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Carrie Fisher Wins Grammy for Best Spoken Word

At Sunday’s Grammy Awards, Carrie Fisher won her first Grammy. She was honored in the category of best spoken word album for her memoir The Princess Diarist. The memoir was released five weeks before her death in December of 2016. Also nominated in the category were Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bruce Springsteen, Shelly Peiken, and Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo. She had previously received a nod for spoken word for Wishful Drinking.

Are There Bookshops In Nigeria?

Was the tone deaf question a French journalist asked Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie during an interview at the Institute Français’s La Nuit des Idees (The Night of Ideas). Adichie’s response? “I think it reflects very poorly on French people that you have to ask me that question.” The Americanah author later expanded upon her response on Facebook, writing that the question legitimized entitled, base ignorance about Africa.

Valiant Comics Sold To DMG Entertainment

DMG Entertainment acquired Valiant for opportunities to bring Valiant’s comics to movies and television. DMG formerly had a 57% stake in the comics publisher. Valiant’s roster of comics, which includes Harbinger and Bloodshot, will remain unchanged, but DMG CEO Dan Mintz told The Hollywood Reporter that he’s “looking forward to bringing the writers close to the filmmaking process.”