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  • Author of Twitter best-seller working on Silk Road book

    NEW YORK (AP) — The author of a best-seller about Twitter is working on an investigative book about the black market website Silk Road. New York Times columnist Nick Bilton has a deal with Portfolio…

  • Currier museum prepares 1960s, 1970s photorealism exhibition

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Currier Museum of Art is preparing to open an exhibition on life in the 1960s and 1970s. Titled “Still Life: 1970s Photorealism,” the display will consist of paintings and…

  • ‘Jersey Belle’ star writing memoir, planned for fall release

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Jersey Belle” star Jaime Primak Sullivan has more than one way of getting real. Sullivan has a deal with Touchstone for a “hilarious and frank fish-out-of-water memoir” about living in Birmingham,…

  • Salma Hayek leads Saint Laurent menswear finale

    PARIS (AP) — Fashion royalty Salma Hayek — the Academy Award-nominated wife of the luxury heir François-Henri Pinault — led the front row pack at Saint Laurent, the highlight of the Paris menswear shows on…

  • ‘March: Book Two’ shows all sides of civil rights movement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A comic book about Martin Luther King Jr. helped bring a young John Lewis into the civil rights movement. Fifty-years later, the Georgia Democratic congressman is hoping graphic novels about his life…

  • Matthew Reilly writes action-packed ‘Great Zoo of China’

    “The Great Zoo of China” (Gallery), by Matthew Reilly Matthew Reilly takes elements from Michael Crichton’s classic “Jurassic Park” and gives them a high fantasy spin in his latest action masterpiece, “The Great Zoo of…

  • Book tells of gang-related homicides in black neighborhoods

    “Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America” (Spiegel & Grau), by Jill Leovy The killings of unarmed black men by police in Missouri and New York have dominated recent headlines, but the slayings of…

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama celebrates India’s Republic Day

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama’s experience at India’s Republic Day celebration may have felt a little like his two presidential inaugurations. He watched the two-hour parade of military hardware, marching bands and elaborately…

  • Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — Despite being a relative pageant newcomer, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries. At…

  • Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday’s pageant…

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    MIAMI (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega crowned Miss Universe; Miss USA Nia Sanchez named runnerup.

  • Sundance Watch: ‘Cobain’ premieres, women talk Hollywood

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here’s what they’ve seen and heard: ____ AMATEUR PORN SPOTLIGHTED IN ‘HOT GIRLS…

  • Salma Hayek leads Saint Laurent menswear finale

    PARIS (AP) — Fashion royalty Salma Hayek — the Academy Award-nominated wife of the luxury heir François-Henri Pinault — led the front row pack at Saint Laurent, the highlight of the Paris menswear shows on…

  • Swiss Guard’s cookbook reveals Vatican culinary treats

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — If an army travels on its stomach, what does the world’s smallest army eat? A chef who serves in the Swiss Guards, David Geisser, is shedding light on the culinary tastes…

  • TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted…