Books News: Sigrid Nunez Wins National Book Award for ‘The Friend’

The judges called the novel an “exquisitely written and deeply humane exploration of grief.” This year also saw the addition of a new category, for translated literature.
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At Netflix, Who Wins When It’s Hollywood vs. the Algorithm?

As the video-streaming company plunges deeper into original production, its Los Angeles wing is doing the once-unthinkable: overriding the metrics.
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Camila Cabello Wins Big at MTV EMAs

Camila Cabello was the big winner Sunday at the MTV EMAs in Bilbao, Spain, scooping a quartet of awards, including Best Artist. Nicki Minaj also had a good night, winning a brace of awards, as she, Muse and Janet Jackson were among the stars performing at the show. Cabello won the Best Song and Best […]

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Gambaccini wins payout over unfounded abuse claims

Paul Gambaccini has won a payout from prosecutors over an unfounded case regarding historical sex allegations.
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Opt-out organ donation plan wins Commons backing

Ministers estimate changing the law to one of presumed consent will save up to 700 lives each year.
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Sky News wins Emmy for Rohingya crisis coverage

Sky News has won the 2018 International Emmy for News for its coverage of the plight of Rohingya refugees fleeing the regime in Myanmar.
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San Sebastian Festival: Isaki Lacuesta’s ‘Between Two Waters’ Wins Golden Shell

SAN SEBASTIAN — Isaki Lacuesta’s “Between Two Waters” won big at San Sebastian Saturday night, taking its top Golden Shell, the second time the Catalan director has won the award, after 2011’s “The Double Steps.” Otherwise, the big winner of the night was Benjamin Naishtat’s covert violence thriller “Rojo,” which took director, actor (Dario Grandinetti) and cinematography […]

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Ryan Thomas forgives Roxanne Pallett as he wins CBB

A tearful Ryan Thomas said he would forgive Roxanne Pallett as he was crowned the winner of this year’s Celebrity Big Brother.
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Danny Dyer thanks David Cameron as he wins award

EastEnders star Danny Dyer had a few choice words for David Cameron as he accepted his TV Choice award for best soap actor.
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From Chris Brown’s Ex to Front Row Stunner: Karrueche Tran Wins New York Fashion Week

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Struck-off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba wins appeal to work again

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of a young boy.
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Sir Cliff Richard wins £210,000 damages from BBC

Sir Cliff Richard has won £210,000 in damages in a privacy battle with the BBC.
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Angelique Kerber Wins Wimbledon Title as Unforced Errors Undermine Serena Williams

Serena Williams was defeated 6-3, 6-3 by Angelique Kerber as the 23-time Grand Slam champion made 24 unforced errors compared to five for her opponent in the women’s final at Wimbledon.
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Mencap wins ‘unaffordable’ overnight back pay appeal

The charity argued it would be forced out of business by a £400m bill for the past six years.
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‘I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians’ Wins Top Prize at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Personal stories and quests for truth dominated the Karlovy Vary film fest this year with Romanian Radu Jude taking the Crystal Globe and $ 25,000 for best film with his story of a director who refuses to compromise with Holocaust deniers, “’I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians.’” The film, which […]

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Museum of the Year: Tate St Ives wins £100,000 prize

The gallery’s £20m extension is described as “breathtakingly beautiful” by Museum of the Year judges.
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Atlein Wins 2018 ANDAM Main Fashion Award

SURF’S UP: Atlein, the young Paris-based label founded by surfing devotee Antonin Tron, has caught the main wave. Having limbered up as winner of the ANDAM First Collections prize in 2016, the designer on Friday, at a ceremony at the French Ministry of Culture in Paris, scooped the top prize of the 2018 ANDAM fashion awards.
The prestigious award comes with an endowment of 250,000 euros plus two years of mentoring from LVMH Group executive committee member Pierre-Yves Roussel, on matters including financial, legal, marketing, communications and production.
Roussel has been a member of the organization’s jury several times and played mentor to 2012 ANDAM winner Julien David.
Tron, who was also a semifinalist of the 2017 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, as part of his win will receive a donation from Swarovski of crystals worth 10,000 euros to use before the end of the year.
“It will allow us to take the business to the next step, it comes right at the time that we need it,” Tron told WWD, adding of the event: “It’s for young people, new ways of creating and making businesses; it’s the future.”
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Uber wins short-term licence for London

