Toni Morrison, ‘one of the most important American writers’ of the 20th century | AFP

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, a professor of history of art at the University of Pennsylvania, describes novelist Toni Morrison as “one of the most important American writers” of the last century. Shaw says Morisson’s work was “deeply impactful” for American culture and “black writers and artists” in general. Admirers who came to look at the portrait of the Nobel laureate at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington pay tribute to her “really powerful” work.

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ShowBiz Minute: Klum, Williamson, Box Office

Heidi Klum celebrates wedding to Tom Kaulitz in lavish yacht party off Italian island; “The Rookie” star says she’s quitting the show because of sexual harassment and racial discrimination; “Fast and Furious” spinoff “Hobbs and Shaw” races to box office top spot, despite lacklustre opening weekend. (Aug. 5)

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Jason Statham’s ‘advanced training’

At the London fan event for new action movie “Hobbs and Shaw,” stars Jason Statham and Vanessa Kirby discuss their pre-filming workouts. (July 24)

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Mirren on Boris Johnson: ‘I think we could do better’

The stars of new action film “Hobbs and Shaw” avoid passing judgement on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson… apart from Helen Mirren. (July 24)

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Sandra Oh avoids intensity of obsession that is Killing Eve

Oh’s ‘Eve’ castmate Comer is passionate about Springsteen; Shaw loves life, nature. (April 11)

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Survivor ‘Sorry’ He Didn’t Reach Gunman Faster

James Shaw, Jr. says he didn’t mean to be a hero when he wrestled a gun away from the Nashville Waffle House shooting suspect early Sunday. Police say Shaw, who was wounded, saved lives. (April 23)

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Comey hearing a ‘spectator sport’ in Washington

People wait in line to get into Washington, DC’s Shaw’s Tavern, to watch fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. A highly charged Senate hearing opened with Comey testifying on his bombshell allegations suggesting President Donald Trump sought to interfere with a probe into Russian election meddling.