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Keanu Reeves film based on true Japanese story

11/18/2013 12:39am
The director of the Keanu Reeves 3-D film "47 Ronin" says he hopes his adaptation of a true Japanese story becomes a Hollywood blockbuster.

Nobel author Doris Lessing dies at 94

11/18/2013 1:29am
Doris Lessing emerged from a black cab outside her home in London one day in 2007 and was confronted by a horde of reporters. When told she had won the Nobel Prize, she blinked and retorted "Oh Christ! ... I couldn't care less."

Ex-Mayor Ed Koch's furniture, art at NYC auction

11/18/2013 6:24am
An auction will offer a glimpse into the inner world of former Mayor Edward Koch when a trove of his furniture and art collection goes on sale.

France seeks WWI mementos to mark centennial

11/18/2013 6:31am
Maurice Day had not yet met the young, charming Emilienne Charbonneau before he was sent off to fight on the Western Front in November 1914.

Baldacci brings back 2 characters in new book

11/18/2013 7:30am
"King and Maxwell" (Grand Central Publishing), by David Baldacci

Crisp, sweet cookies that are just a bit healthy

11/18/2013 8:03am
I was a happy little butterball when I was a kid. Sweets were my thing, desserts in particular. And chocolate desserts most of all. The one exception to the rule? My grandmother's oatmeal cookies.

How to pick the right mulch

11/18/2013 9:24am
Compost or mulch? People often confuse the two, although each fulfills a different function in gardening.

Emerson College to name school after Ron Burgundy

11/18/2013 9:33am
It's kind of a big deal that Emerson College is changing the name of its school of communication.

Steven Seagal 'adopts' stray dog in Romania

11/18/2013 9:44am
He plays the tough guy in movies but actor Steven Seagal showed his soft side when he "adopted" one of Bucharest's street dogs.

Michael White plots expansion like a Roman emperor

11/18/2013 10:33am
We are deep in the bowels of Michael White's sumptuous Marea restaurant on Central Park South, far from the sleek dining room upstairs with its bar of carved onyx and its rosewood walls rubbed, according to the proud chef and owner, with seven coats of lacquer. We've passed through the bustling main kitchen into a labyrinth-like basement area, which White has dubbed the Catacombs.

Paul Simon, Stephen Sondheim to share stage Dec. 3

11/18/2013 10:46am
It is a triple billing for the ages, one night only: Paul Simon, Stephen Sondheim and Michael Chabon.

15 gift-worthy coffee table books for the holidays

11/18/2013 12:41pm
The holidays bring out the inner-coffee table book obsessive in gift buyers. They're easy, weighty and satisfying to give. You've done your job with your pricey treat.

New video coming for Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Stone'

11/18/2013 2:03pm
Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" is getting its first official music video, nearly 50 years after the song was released.

Washington's `Scandal' closet holds many outfits

11/18/2013 2:58pm
Notice anything different about Olivia Pope's look this season on "Scandal"?

Oxford Dictionaries: 'Selfie' is word of the year

11/18/2013 5:03pm
Michelle Obama shared one with her "first dog" Bo, Hillary Clinton tweeted one with her daughter Chelsea. Now "selfie" _ the smartphone self-portrait _ has been declared word of the year for 2013, according to Britain's Oxford University Press.

Looking back: The Clash in a (boom) box

11/18/2013 5:05pm
Ah, the boom box. The portable stereo brings back memories of a specific time in music, when some of the sounds blaring from the speakers included the stew of punk rock, reggae and early hip-hop cooked up by the Clash.

George Jones monument unveiled at cemetery

11/18/2013 5:16pm
A large monument honoring the late country singer George Jones has been unveiled at his Nashville gravesite and his widow has announced a college scholarship in his name.

Review: Box sets from the Beatles, the Dead, more

11/18/2013 5:20pm
Select box set reviews from The Associated Press:

AP Photos: Prospectors seek fortune in legal pot

11/18/2013 5:40pm
Dot-bong, Marijuana Inc., the Green Rush: Call it what you will, the burgeoning legal marijuana industry in Washington state is drawing pot prospectors of all stripes.

Obama names actor Kal Penn to arts panel

11/18/2013 5:54pm
The White House says President Barack Obama is appointing actor Kal Penn to be a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Sony Entertainment looks to cut $100 million-plus

11/18/2013 7:27pm
Sony Entertainment, the movie and music arm of Sony Corp., is looking to cut at least $100 million in costs and has hired consulting firm Bain & Co. to conduct a review of its operations.

'Spider-Man' show to close on Broadway; Vegas next

11/18/2013 10:06pm
Producers are turning the lights off forever on the Spider-Man musical on Broadway early next year, the final chapter in the story of most expensive theatrical show ever that shook off a troubled launch to become a hit and is now limping away to Las Vegas.