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Drugs and drink drive hero in 'Buzzkill'

09/18/2013 4:13am
For some heroes, power comes from the stars or a mutation or a secret experiment gone awry.

Art of war: Dubai gallery haven for Syrian artists

09/18/2013 4:32am
Inside the gallery, artworks by Syrian artists were drawing auction bids from collectors. Outside on the street, the artists traded the latest gossip from Syria and checked their smartphones for news from the civil war.

NH college uses dishes to promote healthy eating

09/18/2013 4:41am
They may not be binging on broccoli, but some University of New Hampshire students are at least pausing before they fill up on fried food, thanks to dishware designed to remind them about healthy options.

Carole King to perform at Alicia Keys' Black Ball

09/18/2013 7:11am
Carole King will perform at Alicia Keys' Black Ball event in November.

People picks Washington as best-dressed star

09/18/2013 7:28am
"Scandal" star Kerry Washington is the world's best-dressed woman, according to People magazine.

Nonfiction long-list announced for book awards

09/18/2013 7:37am
A pair of best-selling works by staff writers for The New Yorker, Lawrence Wright's "Going Clear" and George Packer's "The Unwinding," were among 10 books chosen for the nonfiction long-list of the National Book Awards.

Grace Jones memoir planned for next fall

09/18/2013 7:48am
Grace Jones, who once vowed she'd never write a memoir, has changed her mind.

Hugging Elmo, bracelet loom on Toys R Us hot list

09/18/2013 7:48am
Will your kids be clamoring for an Elmo that gives hugs, a loom that lets you make rubber bracelets or a kid-size go-cart this holiday?

Cuban troubadour: Singer's concert ban lifted

09/18/2013 8:26am
Famed Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodriguez says authorities have reversed their decision to bar another singer from performing in state-run venues because of his bold lyrics at a concert last week.

Kevin Baker's novel explores mid-20th century NYC

09/18/2013 8:30am
"The Big Crowd" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), by Kevin Baker.

Nature dictates art for some jewelry makers

09/18/2013 8:32am
Some jewelry makers take more than inspiration from nature; they incorporate found objects from trails and beaches in their work.

Emmy-nominated 'Downton' gives Logan career role

09/18/2013 8:51am
On the brink of the fourth-series premiere of "Downton Abbey," Phyllis Logan is still laughing about the French windows.

French pound cake packed with the flavors of fall

09/18/2013 8:55am
This cake is inspired by a classic recipe that originated in Brittany, France. Simply called gateau Breton _ Brittany cake _ it's like a super-ultra-rich version of pound cake. Quickly mixed together by hand in a single bowl, it makes the most dense, luxurious cake ever.

And the Emmy winner is ... our best guesses

09/18/2013 8:56am
Emmy Awards crystal-ball gazing was so much easier in the old days, circa the last few years: ABC's "Modern Family" would be honored as best comedy series and a cable show, "Homeland" or "Mad Men" or such, would win best drama.

Cuban troubadour: Singer's concert ban lifted

09/18/2013 9:29am
Famed Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodriguez says authorities have reversed their decision to bar another singer from performing in state-run venues because of his provocative lyrics at a concert last week.

J. Crew adds Baby to its family

09/18/2013 10:14am
J. Crew is courting customers for life, launching its new baby collection on Wednesday to go with its existing kids, womenswear and menswear.

Chris Young takes next step with 'A.M.'

09/18/2013 10:18am
Chris Young was nervous about his new single "Aw Naw."

Holocaust survivor, top German lit critic dies

09/18/2013 10:29am
Marcel Reich-Ranicki, who grew up in Poland and Nazi Germany, survived the Warsaw Ghetto and went on to become post-war Germany's best-known literary critic, has died at age 93.

Singer Jackie Lomax dies in England at 69

09/18/2013 10:29am
Jackie Lomax, a singer-songwriter who worked with The Beatles and enjoyed a long solo career, has died at age 69.

Review: MGMT remains unpredictable on 3rd album

09/18/2013 10:43am
MGMT, "MGMT" (Columbia)

Stars attend funeral for Kabbalah rabbi in Israel

09/18/2013 10:54am
Hollywood couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have attended the funeral of a Kabbalah teacher to the stars in Israel.

