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German art collector appeals seizure of works

02/19/2014 3:05am
Lawyers for the German art collector who kept more than 1,400 works in his Munich apartment have filed an appeal against the pieces' seizure two years ago, arguing that the decision was disproportionate and the art irrelevant as evidence in the case against their client.

Robert Lopez on upcoming Oscars, TEDx talk

02/19/2014 5:10am
He's got Tonys and a Grammy. Now songwriter Robert Lopez is a little stunned that he might soon take home an Oscar.

Making Mardi Gras taste a little more like home

02/19/2014 6:37am
The sad fact of the matter is, most of us won't make it to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. But that's no reason to forsake some of the city's classic cuisine.

Ai Weiwei says US artist wrong to smash his vase

02/19/2014 7:12am
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who helped make his name smashing a valuable vase in the name of art, said Wednesday that he was miffed about another artist destroying one of his vases in Florida.

Book explains why parenting is 'all joy,' 'no fun'

02/19/2014 8:40am
"All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood" (Ecco), by Jennifer Senior

Runaway cats won't go far but may be hard to find

02/19/2014 8:48am
If a scared dog bolts from home, it's likely to run as fast and far as it can. But if a house cat panics, it's more likely to slink away and stop at the first good hiding place it finds.

In Marvel's universe, an epic murder mystery

02/19/2014 10:08am
There's a murderer at large in the Marvel Universe and it's not the killing that has heroes in an uproar.

In nod to the past, Marquez, Ryan produce 3-D tale

02/19/2014 10:43am
The protagonist of David Marquez and R.J. Ryan's new graphic novel has revolutionized the way society lives once.

Feds: Carry-on held improvised explosive device

02/19/2014 10:44am
An item found in an oil worker's carry-on luggage at Anchorage airport was an improvised explosive device and there was no malicious intent to use it, an agent for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said.

iTunes launching music festival at SXSW

02/19/2014 11:01am
iTunes is putting its stamp on South by Southwest, piggybacking on the annual event with its own music festival.

'Counterfeit Agent' a pulsating, timely thriller

02/19/2014 11:08am
"The Counterfeit Agent" (Putnam), by Alex Berenson

Bed scene film clip costs NJ actor-teacher day job

02/19/2014 11:13am
A New Jersey teacher with a second career as an actor is losing his day job after an arbitrator concluded that he showed middle-school students a film clip of himself in bed with an actress.

Rob Reiner to be honored by Lincoln Center

02/19/2014 11:35am
Lincoln Center will honor Rob Reiner with its 41st annual Chaplin Award.

Nielsen's top programs for Feb. 10-16

02/19/2014 12:03pm
1. Winter Olympics (Tuesday), NBC, 23.72 million.

Olympics coverage keeps NBC the ratings leader

02/19/2014 12:26pm
To no one's surprise, the ongoing Olympics handed NBC last week's most-watched seven telecasts, keeping the network in the Nielsen stratosphere and dwarfing its rivals.

Book revisits a 'Network' that's lost its punch

02/19/2014 12:28pm
"Mad as Hell: The Making of `Network' and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies" (Times Books), by Dave Itzkoff

Venezuelan folk singer Simon Diaz dies at 85

02/19/2014 12:30pm
Venezuelan folk singer-songwriter Simon Diaz has died at age 85, prompting an outpouring of mourning in the country that considered the man known as "Uncle Simon" to be a national treasure.

Cee Lo Green: I'm not returning to 'The Voice'

02/19/2014 12:45pm
Cee Lo Green says he's quitting as a coach on "The Voice."

Correction: Canada-Obit-Gallant story

02/19/2014 12:48pm
In a story Feb. 18 about the death of author Mavis Gallant, The Associated Press, quoting an editor from The New Yorker, reported erroneously that the magazine published 114 of Gallant's stories. The correct number of stories published was 116.

'Mockingbird' author settles museum lawsuit

02/19/2014 1:20pm
"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has settled the federal lawsuit she filed against a museum in her south Alabama hometown over its sale of souvenirs featuring her name and the title of her book, court documents show.

Nas documentary to open Tribeca Film Festival

02/19/2014 1:41pm
The Tribeca Film Festival will again kick off with music, opening its 13th annual edition with a documentary on Nas and a performance by the rapper.