Uber has been granted a 15-month licence to operate in London in a decision which reverses a block placed on its service last year.
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ZeRo Wins Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 Tournament

ZeRo of Chile was crowned the champion of the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 tournament on Tuesday, Nintendo announced. The competition took place during the first day of E3 in Los Angeles following the company’s Nintendo Direct video presentation. ZeRo is a longtime “Super Smash Bros.” player. He defeated seven other top-ranked players from around […]

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Women’s Prize for Fiction: Kamila Shamsie wins 2018 award for Home Fire

Kamila Shamsie’s novel Home Fire “speaks for our times”, judges said.
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Disabled comedian Lost Voice Guy wins Britain’s Got Talent

The comedian has cerebral palsy and uses a voice synthesiser for his act, which earned him the £250,000 prize..
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Ali Abbasi’s Un Certain Regard Title ‘Border’ Wins Over Cannes Buyers (EXCLUSIVE)

Ali Abbasi’s Swedish troll love story “Border,” a highlight of this year’s Un Certain Regard at Cannes, has been sold in all major territories by Films Boutique. “Border” follows a border guard (Eva Melander) who has the ability to smell human emotions and catch smugglers. When she comes across a mysterious man with a smell […]

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Cavs know that offense, not defense, determines wins for them

Defense is a problem for the Cavaliers. So what are LeBron & Co. going to do about it? Outscore you … or bust.
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Justify Wins the Kentucky Derby

Justify won the annual Run for the Roses, becoming the first horse in 136 years to score victory after not racing as a 2-year-old.
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Buzzy Antwerp-Based Duo Wins Hyères Prize

HYÈRES, France — It’s the ultimate love story, with designer couple Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh scooping the Première Vision Grand Prize at the 33rd edition of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography.
Winning over a jury headed by Haider Ackermann with their playful yet politically charged men’s wear collection, “Fish or Fight,” of the 10 finalists, Botter and Herrebrugh were the most established.
The Amsterdam-based men’s wear brand since launching for spring 2017 counts eight points of sale, including H. Lorenzo in Los Angeles. It presented as part of the VFiles show at New York Fashion Week in September 2016, and is also one of nine finalists competing for this year’s LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Winning Hyères may prove a bittersweet moment for the designers as it may impact their chances of being selected for the LVMH Prize.
Botter and Herrebrugh are based in Antwerp, but grew up in the island of Curaçao  and the Dominican Republic, respectively, with Caribbean style the main inspiration for their work. Herrebrugh, 28, studied fashion at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, while Botter, 32, graduated with a master’s from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts last June.
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Vegas favors Pats to lead NFL in wins again

The Patriots’ season win total opened at 11 on Sunday at the Westgate SuperBook, the highest in the league, but down more than a win from last season’s number.
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Stuart Weitzman Wins Jefferson Spirit of Design Award

PHILADELPHIA — Jefferson, the officially combined Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University, held its 2018 Annual Fashion Show Thursday night, honoring American shoe designer Stuart Weitzman with the 2018 Spirit of Design Award. Previously awarded to John Varvatos, Nicole Miller, Tommy Hilfiger and Francisco Costa, the honor is presented to fashion luminaries who have made outstanding contributions to the fashion and design industry through innovation. Timberland vice president and 1997 alumna Kate Kibler was also on hand to receive the Alumni Award for Leadership in the Fashion Industry, where she ruminated on her evolution from sewing her first project to her pants to her role in building strategy and vision for a major brand.
Style pundit Carson Kressley, a Jefferson honorary chair and university trustee, kicked off the night in his usual cheeky style. “This is a serious show with a complicated runway. It’s like LaGuardia back there,” he quipped to the audience of more than 1,000 burgeoning student designers, parents, industry insiders and representatives from Free People, Urban Outfitters, Lilly Pulitzer and Li & Fung.

