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  • MICHELLE AND URI KRANOT'S 'WE ARE AT HOME' WINS AT NEWIMAGES FESTIVAL
    Filmmakers Michelle and Uri Kranot's multi-user experience "We Are at Home" won the Grand Prize at Paris' NewImages festival on Friday evening, furthering a blockbuster festival run. Known as the Masque d'Or (the Golden Mask), the award comes with a €6,000 ($7,264) grant. Adapted from Carl Sandburg's 1922 poem, the project has taken shape in […]
    Variety.com
  • HARRY POTTER ALUM TAKES ON EDGAR ALLEN POE IN CHRISTIAN BALE'S THE PALE BLUE EYE
    Harry Potter and The Queen's Gambit star Harry Melling will play famed poet Edgar Allen Poe in Scott Cooper's The Pale Blue Eye.
    movieweb.com
  • "BRAZILIANS CAME OT OF THE JUNGLE": ARGENTINE PRESIDENT MISQUOTES A POET, AND REAPS UPROAR AND A TSUNAMI OF GLOATING
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Alberto Fernández made a striking mistake in a press conference he gave together with the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, on Wednesday, by citing the Mexican poet Octavio Paz, when in reality he was mentioning a verse of a song by Litto Nebbia. "Octavio Paz once […] The post “Brazilians came ot of the Jungle”: Argentine president misquotes a poet, and reaps uproar and a tsunami of gloating appeared first on The Rio Tim
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  • ROSKINO, CHANNEL ONE LAUNCH SALES ON EIGHT-PART PERIOD DRAMA 'VERTINSKY'
    Russian state film promotion body Roskino and public broadcaster Channel One are launching sales on a lavish, eight-part series based on the life of poet, singer, composer and cabaret artist Alexander Vertinsky, a cultural icon whose life played out against the backdrop of history-altering events in the first half of the 20th century. The series, […]
    Variety.com
  • FIRST CLIP FROM ANNECY COMPETITION TITLE 'LAMYA'S POEM,' DIRECTOR TALKS ABOUT POWER OF POETRY, FUTURE PROJECTS (EXCLUSIVE)
    Animated feature film "Lamya’s Poem" has its world premiere next week in competition at Annecy Film Festival. Variety speaks to the director, Alex Kronemer, and debuts the first clip from the film. WestEnd Films, whose library includes Oscar-nominated animation titles such as "The Breadwinner" and "Song of the Sea," is selling the film and will […]
    Variety.com
  • INSIDE A MUSLIM BALLET SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
    A ballet academy is trying to make dance accessible to Muslim girls by moving to poetry instead of music.
    BBC News
  • VAYALAR RAMAVARMA'S DAUGHTER SINDHU PASSES AWAY
    Sindhu Chalakudy: Sindhu, the youngest daughter of Malayalam poet Vayalar Ramavarma, passed away here on Sunday. She was 53. She is wife of Krishnakumar residing at Palace Road in Chalakudy. Children: Meenakshi (Research scholar). Sindhu was fighting cancer for a very long time and was under treatment. When a Covid test was conducted after death, she was positive. Ramavarma married Puthekovilakathu Chandramathi Thamburatti in 1951 but the couple were issueless.He then married Bharathi Thambu
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  • DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY TO BE RELEASED INTO SPACE FOR 700TH ANNIVERSARY
    As Italy marks 700 years since the poet's death, his masterpiece will face the final frontier.
    Euronews-en
  • SãO PAULO ART BIENNIAL CLAIMS THE POWER OF DIRECT CONTACT WITH ARTWORKS
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Curators of the exhibition's 34th edition intend to use the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, at Ibirapuera Park, from September to December, and ensure that it is possible to offer a safe visit. 'It's dark but I sing', verse by poet Thiago de Mello, names the biennial that turns 70. It's dark […] The post São Paulo Art Biennial claims the power of direct contact with artworks appeared first on The Rio Times.
