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"Greatest living poet" Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

What are culture vultures discussing 'round the water cooler today? q producer Aparita Bhandari scans the latest arts and entertainment headlines to keep us in the know.
U.S. musician Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize in Literature for the poetic nature of his songs. (Ki Price/Reuters)

What are culture vultures discussing 'round the water cooler today? q producer Aparita Bhandari scans the latest arts and entertainment headlines to keep us in the know.

At issue today:

  • Musician Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize in Literature. The announcement made in Stockholm today shocked the literary world. According to the Nobel committee, the prize went to Dylan because he "created new poetic expressions with the great American song tradition." They pointed to the album Blonde on Blonde as evidence saying that it's "an extraordinary example of his brilliant way of rhyming, putting together refrains, and his brilliant way of thinking."
  • That's Sir Rod Stewart now. Earlier this week, Rod Stewart was knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace. He was honoured "for services to music and charity." In an acknowledgement of his Scottish roots he donned tartan trousers to the ceremony. 
  • Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify? Pshaw! Amazon's joined the music streaming game. The behemoth that delivers books to your doorstep and reading devices and iss also the biggest retailer of CDs and vinyl is the digital music space. Amazon Music Unlimited allows Amazon customers to stream a catalogue of tens of millions of songs.

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