A look by Alexandra Pizzigoni, who won the award for best senior collection in collaboration with textile designer Sivan Ilan. Photograph by Gary Schempp 

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Jessie J wins China’s version of The X Factor

British pop singer Jessie J has won China’s equivalent of The X Factor after dazzling millions with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You in the competition’s final.
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Businessman wins ‘right to be forgotten on Google

A businessman fighting for the “right to be forgotten” on Google has won his “unprecedented” High Court action against the tech giant.
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What Remains of Edith Finch wins Bafta’s top games award

What Remains of Edith Finch scores an upset beating Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice at the Baftas.
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Tulisa ‘wins legal battle against will.i.am’

Pop star Tulisa will receive 10% of all royalties from the Britney Spears and will.i.am track Scream And Shout after she won a legal battle against him, according to her publicist.
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Oscars 2018: Get Out wins Spirit Awards best film

The horror film has won best film at the event – the same honour Moonlight won there last year.
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Levenity Wins Dallas Fashion Award

RISING STARS IN DALLAS: Fashion Group International of Dallas presented its Rising Star Award for women’s fashion to Venny Etienne during its annual program to recognize emerging talent. The event was held Thursday at Seven for Parties.
Etienne, who hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology, launched his Levenity sportswear label in Dallas in 2015.
Known for jackets and coats, Levenity is sold primarily through its web site, custom orders and one store, 9J Boutique in New York, Etienne said. Everything is made at his studio at South Side on Lamar, a large loft building that shelters many artists.
The other nominees for women’s wear were Tendai Tawonezvi, who creates colorful sportswear primarily with African fabrics under the label Neobantu, and Jerry Matthews and Francesca Viamonte for Nine Muses Collection contemporary sportswear.
Jason Simmons clinched the Rising Star Award for men’s wear. His company, DeadSoxy, manufactures fashion socks in Dallas and guarantees they won’t slip.
The other men’s wear nominees were Josh Madans, founder of Billy Baker Co. jewelry, and Don Morphy Privé Clothiers, which manufactures fashionable shoes and tailored clothing in Italy.
The program also honored Jo Franco for makeup artistry, Aaron Fairooz for photography, Amber LaFrance as fashion blogger and painter

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Spirit Awards: Allison Janney Wins Supporting Actress Award for ‘I, Tonya’

Allison Janney has won the Best Supporting Actress Spirit Award for portraying a demented mother in “I, Tonya.” Janney, who’s favored to win the category at Sunday’s Academy Awards, topped Holly Hunter for “The Big Sick,”  Laurie Metcalf for “Lady Bird,” Lois Smith for “Marjorie Prime,” and Taliah Lennice Webster for “Good Time.” Sayombhu Mukdeeprom […]

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Source: McCarron wins grievance, will be UFA

AJ McCarron won his grievance against the Bengals and will be an unrestricted free agent on March 14, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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Canada’s Kingsbury wins gold medal in moguls

Mikael Kingsbury has captured his first Olympic title and earned Canada its second gold at PyeongChang.

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Lauri Love case: Hacking suspect wins extradition appeal

Lauri Love, suspected of hacking into FBI and Nasa systems, may now face trial in the UK.
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Carrie Fisher Posthumously Wins First Grammy Award for The Princess Diarist

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher was honored with her first Grammy Award on Sunday.
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YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

Chrissy Chambers is awarded damages from her ex-boyfriend who posted sexual videos of her online.
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Unbuttoned: Airbrushing Meets the #MeToo Movement. Guess Who Wins.

CVS, the pharmaceutical giant, bans airbrushing of models.
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Alabama wins CFP title and is No. 1 in Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2018

The 2017 season closes with Alabama at No. 1, and the 2018 season begins with the Crimson Tide on top as well. But they’ll have to go through the likes of Georgia, Clemson, Ohio State and the rest of the contenders in the Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2018.
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‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at the British Independent Film Awards

“God’s Own Country” was the big winner at The British Film Awards, Sunday, winning best British independent film, best actor for Josh O’Connor, and best debut director for Francis Lee. “Lady Macbeth” also fared well at the BIFAs, scooping best screenplay for Alice Birch, best actress for Florence Pugh, and most promising newcomer for Naomie […]

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UK City of Culture 2021: Coventry wins

It will hope to get a major boost from hosting the year-long celebration of arts and performance.
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Katy Perry wins millions in battle with nuns

Singer Katy Perry has won a multi-million dollar payout after a jury ruled a developer acted with malice in blocking the sale of a convent.
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Sneaky Smart Octopus Hides from Shark by Covering Itself with Shells, Wins Internet

Everyone loves an underdog story. Well, this is an underdog story set under the sea.

