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French Pantheon Honors Legend Josephine Baker

French Pantheon Honors Legend Josephine Baker

ENTERTAINMENT | By Arno Pedram, Sylvie Corbet | Nov 28
France is inducting Josephine Baker — Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist — into its Pantheon.

Bob Dylan Artwork Show Opens in Miami, New Cinema Paintings

Bob Dylan Artwork Show Opens in Miami, New Cinema Paintings

ENTERTAINMENT | By Adriana Gomez Licon | Nov 28
Bob Dylan's most comprehensive exhibition of visual art to be held in the U.S. goes on display on Tuesday in Miami at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum.

Netherlands, Australia Find Omicron Variant as Curbs Spread

Netherlands, Australia Find Omicron Variant as Curbs Spread

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Mike Corder, Geir Moulson | Nov 28
The Netherlands confirmed 13 cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus on Sunday and Australia found two as the countries half a world apart became the latest to detect it in travelers.

COVID Variant Spreads to More Countries as World on High Alert

COVID Variant Spreads to More Countries as World on High Alert

NEWS | By Pan Pylas | Nov 28
The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa.

Backlash Hits Norwegian 'I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus' Ad

Backlash Hits Norwegian 'I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus' Ad

NEWS | Nov 27
It appears that a Norwegian ad featuring a daddy kissing Santa Claus has upset some, claiming that it sexualizes Christmas.

Is 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alum Rosé Broadway Bound?

Is 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alum Rosé Broadway Bound?

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 27
"RuPaul's Drag Race" alum Rosé will star in an industry reading of "Fowl Play — A New Musical Comedy," directed by Tony and Emmy Award nominee John Tartaglia.

Australian Schools Can Still Expel LGBTQ+ Kids Despite Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill

Australian Schools Can Still Expel LGBTQ+ Kids Despite Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill

NEWS | Nov 27
Australia's proposed Religious Discrimination Bill may do more harm than good for LGBTQ+ students.

Perfectionist. Genius. Icon. That Was Stephen Sondheim

Perfectionist. Genius. Icon. That Was Stephen Sondheim

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Nov 27
A driven, obsessive purist, Sondheim was also a magician, creating lyrics and music to such towering shows as "A Little Night Music," "Into the Woods," "Company," "Follies" and "Sunday in the Park with George."

Caitlyn Jenner Reopens Feud with Ellen DeGeneres

Caitlyn Jenner Reopens Feud with Ellen DeGeneres

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 27
Ellen DeGeneres's optics took another hit when Caitlyn Jenner swiped at the beleaguered talk show host on this past Tuesday's finale episode of the Aussie reality show "Big Brother VIP."

Dutch Government Apologies for Discredited Transgender Law

Dutch Government Apologies for Discredited Transgender Law

NEWS | Nov 27
The Dutch government apologized for a scrapped law that required transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization if they wanted to change their birth certificate gender.


Entertainment

Watch: Sondheim's Rare and Delightful Appearance with Stephen Colbert

Watch: Sondheim's Rare and Delightful Appearance with Stephen Colbert

CELEBRITIES | Nov 27
In September the late Stephen Sondheim visited Stephen Colbert for a rare late show appearance. The two shared news of the late composer/lyricist's coming projects, as well as shared a tear about Sondheim's influence on Colbert.


Cars

Congress Mandates New Car Technology to Stop Drunken Driving

Congress Mandates New Car Technology to Stop Drunken Driving

AUTO NEWS | By Hope Yen and Tom Krisher | Nov 9
Congress has created a new requirement for automakers: Find a high-tech way to keep drunken people from driving cars.


Travel

Egypt Unveils Renovated 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' in Luxor

Egypt Unveils Renovated 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' in Luxor

INTERNATIONAL | By Haggag Salama | Nov 26
Egyptian authorities were unveiling Thursday a renovated ancient promenade in the city of Luxor dating back 3,000 years, the latest government project undertaken to highlight the country's archaeological treasures.