    TheRioTimes.com
  • BOB DYLAN MARRIAGE: DID BOB DYLAN MARRY JOAN BAEZ? INSIDE THEIR RELATIONSHIP
    BOB DYLAN has turned 80, meaning many are remembering his music, poetry, and the relationships which have shaped his long life.
    express.co.uk
  • "SOULFUL SUNDAY": DELHI CAPITALS POST VIDEO OF SHIKHAR DHAWAN RECITING A POEM
    From playing the flute to reciting lines of a poem, Shikhar Dhawan has been trying his hand at different things following the suspension of IPL.
    sports.ndtv.com
  • UNDERSTANDING TRANSFORMERS, THE MACHINE LEARNING MODEL BEHIND GPT-3
    You know that expression When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail? Well, in machine learning, it seems like we really have discovered a magical hammer for which everything is, in fact, a nail, and they're called Transformers. Transformers are models that can be designed to translate text, write poems and op eds, and even generate computer code. In fact, lots of the amazing research I write about on daleonai.com is built on Transformers, like AlphaFold 2, the model that predicts
    TheNextWeb.com
  • REPORT: CLUB READY TO OFFER TWO PLAYERS INCLUDING £40M WEST HAM TARGET TO SIGN TOTTENHAM STAR
    Report: Club ready to offer two players including £40m West Ham target to sign Tottenham star - originally posted on Sportslens.com They say there’s no harm in trying, even though sometimes it is ‘hope-hopen’, borrowing the term from Ogden Nash’s famous poem – This is going to hurt a little bit.  This comes to mind as ESPN reported today that Chelsea are planning an ambitious move to sign Harry Kane, who is apparently getting disillusioned with […] From
    Soccer Lens
  • AI TURNS HIT SPICE GIRLS SONG INTO A GRITTY NINE INCH NAILS COVER
    We’ve seen examples of AI attempting to write poems, stories, and even holiday jingles. A new example of this technology as a creator is far more fun, however, and it involves the hit Spice Girls song “Wannabe.” Using OpenAI Jukebox, the pop song has been recreated as a loud, gritty rock song in the style of the band Nine Inch … Continue reading
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  • 'A QUIET PLACE PART II' REVIEW: JOHN KRASINSKI'S MONSTER MOVIE SEQUEL AMPS UP THE SCARES
    For many, John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place Part II" will be their first movie back since the pandemic. There's a certain poetry to that, since the high-tension horror sequel picks up just over a year into a life-changing threat to humanity. After being delayed nearly as long from its original March 2020 release date, the […]
    Variety.com
  • CHINA COMPLETES HISTORIC MARS SPACECRAFT LANDING
    An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars on Saturday, state news agency Xinhua reported, making China the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet. The Tianwen-1 spacecraft landed on a site on a vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, "leaving a Chinese footprint on Mars for the first time," Xinhua said. The craft left its parked orbit at about 1700 GMT on Friday. The landing module separated from the orbiter three hours l
    Dawn.com
  • CULTURE MINISTRY APPOINTS KWAK HYO-HWAN AS LTI KOREA HEAD
    The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Friday appointed poet Kwak Hyo-hwan as the new president of the Literature Translation Institute of Korea. His term will run through May 13, 2024. “With new president Kwak Hyo-hwan, we hope that LTI
    KoreaHerald.com
  • WHAT AN ANCIENT POEM SAYS ABOUT CHINA'S FEARFUL TECH TYCOONS
    A thousand-year-old poem just cost Chinese delivery giant Meituan tens of billions of dollars in market value, further rattling a tech industry that is already on edge.
    CNN
  • BODY OF DETAINED MYANMAR POET RETURNED TO FAMILY 'WITH TONGUE DAMAGED AND ORGANS REMOVED'
    Myanmar's anti-coup movement has been left reeling after the death of a high-profile poet following his arrest by junta forces at the weekend.Khet Thi, 45, who penned poetry in an act of resistance to military rule, died in detention...
    nzherald.co.nz
  • BURMA POET DIES IN DETENTION, BODY RETURNED TO FAMILY WITH ORGANS MISSING: REPORTS
    A poet whose works opposed the junta that's ruling Burma, has died in detention, and his body was returned with the organs removed, his family said, according to reports Sunday. 
    FoxNews.com
  • MYANMAR POET DEAD AFTER BEING TAKEN FOR INTERROGATION, WITH ORGANS 'TAKEN OUT' OF HIS BODY, HIS WIFE CLAIMS
    The wife of poet Khet Thi told the BBC Burmese language outlet that her husband never returned after soldiers and law enforcement officials took them both for questioning Saturday, according to Reuters.
