When commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis received a petition to integrate baseball with over a million signatures, he simply ignored it.
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By removing Kenesaw Mountain Landis' name from the plaques awarded to each league's MVP, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America acknowledged Landis' role in upholding segregation.
In a strong field, there are a number of contenders for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards. Our expert picks his winner and names a couple of blockbusters that didn't make the grade.
Best-selling Nigerian novelist and literary superstar Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
African literary prizes are slowly becoming more relevant and richer, thanks to writers organising on the continent.
The Eureka Prizes are often nicknamed Australia’s “science Oscars”.
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From cutting-edge research, to public education, journalism and even schoolkid scientists, Australia's best science was on display at the annual Eureka Prizes.
Kendrick Lamar performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec on July 7, 2017.
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Hip-hop heads around the world are rejoicing over Kendrick Lamar's win. But it's been a tumultuous ride for a genre once derided as 'pornographic filth.'
Kate Tempest who is on the shortlist for the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2017.
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The Mercury Prize still relies on the album format in an age of downloads and streaming.
A bust of newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer looks on as reporters look through a box containing the announcements of the 1996 Pulitzer Prizes at Columbia University.
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U.S. journalism has long championed an allegiance to cold objectivity. But one researcher analyzed Pulitzer Prize-winning stories from the past 20 years and found that they’re suffused with emotion.
Is the system broken?
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After winning his Grammy in 1996, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder said, 'I don't think this means anything.' Was he right?
A portrait of Indian poet and musician Rabindranath Tagore.
In 1913, an Indian literary giant named Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-white person to win the literature prize. He wrote over 2,000 songs and, like Dylan's, they still resonate today.
Galileo demonstrates a telescope to the doge of Venice.
People have always known science would advance faster with various incentives and rewards. As modern experimental science took off, these took the form of gifts and favors to and from wealthy elites.
The cast of the film ‘Spotlight’ reacts after they won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards.
From Chris Rock's opening monologue to red carpet hits (and misses), our experts analyze key moments from this year's Academy Awards.
The problems of diversity are deeply rooted, extending beyond an annual awards show.
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Underneath the sheen of the Oscars is an arcane organization that's historically sought to consolidate power.
Off to award some knighthoods.
Why our honours system is a great thing to have.
Michelle Simmons was honoured for her leadership on research into quantum computing.
From researchers into the future of quantum computing to those working on low cost energy storage or explaining why onions make you cry, all were winners in the annual Eureka Prizes.
Some who made it.
While How to Be Both may be set in the Renaissance and the 1960s, its truths about inequality are just as relevant today.
The most interesting moment of the Brits.
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The most interesting thing to come out of the awards was Madonna's tumble – and this says a lot.
Prize winner Lesley Hughes was praised for her work on explaining climate change.
An ecologist’s work to explain the impact of climate change to as wide an audience as possible has been awarded one of this…
Donna Tartt is the bookies’ favourite for the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize.
Speculation is rife as to who will win the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. The prize, which launched as the Orange Prize in 1996, has a distinguished list of former winners, including Kate Grenville…
The IT Crowd, the latest example of the British interest in failure and embarrassment.
Although awards shows are all about the excitement of the moment – that’s why they’re live – this year’s Bafta television crop is more about continuity than revolution. There was mild controversy because…
Chimerica was the biggest winner at this year’s Olivier Awards.
In 1951, screen star turned director Ida Lupino wrote: Women, according to these stalwart defenders of male superiority, may not be film musical directors, cameramen, set designers, composers, assistant…