Natalie Portman Backs Out of Israeli Award Ceremony

Natalie Portman Backs Out of Israeli Award Ceremony

The Israeli authorities and different critics say the boycott motion is anti-Semitic and goals to delegitimize Israel and undermine its proper to exist. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has mentioned the motion needs “to see the end of the Jewish state.” In a letter to Ms. Portman on Friday, Gilad Erdan, Israel’s minister of public safety […]

Natalie Portman Backs Out of Israeli Award Ceremony

Natalie Portman Backs Out of Israeli Award Ceremony

Ms. Portman, who’s Jewish and was born in Israel, has starred in such hits as “Black Swan” and the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy. She directed a 2015 characteristic, “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” an adaptation of the autobiographical novel by the Israeli creator Amos Oz and shot in Jerusalem. Israel has drawn worldwide censure […]

A French Honor Not Always for the Honorable; Assad Returns His

A French Honor Not Always for the Honorable; Assad Returns His

LONDON — Lance Armstrong was stripped of his, and Harvey Weinstein will lose his, however Vladimir V. Putin nonetheless has one. On Thursday, Bashar al-Assad despatched his again, although he was on his option to having it taken away from him. The Legion of Honor, France’s highest award, has been pinned on lots of the […]

1918: American Heroes Honored in France

1918: American Heroes Honored in France

Photo Two American Lieutenants have been awarded the French Croix de Guerre. AMERICAN FRONT, FRANCE, April 18 — Presentation of the Croix de Guerre to Lieutenants Alan F. Winslow and Douglas Campbell was made to-day by the French. The formality befell within the presence of a number of French and American officers and brought on […]

Read The Times’s Reviews of Every Book That Won a 2018 Pulitzer

Read The Times’s Reviews of Every Book That Won a 2018 Pulitzer

Photo The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes have been introduced this week at Columbia University. Endowed by the newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer and first awarded in 1917, the prizes acknowledge achievement in journalism in addition to in American letters. Previous winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction embrace Willa Cather, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and Eudora […]

Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles to Host Tony Awards

Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles to Host Tony Awards

Photo Sara Bareilles, who introduced on Wednesday that she could be cohosting the Tonys. Credit Krista Schlueter for The New York Times Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, two pop singers who lately made their Broadway debuts, will host this yr’s Tony Awards. The two performers every grew up as theater children, however pursued profitable careers […]

Britney Spears and Jim Parsons Among Top Honorees at Glaad Awards

Britney Spears and Jim Parsons Among Top Honorees at Glaad Awards

Photo Britney Spears, on the Glaad Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. She acquired the Vanguard Award, for an entertainer who has gone above and past to advertise equality. Credit J. Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD Britney Spears, the NBC present “This Is Us” and Jim Parsons have been all high honorees on the 2018 […]

Six Books Shortlisted for Man Booker International Prize

Six Books Shortlisted for Man Booker International Prize

• The Hungarian creator Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s “The World Goes On,” a set of 21 tales (translated by John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet and George Szirtes). • The Spanish creator Antonio Muñoz Molina’s “Like a Fading Shadow,” about James Earl Ray, who assassinated the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (translated by Camilo A. Ramirez). Photo Ahmed […]

Olivier Awards Renames Prize Following Tribute Reel Oversight

Olivier Awards Renames Prize Following Tribute Reel Oversight

Photo Peter Hall in 2000. Mr. Hall was a driving pressure in British theater for over 50 years, founding the Royal Shakespeare Company and serving as creative director of the National Theater. Credit David Zalubowski/Associated Press LONDON — The Olivier award for greatest director shall be renamed the Sir Peter Hall Award, after point out […]