Blue Planet II recently revealed to many animal lovers just how ingenious octopi can be. Part of Sunday’s episode of the BBC show introduced viewers to a crafty octopus working to solve a serious shark problem.

A resident of South Africa’s underwater kelp forests, the cephalopod in the clip, which has since become a hit on Twitter, shares her space with pyjama sharks … Pyjama sharks that love to eat octopi.

Blue Planet II showed that the octopus star of its show had two tactics for fending off these predators. The first was choking out sharks with her powerful tentacles when they bit her.

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The other, more retweeted defense was a preemptive move. Knowing a shark was close, the octopus would cover herself in shells in an attempt to blend in with the sea floor and hide.

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This quick-thinking earned the eight-legged fighter plenty of praise online.

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When the flight or flight impulse kicked in for this creature, she chose camouflage. Just another example of how these amazing underwater animals are more intelligent than they may appear at first glance.

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Jordan Fisher Wins Dancing With the Stars Season 25

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Elon Musk wins $50m bet with giant battery

Elon Musk has managed to win a $ 50m bet by building the world’s largest ever lithium-ion battery.
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Shawn Mendes wins big at MTV EMA awards

Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes was the big winner at the MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up three awards including the best artist prize.
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Dubai Airshow: Boeing wins $15bn order from Emirates

Boeing strikes a Dreamliner deal as the Dubai Airshow awaits news of a key Airbus A380 order.
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Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo

The US author is awarded the £50,000 prize for his first full-length novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.
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British writer wins Nobel Prize for Literature

British writer Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature by the Swedish academy.
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Steve Coogan wins damages over phone-hacking

Steve Coogan has received a six-figure sum from the publisher of the Daily Mirror over illegal phone-hacking.
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Rebel Wilson wins record £2.7m libel payout

Australian actress Rebel Wilson has won record-breaking damages from a global magazine publisher found to have portrayed her as a serial liar.
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Report: Jeter-led group wins bid to buy Marlins (Yahoo Sports)

Report: Jeffrey Loria selling Marlins to group led by Derek Jeter for $  1.2 billion

Jeffrey Loria has reportedly agreed to sell the team to New York Yankees star Derek Jeter and New York businessman Bruce Sherman.



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PKU funding battle: Family wins High Court challenge over drug

A High Court judge has quashed an NHS decision not to fund the seven-year-old’s medication.
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Queen Bette Midler Finally Wins Her First Competitive Tony Award

In a moment like this, no one plays Bette Midler off the stage.
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Madonna wins damages over MailOnline article

Madonna has accepted an undisclosed amount in damages for a “serious invasion of privacy” from the publishers of MailOnline.
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Bowie wins posthumous award for final album

David Bowie has been honoured with a posthumous award for his final album Blackstar.
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Museum of the Year: Hepworth Wakefield gallery wins £100,000 prize

The Hepworth Wakefield beats the Tate Modern to the £100,000 Museum of the Year prize.
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Oil Company Wins Over Investors by Promising to Stop Looking for Oil

Shares of Suncor Energy, Canada’s largest crude producer, have outperformed every major North American competitor’s as it pledges not to invest in the oil sands in the ‘foreseeable future.’
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‘The Big Sick’ Wins Top Award at 2017 Nantucket Film Festival (Complete List)

Kumail Nanjiani’s semi-autobiographical romantic comedy “The Big Sick” was the big winner at the 2017 Nantucket Film Festival, which announced its award winners on Monday. Taylor Sheridan’s “Wind River” was the runner-up. Best of the Fest awards went to “The Big Sick,” “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, Alexandra Dean,” “Monkey Business,” and “Wind River.” Stars… Read more »

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Rebel Wilson wins case against ‘bully’ magazines

Australian actress Rebel Wilson has won a defamation suit against a global magazine publisher over a series of articles she claimed damaged her career by depicting her as a serial liar.
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It’s Real: Real Madrid wins another UCL title (Yahoo Sports)

Juventus vs. Real Madrid in UEFA Champions League final

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals as Real Madrid pulled away in the second half for a 4-1 victory over Juventus to claim European club soccer supremacy.



