Pedophile Scandal Can’t Crack the Closed Circles of Literary France

The scandal surrounding the writer Gabriel Matzneff was not limited to his pedophilia. It also opened a window on the entrenched and clubby nature of many of France’s elite institutions.

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52 Years Later, IBM Apologizes for Firing Transgender Woman

Lynn Conway was one of the company’s most promising young computer engineers but after confiding to supervisors that she was transgender, they fired her.

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Booker Prize 2020: Douglas Stuart Wins for ‘Shuggie Bain’

The autobiographical novel, about the lonely gay son of an alcoholic mother in 1980s Scotland, was one of four debut books in this year’s shortlist.

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2020 National Book Award Winners: Full List

The nonfiction prize went to Les Payne and Tamara Payne for “The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X.” The crime novelist Walter Mosley received a lifetime achievement award.

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An Epic Week for the Books Desk

In the coming days, the team will cover two major awards and reveal two year-end lists. There’s also a certain presidential memoir coming out. Two editors discuss an industry that hasn’t slowed down.

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The Court of Master Sommeliers Has a Sexual Harassment Problem

The Court of Master Sommeliers confers high honors, but many women candidates say they’ve paid a steep price.

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After a Dampened Celebration, Enduring Glory Still Awaits the Dodgers

For years, Los Angeles’s players have borne the burden of a title drought. The unusual circumstances of their World Series win won’t dim the joy and relief that come with the long-awaited championship.

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How to Attend Black-Tie Galas From Home

Many fancy fundraisers have moved online and are offering low-price or free tickets for virtual attendees.

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At the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, All Athletes Are Equal

The new museum in Colorado Springs is based on the idea that a wheelchair basketball player trains just as hard as any other basketball player.

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Whispers of an Italian-Jewish Past Fill a Composer’s Music

Yotam Haber’s “Estro Poetico-Armonico III” combines live singing with archival recordings of cantors.

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New Prize Modeled on MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants Hands Out $1 Million

The founders of a shelter for homeless people seeking asylum and a group that helps college applicants are among five New Yorkers to get $200,000 awards.

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BTS Honored Korean War Sacrifices. Some in China Detected an Insult.

Samsung and Fila distanced themselves from the K-pop band, becoming the latest example of multinational companies deferring to Chinese patriotic sentiment.

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In a Golden Era for the Yankees, the Mound Belonged to Whitey Ford

Ford was a mainstay on a series of dominant teams in the 1950s and ’60s, collecting nearly every record for World Series longevity along the way.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #baseball, #ford-whitey, #new-york-yankees, #stengel-casey, #world-series

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MacArthur Foundation Announces 21 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

The writer N. K. Jemisin and the playwright Larissa FastHorse are among the fellows recognized for their “exceptional creativity” with a no-strings-attached grant of $625,000.

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MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant Winners for 2020: The Full List

The MacArthur fellowships are awarded for “extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits.” Below are this year’s fellows.

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Booker Prize Is Rescheduled to Make Way for Obama’s Memoir

During one busy week in November, the former president’s new book is expected to come out, and top prizes from the Booker and the National Book Awards will be announced.

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Yankees’ Regular Season Ends With a Loss and Two Individual Titles

Luke Voit claimed the American League home run title, D.J. LeMahieu won the batting title, and the Yankees learned they were headed to Cleveland for their first-round postseason series.

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State Dept. Rescinded Award to Journalist for Criticizing Trump, Review Finds

The department told a Finnish reporter that she would be honored for her work to uncover Russian disinformation campaigns. It reversed itself — and tried to cover it up — after realizing she was also critical of President Trump.

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Magawa the Mine-Sniffing Rat Receives Award for Bravery in Cambodia

Magawa, a 5-year-old African giant pouched rat, was recognized with a prestigious honor for his work detecting mines and explosives in Cambodia.

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Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins Second M.V.P. Award

After the Bucks’ early playoff exit, the award is a reminder of 2007, when Dirk Nowitzki was named most valuable player after a first-round loss.

