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Singer Duffy says rape, captivity, led to her public retreat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 5:56pm

Grammy-winning singer Duffy says she’s been out of the public limelight for years to focus on recovering from being “drugged and raped and held captive over some days.”

Ben Lerner, Zadie Smith on list for Rathbones Folio Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 12:50pm

Works of fiction by Ben Lerner and Zadie Smith and an exploration of why women join the Islamic State group are among eight books contending for Britain’s Rathbones Folio Prize for literature.

Spanish top court backs rapper in freedom of speech case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 11:22am

Spain's Constitutional Court on Tuesday overturned a previous verdict that found a rapper guilty of exalting terrorism and humiliating victims of attacks in tweets.

Dior invokes #MeToo in feminist-inspired fashion show

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 10:09am

including actress Sigourney Weaver and singer Carla Bruni. Some paused for thought, especially as the show was delayed, in discussions of the #MeToo era and its influence on art — one day after Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault and led off to prison in handcuffs.

New Oliver Jeffers book, 'What We'll Build,' out Oct. 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 5:55am

Oliver Jeffers worked on his new picture book with a child in mind — his own.

Jane Goodall's 'The Book of Hope' coming out in 2021

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 6:32am

Jane Goodall's next book will be a tribute to her enduring optimism.

Auschwitz Museum upset at scene in Amazon series 'Hunters'

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 3:59am

The museum of the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp is objecting to a scene in a new Amazon TV series that shows a murderous game of human chess being played there, insisting that no such thing took place at the camp.

Box office goes 'Sonic' again but hears 'Call of the Wild'

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:56am

The hedgehog edged the sled dog by a nose at the box office.

Singer Pharrell is making music on Miami's restaurant scene

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:19pm

Grammy award-winning singer Pharrell may have been fired from three different McDonald's as a teen, but that didn't stop him from opening what has become one of the hottest restaurants in Miami.

OWN's 'Cherish the Day' is a rare celebration of black love

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:15pm

To separate filmmaker and TV producer Ava DuVernay’s trenchant, history-driven projects, including “Selma” and “When They See Us,” from her new romantic drama series is to sell short the determined thoughtfulness that shapes all her work.

Cross-border S Korean drama overcomes political risks

Juwon Park, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:40pm

For the South Korean crew behind the latest hit drama “Crash Landing on You," recreating the life in North Korea was a painstakingly meticulous process with big political risks.

No conspiracy this time: Dan Brown writing children's book

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:20pm

Dan Brown's next book will have a lighter, more musical touch.

Travel the World With Alison's Adventures

Newswire, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:24am

our world’s waters.​

New book imprint will highlight popular podcast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:18am

A new book publishing imprint will be a platform for the podcasts of iHeart Radio.

H.R. McMaster book `Battlegrounds' coming out in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:03am

A book by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump's second national security adviser, will have a book out April 28. First announced in the summer of 2018, “Battlegrounds” will focus on national security and foreign policy, including his contentious time with Trump.

Jennifer Lawrence to star in Adam McKay comedy for Netflix

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:42pm

Jennifer Lawrence will star in the Adam McKay comedy “Don't Look Up” for Netflix.

Bestselling young adult authors are aiming at older readers

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:30pm

After gaining millions of young readers for her “Divergent” fantasy series, Veronica Roth decided she and her characters were ready for the next phase — a novel for adults.

Eugene Hernandez named director of New York Film Festival

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:03am

Eugene Hernandez will succeed Kent Jones as the director of the New York Film Festival, becoming only the fifth person to lead the esteemed Lincoln Center showcase for cinema in its 57-year history.

In the spirit of Whitney: Houston Hologram tour set to begin

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:20am

Whitney Houston is about to appear on the concert stage again.

Bong happy 'Parasite' succeeded despite disparity it showed

Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Hyung-Jyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:12pm

Oscar-winning “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho said Wednesday the film's "biggest pleasure and the most significant meaning” to him is that it succeeded even though the audiences might feel uncomfortable with his explicit description of bitter wealth disparity in modern society.