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Culture Le Guin, Whose Novels Plucked Truth From High Fantasy, Dies At 88
Author: 0 Le Guin, Whose Novels Plucked Truth From High Fantasy, Dies At 88

Still, while Le Guin deployed alien planets and impossible societies in her novels, fellow Hugo victor Mary Robinette Kowal told NPR's Petra Mayer that Le Guin's work could not be confined to a simple label found atop bookstore shelves. She has, in her life and in her work, always been a force for good, an acute social critic, necessary more now than ever as we watch the evil turn the world is taking.

Culture Transformers: The Last Knight Leads Razzie Nominees
Author: 0 Transformers: The Last Knight Leads Razzie Nominees

Stars such as Halle Berry , Ben Affleck , and Sandra Bullock , who are all Oscar winners, have all accepted their prizes in person. This year's awards won't likely be as controversial , however, as the vast majority of nominees are painfully obvious, easy targets.

Culture Shooting at Texas High School: Suspect in Custody, 1 Injured
Author: 0 Shooting at Texas High School: Suspect in Custody, 1 Injured

Children at the school were being moved under guard to shelter, the sheriff's office said. In the Class of 2016, 97.7% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. Parents say the school is small and a good portion of the students witnessed the shooting. Italy is about 45 minutes South of Dallas. A sheriff's office dispatcher, Debra Murray, said the shooting took place at Italy High School .

Culture Priyanka Chopra to announce 2018 Oscar nominations
Author: 0 Priyanka Chopra to announce 2018 Oscar nominations

Priyanka Chopra has previously attended two Academy Awards and both the times she left everyone stunned with her red carpet poses and outfits. Nominations for all 24 award categories will be announced in a two-part, live presentation from the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Culture Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Shares Her Own #MeToo Story
Author: 0 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Shares Her Own #MeToo Story

According to CNN , Ginsburg also said she's less concerned about growing backlash to the woman-fueled movement : "So far it's been great". "For so long women were silent", Ginsburg told listeners. "But I had a 4-year-old child", Ginsburg said. Ginsburg didn't just ignore the professor's inappropriate gesture, she said. "It's an honor for me because I've had such a long history of admiration for (Ginsburg)", he said.

Culture No one hurt in Lake Wales explosion
Author: 0 No one hurt in Lake Wales explosion

The devices that went off were a type of flare in a PVC pipe that was wrapped in electrical tape. Part of a drop ceiling was blown to the floor, and a wall of the corridor was singed. There were an estimated 100 people in the mall at the time of the incident. "It's very concerning when we think about it, I mean, people here, shopping, just enjoying a Sunday afternoon or Sunday evening with their family".

Culture Kendrick Lamar, SZA set to perform in ABQ
Author: 0 Kendrick Lamar, SZA set to perform in ABQ

Lamar has already won six Grammy Awards and is up for seven Grammys at this year's awards net Sunday. "Tour" The American-born rapper played a sold out show in Rogers Arena past year. Lamar's fourth album, Damn , was named one of the best albums of 2017 by Rolling Stone magazine. Top Dawg Entertainment was founded in 2004 by CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith.

Author: 0 Women's Marches Against Trump, Sexual Misconduct Held Across the Globe

Their goal was to remind people that there is an organized community of like-minded women dedicated to inspiring, educating, and sharing conservative values with each other. "We're not going to create change until we change our representation in the government", said Wruble of March On, which is keen to ensure more liberal women win seats in Republican-led districts.

Author: 0 Government shutdown closes parts of Gettysburg National Military Park

They're seeking a shorter extension to keep up pressure for a deal that would protect undocumented immigrants referred to as "dreamers" who were brought to the U.S.as children before current protections expire in March. This stands in contrast to the last government shutdown in 2013, when gates were closed and people told to leave the park. Roughly 800,000 employees of the federal government , one of the county's largest employers, were also put on furlough.

Culture Hip Hop Reacts To The Death Of Chicago Rapper Fredo Santana
Author: 0 Hip Hop Reacts To The Death Of Chicago Rapper Fredo Santana

And in October, he was hospitalised due to kidney failure. Santana released music regularly up until his final release from past year, Fredo Kruger 2 . He later contemplated going to rehab . After releasing his debut 2012 mixtape It's A Scary Sight, Santana released his anticipated debut album, Trappin Ain't Dead , in 2013, which included a high-profile feature from Kendrick Lamar on the single "Jealous".

