Poet Oswald’s take on Homer wins Warwick Prize

LONDON (AP) — A reworking of Homer’s “Iliad” by British poet Alice Oswald has won the Warwick Prize for Writing, an eclectic literary award open to English-language works in any genre and from any country. Oswald’s “Memorial” was…

Fitz and actress Kaylee DeFer have first child

NEW YORK (AP) — Kaylee DeFer and Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums are the proud parents of a baby boy. The lead singer of the rock band and the “Gossip Girl” actress welcomed Theodore Ignatius Fitzpatrick on…

Men-only Mormon conference session to be broadcast

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon Church conference session that’s previously been limited to men will now be broadcast live. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday that the priesthood session at the Oct.…

Welsh village’s proposed name change raises stink

LONDON (AP) — A proposed name change is raising a stink in one British village. Welsh-language campaigners say Varteg, in south Wales, should be rebranded with a more authentic Welsh spelling — Y Farteg. The Welsh language has…

Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 22, via Facebook, Tumblr,…

Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 22: UNITED STATES 1. Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball” (RCA) 2. Lorde, “Royals” (Republic) 3. Avicii, “Wake Me Up” (Avicii Music AB)…

Rogen, Goldberg to make R-rated animated film

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures will make a raunchy, R-rated animated film written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg titled “Sausage Party.” The project was announced Tuesday by Sony, which is co-financing the film with Annapurna Pictures.…