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Banksy artwork stolen from Bataclan found in Italy

Banksy artwork stolen from Bataclan found in Italy The artwork, which depicted a sorrowful girl in mourning painted on emergency doors of the famous Bataclan concert hall in Paris, was cut out and snatched in January 2019. According to French investigators, the theft involved "a group of hooded individuals armed with angle grinders" who reportedly drove away with the artwork in a truck. [Full Article...]

Recording Academy Announces Changes to 2021 Grammy Awards

Recording Academy Announces Changes to 2021 Grammy Awards The Recording Academy's move comes amid growing criticism in the music industry over the term "urban" that has long generalized genres including hip-hop and R&B but which many believe belittles the innovation of black music. The announcement made no references to the criticism that the category has received over the years, but considering there is a massive civil rights movement happening around ... [Full Article...]

Banksy shares ideas for replacing Bristol’s toppled slave trader statue

Banksy shares ideas for replacing Bristol’s toppled slave trader statue It has not yet been determined who or what will replace Colston on the plinth. Over the weekend, the anonymous artist had posted a work responding to the Black Lives Matter movement. Colston has always been a problematic presence in Bristol, 120 miles southwest of London. He was a senior official in the Royal African Company , which in the late 1600s trafficked 80,000 African men, women and... [Full Article...]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is finally in production

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is finally in production The original Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has garnered much recognition for its prevalent representation and countless of awards, including an Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2019. Sony Imageworks was also the studio that handled animation for the first film . Into the Spider-Verse has stuck with me since the moment I saw it, and while I'm super glad it will have a sequel, even if it di... [Full Article...]

HBO Max pulls ‘Gone With the Wind,’ Paramount cancels ‘Cops’

HBO Max pulls ‘Gone With the Wind,’ Paramount cancels ‘Cops’ The move also comes on the heels of an op-ed in the LA Times penned by Ridley, a black screenwriter, who said the movie " glorifies the antebellum south " and ignores " the horrors of slavery ". Despite being the most celebrated movie in cinematic history, it had remained one of the most controversial movies for its depiction of Black people and its blindness to the horrors of slavery . [Full Article...]

Eddie Redmayne joins Daniel Radcliffe in opposing JK Rowling's trans comments

Eddie Redmayne joins Daniel Radcliffe in opposing JK Rowling's trans comments Rowling does not mention in her essay that the tweet in question referred to transgender women as "men in dresses." "Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?'" Rowling said on June 6 in response to an article about creating a more equal world for people who menstruate. [Full Article...]

Emily Giffin Reflects On Her ''Mean'' Criticism of Meghan Markle

Emily Giffin Reflects On Her ''Mean'' Criticism of Meghan Markle Speaking to ET online, she added: "She believes that there is an expectation on her to address what's going on and to [show] support". Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been providing a helping hand to several charities even after they stepped down as senior royals. [Full Article...]

Read Kate Middleton and Prince William's Birthday Message to Prince Philip

Read Kate Middleton and Prince William's Birthday Message to Prince Philip Traditionally, the duke's birthday would be celebrated with gun salutes in London, but with social gatherings banned, the Queen felt it would be inappropriate for such royal ceremonies to go ahead and cancelled such tributes for her own birthday in April for the first time in her 68-year reign. [Full Article...]


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