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Playwright Samuel D. Hunter wins 'genius grant' - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants" is a playwright who promises to keep doing what he he's been doing. "What's going to change about my work is ostensibly not very much," said Samuel D. Hunter by ...
Science adviser to 'Interstellar' writing book - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — A companion guide to Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" promises not only some background on one of the year's most anticipated movies but also some basic science. Publisher W.W. Norton and Company announced Wednesday that Kip Thorne's ...
Correction: Art-Bill Cosby story - humboldtbeacon.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 15 about Bill Cosby loaning African-American art to the Smithsonian Institution, The Associated Press, relying on information from the National Museum of African Art, reported erroneously that Cosby and his wife would ...
Emma Watson 'touched' by reception in Uruguay - humboldtbeacon.com
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — British actor Emma Watson says she is "immensely touched" by the reception she received in Uruguay, where she traveled as a goodwill ambassador for the UN's women's agency. Hundreds of young people greeted the 24-year-old ...
Isaacson, Chast on National Book Awards longlist - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Isaacson's group portrait of digital pioneers and cartoonist Roz Chast's illustrated memoir about her parents have made it to the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards. Isaacson's "The Innovators" and Chast's "Can't We ...
TV show helps spur arrest in 1997 Arizona killing - humboldtbeacon.com
COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — Police say a television show that featured the nearly two-decade-old killing of an Arizona teenager and her unborn baby helped lead to an arrest. Cecilio Cruz was taken into custody Tuesday in Tucson on charges of second-degree ...
Meredith Vieira was in abusive relationship - humboldtbeacon.com
Meredith Vieira said Wednesday she was in an abusive relationship with an ex-boyfriend. With the issue in the news lately, thanks to the Ray Rice case, Vieira addressed her own experience on "The Meredith Vieira Show," according to the New York Post.
Directors Guild finds TV diversity hiring stalled - humboldtbeacon.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and minorities are largely shut out of the ranks of TV series directors in a stubbornly unchanged pattern of hiring, according to a Hollywood guild study released Wednesday. The Directors Guild of America report said that ...
Mayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, Maine - humboldtbeacon.com
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn't know where it is. And he doesn't want to know, either. The country singer included a song, "Portland, Maine," on his latest album, "Sundown Heaven Town," which came out Tuesday. It's a breakup ...
Rush Limbaugh says sometimes a woman's 'no' really means 'yes' - humboldtbeacon.com
Rush Limbaugh saying something ridiculous to get attention is about as predictable and frequent as Kim Kardashian wearing something ridiculous to get attention. But, what the heck, since it's kind of a slow news day and most of the civilized world has ...
NYC jazz musicians fear poverty in retirement - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Keisha St. John has been singing at some of the most famous jazz clubs in the nation for more than five decades. She was paid $50 a night when she sang in "Three Guys and a Doll" in 1958. Now, at age 75 and nearing retirement, she has no ...
Beyonce and Jay Z working on new record together - humboldtbeacon.com
Maybe Beyonce and Jay Z aren't getting divorced after all. E! News is reporting the high-powered couple is making a new album together. Sounds like a cleverly fabricated ruse to me. The pair plans to release a "huge" new album by the end of this year or ...
Venezuela threatens citizenship of actress Alonso - humboldtbeacon.com
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's leftist government says its moving to revoke the citizenship of actress Maria Conchita Alonso, a bitter critic of the government. The country's foreign ministry announced in the official gazette that it would ask a ...
Wealth of riches fuels rock band New Pornographers - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Soft-spoken A.C. Newman doesn't seem like a braggart. Yet he feels so strongly that his rock band, the New Pornographers, has just made its best work that a simple good review won't do. "I haven't seen any negative reviews," Newman said.
Q&A: Barbra Streisand, the feminist, sings on - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand's new album of duets only includes male singers, but it wasn't a conscious effort to exclude females. "Everyone we asked was ... busy," Streisand said. The performer almost scored one major diva: Beyonce. "She had her ...