Warhol Monroe Portrait Set to Smash Records at New York Sales

An Andy Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe worth an estimated $200 million headlines this month’s spring sales in New York that collectors say are among the most anticipated ever.Christie’s expects Warhol’s 1964 Shot Sage Blue Marilyn to become the pric…

Bob Dylan Museum Opening in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Elvis Costello, Patti Smith and Mavis Staples will be among the dignitaries expected in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend for the opening of the Bob Dylan Center, the museum and archive celebrating the Nobel laureate’s work.Dylan himself won’t be among the…

Oscars Set for Return to Normal, Except All the Changes

For the first time in two years, the Academy Awards are rolling out the red carpet at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre for what the film academy hopes will be a back-to-normal Oscars. Except for all the stuff that’s changed.The telecast for the 94th Academy …

Glitz Returns on Screen Actors Guild Awards Red Carpet

The 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards will kick off with a “Hamilton” reunion, feature a lifetime achievement award for Helen Mirren and, maybe, supply a preview of the upcoming Academy Awards.The SAG Awards, taking place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica…

NASA, NOAA Confirm 2021 Was Sixth Hottest Year Ever

Two U.S. government agencies – space agency NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), said Thursday 2021 was the sixth hottest year on record.In separate reports, the agencies also said their data indicates the last eight ye…

Ugandan Writers, Poets Decry Re-Arrest of Award-Winning Author

Writers and poets have condemned the arrest of award-winning Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, who is being held without charge for alleged offensive communication. Security forces arrested him earlier this week after Rukirabashaija criticized th…