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World's leading designers thinking about climate crisis

Transgenic silk garments that emit a neon glow, sartorial burial suits embedded with flesh-eating microbes, and a bouquet of perfume notes derived from the DNA of extinct flora are just a few of the mind-bending works of design presented in "Nature," this year's Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial program.

Larry King recovering after undergoing a heart procedure

Longtime talk-show host and former CNN interviewer Larry King is recovering in a hospital after undergoing a procedure to address chest pain, known medically as angina, Ora TV said in a statement.

John Singleton, 'Boyz n the Hood' director, is dead at 51

John Singleton, a versatile director who made a splash with "Boyz n the Hood" and went on to a variety of projects -- including "2 Fast 2 Furious" -- has died after suffering a stroke. He was 51.

San Diego professor offering class on Tejano singer Selena

Growing up in Texas, Nathian Shae Rodriguez listened to the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla countless times and to him, she was more than her music. Rodriguez saw someone just like himself.

Director John Singleton in coma following major stroke

Director John Singleton is in a coma after suffering a major stroke more than a week ago, according to court documents filed by the filmmaker's mother in which she seeks conservatorship.

Philadelphia Flyers remove statue of Kate Smith over racist songs

A year after her 1986 death, the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers erected a statue to honor renowned singer Kate Smith, whose rendition of "God Bless America" was played during home games for decades, including the 2018-2019 season.

‘Boyz n the Hood' director and writer suffers stroke

Oscar-nominated director John Singleton, best known for the movies "Boyz n the Hood" and "Poetic Justice," is in intensive care at an undisclosed hospital after he suffered a stroke this week, his family said Saturday.