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  • Actor Sam Shepard arrested for drunken driving in Santa Fe

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant’s security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver. The 71-year-old Shepard…

  • Broadway’s box office and attendance figures hit records

    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway’s revenue and attendance figures both hit record highs for the third season in a row, fed largely by premium prices and a steady stream of more shows. The Broadway League…

  • The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

    Audible.com best-sellers for week ending May 23, 2015: Fiction 1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, narrated by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey and India Fisher (Penguin Audio) 2. Seveneves: A Novel by Neal…

  • Bob Marley musical tries to help heal an uneasy Baltimore

    NEW YORK (AP) — Most theater professionals like to say that whatever they’re working on is very relevant to what’s going on in the real world. That was not possibly more true than in Baltimore…

  • Review: Cussler’s ‘Piranha’ is great book for summer reading

    “Piranha” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison “Piranha,” the latest in the Oregon Files series of novels by Clive Cussler, has a new co-author, Boyd Morrison, and proves to be the best…

  • Jessica Lange to return to Broadway in 2016 a familiar role

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Lange will return to Broadway next spring in a production of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” playing the same role she did 15 years ago in London. The Roundabout Theatre…

  • Despite challenges, Zimbabwe showcases artists in Venice

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Stone and wood carvings displayed by street vendors in Zimbabwe reflect a long tradition of sculpture, and despite economic and other challenges, the country’s artists are forging new paths and even…

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell working on memoir

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is working on a memoir. The Kentucky Republican told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he planned to tell both his personal story, including…

  • Book Review: John Corey returns in DeMille’s ‘Radiant Angel’

    “Radiant Angel” (Grand Central Publishing), by Nelson DeMille In Nelson DeMille’s latest John Corey thriller, “Radiant Angel,” Corey has left the FBI and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force. He now works for the Diplomatic Surveillance Group…

  • AP PHOTOS: Indigenous beauty queen chosen in Ecuador

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — There was no bathing suit or modern evening gown competition in this beauty contest. Instead, the young Ecuadorean women competing in the event for indigenous beauties wore native costumes and headwear.…

  • Publishing world gathers this week for book conventions

    NEW YORK (AP) — Diversity will get an extra push at this week’s BookCon and BookExpo America. Last year, a virtually all-white lineup of speakers at publishing’s annual national conventions highlighted the whiteness of the…

  • Independent booksellers continue to add new stores

    NEW YORK (AP) — The independent bookseller community continues to expand, through new stores opening and old stores adding new locations. Core membership of the American Booksellers Association grew from 1,664 companies last spring to…

  • AP PHOTOS: India’s Modi shows media savvy in his first year

    NEW DELHI (AP) — As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wraps up his first year on the job, one thing is clear: He understands the power of a good photo. A selfie with Chinese Premier…

  • Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage,…

  • Man with pressure cooker in car apologizes, calls actions ‘stupid’

    WASHINGTON — The man who owned the pressure cooker destroyed by police during the Memorial Day concert apologized for his actions and said he should have considered the contents of his vehicle before choosing a…