    NY Daily News
  • POET K SATCHIDANANDAN'S FB ACCOUNT 'SUSPENDED' FOR POSTING SATIRE CLIP ON BJP'S POLL DEFEAT
    Kochi: Noted Malayalam poet K Satchidanandan has alleged that he was restrained by Facebook from liking, commenting and sharing posts for 24-hours after he tried to upload online a satire video on the BJPs defeat in the recently concluded Kerala assembly polls. The poet told media that he has also been barred from live appearance on the social media platform for 30 days. Satchidanandan, former secretary of Kendra Sahitya Akademi, said when he attempted to post the video mocking the BJPs electo
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  • MEETING GROUND – HONOURING AND CELEBRATING MOTHERS
    In the collection of poems below, we hear from daughters in awe of their mothers, sons missing theirs, and mothers taking us into their childbearing confidences, as Meeting Ground expresses gratitude on Mother's Day. – Ann-Margaret Lim Mother in...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • MORE STORIES SHOULD BE TOLD ON THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY: ANSHUMAN JHA
    Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele", featuring Anshuman Jha and Zarine Khan, has a rendition of the poem "Bulla ki jaana main kaun" by Bulleh Shah that, Anshuman says, fits the film's theme of discovering identities. Watch this video to know more about this film.br /br /#HumBhiAkeleTumBhiAkele #AnshumanJha #LGBTQ #iansinterview #ians #zarinekhan #bollywood #entertainment #entertainmentnews br /
    IANS India
  • URDU SCHOLAR SHAMIM HANAFI DIES AT 81 IN DELHI
    NEW DELHI: India's leading Urdu scholar and literary critic Shamim Hanafi died here on Thursday, his friends and followers said. He was 81 and the cause of his death was not immediately known. Mr Hanafi was one of the most respected literary critics, playwrights and poets of the subcontinent. A former academic at the Urdu department of Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, he authored a number of respectable books in literary criticism. Some of these are Jadidiyat ki Falsafiyana Asaas; Nayi
    Dawn.com
  • SELF-PUBLISHED SCOTTISH POET, 92, SURPASSES BESTSELLING AMANDA GORMAN AS HIS VERSE TOUCHES HEARTS WORLDWIDE
    One day, nonagenarian Gordon S. McCulloch was passing the days with his pony in a small English village, penning poems that only his friends and family would read. The next, his self-published collection of verse, "101 Poems," was at the top of Amazon's sales charts and bedecked with five-star reviews from all over the world. Thanks to a viral tweet from his granddaughter, the Scottish retiree was a bestselling poet at 96.
    NY Daily News
  • WRITER KV THIKKURISSI SUCCUMBS TO COVID-19
    Thiruvananthapuram: Noted writer and teacher K V Thikkurissi passed away after being affected withCovid-19. He was 88. He had been undergoing treatment for a few days. KV Thikkurissi aka VV Krishna Varman Nair was born in Thikkurissi in Marthandam. He started his literary career in Thiruvananthapuram after Kanyakumari district was divided. He joined Kattakkada High School as a teacher in 1957 and later worked in Salvation Army School also. He retired in 1988. KV Thikkurissi had won Kendra Sahi
    Mathrubhumi.com
  • AMANDA GORMAN, TIMOTHéE CHALAMET, BILLIE EILISH AND NAOMI OSAKA WILL CO-CHAIR THE MET GALA
    US youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman will co-chair this year's Met Gala alongside Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish and tennis pro Naomi Osaka, organizer Vogue revealed Monday.
    CNN
  • BILLIE EILISH, AMANDA GORMAN, TIMOTHéE CHALAMET AND NAOMI OSAKA NAMED CO-CHAIRS OF NEXT MET GALA
    Musician Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman, actor Timothée Chalamet and tennis star Naomi Osaka are set to co-chair New York's so-called "party of the year" when it returns in September, the museum announced Monday.
