Poitras documentary wins top prize at Venice Film Festival
“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras’s epic documentary about photographer Nan Goldin and her activism against the Sackler family and their art connections has been awarded the Golden Lion for best film at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.
Aronofsky, Iñarritu films set for Venice Film Festival
Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale,” the Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” with Timothée Chalamet, will all have their world premieres in competition at the Venice International Film Festival this fall.
The Book Report: New fiction and nonfiction
The Book Report: New fiction and nonfiction Washington Post book critic Ron Charles checks out some of the latest titles to recommend, including "Klara and the Sun" by Nobel Prize-winner Kazuo Ishiguro, and "Under a White Sky" by Elizabeth Kolbert.cbsnews.com
The Book Report: Reviews from Washington Post critic Ron Charles (February 28)
By Washington Post book critic Ron CharlesThis cold winter has delivered a long shelf of fascinating new books. The complicated relationships that develop offer a poignant exploration of faith, the nature of consciousness, and the future of humanity. This is a book for anyone who wants to think hard about the most difficult choices we face. It's a wickedly funny novel about a young woman who discovers that her boyfriend is secretly an online conspiracy theorist. "Fake Accounts" by Lauren Oyler (Catapult), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon and Indieboundlaurenoyler.comRead an excerpt from "Fake Accounts"For these and other suggestions, contact your local library or bookstore.cbsnews.com
Book excerpt: "Klara and the Sun" by Kazuo Ishiguro
The latest novel by Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro ("The Remains of the Day," "Never Let Me Go"), "Klara and the Sun" (Knopf) is a science-fiction story of artificial intelligence, manufactured companions, and the meaning of love. And not only could I see every window right up to the rooftop, I could sometimes see the people inside, standing, sitting, moving around. Excerpted from "Klara and the Sun: A Novel" by Kazuo Ishiguro. Copyright © 2021 by Kazuo Ishiguro. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.cbsnews.com
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Louise Gluck wins Nobel Prize in literature
The 2020 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to former U.S. Childhood and family life, the close relationship with parents and siblings is a [theme] that has remained central to her,” Anders Olsson, the chairman of the Nobel Committee for Literature, said. At least one member of the Nobel literature committee resigned over the decision to honor Handke. AdvertisementHowever, Americans have been well-represented in this year’s round of Nobel Prizes, sharing in all three science awards before Thursday’s announcement of the literature laurel. The Nobel Peace Prize winner will be unveiled Friday, and the award for economics will be announced Monday.latimes.com