Charlotte’s LaMelo Ball Named N.B.A.’s Rookie of the Year

Ball, 19, made the Hornets one of the most exciting teams to watch during the regular season.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #ball-lamelo, #basketball, #charlotte-hornets, #edwards-anthony-2001

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Two Black Students Won School Honors. Then Came the Calls for a Recount.

After two white families claimed a grade calculation error, a Mississippi school added their children as co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian, reviving questions about race and equity.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #black-people, #cleveland-miss, #education-k-12, #grading-of-students, #mississippi, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #race-and-ethnicity

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Pulitzer Winners Include The New York Times and Buzzfeed News

The Pulitzer board recognized reporting on the murder of George Floyd, including a special citation for Darnella Frazier, the teenager who filmed the killing. The public service prize went to The New York Times for Covid coverage.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #buzzfeed-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #morris-wesley-1975, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #pulitzer-prizes

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‘At Night All Blood Is Black’ Wins International Booker Prize

“At Night All Blood Is Black,” a novel written by David Diop and translated by Anna Moschovakis, had already received rave reviews.

#at-night-all-blood-is-black-a-novel-book, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #books-and-literature, #diop-david, #france, #man-booker-prize, #moschovakis-anna, #senegal, #world-war-i-1914-18, #writing-and-writers

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Her High School Said She Ranked Third in Her Class. So She Went to Court.

A recent graduate in Alpine, Texas, who could not find an affordable lawyer represented herself in court, arguing that school officials made errors in tabulating grade-point averages.

#alpine-tex, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #decisions-and-verdicts, #education-secondary, #grading-of-students, #sullivan-dalee

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Venice Honors Lina Bo Bardi With a Golden Lion in Memoriam. Finalmente, Many Say.

The multitalented 20th-century architect’s work is especially pertinent to our times, and to the theme of a pandemic biennale, its curator says.

#architecture, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #bo-bardi-lina, #brazil, #content-type-personal-profile, #golden-lion, #sao-paulo-brazil, #venice-architecture-biennale

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N.B.A. Awards Picks: Why Stephen Curry Could Win M.V.P.

Denver’s Nikola Jokic separated himself early with historic play. Then Curry, who has won two Most Valuable Player Awards with Golden State, went on a historic run of his own.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #ball-lamelo, #basketball, #brooklyn-nets, #curry-stephen, #golden-state-warriors, #jokic-nikola-1995, #new-york-knicks

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It’s the LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry Battle No One Asked For

After years of facing each other in the N.B.A. finals, James and Curry are competing just to make the playoffs. How did this happen?

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #basketball, #curry-stephen, #golden-state-warriors, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-lakers, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries

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Tina Turner and Jay-Z Lead Rock Hall of Fame’s 2021 Inductees

Foo Fighters, the Go-Go’s, Carole King and Todd Rundgren were also voted in, meaning nearly half of the 15 individuals in this year’s class are women.

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Connor McDavid Could Score 100 Points in 56 Games

With 93 points and five games left, the Edmonton Oilers star is piling up goals and assists at a pace not seen since the days of Gretzky and Lemieux.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #draisaitl-leon-1995, #edmonton-oilers, #hockey-ice, #mcdavid-connor-1997, #national-hockey-league

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Wayne Peterson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer, Dies at 93

His Pulitzer, in 1992, came amid controversy not of his making: A three-member jury had recommended a different work.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #classical-music, #deaths-obituaries, #music, #peterson-wayne, #pulitzer-prizes

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KidSuper Wants to Bring Back Warhol’s Factory

With a cult label to his name and yet no fashion background, Colm Dillane finds himself a wild-card finalist for the coveted LVMH prize.

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The Best (and Weirdest) Oscar Moments

“It felt like it was more about the human sinew that connects us.”

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China Censors Chloé Zhao’s Oscar Win

On social media, the director’s fans blurred out her name and turned images on their sides to evade the censors. “People should be celebrating,” one writer said.

#academy-awards-oscars, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #censorship, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hong-kong, #movies, #united-states, #weibo-corporation, #zhao-chloe

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Tribes Want Medals Awarded for Wounded Knee Massacre Rescinded

Native Americans are stepping up efforts to pressure Congress to revoke Medals of Honor awarded for the killings of Sioux, including unarmed women and children, at Wounded Knee.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #native-americans, #noem-kristi, #oglala-sioux-indians, #pine-ridge-indian-reservation-sd, #rounds-mike, #thune-john-r, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

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The Oscars Are a Week Away, but How Many Will Watch?

