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Jean-Jacques Sempe: French illustrator of 'Little Nicolas' fame dies at 89

French cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempe, known for his illustrations for the "Le Petit Nicolas" ("Little Nicolas") children's book series, died on Thursday. He was 89 years old. ...

Houshang Ebtehaj, prominent Iranian poet, dies at 94

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Houshang Ebtehaj, a distinguished Iranian poet whose small but influential body of work made him a major figure in his own country and in world literature, died on Wednesday in Col...

60 curators, 1 show: Native Americans pick favorite pottery

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Native American voices and artistry are at the core of a new traveling exhibition of clay pottery from the Pueblo Indian region of the American Southwest, as major art institutio...

Taiwan Cultural Ministry announces nature microfilm series ‘Formosa Forevermore’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture (MOC) announced on Wednesday (Aug. 3) a series of documentaries entitled “Formosa Forevermore,” which is available for viewing on Taiwa...

Former boxing world champion Johnny Famechon dies aged 77

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Former boxing world champion Johnny Famechon has died in Melbourne after a lengthy illness. He was 77. The Sport Australia Hall of Fame announced Famechon...

Poets academy gives $50,000 grants to local, state laureates

NEW YORK (AP) — State and local poets laureate from Alabama to Hawaii will each receive $50,000 grants from the Academy of American Poets, awards given for “positive contributions to their communities...

Taiwan’s Caribbean allies reveal winners of Emancipation Day creative competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The winners of a creative writing and art competition, organized by Taiwan’s Anglophone Caribbean allies to commemorate their Emancipation Day (Aug. 1), were announc...

Twenty students shortlisted for final of Taiwanese Hokkien and Hakka Poetry Recitation Competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A record number of applications were filed to take part in the Chiang Wei-shui Taiwanese Hokkien and Hakka Poetry Recitation Competition, seeing 40 semi-finalists present ...

Taiwan Literature Award announces Creative Writing Award winners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Museum of Taiwan Literature (NMTL) has announced the finalists and winners of the 2022 Taiwan Literature Awards Creative Writing Awards. A roster of 16 lit...

Taiwanese poem selected for Irish translation competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Ireland's most prestigious universities has partnered with Taiwan's de facto embassy to launch a translation competition that calls for English renderings o...

Aluminum Foil Insulation Bag Market To See Massive Growth By 2030 | Top Forest, Huizhou Industry, Star Group, Suzhou Yayuan, Yong Yuan Enterprise

Key Companies Covered in the Aluminum Foil Insulation Bag Market  Research are Hongsen Paper, Yingfu Plastic, Wenzhou Poetry Trading Co., Ltd., Top Forest, Huizhou Industry, Star Group, Suzhou Yayuan,...

Ukraine bans Russian music and books

In Ukraine, it is now illegal to play Russian music in public or import large numbers of books from Russia and Belarus. The new ban passed by Kyiv's parliament covers "products from artists o...

Review: A deep dive into Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

Leonard Cohen was deep in his career when he finally finished “Hallelujah.” Well, the first version of “Hallelujah” — there would be many, many versions when all was said and done. He’d toiled on the ...

Vatican to start monthly newspaper by and with the poor

ROME (AP) — The Vatican newspaper is starting a new monthly edition dedicated to the poor and people on the margins, aimed at not only telling their stories but involving them in the paper's productio...

John Williams, 90, steps away from film, but not music

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than six decades of making bicycles soar, sending panicked swimmers to the shore and other spellbinding close encounters, John Williams is putting the final notes on what ma...