Toymaker Mattel’s release of a Barbie doll honoring late Cherokee Nation chief Wilma Mankiller has sparked both praise and criticism among Cherokee women and individuals from the tribe, as well as discussions on representation and cultural accuracy.
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the ‘Rust’ film set, has pleaded not guilty to carrying a gun into a Santa Fe bar in a separate case. She also faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering.
Sam Schultz, a male sexual assault survivor, faced a long and harrowing journey for justice after being sexually violated. Despite the court’s ruling in their favor, the road to recovery remains daunting as they grapple with the aftermath of the assault and the challenges of seeking justice as a male survivor.
Shane MacGowan, the iconic frontman of The Pogues and renowned for ‘Fairytale of New York,’ has passed away at the age of 65. He left behind a legacy in the world of music and an indelible mark on the Celtic Punk genre.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is in talks to sell a majority stake to the family that runs the Las Vegas Sands casino company for $3.5 billion. The deal could take weeks for the NBA to process.
Celine Song’s film ‘Past Lives’ takes home top honors at Gotham Awards, while Robert De Niro speaks out against the editing of his speech. Lily Gladstone also wins, urging prioritization of Native perspectives in filmmaking.
Australian musician Carla Geneve shares her journey from busking to dealing with bipolar disorder.
The Merriam-Webster word of the year for 2023 is ‘authentic’ in an era of deepfakes, post-truth, and artificial intelligence, reflecting a crisis of authenticity and the value we place on it. Lookups for the word have soared, and the company’s data crunchers attribute the heightened interest to world events and societal developments.