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Superman to Asterix: Comics tell immigrant story

10/15/2013 2:19am
Superman and Asterix have more in common than meets the eye, according to a new exhibit at Paris' Immigration History Museum.

New seats let airlines squeeze in more passengers

10/15/2013 5:21am
It's not your imagination. There really is a tighter squeeze on many planes these days.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio likes 1 role most

10/15/2013 6:59am
Recently, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio woke up early to see someone special: her youngest son, Declan, 16.

Book of Nixon White House tapes coming next summer

10/15/2013 7:06am
Selected transcripts and audio of Richard Nixon's Oval Office conversations will be published in book form next August, the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation from the presidency.

Dubai censors Hollywood thriller for profanity

10/15/2013 8:12am
Moviegoers in the United Arab Emirates saw the screen turn black as frazzled officials broke up the screening of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest action flick after a character was heard cursing in Arabic in the movie.

Rufus Norris named chief of UK's National Theatre

10/15/2013 8:13am
Britain's National Theatre named stage director and former actor Rufus Norris as its next chief on Tuesday _ the first actor since Laurence Olivier to lead Britain's biggest and most influential theater company.

Right at Home: Fall decor trend set in stone

10/15/2013 9:04am
Along with grainy woods, metallics and other textural elements, rock and mineral-themed decor is part of a fall trend toward nature and natural elements.

LVMH sales growth slows in third quarter

10/15/2013 10:29am
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton says revenue grew a scant 2 percent in the third quarter of the year, a sign the French luxury juggernaut is slowing.

An updated 'Carrie' for the digital age

10/15/2013 10:34am
"Carrie" is going viral.

Ultra-easy ways to show off pumpkins for Halloween

10/15/2013 10:34am
When is a pumpkin not a pumpkin? When it's a jack-o-lantern, sure, but Halloween's jolly orange elf can be so much more.

German gummi bear baron Hans Riegel dies at 90

10/15/2013 11:17am
Hans Riegel turned little gold bears into a global candy juggernaut.

Musicians play up Nashville food scene

10/15/2013 11:34am
Looking for the next big hit to come out of Nashville? You might want to watch the city's bustling food scene.

Kors hunger campaign goes big _ Times Square big

10/15/2013 11:35am
Michael Kors knows a few things about getting his message out. His ads, fashion shows and even his favorite models and socialites pretty much ooze the jet-setter lifestyle he embodies. On Wednesday, however, he embarks on a new campaign: World Food Day.

Show-within-show on 'Smash' to be performed

10/15/2013 1:20pm
One of the musicals at the heart of the cancelled TV show "Smash" will get another life.

Ronan Farrow writing book about US military aid

10/15/2013 1:52pm
Ronan Farrow, already known to the world as an activist, attorney, government official and the son of Mia Farrow, is set to become a published author.

NYC auction of Rothko painting could fetch $35M

10/15/2013 2:03pm
A bright orange-yellow and white painting by Mark Rothko is heading for the auction block in New York City, where it could fetch up to $35 million.

Alec Baldwin reads at tribute to Philip Roth

10/15/2013 2:10pm
As he prepared to read from the Philip Roth novel "The Plot Against America" on Tuesday, Alec Baldwin looked to the table on his left and checked out the author's photos on the Roth books arranged in a semicircle.

Apple hires Burberry CEO to boost store sales

10/15/2013 2:16pm
Apple is entrusting the elegant stores that help define its brand to Angela Ahrendts, a respected executive who blended fashion sense with technological savvy to establish Burberry as a mark of luxury and success.

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler back as Golden Globes hosts

10/15/2013 3:05pm
The duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler proved such a success at hosting the Golden Globes in January that they've been signed up for the same job for the next two years.

Ford's Theatre in DC to reopen with private funds

10/15/2013 3:05pm
Ford's Theatre will reopen its doors and resume performances Wednesday, using private funding, even though the government shutdown has continued into a third week.

Berlin museum seeks return of ancient gold tablet

10/15/2013 3:25pm
A Holocaust survivor's family urged New York's highest court Tuesday to let them keep an ancient gold tablet that their late father somehow obtained in Germany after World War II.

Fertility clinics help more gay couples have kids

10/15/2013 3:55pm
Fertility clinics have put a new twist on how to make babies: A "two-mom" approach that lets female same-sex couples share the biological role. One woman's eggs are mixed in a lab dish with donor sperm, then implanted in the other woman, who carries the pregnancy.

Stephen Covey's '7 Habits' shakes up schools

10/15/2013 4:54pm
One year after Johnathan Kent kicked his principal and school "went all bad," the 8-year-old was recognized at a recent assembly as the "Star of the Month" for being polite and helping out his teachers.

Belafonte sues Martin Luther King Jr. estate in NY

10/15/2013 6:07pm
Harry Belafonte sued the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Tuesday over the fate of three documents he tried to sell at auction.

Creator of Japanese cartoon figure Anpanman dies

10/15/2013 7:14pm
Takashi Yanase, creator of one of Japan's most beloved cartoon characters, Anpanman, has died of heart failure at age 94.

Eleanor Catton wins fiction's Booker Prize

10/15/2013 7:25pm
Youth and heft triumphed at Britain's Booker Prize on Tuesday, as 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton won the fiction award for "The Luminaries," an ambitious 832-page murder mystery set during a 19th-century gold rush.

NY fights site listing homes for tourists to rent

10/15/2013 8:16pm
Each night, people in apartments all over New York City are cleaning up, putting out fresh towels and clearing out _ to rent their private space to strangers from around the world.

Minaj channels high-end faves for affordable line

10/15/2013 8:24pm
Nicki Minaj knows celebrities-turned-designers aren't always taken seriously in the fashion world, but she doesn't mind.

Nirvana, Ronstadt among Rock Hall of Fame noms

10/15/2013 11:52pm
Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements are among first-time nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Redman, TobyMac lead winners at Dove Awards

10/15/2013 11:55pm
Singer-songwriter Matt Redman won a leading six trophies Tuesday night at the Dove Awards, and TobyMac was named artist of the year at a ceremony that reflected his growing influence.