French Senate says 'non' to mini-Miss pageants

09/18/2013 11:23am
Child beauty pageants may soon be banned in France, after a surprise vote in the French Senate that rattled the pageant industry and raised questions about how the French relate to girls' sexuality.

'American Masters' creator Susan Lacy heads to HBO

09/18/2013 12:03pm
HBO says Susan Lacy, creator and executive producer of WNET's "American Masters," has signed a multi-year deal to produce and direct documentaries for the network.

Drake, The Game donate to Ohio mom whose kids died

09/18/2013 12:10pm
Rappers The Game and Drake plan to donate $22,500 to help an Ohio woman pay for the funerals of her five children and boyfriend who died in a mobile home fire.

Ferretti creates pretty folkloric looks

09/18/2013 12:14pm
Alberta Ferretti creates pretty folkloric looks for next summer with ribbons, embroidery and applique flowers.

Italian island ponders future after the Concordia

09/18/2013 12:14pm
The shipwreck saga that dominated their lives for the last 20 months is winding down _ and residents of the Tuscan island of Giglio are waiting to see what the future will bring.

DSquared2 looks cater to hour-glass figures

09/18/2013 12:15pm
Dean and Dan Caten harken to the simplicity of the techno-color 1950s and early 1960s when `'fashions were gay and colorful," for next summer's looks for women.

Underwood, Cheadle join Emmy tribute to 1960s TV

09/18/2013 12:17pm
Emmy organizers say Carrie Underwood will perform at the awards ceremony as part of a tribute to television's role in significant 1960s events.

Milan Fashion Week gets off to energetic start

09/18/2013 1:56pm
Milan Fashion Week got off to an energetic start Wednesday, and not only on the runways where the clothes were seductive and sexy while flirting with romantic notions of femininity.

Weinstein Co. to develop JD Salinger feature film

09/18/2013 1:58pm
Harvey Weinstein is developing a feature film about J.D. Salinger to follow a recently released documentary.

Neil Patrick Harris rolls out Emmys red carpet

09/18/2013 2:08pm
Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris isn't planning to leave the stage during Sunday's ceremony unless he's really, really gotta go.

Washington celebrates diversity at pre-Emmy party

09/18/2013 2:11pm
Before celebrating the Emmys, Kerry Washington and other TV insiders took a moment to toast diversity.

An enchanted forest awaits Emmy partygoers

09/18/2013 2:36pm
Emmy attendees are going into the woods at this year's Governors Ball.

No bond for accused in Lawrence family stalking

09/18/2013 3:08pm
A Canadian man is facing charges that he stalked the brother of actress Jennifer Lawrence has been ordered held without bond pending the resolution of his case.

Deliciously dense: A seed bread unlike any other

09/18/2013 3:08pm
This is not your usual bread. This is neither a yeast bread nor a quick bread. In fact, this bread has no leavener at all.

Disney bumps 'Good Dinosaur,' no 2014 Pixar movie

09/18/2013 3:11pm
Walt Disney Pictures has pushed the release date of the Pixar film "The Good Dinosaur" to November 2015, leaving the Pixar cupboard bare for next year.

Pilot killed in Oregon crash appeared on 'Ax Men'

09/18/2013 3:29pm
A pilot killed this week when his helicopter crashed while attempting to lift logs in an Oregon forest has been identified as a former cast member of the History Channel series "Ax Men."

Hardest part of fostering pets: saying goodbye

09/18/2013 3:41pm
You nurse and nurture, live with and love an animal in your home. After a few weeks or months, you turn it over to someone or return it to a shelter. Watching a foster pet leave the nest can be rewarding, but you are probably still going to cry your eyes out.

Patsy Swayze, dance teacher, mother of actor, dies

09/18/2013 5:10pm
Choreographer and dance instructor Patsy Swayze, the mother of late actor Patrick Swayze, has died. She was 86.

Mark Wahlberg no longer a high school dropout

09/18/2013 6:36pm
Mark Wahlberg is now a high school graduate _ 25 years after dropping out of a Boston high school.

Harris, Crowell win 2 trophies at Americana Awards

09/18/2013 8:55pm
The power of two voices raised in harmony was on display Wednesday night at the Americana Music Honors & Awards as Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and the husband-wife duo Shovels & Rope earned top honors.