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Cannes Film Festival: The Square wins Palme d’Or

The Palme d’Or is awarded to an art world satire starring Dominic West and Elisabeth Moss.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization
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Vanessa Schindler Wins Hyères Prize

MATERIAL GIRL: Vanessa Schindler scooped the Première Vision Grand Prize at the 32nd edition of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography.
The 29-year-old Swiss designer, who recently completed a master’s degree in fashion at the Geneva University of Art and Design, impressed a jury headed by Maison Schiaparelli style director Bertrand Guyon with her innovative textile research.
The designer also won the event’s Public and City of Hyères award.
Schindler on her neo-chic, cinematic silhouettes combined synthetic, interiors-inspired materials with urethane, a chemical resin that joins fabrics together when it dries, which she used to replace hems on garments and for ornamentation based on wavy, abstract patterns and plant-like motifs.
Key silhouettes in her women’s wear collection — “Urethane Pool, Chapitre 2” — included a synthetic fur coat edged with urethane trims, a lilac dress in fake velour with cape sleeves, and a cotton sweatshirt with organic urethane inserts. The collection’s showpiece was an Elsa Schiaparelli-worthy brown urethane gown worked with 3-D molded shell and garter snake motifs.
Among inspirations, the designer cited the interiors of the recently demolished, spiral-shaped Bavinger House — completed by architect Bruce Goff in Norman, Okla., in the U.S. in 1955, and considered one of the earliest examples of modernist biomimicry —

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Beyonce Wins a Peabody Award For "Lemonade"

The Peabody jury calls Bey's "Lemonade" a "sublime masterpiece", as the album continues to rack in awards almost a year after its release.
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Colson Whitehead’s ‘The Underground Railroad’ Wins Pulitzer Prize

Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award–winning speculative history novel The Underground Railroad garnered another top honor on Monday, with the announcement that the book had been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for 2017.

The novel reimagines the Underground Railroad as a real, tangible subway system carrying Southern slaves north. Whitehead’s fantastical twist on the nation’s history takes readers on a time-collapsed tour through the horrors visited upon black Americans from slavery onward, including medical exploitation and expulsion from certain territories. Upon its publication in August 2016, the book was well-received by critics, including HuffPost, which praised Whitehead’s “compelling, fluid blend of historical and speculative fiction.”

Lynn Nottage received the prize in Drama for her Broadway debut, “Sweat.” The play follows a diverse chorus of nine working class people in a dying Pennsylvania factory town from 2000 to 2008. After the show’s opening, HuffPost wrote that the timely, emotionally searing play “provided Broadway with a much-needed elemental shake-up.”

Also recognized in the arts were Tyehimba Jess, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his collection Olio, and Du Yun, awarded the Prize in Music for her eclectic opera about child trafficking, “Angel’s Bone.” 

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson received the prize for History, and the Biography prize went to The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar. Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City added to its substantial list of awards with the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction.

The long history of the Pulitzer Prizes ― this year marked its 101st batch of awards ― has been critiqued for its overwhelmingly white and male honorees. The Pulitzers given out for the arts in 2017 featured five creators of color and three women out of the seven winners. 

The journalism Pulitzers honored several local news teams, including the staff of the East Bay Times in Oakland, California, and Eric Eyre of the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia for their reporting on urgent local matters. Hilton Als, theater critic for The New Yorker, was awarded the Prize in Criticism for “bold and original reviews that strove to put stage dramas within a real-world cultural context, particularly the shifting landscape of gender, sexuality and race.”

Check out the full list of Pulitzer winners for 2017 at the organization’s website.

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Olivier Awards: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wins record nine prizes

The Harry Potter play wins nine prizes at the biggest event in the UK theatrical calendar.
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Uncharted 4 wins best game at Bafta awards

The action adventure title takes the top prize despite failing to take any other category.
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Spirit Awards: Ben Foster Wins Supporting Actor Award for ‘Hell or High Water’

Ben Foster has won the Spirit Award for best supporting actor for his role as a bank robber in “Hell or High Water.” “This is why we do what we do,” a moved Foster said in his acceptance. “This is a room full of architects and poets.” “Moonlight” editors Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders won… Read more »

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Man City wins Champions League thriller (Yahoo Sports)

Manchester City vs. Monaco

Sergio Aguero had two goals and an assist to lead City’s comeback in a 5-3 victory over Monaco in a round of 16 first leg.



