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Aspiring journalist awarded Daniel Pearl scholarship

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A recent high school graduate whose love of music developed into a love of the written word and a passion for journalism was named Wednesday the 2021 recipient of a college sc...

'The Night Watchman,' Malcolm X biography win arts Pulitzers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories of race, racism and colonialism in the U.S. swept the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts, from Louise Erdrich's novel “The Night Watchman” to a Malcolm X biography co-written by the ...

The Latest: 2021 Pulitzer Prizes honor journalism, arts

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes: RICHMOND — Michael Paul Williams of Virginia's Richmond Times-Dispatch won this year’s prize for commentary for a series of “p...

Dreams of Hazara children snuffed out in attack on school

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — For the past four years, since she was 14, the notebook was always within her reach. Shukria Ahmadi titled it “Beautiful Sentences” and put everything in it. Poetry that she ...

Dreams of Hazara children snuffed out in attack on school

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — For the past four years, since she was 14, the notebook was always within her reach. Shukria Ahmadi titled it “Beautiful Sentences” and put everything in it. Poetry that she ...

Taiwan co-hosts regional dialogue on post-pandemic cultural exchanges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mekong Cultural Hub (MCH) and Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) held a forum examining how cultural exchanges have been restricted by the pandemic in partnership ...

New fellowship gives $25,000 grants to Puerto Rican writers

NEW YORK (AP) — A new fellowship co-sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will provide $25,000 for emerging and established Puerto Rican writers. On Wednesday, the Mellon Fou...

LeVar Burton launches book club with James Baldwin novel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeVar Burton has found another way to share his love of reading. The actor has launched the LeVar Burton Book Club in partnership with Fable, described on its app ...

Taiwanese researcher popularizes science with literature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "The trouble with poetry is that it encourages the writing of more poetry." A longing to write haunted American poet laureate Billy Collins, but it has also guid...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, April 26, the 116th day of 2021. There are 249 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April ...

Updated field guides, other titles lure readers outdoors

The new season of spring shows has begun, and viewership is way up by all accounts. We’re not talking about screens, which we’ve all been glued to during the pandemic. Less noticed i...

Pandemic puts tulips, bluebells, cherry blossoms in hiding

HALLE, Belgium (AP) — There is no stopping flowers when they bloom, blossoms when they burst. Unfortunately, people have been stopped from enjoying them these days. In pandemic time...

The 12 jurors deliberating in the trial of Derek Chauvin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury deliberating in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd 's death, is a racially diverse group that pledged before testimony ...

2021 Taiwan Literature Award offers NT$3.7 million in prizes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new-look 2021 Taiwan Literature Award is calling for submissions from April 15 and offers prizes of up to NT$3.7 million (US$130,000). The award is organized by the...

Barbara Ehrenreich among winners of PEN literary awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Ehrenreich, Ross Gay and Michael X. Wang are among the winners of prizes from PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. During a virtual cerem...