Rarely do politics and art find such a tempered combination as in Vaclav Havel, the outspoken playwright who inspired revolution in Czechoslovakia and was elected the nation’s first democratic president. Havel was the unlikely …
Grammy-Winning Singer Cesaria Evora, the ‘Barefoot Diva,’ Dies at 70
(LISBON, Portugal) — Cesaria Evora, who started singing as a teenager in the bayside bars of Cape Verde in the 1950s and won a Grammy in 2003 after she took her African islands music to stages across the world, died Saturday. …
Christopher Hitchens: Friends and Fans Pay Tribute on Twitter
Celebrated author, journalist and contrarian Christopher Hitchens passed away due to complications from cancer last night at 62. Throughout his colorful career, the British-born writer frequently polarized opinion — and while …
Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011): A Career in Quotes
After an arduous fight with esophageal cancer, Christopher Hitchens — journalist, writer, intellectual and prominent atheist — died Thursday at the age of 62.
Bollywood Bids Farewell to Actor and Icon Dev Anand
Legendary Bollywood actor and film-maker Dev Anand passed away in London on Sunday. Anand, who acted in more than 11o films, was 88.
With his irresistible good looks and affected mannerisms, Anand ruled Indian cinema for …
Comedian Patrice O’Neal Dies at 41
Stand-up comedian Patrice O’Neal has passed away after battling diabetes, TMZ reports. He was 41.
His booking agent, Matt Frost, released the following statement, according to Entertainment Weekly:
It is with terrible sadness
Shepard Fairey Unveils New Hope Poster to Support Occupy Movement
The artist behind the iconic Obama “Hope” poster has designed a new version in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement