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  • Colin Quinn bemoans death of New York personality in show

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Colin Quinn has some sad news about his hometown: New York is dead. The Brooklyn-born Irish-American comedian returns to the stage this month eulogizing the loss of loudmouth, opinionated New…

  • Review: Brad Thor delivers in new thriller ‘Code of Conduct’

    “Code of Conduct” (Emily Bestler), by Brad Thor Counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath dives deep into another world-shattering plot with personal ramifications in “Code of Conduct,” Brad Thor’s latest thriller. Harvath is planning to spend quality…

  • Jewish officials protest art installation at Polish museum

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jewish officials are furious over a video installation at a Polish museum that shows naked men and women playing a game of tag in a gas chamber. Efraim Zuroff, director of…

  • Penn & Teller aim to work their brand of magic on Broadway

    NEW YORK (AP) — Magic doesn’t just happen like, well, magic. That’s a major message of Penn and Teller, who for 40 years have plied their trade as sassy secularists in the priesthood of magicians,…

  • Revised cost of Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium approved

    TOKYO (AP) — The building of a new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will go ahead as planned after approval of the revised $2.1 billion construction cost. The Japan Sports Council, which will…

  • Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making

    The sexual assault allegations that resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 after a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at…

  • Nyong’o, Blunt sparkle at Christian Dior couture garden show

    PARIS (AP) — Celebrities such as Lupita Nyong’o and Emily Blunt sparkled in the heat at Christian Dior’s vivid couture show, hosted in a timeless conservatory in Paris. It was the highlight of Monday’s fall-winter…

  • Miss Universe Paulina Vega refuses to give up her crown

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The reigning Miss Universe has refused to relinquish her crown despite a tide of condemnation following pageant owner Donald Trump’s remarks on Mexican immigrants. Paulina Vega on Monday said she would…

  • Review: Holly Brown delivers with ‘A Necessary End’

    “A Necessary End” (William Morrow), by Holly Brown The desire for a child — an occasion that should be joyful — turns into a deadly obsession in the highly stylized “A Necessary End.” In the…

  • Rock opera ‘Deep Love’ takes the long road to NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s not much to do in eastern Idaho in the winter. It’s freezing, windy and depressing. Why not create a musical? Stay-inside weather — plus a healthy dose of heartache —…

  • Va. Festival of the Book accepting submissions for ’16 event

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Festival of the Book is accepting submissions from authors to participate in the 2016 festival. The festival is encouraging authors to submit new books published in 2015 or early…

  • Ballerina Misty Copeland heading to Broadway’s ‘On the Town’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ballerina Misty Copeland, who just became the first African-American woman to be a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has another breakthrough planned — a debut on Broadway. Producers of the…

  • Versace kicks off Paris couture week in style

    PARIS (AP) — Actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Naomi Campbell joined celebrity attendees Sunday at the start of Paris’ fall-winter 2015-16 haute couture week — that headlined with Versace. Here are the highlights, including Adeline…

  • Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out. Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence algorithms…

  • Large wave washes out Jersey shore town’s fireworks display

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A large wave washed out the Fourth of July fireworks show in a Jersey shore community. Seaside Heights officials say a wave ran so far up the shore on Saturday…