TV ratings for awards shows have been in free fall, especially during the pandemic, and Hollywood doesn’t want the viewing public to toss its premier showcase into the entertainment dustbin.

#academy-awards-oscars, #academy-of-motion-picture-arts-and-sciences, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #basinger-jeanine, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sher-stacey, #soderbergh-steven, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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$40,000 Swindle Puts Spotlight on Literary Prize Scams

The organizers of at least five British awards received emails asking them to transfer prize money to a PayPal account. One of them paid out.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #brown-craig-1957, #frauds-and-swindling, #great-britain, #luiselli-valeria-1983, #mcguinness-patrick, #paypal, #phishing-computer-fraud, #writing-and-writers

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The Israel Prize Is Meant to Unify. More Often, It’s Mired in Controversy.

This year’s rumpus involves a scientist who opposes the occupation of the West Bank.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #boycotts, #gallant-yoav, #goldreich-oded-1957, #israel, #israel-prize, #politics-and-government, #west-bank

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The 6 Best Speeches of Awards Season So Far

From a pajama-clad Jodie Foster to the teary “Minari” child star Alan S. Kim, they managed to make their acceptance speeches work from home.

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Charles Coolidge, Oldest Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 99

A harrowing World War II firefight in France brought him the nation’s highest decoration for valor. A park, a highway and a museum are named in his honor.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #coolidge-charles-h-1921-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #medal-of-honor-us, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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A Theater Photographer Senses a Broadway Bloom

For Sara Krulwich, who has shot productions for The New York Times for more than two decades, a series of recent assignments hinted at an industry revival.

#actors-and-actresses, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #krulwich-sara, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #photography, #theater, #tony-awards-theater-awards

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LA Stage Alliance Disbands After Awards Ceremony Blunder

The organization that runs the annual competition honoring theater work in Los Angeles imploded after it misidentified an Asian-American actor.

#asian-americans, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #deaf-west-theater-co, #discrimination, #east-west-players, #la-stage-alliance, #los-angeles-calif, #oviation-awards, #theater

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Turing Award Goes to Creators of Computer Programming Building Blocks

Jeffrey Ullman and Alfred Aho developed many of the fundamental concepts that researchers use when they build new software.

#aho-alfred, #assn-for-computing-machinery, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #bell-laboratories, #computers-and-the-internet, #turing-award, #ullman-jeffrey

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Yes, They Defended the Capitol. But Should They Be Decorated?

The military is one of the last institutions in American life without an overt political bias. We need to keep it that way.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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National Book Critics Circle Names 2020 Award Winners

A novel about Shakespeare’s son, nonfiction about a slave rebellion in Jamaica and an essay collection exploring Asian-American identity were among this year’s winners.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #books-and-literature, #feminist-press, #fleetwood-nicole, #hamnet-book, #harris-francine-j-1972, #here-is-the-sweet-hand-book, #hong-cathy-park, #island-on-fire-the-revolt-that-ended-slavery-in-the-british-empire-book, #leilani-raven, #livingstone-jo, #luster-book, #marking-time-art-in-the-age-of-mass-incarceration-book, #minor-feelings-an-asian-american-reckoning-book, #national-book-critics-circle, #ofarrell-maggie, #poetry-and-poets, #stanley-amy-1978, #stranger-in-the-shoguns-city-a-japanese-woman-and-her-world-book, #writing-and-writers, #zoellner-tom

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How Wide Open Is the Best-Picture Race?

Each of the eight contenders has a path to victory, but it will be harder for some than others. For now, keep your eye on “Nomadland.”

#academy-awards-oscars, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #judas-and-the-black-messiah-movie, #mank-movie, #minari-movie, #movies, #nomadland-movie, #promising-young-woman-movie, #sound-of-metal-movie, #the-father-movie, #the-trial-of-the-chicago-7-movie

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Scholar of World War II Homefront Wins American History Book Prize

The New-York Historical Society award goes to a study of fractures in American society a year after Pearl Harbor, which resonates amid the pandemic today.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #barbara-and-david-zalaznick-book-prize, #books-and-literature, #campbell-tracy-1962, #humanities, #new-york-historical-society, #the-year-of-peril-america-in-1942-book, #university-of-kentucky, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #yale-university-press

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Tony Awards Voting Starts Now. And It’s Going to Be Weird.

No shows are playing, and no one knows when they will come back. Here are answers to six questions about a process even more idiosyncratic than usual.

