Emmy award-winning musician Adam Schlesinger dies at 52 of COVID-19

The celebrated composer is also credited as a writer of songs for popular Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”, NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers”, the 2013 Emmy Awards, the 2012 Tony Awards, “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”, “My Name Is Earl”, “One Tree Hill” and the 1997 Academy Awards.

US trade gap falls to $39.9 in February, lowest since 2016

The Commerce Department said Thursday that the gap between what the U.S. buys and what it sells abroad dropped 12.2% to $39.9 billion in February, the lowest since September 2016. Exports fell 0.4% to $207.5 billion. Imports skidded 2.5% to $247.5 billion.

Oscars Nominations Snubs and Surprises: What, No Amy Adams? Or Taraji P. Henson?

Snub: Finding Dory The Pixar sequel fans waited 13 years for the sequel, but it just couldn’t swim its way into awards season. The forgetful yet lovable fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres scored with reviewers and at the box office (it’s earned over $1 billion worldwide), but was edged out in a year full of […]

Mel Gibson Reveals Where He Was During ‘Exciting’ Oscar Nominations: ‘Holding My Newborn Son!’

“I’m especially happy for Andrew Garfield, our producers Bill Mechanic and David Permut, our editor John Gilbert and our incredible sound teams,” Gibson added in the statement, acknowledging the film’s nominations for best actor, best picture, best film editing, best sound editing and best sound mixing.

Adam Schlesinger dies of coronavirus complications at 52

His two Tony nominations were both for the musical “Cry-Baby,” an adaptation of the John Waters film, in 2008. He had recently collaborated with Sarah Silverman on his first full stage score since then, for an off-Broadway musical, “The Bedwetter,” which had been scheduled to open at the Atlantic Theater Company this spring. Tony winners […]

Viola Davis Has an Entirely Charming Love Story That You Should Know

This time around she was able to include the entirety of her How to Get Away With Murder cast and new pal Oprah Winfrey (who came through with an invite to her palatial Montecito spread), trappings of the life they’ve spent the last two decades building together. 

Awe, wonder and the overview effect: how feeling small gives us much-needed perspective

We have shot hundreds of human beings into space over the past few decades, most with a background in engineering, science, medicine or the military, and almost all of them seem to return with permanently widened eyes. Former soldiers suddenly speak of elation, mathematicians of bliss, biologists of transcendence. The term for the psychological impact […]

EC Asks EU Court to Protect Europe’s Oldest Forest From Poland’s Logging

In May 2016, Poland started logging in the non-reserved part of the Bialowieza forest with the nominal aim of removing trees affected by the bark beetle with almost 2,825,000 cubic feet of the forest felled in a year. Environmental organizations denounced the logging operation and filed a complaint with the European Commission.

EU Could Remove Voting Rights From Poland in Row Over Independent Judges

The Law and Justice Party also plans to retire all judges on the Supreme Court except those designated by Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro, and lower the qualifications required for judges, which would allow it to stuff the court with its allies.

Joe Biden predicts Democratic convention delay until August

FILE – In this July 26, 2016, file photo the stage is reflected on a glass window on the suite level at Wells Fargo Arena as Timmy Kelly sings the national anthem before the start of the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Democrats and Republicans […]