigious National Film Registry of the Library...
Tags: Robert Moses, George Stevens, Entertainment, Movies, Fiction
Carole King has amassed some impressive accolades in her storied five-decade career. Now she can add the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to her mantle. The prolific singer-songwriter was feted with the songwriting award — named...
Carole King seems to have fans in high places: The singer-songwriter's life will be staged with an eye toward Broadway, and next week her oeuvre will be honored at the White House. Officials announced Friday that President Obama will host a star-studded...
Leonardo DiCaprio is one of a handful of actors who have portrayed F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tragic protagonist “The Great Gatsby” in film and TV over the last 87 years. Warner Baxter, who won the best actor Oscar as the Cisco Kid in the...
FrameworkAnne Wilkes Tucker is currently the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where she has worked since 1976. She founded the Photography Department at the museum that now has a collection of over 28,000...
Frank Capra is best known for the three films for which he won the directing Oscar — 1934's "It Happened One Night," 1936's "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" and 1938's "You Can't Take It With You" — and the ultimate Christmas flick, 1946's "It's a...
Fay Kanin, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy "Teacher's Pet" and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Wednesday. She was 95. In a writing career that spanned more than four...
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” is no longer just the rock album that has logged more weeks than any other on Billboard’s national album chart nor merely the one acid...
A spring break in the nation's capital is a rite of passage for some families, but if the airfare from the West Coast to the East has stretched your vacation budget, take heart. Many places are free, thanks to government funding (although the sequester...
Sometimes sweet, sometimes scary, sometimes sour, "Oz the Great and Powerful" is a film that doesn't know its own mind. A partially effective jumble whose elements clash rather than cohere, this solid but not spectacular effort stubbornly refuses to catch...
Tags: Zach Braff, Entertainment, Harry Houdini, Sam Raimi, Movies
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