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The Golden Globes’ Biggest Winner May Be the Group That Hands Them Out

Members of the tax-exempt Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the ceremony, are courted by stars and studios, and sometimes paid.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #golden-globes-awards, #hollywood-foreign-press-assn, #movies, #television

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Tae Keller Wins Newbery Medal for ‘When You Trap a Tiger’

“We Are Water Protectors,” illustrated by Michaela Goade and written by Carole Lindstrom, won the Caldecott Medal.

#american-library-assn, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #before-the-ever-after-book, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #caldecott-medal, #children-and-childhood, #goade-michaela, #keller-tae, #lindstrom-carole-author, #morrison-frank-illustrator, #newbery-medal, #r-e-s-p-e-c-t-aretha-franklin-the-queen-of-soul-book, #we-are-water-protectors-book, #weatherford-carole-boston, #when-you-trap-a-tiger-book, #woodson-jacqueline

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Rupert Murdoch, Accepting Award, Condemns ‘Awful Woke Orthodoxy’

Mr. Murdoch of News Corp, who spoke in a video, has been relatively quiet publicly in recent years. He called conformity on social media “a straitjacket on sensibility.”

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #censorship, #fox-news-channel, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #murdoch-rupert, #new-york-post, #news-and-news-media, #news-corporation, #newspapers, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Margaret Court to Get a Top Australian Honor, Drawing Outrage

Margaret Court, an Australian record breaker known for her homophobic comments, is set to receive one of the nation’s highest public service awards.

#australia, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #court-margaret, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #tennis

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Kathleen Heddle, Rower Who Won 3 Olympic Gold Medals, Dies at 55

“I liked the balance between brute strength and power with finesse,” Ms. Heddle, a two-time Olympian for Canada, said of her sport.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #canada, #heddle-kathleen, #olympic-games-1992, #olympic-games-1996, #rowing, #vancouver-british-columbia

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Who Else Has Declined a Presidential Honor?

Bill Belichick, who turned down the Presidential Medal of Freedom, is not the first person to decline the award. Jacqueline Kennedy and Moe Berg, the baseball player, also said no.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #belichick-bill, #berg-moe, #medal-of-honor-us, #onassis-jacqueline-kennedy, #presidential-medal-of-freedom, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #truman-harry-s, #trump-donald-j

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Calls Grow for Belichick to Decline Presidential Award

President Trump plans to award New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick the Presidential Medal of Freedom this week, despite calls for Belichick to decline it in the fallout from the Capitol riot.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #belichick-bill, #football, #markey-edward-j, #mcgovern-jim-1959, #national-football-league, #new-england-patriots, #pga-championship, #professional-golfers-assn, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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Dick Allen’s Hall of Fame Case Ran Out of Time

The pandemic delayed a Golden Days committee vote that could have finally put Allen, who died on Monday, in Cooperstown.

#allen-dick, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #baseball, #baseball-hall-of-fame, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #major-league-baseball, #philadelphia-phillies

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Bad Sex in Fiction Award Is Canceled, as 2020 Was Bad Enough

Editors of the Literary Review, which has given the award for almost 30 years, said the public had been “subjected to too many bad things this year to justify exposing it to bad sex as well.”

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #books-and-literature, #contests-and-prizes, #great-britain, #literary-review-the, #magazines, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sex, #writing-and-writers

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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.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #conflicts-of-interest, #editions-gallimard, #france, #giudicelli-christian, #matzneff-gabriel, #prix-renaudot, #sex-crimes, #writing-and-writers

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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.

#apologies, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #conway-lynn-1938, #discrimination, #engineering-and-engineers, #international-business-machines-corporation, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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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.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #books-and-literature, #man-booker-prize, #shuggie-bain-book, #stuart-douglas-author, #writing-and-writers

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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.

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

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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.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #books-and-literature, #man-booker-prize, #national-book-awards, #new-york-times, #paul-pamela

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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.

#metoo-movement, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #court-of-master-sommeliers, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #sexual-harassment, #united-states, #wines, #women-and-girls

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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.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #baseball, #hershiser-orel, #jansen-kenley-1987, #kershaw-clayton, #los-angeles-dodgers, #roberts-dave-1972, #tampa-bay-rays, #turner-justin-1984, #urias-julio-1996, #world-series

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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.

#american-ballet-theater, #art, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #international-center-of-photography, #keys-alicia, #lavigne-avril, #nonprofit-organizations, #parties-social, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thomas-rob

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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.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #azrieli-foundation, #classical-music, #estro-poetico-armonico-iii-musical-work, #haber-yotam, #jews-and-judaism

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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.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #bts-music-group, #china, #fila-holding-spa, #international-relations, #k-pop, #korean-war, #music, #samsung-group, #social-media, #south-korea

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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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