#antetokounmpo-giannis-1994, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #basketball, #milwaukee-bucks, #national-basketball-assn

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National Book Awards Names 2020 Nominees

Fiction contenders include Brit Bennett, the author of “The Vanishing Half”; Randall Kenan, a beloved writer who died in August; and Douglas Stuart, a debut novelist who is also a Booker Prize finalist.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #books-and-literature, #national-book-awards, #poetry-and-poets, #writing-and-writers

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Computing Pioneers Endorse Biden, Citing Immigration

They said the administration’s policies were driving away technology talent and could do long-term damage to their industry.

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‘Nomadland’ Wins Top Prize at the Venice Film Festival

The first major international movie event since the coronavirus pandemic began drew to a close and handed out its biggest award.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #festivals, #mcdormand-frances, #movies, #nomadland-movie, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #venice-italy, #zhao-chloe

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James Gordon Bennett Medal Is Renamed by F.D.N.Y.

The James Gordon Bennett Medal will now be named for Chief Peter J. Ganci, who was killed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

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Behind the Cancellation of James Beard Awards, Worries About Chefs’ Behavior and No Black Winners

The decision to put the honors, the Oscars of American restaurants, on hiatus came amid concerns about a lack of diversity and allegations against some nominees.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #beard-james-foundation, #black-people, #chefs, #kinch-david, #koslow-jessica, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #restaurants, #united-states

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Tony Awards Ceremony Will Go Ahead, Online

Decision comes after months of uncertainty following a Broadway shutdown that kept many shows from opening.

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No More Winners for the James Beard Awards, for Now

The foundation is suspending its recognition of outstanding chefs and restaurants, citing the toll the pandemic has taken on the industry.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #beard-james-foundation, #chefs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #united-states

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Ben Cross, Star of ‘Chariots of Fire,’ Dies at 72

“The whole thing about acting is that you draw on other people’s experiences,” he said.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #chariots-of-fire-movie, #cross-ben-1947-2020, #deaths-obituaries, #movies

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With Daytime Emmy, Alan Menken Joins the Elite EGOT Club

Mr. Menken, the decorated songwriter and composer behind “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Little Mermaid,” completed his EGOT qualifications with his work on a Disney Channel series.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #emmy-awards, #menken-alan, #television

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Hilary Mantel and Anne Tyler in Running for Booker Prize

“The Mirror and the Light,” the conclusion to Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy, is one of 13 books nominated for this prestigious British literary award.

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N.H.L. Award Races Bode Well for a Compelling Restart

When hockey’s postseason starts this weekend, finalists for the league’s top awards — like Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl — will get a long-delayed chance to shine.

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‘Pure Instinct’: The Extraordinary Rescue of 2 French Boys From a Fire

The story of how two brothers, 10 and 3, were saved from a burning apartment. “There were maybe five or six of us,” said one of the rescuers. “We did not plan anything.”

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Queen Knights Captain Tom, in a Rare Public Appearance

In the weeks before the ceremony to honor the 100-year-old war veteran and fund-raiser, some had wondered whether Britons would see Queen Elizabeth in person again.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #defense-and-military-forces, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #england, #moore-tom-1920

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At the BET Awards, Putting Black Designers in the Spotlight

The red carpet didn’t exactly return. But fashion did.

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Tom Moore, a.k.a. Captain Tom, Gives Britain Hope During Coronavirus

In the space of six weeks, 100-year-old Tom Moore — better known as Captain Tom — raised $40 million for the British health service and became a national hero.

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A Composer and Her (Very) Long String Instrument

Ellen Fullman is sheltering in place with the 40-string, 45-foot-long droning instrument she created decades ago.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #fullman-ellen, #guggenheim-fellow, #musical-instruments, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate for a Second Term

The first Native American to hold the position, Harjo will be developing an interactive map of contemporary Native poets.

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Tamika Catchings: ‘Relentless’ and Headed to the Hall of Fame

One of her former coaches remembers having to lock Catchings out of the gym so she would get proper rest.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #basketball, #basketball-hall-of-fame, #catchings-tamika, #halls-of-fame, #indiana-fever, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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