Bette Midler to perform at Oscars for 1st time

02/19/2014 1:41pm
Bette Midler will perform at the Academy Awards for the first time.

Cleaning woman in Italy throws out artworks

02/19/2014 1:47pm
A cleaning woman in southern Italy has unwittingly thrown away contemporary artworks that were supposed to be part of an exhibition.

Jazz study shows link between music and language

02/19/2014 3:06pm
Jazz musicians are famous for their musical conversations _ one improvises a few bars and another plays an answer. Now research shows some of the brain's language regions enable that musical back-and-forth much like a spoken conversation.

Winners of the 2014 Brit Awards

02/19/2014 3:30pm
Winners of the 2014 Brit Awards, announced Wednesday:

Salma Hayek gushes over Gucci's softness

02/19/2014 3:33pm
Salma Hayek gushed over the softness of Gucci's lusciously textured looks for next winter _ from supple leather to shaggy fur.

Vanessa Williams eyes Broadway's 'After Midnight'

02/19/2014 3:44pm
Vanessa Williams wants to stay up after midnight.

Could 'Wolf' mark end of DiCaprio's Oscar drought?

02/19/2014 3:51pm
Leonardo DiCaprio is poking his head out of a poolside room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Signet Jewelers buying Zale for about $900M

02/19/2014 4:07pm
All the single ladies: Put your hands up.

Guidelines to reduce C-section births urge waiting

02/19/2014 4:24pm
Show more patience in the delivery room: That's the prescription being given to the nation's obstetricians.

Utah mom buys all of store's 'indecent' T-shirts

02/19/2014 4:37pm
A mother upset about "indecent" T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one.

Stores can see where you go by tracking your phone

02/19/2014 4:40pm
Should shoppers turn off their smartphones when they hit the mall? Or does having them on lead to better sales or shorter lines at the cash register?

Review: Miyazaki explores beauty, ambition, dreams

02/19/2014 4:56pm
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but few could justifiably question the beauty of a Hayao Miyazaki film. A revered master of animation, the Oscar-winning director/writer makes something as simple as a hazy sky so ravishing, it can take your breath away.

Virgin America to expand at Washington airport

02/19/2014 4:56pm
Virgin America says it will grow at Reagan National Airport by gaining landing rights from American Airlines.

Review: 'In Secret' is a taxing tale of betrayal

02/19/2014 5:01pm
There have been many stage and screen adaptations of "Therese Raquin," Emile Zola's 1867 novel about love and betrayal. Perhaps most notable was filmmaker Marcel Carne's 1953 version, "The Adultress," starring Simone Signoret and Raf Vallone. It was a classic slice of film noir; a feverish take on a sordid love affair.

Book explains why parenting is 'all joy,' 'no fun'

02/19/2014 5:05pm
"All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood" (Ecco), by Jennifer Senior

Lawyer files lawsuit over 'Wolf of Wall Street'

02/19/2014 5:18pm
A lawyer and investment banker who says he was defamed by a portrayal in "The Wolf of Wall Street" is asking for more than $25 million in damages and the film removed from theaters.

Hoffman will: Raise son in NYC, SF or Chicago

02/19/2014 5:35pm
Philip Seymour Hoffman built a career in Hollywood, but his will shows he thought childhood was best spent in New York City, Chicago or San Francisco.

Absent David Bowie steals show at Brit Awards

02/19/2014 5:45pm
David Bowie stole the show at Wednesday's Brit music awards without even showing up, while Arctic Monkeys took home two big trophies at British music's leading prize night.

California meat plant shut by inspectors reopens

02/19/2014 6:16pm
A Northern California meat processing plant that was shuttered by federal inspectors Monday because of unsanitary conditions has reopened.

Author James Patterson giving $1M to bookstores

02/19/2014 7:41pm
Best-selling author James Patterson is giving away $1 million of his own money to independent bookstores.

Elton John, Kanye among Bonnaroo headliners

02/19/2014 8:22pm
The eclectic trio of Elton John, Kanye West and Jack White will headline this summer's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

NBC anchor Williams: Sorry for Arsenio Hall snub

02/19/2014 9:53pm
NBC News anchor Brian Williams had a quick on-air response after Arsenio Hall needled him for excluding Hall from a video montage of late-night hosts: Oops.