10/14/2013 4:15amTo mark the 10th anniversary of the Louis Armstrong museum in the modest brick house where he lived for 28 years, curators are unveiling one of the jazz trumpeter's most unusual artifacts _ a plaster mask that had been stored in a cupboard for decades.
10/14/2013 4:40amReaders, there is good news and bad news. Bridget Jones is back. But _ brace yourselves _ Mark Darcy is dead.
10/14/2013 6:19amThai authorities have arrested a bar owner in connection with a lewd sex show mentioned in racy tweets by pop star Rihanna during her recent trip to Thailand, officials said Monday, two weeks after an Instagram photo of Rihanna with a protected primate led to the arrest of two other men.
10/14/2013 7:17am"Quiet Dell" (Scribner), by Jayne Anne Phillips
10/14/2013 7:20amI suppose I should look upon fruit flies as old friends. Our formal introduction took place in junior high school, in science lab. Now they visit regularly, every late summer and early fall.
10/14/2013 8:45am"Dirty Love" (W.W. Norton & Co.), by Andre Dubus III
10/14/2013 8:52amBanksy, the British graffiti artist causing a sensation in New York City, says he sold a few of his artworks over the weekend for up to $60 apiece, far below the thousands they typically fetch.
10/14/2013 9:29amPearl Jam, "Lightning Bolt" (Monkeywrench/Republic)
10/14/2013 9:35amNew York City has a zillion charms, but it may not be the ideal place to celebrate Halloween. Here's the problem _ where do you display your jack-o'-lantern if you live in an apartment building with no porch?
10/14/2013 9:51am"Magpie and the Dandelion," The Avett Brothers (American)
10/14/2013 10:02amPaul McCartney, "New" (Hear Music)
10/14/2013 10:10amNew research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.
10/14/2013 10:23amScotty McCreery, "See You Tonight" (19/Mercury Nashville)
10/14/2013 10:41amLinda Thompson, "Won't Be Long Now" (Pettifer Sounds)
10/14/2013 10:41amThe United States government shutdown could have the unintended effect of making Germans go to bed earlier.
10/14/2013 10:49amPatrick Dempsey's bicycling, running and walking fundraiser in western Maine to raise money for his cancer center has netted more than $1 million.
10/14/2013 10:59amSongwriting is the topic of the moment for Taylor Swift.
10/14/2013 11:11amAndy Warhol's Mercedes-Benz silkscreen is coming to a New York City auction, where it's expected to fetch up to $16 million.
10/14/2013 11:14amOne of the original members of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" has announced she's leaving the show after five seasons.
10/14/2013 11:34amMark your calendars: Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici of ABC's "The Bachelor" are getting married.
10/14/2013 12:18pmThere was a time when Tom Sadowski thought he'd stop working after turning 65 earlier this year. But he's put off retirement for at least five years _ and now anticipates continuing to do some work afterward.
10/14/2013 12:46pmShania Twain has added another 15 dates to her Las Vegas performing calendar.
10/14/2013 12:47pm"Chasing Chaos: My Decade in and out of Humanitarian Aid" (Broadway Books,) by Jessica Alexander
10/14/2013 1:42pmPatti Labelle is a known diva and Queen Latifah does not consider herself one, but both will be among those honored as part of the Black Girls Rock! awards show on BET.
10/14/2013 1:53pmLady Antebellum is postponing the start of its 60-date concert tour.
10/14/2013 2:21pmThe alleged pirate kingpin thought he was going work in the movies. Instead he landed in jail.
10/14/2013 2:24pmA Las Vegas Strip nightclub closed over the weekend, a month after a judge ordered it to clean up its envelope-pushing sex shows.
10/14/2013 3:11pm"Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy" (Alfred A. Knopf), by Helen Fielding
10/14/2013 3:24pmA New Mexico trolley company that takes "Breaking Bad" fanatics on a tour around Albuquerque is lengthening its season.
10/14/2013 3:24pmThe 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's birth is being celebrated this month. Of the more than two dozen operas he composed, here are 10 The Associated Press recommends:
10/14/2013 3:43pmMaxine Powell, who was responsible for developing the charm, grace and style of Motown Records' artists during the Detroit label's 1960s heyday, died Monday at age 98.
10/14/2013 3:45pm"The Seagull" is a ruefully comic tragedy about unfulfilled lives laden with human foibles.
10/14/2013 7:44pmThe show went on for Liza Minnelli.
10/14/2013 7:54pmTune in this week to watch Yasiel Puig or David Ortiz in high-def, then check out these throwbacks: Jackie Robinson stealing home in a grainy newsreel, Ted Williams swinging in a black-and-white photo.