    NY Daily News
  • HERE'S WHAT HOMER'S 'ODYSSEY' CAN TEACH US ABOUT REENTERING THE WORLD AFTER A YEAR OF ISOLATION
    Joel Christensen, Brandeis University In the ancient Greek epic "The Odyssey," Homer's hero, Odysseus, describes the wild land of the Cyclops as a place where people don't gather together in public, where each person makes decisions for their own family and "care nothing for one another." For Odysseus – and his audiences – these words mark the Cyclops and his people as inhuman. The passage also communicates how people should live: together, in cooperation, with concern for the
    alternet.org
  • MY MIND, MY THOUGHT
    TO others I'm just the poetry girl, What they don't see is the real pearl. I'll be glad when this is all over, A world without drama or trauma, No need for the protector of truth, There is no price
    ShanghaiDaily.com
  • CHUCK LORRE SALUTES FORMER WBTV CHIEF PETER ROTH: 'OUR HAPPY HUGGING HERO'
    Producer Chuck Lorre paid tribute to former Warner Bros. TV Group chief Peter Roth as “our happy hugging hero” in a message featured on his custom vanity card that aired tonight at the end of the four Lorre-produced comedies on CBS’ Thursday lineup. For vanity card No. 669, the prolific producer penned a cheeky poem […]
    Variety.com
  • HALEY BENNETT, SAM RILEY STARRING IN IMPROVISATIONAL ROMANCE 'SHE IS LOVE' (EXCLUSIVE)
    Haley Bennett, Sam Riley and Marisa Abela are starring in “She is Love,” a new romance from Jamie Adams. The film is made in an improvisational style, one that Adams deployed on previous pictures such as “Black Mountain Poets” and “Love Spreads.” It wrapped principal photography this week in Cornwall, UK, but has never been […]
    Variety.com
  • 'TWO SISTERS AND A PIANO' REVIEW:' JIMMY SMITS AND DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA BRING PASSION AND POETRY TO DIGITAL THEATER
    For Cuban American playwright Nilo Cruz, every line is poetry, and every couplet speaks to the socio-politics of his roots. That could mean the lyrical "Anna in the Tropics," the play that won Cruz the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and its tale of cigar-making Cuban immigrants in Florida and the lector who organized labor […]
    Variety.com
  • WATCH DAVID HARE READ NEW SATIRICAL POEM ABOUT BORIS JOHNSON
    Playwright David Hare has written a new poem, Agony Uncle, about Boris Johnson's handling of the coronavirus crisis. Written in the tradition of 18th century satire, the poem castigates the UK prime minister for his mistakes
    The Guardian
  • WTPLIVE LITERARY AWARDS ANNOUNCED
    This year's WTPLive Literary Awards were announced. 'Kalyaniyennum Dakshayaniyennum Peraya Randu Sthreekalude Katha' written by R Rajasree baggedthe award in novel category, 'Sthalam' by P V Shajikumar in short story category,'Neela Moonga' by Dona Mayoora in poetry, and'Marx, Gandhi, Ambedkar: Adhunikavadathinte Rashtreeya Soundarya Sasthram' by P Pavithranin literary criticism. Writers K Satchidanandan, S Saradakutty, N Sasidharan and V M Girija announced the awards. The awards compr
    Mathrubhumi.com
  • 10 FREE ONLINE WRITING COURSES FOR GETTING REAL GOOD AT WORDS
    Writing is a much-prized skill and a difficult one to master and, while some are naturally gifted in stringing sentences together, we all need to take the time to learn the craft.  Whether you want to write your first novel, pen a poignant poem, pull together a screenplay, or create better business content, there is a free, online course out there to help. We've rounded up a list of free, online writing courses so you can find the perfect program of study to help you write gooderer. 
    Mashable
  • ROYAL FAMILY RELEASES MONTAGE OF PRINCE PHILIP IMAGES AHEAD OF HIS FUNERAL
    The British royal family has released a montage of images in memory of Prince Philip, set to a poem by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage.
    FoxNews.com
  • PRINCE PHILIP: THE PATRIARCHS - AN ELEGY
    Poet laureate Simon Armitage has written an elegy for Prince Philip, entitled The Patriarchs - An Elegy.
