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Adnan Syed, subject of 'Serial' podcast, is released after his conviction is vacated

Syed was 18 when he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Lee was murdered in 1999 when she was also 18. → Read More

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Irene Papas, celebrated Greek actress from 'Zorba' to 'Iphegenia,' has died

Papas catapulted to international fame in such films as Zorba the Greek, Z and The Guns of Navarone. She also earned acclaim for her work in classical Greek plays. She died Wednesday at age 96. → Read More

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Photographer William Klein, famous for street scenes but also fashion, has died

The influential American-born photographer, filmmaker, painter and graphic designer died Saturday in his adopted city of Paris. → Read More

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There are barely any Muslims on popular TV series, a new study says

When Muslims do appear, they tend to be violent Middle Eastern men, a new study has found after surveying 200 popular series from the U.S, U.K. and elsewhere. → Read More

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Classical musicians with ties to Plácido Domingo arrested in Buenos Aires

Musicians who have been publicly linked to Plácido Domingo and other major artists have been arrested in connection to an alleged Argentine crime ring, or are still wanted by police. → Read More

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Plácido Domingo linked to criminal ring in Argentina, prosecutors say

Media in Argentina have broadcast audio recordings of police wiretaps that prosecutors say includes the voice of the famed singer making plans for a sexual encounter arranged by the crime ring. → Read More

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For this 89-year-old Gullah Geechee chef, cooking is about heart

Emily Meggett has spent decades caring for her community and family with her delicious, traditional Gullah Geechee food from South Carolina. Now, she's sharing that cuisine with the world. → Read More

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Warner Bros. kills off 'Batgirl' movie, $90 million in

Sorry, DC universe fans: the movie, which starred 'In The Heights' actress Leslie Grace in the title role, will not be released theatrically or on HBO Max. → Read More

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Claes Oldenburg, creator of Pop Art on a giant scale, has died at age 93

The Swedish-born, New York City-based artist was famed for his gargantuan renditions of prosaic objects — a lipstick, a clothespin, a cherry perched on a spoon — installed as public art. → Read More

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R. Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in prison

The R&B star was convicted in New York last year of sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, sex trafficking and racketeering. → Read More

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Visual artist Sam Gilliam has died at 88

The Washington, D.C.-based painter became famous for his Drape works — vibrantly painted pieces of fabric that he hung by clips and could never be presented the same way twice. → Read More

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An Arab American singer reframes music about the Crusades

A new project conceived by Lebanese American tenor Karim Sulayman recasts baroque music that by turns demonizes and exoticizes Arabs and Muslims. → Read More

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A father's recipe that crossed three continents

Papa's recipe traveled over generations from Greece to Egypt and back again. It will never mean the same thing to the people who randomly find it online, but it will still be delicious. → Read More

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Leading Hollywood directors, writers and producers sign a pledge about onscreen guns

Shonda Rhimes, Jimmy Kimmel and Bill Lawrence are among the 200 movie and TV producers, directors and writers who are pledging to revisit the use of guns in their storytelling — but not to omit them. → Read More

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The debut of 'Omar,' a thoroughly American opera

Composers Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels have brought a true story to the opera stage: the life of Omar Ibn Said, a Senegalese Muslim scholar who was enslaved and brought to the Carolinas. → Read More

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Some are calling the Buffalo suspect a 'teenager.' Is that a privilege of his race?

The white supremacist suspect in Buffalo is 18 years old. Some news organizations and commentators have called him a "teenager" and "child" rather than a "man." → Read More

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Celebrated Indian musician and composer Shivkumar Sharma has died at age 84

Reverentially known as Pandit ("teacher"), Shivkumar Sharma took the hammered dulcimer from humble folk instrument to classical concert stages around the world. He died Tuesday in Mumbai. → Read More

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An intimate look at Jean-Michel Basquiat's art, courtesy of his family

"Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure" opened recently in New York City. It features 200 never-before-seen and rare paintings, drawings and artifacts from Basquiat, who died in 1988 at age 27. → Read More

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See All The Best Looks From The Met Gala 2022

It's the annual high-stakes fashion soiree is a major money-maker for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and an opportunity for mega-wattage stars and influencers to turn out in style. → Read More

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Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha delivers an urgent message to U.S. audiences

This "ethno-chaos" group brings sophisticated music and strong anti-Putin messages to their listeners at home and abroad, as "ambassadors of free Ukraine." They're currently on a U.S. tour. → Read More