Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Parasite wins big at Oscars

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/10/20, 10:03 am

A South Korean psychological thriller won best picture Sunday night. It was the first time a foreign language film took home the Academy Awards’ top honor. Bong Joon Ho also won an Oscar for directing Parasite. The award for best actor went to Joaquin Phoenix for his performance in Joker, while Renée Zellweger won best actress for the Judy Garland biopic Judy.

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Soldier commits mass shooting at mall in Thailand

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/08/20, 01:23 pm

At least 21 people died and 42 others were injured after a Thai soldier who police said was angry over a financial dispute went on a shooting rampage. The suspected gunman initially shot and killed another soldier and a woman and wounded a third person on Saturday afternoon. Then he headed to a shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, also known as Korat, where he continued his attack.

What happened to the shooter? Authorities said the suspect, identified as Sgt. Jakrapanth Thomma, was shot dead inside the mall.

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What a Rush

Entertainment | President Donald Trump honors conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/07/20, 05:23 pm

Though Rush Limbaugh has been on the radio for three hours, five days a week, for more than 30 years, he hasn’t been in the news much lately—until this week. The 69-year-old conservative commentator announced on the air Monday that he had advanced lung cancer and would miss some shows for tests and treatments. The next day, at the State of the Union address, where Limbaugh was a guest, President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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