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Tina Brown to leave The Daily Beast

09/12/2013 5:22am
Tina Brown, the editor who oversaw the ill-fated merger of Newsweek and The Daily Beast website, said Wednesday that she's parting ways with the company.

'The Fantasticks' reaches mind-boggling milestone

09/12/2013 6:23am
The opening night of the musical "The Fantasticks" wasn't so fantastic.

Iran reopens film group in hint of moderate shift

09/12/2013 6:28am
Iranian authorities say a prominent center for filmmakers and artists can reopen, more than 20 months after it was closed by hard-liners.

Dorel Juvenile recalls 89,000 child safety seats

09/12/2013 7:23am
Dorel Juvenile USA is recalling more than 89,000 child safety seats because labels showing how to install them could be wrong.

Sui puts poetry on fashion week catwalk

09/12/2013 7:38am
In her quiet sort of way, designer Anna Sui has started a rebellion.

Israeli President Peres to honor Spielberg, Wiesel

09/12/2013 8:21am
Israel's president will award this year's Presidential Medal of Distinction to a group that includes Hollywood director Steven Spielberg and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel.

Poet Philip Levine wins $100,000 prize

09/12/2013 8:53am
One of the country's most honored poets, Philip Levine, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement prize.

Keith Urban pulls in team of 8 producers on 'Fuse'

09/12/2013 10:14am
Keith Urban didn't need to change a thing.

Al-Jazeera launches legal action against Egypt

09/12/2013 10:16am
The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV is taking legal action in international courts against the Egyptian government for closing its offices, jamming its signals and arresting its reporters, the network said Thursday.

A hearty, easy, have-it-your-way squash bisque

09/12/2013 10:26am
There is something so perfect, so satisfying about a bowl of warm squash bisque on a cool fall evening. And it is such a versatile dish, it is easily doctored in so many ways.

Fab Four: Beatles to release more BBC sessions

09/12/2013 10:50am
The Beatles plan to release a new collection of the band's BBC sessions, including commercially unreleased recordings and studio chatter.

Wal-Mart lets kids pick 'hot toys' for holidays

09/12/2013 11:02am
Lots of retailers come out with "hot toy" lists every holiday season, but this year Wal-Mart decided to try something different: let kids rate their favorite toys.

Life is good: Nas on turning 40, film, fellowship

09/12/2013 11:09am
Nas says life has been really great since his 11th album, the critically acclaimed "Life Is Good," was released last year.

Rachel Zoe goes on safari with spring collection

09/12/2013 11:14am
It wasn't a coincidence that so many fashion watchers at Rachel Zoe's Spring-Summer 2014 show were snapping photos of the models' feet each time a particularly comfortable-looking shoe _ a glittery metallic Birkenstock-style sandal _ came by. With New York Fashion Week soon coming to a close, anyone who's been wearing stilettos between runway shows is now blistered and bandaged.

Warner Music, Clear Channel cut comprehensive deal

09/12/2013 11:31am
Radio station giant Clear Channel has signed a deal with Warner Music Group that will for the first time give a major recording company and its artists a cut of revenue generated from traditional radio station airplay.

Elie Tahari gives a makeover to his best looks

09/12/2013 11:33am
Fashion designers love to talk about timeless classics, but even the best looks can use a little makeover to freshen up. Elie Tahari's spring collection celebrates 40 years of his company and its defining style, but, he said, he had to make the clothes fit the new context.

More Americans exercise while they work

09/12/2013 12:22pm
Glued to your desk at work? Cross that off the list of reasons not to exercise.

'Foyle's War' returns with crimes of espionage

09/12/2013 1:13pm
The premise: A small-town policeman goes big time with cloak-and-dagger intrigue, showing the spymasters how it should be done.

Stevie Nicks, Lady Antebellum team on 'Crossroads'

09/12/2013 1:26pm
Lady Antebellum may be on hiatus, but fans are still getting a chance to see something new from the Nashville trio.

Richard Roeper replacing Roger Ebert at Sun-Times

09/12/2013 1:39pm
The Chicago Sun-Times says it will replace Roger Ebert with the late famed movie critic's former colleague Richard Roeper.

Singer k.d. lang joins Broadway's 'After Midnight'

09/12/2013 2:14pm
Grammy Award-winning singer k.d. lang has sung everything from country songs to folk and torch songs. Now she's about to unleash her jazz side _ on Broadway.

Fox ending Smith's nightly newscast

09/12/2013 2:21pm
Fox News Channel is eliminating one of Shepard Smith's two daily newscasts and putting him in charge of a news team designed to quickly break in to other Fox shows when something big is happening.

Mohapatra leaves impression with daywear

09/12/2013 2:51pm
Bibhu Mohapatra, an up-and-coming designer with a front row of insiders, showed some chops at New York Fashion Week.

Former Wayne Newton home in Vegas selling for $70M

09/12/2013 3:08pm
The lavish estate that was home to "King of Las Vegas" Wayne Newton is on the market for $70 million.

NYC music festival deaths ruled drug overdoses

09/12/2013 3:08pm
The New York City medical examiner's office has ruled that two concert-goers who died at an electronic music festival overdosed from MDMA or ecstasy.

United Airlines accidentally posts $0 to $10 fares

09/12/2013 3:27pm
For a little while on Thursday, United Airlines was giving away airplane tickets for free, or close to it.

'Today' show rebooting with Daly, studio revamp

09/12/2013 3:46pm
NBC is seeking to reboot the "Today" show by adding Carson Daly, unveiling a new studio set that resembles a "hipster New York City apartment" and a sharper focus gleaned from studies of what viewers and lapsed viewers say they want.

Marshall Berman, author and educator, dead at 72

09/12/2013 3:51pm
Marshall Berman, an author, philosopher and educator whose optimistic, humanist writings on economics, art and culture were shaped by his early and lasting immersion in the works of Karl Marx, has died. He was 72.

Fox delays debut of new military sitcom 'Enlisted'

09/12/2013 4:45pm
Fox TV says it's delaying the premiere of freshman sitcom "Enlisted" until January.

Ray Dolby, founder of Dolby Laboratories, dies

09/12/2013 5:19pm
Ray Dolby, an American inventor and audio pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80.

AP Photos: NY Fashion Week with Jarrad Clark

09/12/2013 6:18pm
There he is backstage at the "Project Runway" finale. And again at final preparations for BCBG, the opening show at New York Fashion Week.

Wash. farmer: Broker found gene-modified alfalfa

09/12/2013 6:44pm
An Eastern Washington farmer who intended to grow alfalfa that's not genetically modified had his crop rejected by a broker that said it found evidence of genetically modified pesticide resistance, the Washington State Department of Agriculture said Thursday.

After hundreds of shows, what will work in stores?

09/12/2013 7:54pm
Now that we've seen hundreds, maybe thousands, of outfits on the New York Fashion Week runways, what's going to stay in our collective memory?

Judge refuses to block new meat labeling rules

09/12/2013 8:09pm
A federal judge has refused to block new rules that require the meat industry to include specific information about the origin of their products on labels. Industry groups say they'll continue fighting.

Marc Jacobs: a decaying beach, sweltering models

09/12/2013 8:29pm
Marc Jacobs closed New York Fashion Week on Thursday night with a memorable show, for sure. He put on a stifling parade of dripping hot models against a decaying beach backdrop in an armory that felt like a billion degrees.