Harvey Weinstein resigns from the board of The Weinstein Company in the wake of sexual abuse allegations while his company's sponsor — Toyota's Lexus — says it is reviewing the partnership.
Saunders' first novel "Lincoln in the Bardo" is about former US president Abraham Lincoln and the death of his 11-year-old son, Willie, at the dawn of the American Civil War. He is the second American writer to win Britain's prestigious prize.
"It takes 200 hours to craft a violin. I would never accept working with machinery,” says Serbian craftsman Jan Nemcek.
An emergency meeting of its 54-member board of governors voted "well in excess of the required two-thirds majority," the academy says in a statement.
The Weinstein Company, which was co-founded by Harvey Weinstein after selling Miramax, fired the disgraced producer while his wife, English fashion designer Georgina Chapman, says she plans to divorce him.
Some of Britain's contemporary artists are working to help the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire by auctioning off their works of art.
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