Arts and entertainment

EXPLAINER: What’s behind the looming Hollywood strike?

A major Hollywood strike could be on the horizon for some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers in the entertainment industry. Over the weekend, members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees …

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Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM ((DailyNews)) — U.K.-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose experience of crossing continents and cultures has nurtured his novels about the impact of migration on individuals and societies, won the …

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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Ressa and Muratov

MANILA, Philippines ((DailyNews)) — Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their fight for freedom of expression …

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Spears case spotlights state efforts to rein in conservators

SAN FRANCISCO ((DailyNews)) — Britney Spears’ fight to end the conservatorship that controlled vast aspects of her life is putting the spotlight on ongoing efforts throughout the U.S. to reform …

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Dubai’s Expo opens, bringing first world’s fair to Mideast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates ((DailyNews)) — After eight years of planning and billions of dollars in spending, the Middle East’s first world’s fair opened Friday in Dubai, with hopes that …

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Pat Robertson steps down as host of long-running ’700 Club’

NORFOLK, Va. ((DailyNews)) — Pat Robertson, who turned a tiny Virginia television station into a global religious broadcasting network, is stepping down after a half-century running the “700 Club” on …

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