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The United State Supreme Court ruled today for same sex marriage to be legal nationwide, and as I read the various articles telling this wonderful truth, I told my son to come into the living room. The sun was shining through our window and his gray eyes glistened and grew bigger as I sat him down and told him that I had something very important to tell him. As he stared at me, wondering what was going on, I told him that, as an almost-6-year old, he would remember today. Today is the day that history was made in the United States. I explained to him that now, men could marry men and women could marry women. His response was telling and simple: “That’s great, Mama. People who love one another can now spend their lives together.” He summed it up perfectly and went back to play. It IS great. People can spend their lives together. It’s that simple truth, echoed in his response to me. Love really did win today. It won for us all.

I was allowed to marry because I’m a woman and I married a man. My husband and I celebrated our 13 year wedding anniversary this week, and with every year that passed, I often thought about the many people who wanted to marry but could not. When we were out to dinner, my husband reached for my hand — my hand with my wedding rings and his hand with his tattooed band crossed across the table and we sat and connected, celebrating our marriage. This sanctity of marriage, this connection despite the difficulties, is what has sustained me and our lives together. We reminisced about our past, talked about the kids, and dreamed about our future. But this hand holding really sat with me all week — this connection and our commitment to one another, symbolized by our wedding bands crossing together.

When he reached for my hand that night, I flashed back over the past 20 years in that one gesture. As we drove back home with the top down, the wind blowing in my hair and the setting sun’s rays hitting my back, I remembered our past — the 13 years married and the seven years before that. I remembered how I left my high school prom with a wild, blonde-haired boy driving his cousin’s Mustang convertible and how that started a 20 year love affair. How we named our daughter on a dark country road, driving with the windows down, 18 years before she was even born. How he traveled the world and so did I, but how we ended up back together, somehow. How I walked down a long pier to a submarine hatch to deliver him dinner pre-9/11. How we finally were married (after what seemed like an eternity but wasn’t) and how amazing it felt to be connected to someone in that way.

All of that has turned into a legacy that we have created, together. We traveled together, married. We moved together, married. We built a life together, married. We have had two beautiful children together, married. My marriage is a gift and sometimes, it is work, hard work. But all the best things are. Marriage isn’t always perfect and it certainly isn’t a decision everyone should make or that everyone even wants to make. It’s a choice, and one that I’m so happy everyone is now free to make. Love wins today for all.

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Star Wars Tech vs. Star Trek Tech: Who Wins?

Which is the more technologically advanced civilization–the Federation of Star Trek or the Galactic Republic of Star Wars?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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Answer by Todd Gardiner

Let’s compare the two, side-by-side.

Transportation

We have hyper engines that go through hyperspace compared to warp drives that travel through normal space at FTL speeds. Technical data books indicate that the speeds and range of hyper drives are greater, however.

We have also repulsor craft that hover over the ground in the Empire, but not much is shown of Federation ground transport, although anti-grav units are used to move heavy objects. But the Federation has one edge: teleportation.

I’m going to consider them even here, based on having different advantages.

Energy Generation

Both empires seem to be able to produce unlimited power for their needs. The amount directed to any one use might be limited, but fuel seems to be endless. While the exact fuel for the Empire is unclear, it seems to be on-par with the Federation’s antimatter engines (although often at much larger scales, e.g. The Death Star). Another tie.

Communication

Both spacefaring civilizations have FTL communication that is not instantaneous at long distances. There are language translators that work in real time in the Federation, but these might just be for explorers. Citizens of the Empire seem to prefer being polyglot, but protocol droids are available for translation. Slight edge to the Federation here. (+1/2)

Manufacturing

The Federation is able to use replicators to nearly instantly produce food, durable goods and tools. Apparently it cannot produce all elements and molecules, perhaps needed a “base supply” of matter to convert into finished items, rather than just converting energy into matter directly. But holodecks have shown that it can instantly produce and break down the matter it works with.

The Empire, especially on the frontier, depends on trade. The movement of rare resources and finished goods is the center of their economy, indicating that they have no similar manufacturing capability. Plus one for the Federation.

