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  • Beckham explores her roots, Tracy Reese honors Detroit

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some recent highlights: ___ TRACY REESE HONORS HER DETROIT ROOTS…

  • Debut edition of Spider-Man comic headed to auction

    CALVERTON, N.Y. (AP) — Walter Yakoboski scraped together nearly every penny he made as short-order cook in 1979 to begin buying a small collection of rare comic books for $10,000, hoping his boyhood passion could…

  • ‘National Bird’ gives new perspective on America’s drone war

    BERLIN (AP) — Among the eeriest scenes in “National Bird,” a documentary which tracks the fallout of drone warfare from the point of view of American whistleblowers and Afghan victims, is the languid aerial footage…

  • NY Fashion Week: Wang goes to church, Siriano goes for knits

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some recent highlights: ___ ALEXANDER WANG GOES TO CHURCH Perhaps…

  • Hong Kong hosts Valentine’s Day with 25,000 LED roses

    HONG KONG (AP) — It’s like a romantic scene out of one of South Korea’s sappy soap dramas — tens of thousands of illuminated roses forming an impressive backdrop for the lead actor and actress…

  • Documentary “Fire at Sea” opens at Berlin Film Festival

    BERLIN (AP) — The director of “Fire at Sea” — a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa, where thousands of asylum-seekers have been arriving from lawless Libya — says he wanted “to show the…

  • Czech designer, architect Borek Sipek dies at age 66

    PRAGUE (AP) — Borek Sipek, Czech architect and designer best known in his country for his work for late President Vaclav Havel has died. He was 66. Prague’s Vaclav Havel Library announced Sipek’s death Saturday.…

  • Ai Weiwei art project in Berlin features refugee life vests

    BERLIN (AP) — An art installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Berlin showcases thousands of used life vests by refugees from the Greek island of Lesbos. The bright orange vests were wrapped around the…

  • Steve Coogan film at Berlin fest puts death penalty on trial

    LONDON (AP) — Is it possible to discuss an emotive topic like the death penalty with both passion and reason? Steve Coogan hopes so. The British actor-comedian plays a lawyer battling to keep his client…

  • Rihanna hits the runway _ this time, as designer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna is certainly used to stopping the show, whether as a performer or as a fashion figure whose daring choices can make headlines. But at New York Fashion Week on Friday,…

  • NY Fashion Week: Rihanna does Puma, Wu on fast fashion

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some recent highlights: __ SPORTY STREETWEAR BY RIHANNA FOR PUMA…

  • Eric Foner wins $50,000 American History Book Prize

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest honor for Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner is a $50,000 award from the New-York Historical Society. Foner’s “Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad” has received…

  • What Facebook’s policy on nudity means in practice

    NEW YORK (AP) — What are Facebook’s rules for posting nude images? The question is at the forefront again after a French court ruled Friday that a French art teacher can sue the social media…

  • Q&A: Shatner boldly goes into Nimoy friendship in new memoir

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The walls and shelves inside William Shatner’s office are covered with the kinds of memorabilia you’d expect from someone who’s served for over 50 years as a pop-culture icon. There are…

  • Amazon debuts series based on New Yorker magazine

    NEW YORK (AP) — After working 18 years at “The Daily Show,” Kahane Cooperman had only a weekend off last summer before starting a job running Amazon’s new video version of The New Yorker magazine.…