Culture Akshay Kumar postpones 'PadMan' for 'Padmaavat'
Author: 0 Akshay Kumar postpones 'PadMan' for 'Padmaavat'

Akshay and his PadMan co-star Sonam Kapoor are both happy for Bhansali and we'll have to say, it takes a big heart to take such a step and stand in support! "At this time, the stake of their film is much higher than mine". After an nearly two-month long tussle, people all over India will now be able to watch Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh starrer Padmavat . "We also honour the sentiments of Rajput community thus have opted out of this film", Indian media quoted a distributor ...

Culture Instagram launches new 'last active' feature
Author: 0 Instagram launches new 'last active' feature

But, wherever your last active is being shown, we are sure that it is not something everybody would be comfortable with. It allows people you follow or have previously chatted with to see how long ago you were last on Instagram . And, then toggle it off. In Messenger also, you can disable this feature if you want to hide your Last Seen on the chat page. I am here instead to alert you that Instagram have decided to make your habit, public knowledge.

Culture Ed Sheeran engaged to childhood sweetheart who inspired 'Perfect'
Author: 0 Ed Sheeran engaged to childhood sweetheart who inspired 'Perfect'

She then left the United Kingdom to study at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina before working at an accountancy firm in NY. So to give all of that up for her man is quite something. "Yeah I feel pretty good about it" and added that he'd "love" to start a family with his old school pal. "I'm ready, let's go - tour bus babies, little fat, chubby babies that just walk around", he said .

Culture Kim K, Kanye West name their newborn girl Chicago
Author: 0 Kim K, Kanye West name their newborn girl Chicago

Kim is keen to make sure people are pronouncing the name correctly. She wrote that the baby was born Monday at 12:47 am at seven pounds, six ounces. Her daughter North is now four years old and her son Saint is two. She was born via a surrogate mother. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are masters of social media.

Culture Roy Halladay had morphine in system during plane crash
Author: 0 Roy Halladay had morphine in system during plane crash

His blood-alcohol content level was 0.01. It's nearly unreal to think Roy Halladay has been gone for over two months now due to a tragic plane crash that claimed his life. At the time of his death , Halladay suffered a subdural hemorrhage, fractured ribs, a fractured leg and injuries in the liver, lung and spleen. The 40-year-old Halladay, who won 203 games in his 16-year playing career, was piloting an ICON A-5 single engine plane.

Culture Dolores O'Riordan's Boyfriend Posts Heartfelt Tribute
Author: 0 Dolores O'Riordan's Boyfriend Posts Heartfelt Tribute

A British coroner is awaiting the results of tests to determine what killed the singer. O'Riordan was found dead on Monday, January 15, in a hotel room in London . In April 2014, she teamed up with Smiths bassist Andy Rourke and Ole Koretsky to provide the vocals for the trio D.A.R.K. "Our hearts are broken that we were not able to see this collaboration through and our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends, loved ones and fans in Ireland and around the globe.

Culture Entertainment wrap: Dylan Farrow's assault claims and Lorde's love life
Author: 0 Entertainment wrap: Dylan Farrow's assault claims and Lorde's love life

Firth, who starred in Allen's 2o13 film titled " Magic in the Moonlight ", won't work for the director again after Allen's stepdaughter, Dylan Farrow , accused the director of molesting her as a child, reported The Guardian . In an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times a year ago, Dylan Farrow accused the industry of hypocrisy for welcoming the #MeToo movement yet refusing to expel her father.

Culture 'Jersey Shore' Star The Situation Pleads Guilty in Tax Fraud Case
Author: 0 'Jersey Shore' Star The Situation Pleads Guilty in Tax Fraud Case

The trial was scheduled to start in late April, but Klingeman said he had been "in regular contact" with the USA attorney's office in the last 10 days "in an effort to resolve the case". "And there were other people who were supposed to be managing the financial house and didn't", Klingeman said. While Sorrentino was present in court alongside girlfriend Lauren Pesce, the judge approved his request to travel to Florida to shoot a Jersey Shore reunion , TMZ reports .

Culture YouTube cracks down on Tide Pod Challenge videos
Author: 0 YouTube cracks down on Tide Pod Challenge videos

This has prompted YouTube , the Google-owned video streaming service to remove the videos from their site. YouTube will also penalize any accounts that continue to upload videos of individuals engaging in the challenge, as they will be at odds with the company's code of ethics around proper content and conduct.

Culture Michael Douglas Accused of Harassing, Masturbating in Front of Former Employee
Author: 0 Michael Douglas Accused of Harassing, Masturbating in Front of Former Employee

Douglas said that Braudy had never complained - something she denied, even though she acknowledged never reporting the behavior to the police because she said she did not realize at the time that it could be considered criminal behavior. "That is because at no time, and under no circumstance, did I behave inappropriately toward her". I realized he thought he could do anything he wanted because he was so much more powerful than I was, ' she recalled.