Construction

Both civilizations build large spaceships in orbit. While the Federation can produce starbases which are large cities, the Empire makes Star Destroyers and was able to produce two Death Stars (one in secret). It seems that Empire construction methods are superior. Plus one for the Empire.

Military

Ground troops for both civilizations make use of hand-held energy weapons, some of which are powerful enough to vaporize their target, although the later are not commonly used (too few shots?) Neither seem to use personal energy shields.

Vehicles similarly use weapons the scale-up with the size of the vehicle, although vehicles are large enough that they can supply the energy needed to maintain shields that defend against energy weapons. The extremely large size of Empire ships mean large shields, thus fighters are more heavily used to penetrate the shields physically and then deliver weapons attacks. But the two seem to be on-par technologically here and I don’t see one side having an advantage over the other, should they fight each other with the same mass of ships or number of ground troops with air support.

Medical Technology

Severe injuries that do not result in brain death seem to be reparable. For some reason the Federation seems to be plagued with hundreds of rare and hard to identify diseases on its border (more often across it, perhaps). But they are able to treat them with a minimum of fatalities.

The Empire has a greater use of cybernetics (Repli-Limb Prosthetic Replacements), although it is unclear if this is cultural or if they lack some sort of limb regeneration technology that the Federation might be using off camera. On the other hand, Gordi did have cybernetic sight…

Both are also known to use cloning technology (in secret) and to genetically modify members for specialty purposes (again, rarely).

Lack of firm details here results in another tie.

Robotics and Computing

The Empire has a love of creating seemingly sentient robots to function as servants. The Federation has produced many robots, but does not tend to use them alongside human crews. Use in construction and other off-camera activities seems to be the primary use.

But then, the two sentient robots (Data and Lore) are afforded full human rights (and criminal responsibility for their actions), possibly unlike in the Empire. Certainly the difficulty in production is not rewarded by an economic return of gaining a specialized servant.

The Federation does seem to prefer using semi-sentient computers for their starships, however. There is no sign that The Empire does this with their ships. In fact, you often need a droid to interface with the ship computer.

In the end, a small advantage to the Empire (+1/2)

[Update: the new Star Trek movie has an apparently robotic crewman on the bridge of the Enterprise. Perhaps they are ret-conning to incorporate “droids”.]

Field Manipulation

Both empires have mastered the control of projected fields, artificial gravity, ship integrity fields and so on. Shield generators are standard gear for starships and can be placed in ground installations. Some cloaking technology exists for both, as does projecting holograms.

Another tie.

“Social” Technology

Although this is not being considered here, I would like to point out that the smaller Federation has made use of social institutions which are more “advanced” than the Empire. The Federation is a non-discriminating, post-scarcity economy which no longer uses money and is interested in the betterment of all of its citizens equally. The Empire exists as a feudal state (or Republic, before and after the rise of the Empire) with slavery common, an unequal sharing of resources, and a culture that accepts bounty hunters and smugglers, at least on the fringes of civilization.

Final Result: A tie.

The Federation has transporters, personal translators, holodecks and replicators.

The Empire has droids, faster/further warp drive travel, massive construction projects, energy generation that scales linearly with its construction projects, and cybernetics.

Also keep in mind that the Empire is much, much larger. It spans the entire galaxy. There are civilizations in the Federation’s galaxy whose technology dwarfs both the Federation and the Empire.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A Staten Island plumber who won a $ 136 million Powerball jackpot said Thursday he wants to keep working — but also plans to “relax a little more.”

Anthony Perosi, 56, left his March 14 ticket pinned to the wall behind a basement pipe for six weeks.

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A friend had told him where the winning ticket had been purchased, but she thought a teacher had won. So he took his time checking the numbers, which he’d chosen randomly.

“When I saw all the numbers matched up, I panicked,” Perosi said. “I immediately called my son and asked him to come over right away!”

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“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” said the 27-year-old. “I checked the numbers on my phone and it has been surreal ever since.”

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“I don’t have words for it,” said the son. “It’s just unbelievable and a big relief; like a big weight is off my shoulders. I’ll probably pay some bills, take a vacation, and then really take some time to think and plan for the future.”

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