BILL MURRAY'S CONCERT FILM ARRIVES IN NEW WORLDS: THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION TRAILER
The actor's New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization film is due to receive its premiere at Cannes next month, and sees Murray singing and reciting poetry in Athens, Greece
STORMZY'S #MERKY BOOKS CHALLENGES REPRESENTATION IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS WITH 'SUPERHEROES'
Stormzy's publishing venture #Merky Books is set to release a comic-style book celebrating over 50 iconic British people from underrepresented communities, as a means to challenge representation in children's books.Superheroes: Inspiring Stories of Secret Strength is set for release on Sept. 16, with eight percent of proceeds going to the British rapper's #Merky Foundation, a charity which aims to tackle racial inequality and injustice.The title shares its name with Stormzy's single "Superh
UTAH TREASURE HUNT UNDERWAY FOR SECOND YEAR WITH BIGGER $10,000 PRIZE
John Maxim and David Cline launched the second annual Utah Treasure Hunt last week with a poem. They will provide weekly hints until the $10,000 cash prize is found.
20 AWARD-WINNING POETRY BOOKS EVEN PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW TO POETRY WILL LOVE
These poetry books have won everything from Pulitzers to National Book Awards, and are great for people who want to get into poetry.
CHINESE PEOPLE ARE CREATING THE LAND OF THEIR OWN — NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATE PABLO NERUDA'S 'THE SONG OF THE LAND OF CHINA'
Throughout his lifetime, Neruda penned many poems extolling people's revolutions around the world. He visited China three times and left behind a number of timeless poems expressing his admiration for the country.
KARTIK AARYAN SIGNS NEW FILM| AYUSHMANN KHURRANA SHARES THROWBACK PIC FROM COLLEGE DAYS
Actor Kartik Aaryan has been roped in for a musical love saga titled "Satyanarayan Ki Katha", directed by National Award-winner Sameer Vidwans. Actor Ayushmann Khurrana on Wednesday donned the poet's hat on Instagram, and went down memory lane recalling his college days.Khatron Ke Khiladi contestants returned to Mumbai after wrapping up the shoot in Cape Town. Babil Khan, son of late Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, wishes his father, whom he fondly calls Baba, was around to witness the debutant
AYUSHMANN KHURRANA SHARES THROWBACK PIC FROM COLLEGE DAYS
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana on Wednesday donned the poet's hat on Instagram, and went down memory lane recalling his college days.br /br /#ayushmannkhurrana #chandigarhkareaashiqui #doctorg #anek #roadies #panjabuniversitybr /
BIG B SHARES NOSTALGIC IMAGE REMEMBERING FATHER HARIVANSH RAI BACHCHAN
Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan was on a social media spree all of Monday. In different posts on Instagram , he introduced fans to his furry co-star in an upcoming project, shared a thought on the benefits of yoga, commemorated World Music Day and, lastly so far, shared a throwback photograph bringing back memories of his father, Poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.br /br /#amitabhbachchan
BILL MURRAY READS POETRY AND SINGS 'I FEEL PRETTY' IN 'NEW WORLDS: THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION' TRAILER (EXCLUSIVE)
In 2018, Bill Murray joined famous cellist, Jan Vogler, on stage at the historic Acropolis in Athens, Greece, for a night of timeless poetry and music. Captured on film by director Andrew Muscato, the magical performance will soon become a feature film, premiering in July at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Spanning from Bach to […]
DURHAM'S COLPITTS POETRY CLUB CELEBRATED IN PICTURES
The Colpitts Poetry group, which brought more than 400 poets to Durham, was formed in a hotel in 1975.
PPP LAWMAKER QUESTIONS GOVT'S PLAN TO NAME ROAD AFTER AFGHAN LEADER
ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan People's Party (PPP) legislator on the floor of the National Assembly on Saturday asked the government why it was going to name a road in Islamabad after what he termed Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) ally Ahmed Shah Massoud when there was no road named after Pakistan's ally Mullah Omar.
Member National Assembly Ghulam Ali Talpur said according to media reports a road in the federal capital was being named after Ahmed Shah Massoud.
"He was part of Afghan M
POET-LYRICIST S RAMESAN NAIR PASSES AWAY
Kochi: Poet and lyricist S Ramesan Nair passed away at the age of 73. He was undergoing treatment for Covid in a private hospital in Kochi. Ramesan Nair had penned about 500 songs for Malayalam movies. He was born to Shadanan Thampi and Parvathi Amma at Kumarapuram in Kanyakumari on May 3, 1948. He had worked as sub editor in Kerala Bhasha Institute and producer at Akashavani. Ramesan Nair is survived by wife P Rama, writer and retired teacher, and son Manu Rameshan, a music composer. Ramesan
JADA PINKETT SMITH SHARES UNPUBLISHED TUPAC SHAKUR POEM TO MARK HIS BIRTHDAY
Hollywood star Jada Pinkett Smith has posted a never-before-seen poem written for her by deceased rapper Tupac Shakur, who would have turned 50 on Wednesday.
JADA PINKETT SMITH HONORS TUPAC SHAKUR'S 50TH BIRTHDAY WITH NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN POEM FROM LATE RAPPER
The "Set It Off" actress shared a relic that is near and dear to her heart – a never-before-seen poem written to Pinkett-Smith by her late friend Tupac Shakur.
JADA PINKETT SMITH SHARES UNRELEASED POEM FROM TUPAC SHAKUR
Jada Pinkett Smith is celebrating the late Tupac Shakur. The 49-year-old Red Table Talk star shared a poem from the late icon on what would have been his 50th birthday on Wednesday (June 16). “Tupac Amaru Shakur would have been 50 midnight tonight! As we prepare to celebrate his legacy … let's remember him for [...]
JADA PINKETT-SMITH SHARES NEVER-HEARD TUPAC POEM AS FANS CELEBRATE HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY
Jada Pinkett-Smith posted a video showing a never before seen poem by late rapper Tupac just ahead of what would have been a milestone birthday.
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 […]
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.
"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 […]
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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, […]
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 […]
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.
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
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.
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 […]
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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.
"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.
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
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 […]
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
'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 […]
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
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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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
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...
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 /
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
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.
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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
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.
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.
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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
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
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 […]
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 […]
'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 […]