Through the funding of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, the world's most renowned prize series was born; historically, Nobel Prizes have been awarded to individuals who confer "the greatest benefit on mankind." Examine this group to learn more about some of the world's most famous Nobel Prize winners, including Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, Al Gore, Ernest Hemingway, Martin Luther King Jr., Gertrude B. Elion, Barack Obama and Marie Curie.
Bob Dylan revamped the 1929 hit love song ‘She’s Funny That Way’ with same-sex pronouns for a new 6-song EP, ‘Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined.’ The album, Funded by MGM, is meant to be inclusive of LGBT couples and features Kesha among other artists.
According to Variety, Amazon Prime is working on a biopic of Marie Curie’s life: a film version of the 2010 graphic novel ‘Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout.’ Rosamund Pike will star as the Nobel Prize-winning French physicist and chemist.
A short story by Ernest Hemingway has been published for the first time nearly six decades after his suicide. “A Room on the Garden Side” is about an American writer named Robert, very likely based on the author himself, just after Allied soldiers freed Paris from the Nazis in 1944.
Former secretary-general of the United Nations Kofi Annan has died at age 80 after a short illness. "Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world," the Kofi Annan Foundation and Annan family said in a statement.
Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. Considered one of the 20th Century's greatest humanitarians, she was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016.