    BBC News
  • HOW DO YOU DO FELLOW KIDS: GOOGLE'S NEWEST PIXEL AD IS ZOOMER BAIT
    Featuring Snoop Dogg's favorite TikTok food narrator Google wants you to know it's hip. It knows exactly what kids like these days: ASMR, bananas, and scrolling through videos on TikTok. Since they're already used two of those to advertise its current lineup of Pixel phones, it only makes sense to follow it up with the final entry in what has become a bizarre trilogy of commercials aimed at going viral. Google has partnered with creator Dayne N Simple to create a video poem in honor of
    androidpolice.com
  • SOUTH AFRICAN SINGER BUSISWA GQULU AIMS TO EMPOWER WOMEN WITH HER MUSIC
    South Africa's Busiswa Gqulu is using her songs and poetry to overcome gender barriers in the music industry.
    BBC News
  • PAKISTAN TO OPEN CONSULATE IN MUNICH TO TAP POTENTIAL: FM
    BERLIN: Pakistan, in a bid to tap economic potential with Germany, will soon open a consulate in Munich, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced on Tuesday. Talking to media personnel in the German capital, Mr Qureshi said Pakistan and Germany had great prospects for cooperation in trade and investment and expressed confidence that the new consulate would expedite matters in this regard. The foreign minister said a consul general would be appointed at the Munich mission to suppleme
    Dawn.com
  • RHEA CHAKRABORTY SHARES HOPE FILLED MESSAGE WITH HER FANS
    Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty took to Instagram to share a hope-filled message with her fans. She shared a picture of herself dressed in a yellow kurta, reading poet Rabindranath Tagore's collection of poems, "Gitanjali".br /br /#Rheachakraborty #Sushantsinghrajput #NCB #Nacroticscontrolbeaureu
    IANS India
  • DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER JYOTHI PRAKASH NO MORE
    Perambra: Documentary filmmaker and social activist Jyothi Prakash passed away at his residence here on Sunday. He was 60. A native of Malappuram, he retired from the post of village officer. He was residing at Eranjipalam in Kozhikode. Jyothi Prakash is known for winning the national award for his documentary Ithihasathile Khasak. This documentary is based on O V Vijayans Khasakinte Ithihasam. Jyothi Prakash was fighting cancer and was undergoing treatment until recently. A poet and artist,
    Mathrubhumi.com
  • SALMAN KHAN'S MUNNI HARSHAALI'S FUN POETRY ON MISSING SCHOOL LIFE
    Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan co star Munnu aka Harshaali Malhotra writes an amazing poetry as she misses school. Watch the story.
    Bollywood NOW
  • NEWHAM ART WALL: 'OTHER THAN THE MURDERS, EVERYTHING IS FINE'
    A poem in a Newham mural praises a local library and parks, but calls the crime rate "unfortunate".
    BBC News
  • DEATH THREAT AGAINST POET MURUKAN KATTAKKADA; COMPLAINT FILED
    Thiruvananthapuram: Death threats have been raised against poet and lyricist Murukan Kattakkada for penning songs for the LDF in connection with the campaign for assembly election. An anonymous person called the writer on phone and threatened that he will be killed inch by inch at his residence. Following this, Murukan Kattakkada filed a complaint with Thiruvananthapuram Rural SP and Cyber Crime police station. LDF had widely used the song 'Manushyanakanam' written by Murukan Kattakkada duri
    Mathrubhumi.com
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST JUDY LING WONG
    Judy Ling Wong is the UK Director of the Black Environment Network (BEN). She has also worked as a poet and painter. She started BEN to bring diversity to the environmental sector. In an interview, she spoke about her motivation.
    DW (English)
  • MARKETERS, IS YOUR BRANDED CONTENT PLAYBOOK FUTURE-READY?
    Hamsini Shivakumar, co-founder of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, outlines the recipe for a successful branded content playbook for marketers and reminds them to keep their advertising strategy separate from their branded content strategy.  Branded content is not 'advertising' in another format. It has its own place in the communication mix. Over the last six months, we have analyzed over 60 pieces of carefully selected branded content, often in comparison with their advertising counterparts
    Thedrum.com
  • TWINKLE KHANNA GETS EMOTIONAL AFTER AKSHAY KUMAR TESTS POSITIVE | PENS HEARTFELT NOTE
    Twinkle Khanna penned a poem about uncertain time as her husband Akshay Kumar undergoes treatment for Covid-19. The actor is admitted to a Mumbai hospital after he tested Covid positive on April 4. Have a look at the video to know more in detail. br /
    Bollywood NOW

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