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  • With Emmys change, ‘OITNB’ creator not a fan of genres

    NEW YORK (AP) — The creator of “Orange Is the New Black” says though the Emmys switched the hit show from the comedy category to drama, she’s not a fan of people boxing the series…

  • Broadway season features Jennifer Hudson and Bruce Willis

    NEW YORK (AP) — The new Broadway season hasn’t yet started in earnest and already there’s a front-runner for the Tony Awards next summer — “Hamilton.” But there are plenty of challengers hoping to steal…

  • Mondrian show in Berlin traces artist’s evolution of style

    BERLIN (AP) — Abstract compositions of black lines and rectangles filled with red, blue and yellow highlight a new Piet Mondrian exhibition in Berlin. The show goes far beyond the Dutch artist’s iconic works, tracing…

  • Polish fireman returns huge diamond ring to Paris Hilton

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Paris Hilton got lucky in Poland. The 34-year-old socialite lost an enormous diamond-studded ring on an airport shuttle bus in the Polish city of Lodz last week. But she won’t be…

  • Skateboard artists run riot in nation’s capital

    WASHINGTON — No, you’re not imagining things. There are actually jazz musicians skateboarding at the Kennedy Center and film crews shooting skaters in your backyard swimming pool. Both efforts are coming to the surface this week in our nation’s…

  • American dancers teach technique, confidence in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A day before the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater begin the South African leg of their international tour, the company’s dancers taught a master class in Johannesburg’s historic Soweto township on Wednesday.…

  • US Rep. Michael McCaul writing book on homeland security

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, has a book deal. McCaul’s “Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland — and…

  • Don DeLillo receiving honorary National Book Award

    NEW YORK (AP) — Don DeLillo is pleased to receive an honorary National Book Award medal for lifetime achievement, but a “little intimidated” by the citation for “Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.” “The kid from…

  • Self-published sensation is acquired by Penguin Random House

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Swedish psychologist’s self-published picture book about a sleep-deprived rabbit has been acquired by Penguin Random House after becoming a word-of-mouth sensation. A new edition of Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s “The Rabbit…

  • 52 Miss America hopefuls meet the public in Atlantic City

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fifty-two young women vying to be the next Miss America have done their initial pageant waves on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The contestants are from all 50…

  • Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Aug. 21 to Thursday, Aug. 27…

  • Bond author sorry for saying Idris Elba ‘too street’ for 007

    LONDON (AP) — The author of the new James Bond novel apologized on Tuesday after he said that British actor Idris Elba is “too street” to play 007. In an interview with the Daily Mail…

  • Zachary Levi replaces Josh Radnor in Broadway revival

    NEW YORK (AP) — Zachary Levi is replacing Josh Radnor in the upcoming Broadway revival of “She Loves Me.” The Roundabout Theatre Company said Tuesday that Levi will join Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski and Gavin…

  • 6 emerging female writers receive $30,000 Rona Jaffe Awards

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction writer Vanessa Hua and nonfiction writer Meehan Crist are among this year’s recipients of the Rona Jaffe Awards, $30,000 prizes for emerging female authors. Hua is working on a novel…

  • Review: Latest Fargo adventure disappoints

    “The Solomon Curse” (Putnam), by Clive Cussler and Russell Blake The latest adventure to feature the husband-and- wife archaeological team of Sam and Remi Fargo has an intriguing premise, but ultimately fails in the delivery…