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Review: Darkness pervades `Men We Reaped'

09/19/2013 6:31am
"Men We Reaped: a Memoir" (Bloomsbury USA), by Jesmyn Ward

Blending the best of ginger and banana breads

09/19/2013 6:44am
The great thing about quick breads also is the most obvious. They're quick.

Joan Allen back at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre

09/19/2013 8:48am
More than two decades after she last acted on the Steppenwolf stage, Joan Allen has returned to the theater where she started her career as the lead in the company's season premiere.

Junot Diaz still feels like an immigrant

09/19/2013 9:17am
He has won a Pulitzer, teaches Americans how to write at MIT and his Spanish-sprinkled stories have been acclaimed in the United States. But Junot Diaz, who arrived from the Dominican Republic at the age of 6, says he has never stopped feeling like an immigrant.

Pynchon, Lahiri among book award finalists

09/19/2013 10:05am
Publishers hope that the new rules in place for the National Book Awards, for which the first-ever long-lists were announced this week, will lead to the kind of sales enjoyed by winners of Britain's Man Booker Prize.

Indie rock disc inspired by Kerouac novel

09/19/2013 10:17am
Several indie rockers have collaborated on a disc that pays tribute to a Jack Kerouac novel _ and it's not "On the Road."

Adam Goldberg plays back his youth on a new sitcom

09/19/2013 10:21am
From "I Love Lucy" at the dawn of TV, through "Roseanne" and "Seinfeld" and scores of long-forgotten shows, situation comedy has found inspiration in the lives of its creators.

Thousands welcome giant rubber duck to Taiwan

09/19/2013 10:52am
Thousands of people crowded the harbor of a Taiwanese city on Thursday to welcome a giant floating yellow rubber duck.

Costume National deconstructs womenswear in Milan

09/19/2013 11:32am
Costume National hung out an `'under construction" sign on the long-awaited Milan return of its women's collection.

Fendi offers a chic summer women's wardrobe

09/19/2013 11:39am
The latest Fendi collection is both feminine and flip _ in short, very chic.

Review: New albums from electronic dance musicians

09/19/2013 12:05pm
In electronic dance music, popularly abbreviated as EDM, what can make you can also break you. Artists like Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta have stamped their meal tickets with floor-filling tracks and collaborations with top-flight singers and hip-hop stars. But sometimes the creative cacophony falls short, cheapened by an artistic marriage of convenience rather than strong songwriting or deft arrangements.

Carole King is MusiCares person of the year

09/19/2013 12:23pm
Carole King will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week.

NBC developing Johnny Carson miniseries

09/19/2013 12:28pm
The late Johnny Carson is coming back to NBC.

Urbanski extends deal with Indianapolis orchestra

09/19/2013 12:38pm
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will keep its music director through the 2017-18 season.

Americans increasingly hungry for hipster foods

09/19/2013 1:14pm
So maybe the chance to taste the flaky spawn of a doughnut and croissant won't get you lining up at the crack of dawn. Maybe you're holding out for a burger nestled between fried ramen noodles. Or perhaps it's the elusive McRib that moves you.

Prada looks project feminine strength

09/19/2013 1:15pm
Miuccia Prada is the most eclectic designer on the Milan runway. Every season she goes to a new place, either literally or figuratively, for inspiration and comes up with a collection that is different from everybody else's and almost always brings down the house.

Online orders replace mom's college care packages

09/19/2013 1:22pm
In the decade Sarah Tetley has worked with college students, she's seen a change in care packages sent from home.

Carter among Ali Humanitarian Award winners

09/19/2013 1:27pm
Former President Jimmy Carter will receive a lifetime humanitarian achievement award bearing Muhammad Ali's name next month, headlining a list of winners that includes singers Christina Aguilera and Michael Bolton for the first-ever awards that promote achievements in the fight for social justice.

Cranston books a post-'Breaking Bad' movie role

09/19/2013 1:43pm
Bryan Cranston will star as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in a film that's to be his first after wrapping "Breaking Bad."

Milan fashion week celebrates homegrown creativity

09/19/2013 2:04pm
Milan is seeking to reclaim its fashion pre-eminence with a re-energized fashion week not only through strong messages from the runways but concrete acts of to enhance the city's prestige.

Max Mara: Neutrals with playful bursts of color

09/19/2013 2:07pm
Max Mara has clean looks for next summer that are alternatively playful and workaday.

Tupac Shakur biopic to be filmed in 2014

09/19/2013 4:44pm
A new biopic on slain rapper Tupac Shakur is coming.

Canals run dry at Venetian in Vegas for 1st time

09/19/2013 5:49pm
It's not often you can use the word "dry" to describe a Las Vegas landmark, but tourists hoping to cruise along the Venetian hotel-casino's indoor canals are finding them tapped out.

CO makes massive rescue pet friendly

09/19/2013 9:28pm
Some helicopters rescuing people after massive flooding in Colorado carried more dogs, cats and fish than people. Rescuers using zip lines to evacuate people over raging rivers also risked their lives to make sure the four-legged members of families were safe.

Vendors: Clown Posse festival checks bouncing

09/19/2013 10:05pm
Vendors at the latest outdoor festival featuring rap-metal group Insane Clown Posse are complaining they're owed thousands of dollars by promoters of the southern Illinois event, who now pledge they'll find a way to pay the tab.

Correction: TV-Dexter's Exit

09/19/2013 10:37pm
In a story Sept. 18 about the finale of the television show "Dexter," The Association Press erroneously reported that the character Debra is Dexter's half-sister. She is his adopted sister.