Sony Announces Winners of World Photography Awards 2023

Sony and the World Photography Organisation have announced the winners for its annual World Photography Awards for 2023. The program began 16 years ago as a way to celebrate photographers of all statures — from the youth level to seasoned professionals. Winners receive $25,000 USD, Sony digital imaging equipment and will have their work featured in the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition and book.

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Becomes Sixth Film in History to Pass $2 Billion USD at the Global Box Office

Six weeks following its release, James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water has officially earned more than $2 billion USD at the global box office, according to Variety. The monumental milestone makes Avatar 2 the sixth film in history to pass $2 billion USD, following blockbuster hits including Avengers: Endgame,  Avengers: Infinity WarStar Wars: The Force AwakensTitanic and Avatar.

2Pac’s Stepfather Mutulu Shakur to Be Released From Prison After Over 35 Years

After spending more than 35 years behind bars, 2Pac’s stepfather Mutulu Shakur will be released from prison.

Per NBC News, Shakur had a release request granted by the U.S. Parole Commission in October, although the decision to let him out on parole was only made public on Thursday. Now 72 years old, Shakur was sentenced to 60 years for his involvement in the 1981 robbery of an armored truck that saw two police officers and a guard murdered.