Academy of Country Music Awards sober up amid COVID-19

In a pre-pandemic world, the Academy of Country Music Awards advertised itself as country music's night to party with gambling, after-parties and a Las Vegas-style attitude. This year the red carpet, crowds and gambling are all replaced with COVID-19 tests, temperature checks and face masks. The awards show was delayed five months due to the…

Virtual storytelling event to raise funds for No Kid Hungry

Jarrett Krosoczka thinks lunch ladies are superheroes.The author and illustrator of the popular “Lunch Lady” series of graphic novels says he was inspired by a chance encounter he had with his childhood lunch lady, Jeanne, whose acts of kindness stayed with him into adulthood.Krosoczka will share his personal story with a national audience at 8…

Remember going to the movies? 15 things we miss most about theaters

The simple act of going to the movies feels like a distant memory now, five months since many theaters have closed their doors. Can you even recall what being in a theater was like?With thousands of titles available from the couch and new releases going straight to streaming platforms amid the coronavirus pandemic, watching movies from home is…

Janelle Monae reveals why she agreed to her role in the new film 'Antebellum'

Janelle Monae talks with USA TODAY's Rasha Ali about her new film "Antebellum," in which she plays an enslaved Black woman.