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Oscars: Disney sweeps animation and visual effects categories with ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Piper’ and ‘Jungle Book

Disney swept the animation and visual effects categories at Sunday’s Academy Awards. The studio’s smash “Zootopia” won for best animated feature; Disney/Pixar’s charming “Piper” won for animated short; and Disney’s CGI/live-action hybrid “The Jungle Book” won for visual effects. Show More Summary

School seminar near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate

4 hours agoNews : Trending Now

WINNETKA, Ill. (AP) — When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago's wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National Book Award winners as keynote speakers and crafted a syllabus that would be the envy of most liberal arts colleges.

'Jungle Book' wins for visual effects

Oscars 2017 live updates: Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali win supporting acting awards Feb. 26, 2017, 7:42 p.m. The Academy Awards honored Mahershala Ali of "Moonlight" and Viola Davis of "Fences" in early acting awards. The ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, has had gags - Red Vines and Junior Mints...

Southwest Cracking Down on Duplicate Reservations — But Still No Change or Award Redeposit Fees

Southwest points are great to have around because there are no change fees on award tickets, no redeposit fees. So you can make speculative bookings — lock in your flight option, but if you don’t need it get your points back. I likeShow More Summary

How the cutting-edge effects of 'The Jungle Book' are the bear necessities for an Oscar - CNET

18 hours agoTechnology : CNET: News

FX expert Adam Valdez reveals how the film's digital jungle and computer-generated creatures earned an Academy Award nomination.

Which film will win the 2017 visual effects Oscar? - CNET

"Deepwater Horizon", "Doctor Strange", "The Jungle Book", "Kubo and the Two Strings" and "Rogue One" battle to be crowned FX experts at Sunday's Academy Awards.

Robin Williams Award Goes to Chris Columbus

Director of the first three Harry Potter films, Christopher Columbus (and his team of course!) are responsible for how the magic of the books were translated to the big silver screen. Zelda Williams, daughter of Robin Williams, presented the very first Robin Williams Award for Excellence at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Since he was more!

The Two Biggest Obstacles to a Great Mileage Run and Award Ticket Bookings

The Two Biggest Obstacles to a Great Mileage Run and Award Ticket Bookings Continue reading ? The post The Two Biggest Obstacles to a Great Mileage Run and Award Ticket Bookings appeared first on Renés Points.

Books: New histories show how politics shaped two classic films, a steller biography of Jonathan Swift and more

With the Academy Awards this weekend, it is the perfect time to look at some books about classic Hollywood. I’m Carolyn Kellogg, books editor of the L.A. Times. THE BIG STORY It’s the 75th anniversary of “Casablanca” and the 65th of “High Noon.” Two new books marking those occasions each look at...

NYPL’s 2017 Book Award Finalists Wrote About Gun Deaths, Pandemics, War Zones, Dark Money and Refugees

As the name of the award implies, the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism is dedicated to honoring notable works of non-fiction written by journalists. The winner among the just-announced five finalists, to be revealed May 22, will join a group that includes George Packer, Ellen Schultz, David Finkel,...

Book excerpt: When McMaster’s former deputy challenged the Army’s generals

One day in late 2006, Lt. Col. Paul Yingling, deputy commander of H. R. McMaster’s 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, attended a ceremony awarding the Purple Heart to soldiers in his unit who had been wounded in Iraq.

Review: Emirates First Class 777-300ER Dubai To Amman

Surprisingly, this was my first time actually transiting in Dubai. Like this one, my previous trips on Emirates had been booked through Alaska Mileage Plan, which allows free stopovers at partner hubs on award tickets. A stopover wasn't...Show More Summary

Exploring Youth Book Awards

Resources for exploring youth book awards beyond the Newbery and Caldecott.

Reminder: There’s No Such Thing as an Automatic Award Nomination

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Over at Inverse, writer Ryan Britt is annoyed that two of his favorite science fiction books of the year, Death’s End by Cixin Liu, and Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey, are not on the Nebula list of nominees for Best Novel. His argument for both basically boils down to they’re both amazing so they […]

Mark Gordon, ‘Narcos’ Helmer José Padilha Unite For Landmark Race Case Pic ‘Arc Of Justice’

EXCLUSIVE: Narcos helmer José Padilha is at the center of The Mark Gordon Company’s acquisition of Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, the 2004 nonfiction National Book Award winner by historian Kevin Boyle. Show More Summary

L.A. Times Book Prize finalists include Zadie Smith and Rep. John Lewis; Thomas McGuane will be honored

The finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced Wednesday, including five nominees in a new 11th category.  And the Prizes named one winner: novelist Thomas McGuane, who will take home the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. The 55 nominated books include some of the...

Ask your environment/climate change Qs to Bill McKibben today at 3:30pm EST

Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages; he’s gone on to write a dozen more books. Show More Summary

Further Reading: A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters

A decade-by-decade history of race and racism in America, compiled by a National Book Award Winner.

Poulomi Basu Wins the 2017 FotoEvidence Book Award

Photojournalist Poulomi Basu has won the 2017 FotoEvidence Book Award for her project, “A Ritual of Exile: Blood Speaks.” The project investigates and documents normalized violence against women in Nepal. A book of the work will be published by FotoEvidence in October 2017. Show More Summary

Conversational Euro-Comics: Bart Beaty on Paysage après la bataille

By Bart Beaty Whatever other difficulties that it may have had over the past few years, one thing is clear: the Angoulême festival is doing an excellent job of awarding its top book prize, the Fauve d'or. Over the course of the 2010s...Show More Summary

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