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BBC: The best books of 2020 so far

From a smart satire about race to a memoir of a Scottish girlhood, and the finale of the Cromwell trilogy, BBC Culture...

CNN: Andrew Jack, ‘Star Wars’ actor, dies from Covid-19

Andrew Jack, a British actor and dialect coach who had roles in a number of "Star Wars" movies, has died aged 76...

CNN: Celebrities who tested positive for coronavirus

A growing number of actors, musicians, comedians and others in entertainment are opening up about their personal experiences after a COVID-19...

BBC: K-Pop star sorry for coronavirus April fool’s joke

K-pop star Kim Jaejoong has apologised for posting on Instagram that he was in hospital having contracted Covid-19, admitting it was an...

NPR: Van Gogh Painting Stolen After Thieves Apparently Smash Dutch Museum Entrance

A painting by Vincent van Gogh was stolen early Monday morning from a Dutch museum in what appeared to be a smash-and-grab...

CNN: The Getty Museum is asking people to recreate artwork using random house objects

As nearly a third of the world's population lives under coronavirus-related restrictions, weeks of self-isolation have become the new norm. And people...

BBC: The best TV shows of 2020 so far

From Love is Blind to Hunters and Better Call Saul, Hugh Montgomery and Eddie Mullan pick the year’s greatest programmes to binge...

CNN: ‘Mulan’ feels like the movie we could have most used right now

"Mulan" is just one of several high-profile movies delayed by the threat of Covid-19. Yet on the weekend when the film was scheduled...

CNN: Bindi Irwin shares first photo of her secret zoo wedding

Bindi Irwin, the 21-year-old daughter of the late conservationist and television personality Steve Irwin, has married her partner in a secret candlelit...

CNN: Obsessing over celebrity home interiors has become the new must-watch TV

As more and more celebrities share how they're spending their time staying "safer at home," glimpsing into their residences has become...

BBC: Coronavirus: Casualty and Holby City donate protective equipment to NHS

BBC medical dramas Casualty and Holby City will donate protective equipment and other kit from their sets to the NHS as the...

CNN: Coronavirus is ‘the great equalizer,’ Madonna tells fans from her bathtub

From a milky bath sprinkled with rose petals, Madonna has told her fans that the novel coronavirus is "the great equalizer."

Anouncement

Krannert Center COVID-19 Operations Update and Performance Cancellations

Urbana, IL—On March 11, the University of Illinois communicated new guidelines for university operations, enacted to safeguard health during current COVID-19 conditions.

Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 message to students, faculty members, staff

The message below was distributed Wednesday evening to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty members and staff.Dear Members of the University...

Urbana Park District cancels programs, events and rentals and closes buildings through April 12

The Urbana Park District has been closely following the Center for Disease Control guidelines on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has implemented several...

[Illinois] 2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceled

The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert, announced today that the 2020 event has been...