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  • Booing has Australian footballer Goodes considering quitting

    Few athletes have the credentials to challenge Adam Goodes for the mantle of being THE Australian sportsman, which is why a racism debate is raging Down Under. He may not have an international profile due…

  • Humanities endowment gives $36M in grants for 212 projects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Endowment for the Humanities is giving more than $36 million in grants for projects, including funds to help publish 36 nonfiction books to support popular scholarly writing. The endowment announced…

  • ‘The Book of Mormon’ gets rousing reception in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt…

  • With a new ‘Vacation,’ a look at laughable comedy remakes

    NEW YORK (AP) — The modern comedy remake is among the most laughable of movie genres. In Hollywood’s reboot frenzy, the movie industry has increasingly turned to reviving classic comedies, only to find that few…

  • Review: “Tour” a worthy look at artist as reluctant subject

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many journalists who have written feature profiles of public figures will have experienced that light-bulb moment, once the cautious mutual-assessment phase is concluded and you start digging for the meat, when…

  • NBC cancels Poehler comedy project ‘Welcome to Sweden’

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — U.S. viewers aren’t going to see the love story on TV’s “Welcome to Sweden” play out. NBC has canceled the comedy starring Greg Poehler two weeks into its second season.…

  • Dozens of brilliant bronze works on display at Getty Museum

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s almost as if the dozens of exquisitely detailed, often perfectly intact bronze sculptures on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum disappeared into an ancient witness-protection program — and decided…

  • Dr. Seuss book explores what came before ‘One Fish Two Fish’

    HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Move over mockingbirds and watchmen. There’s a new Yent in a tent in town. Dr. Seuss’ new book, “What Pet Should I Get?”, features the same siblings seen in his 1960…

  • Matthew Broderick joins Broadway’s ‘Sylvia’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick has joined the upcoming cast of A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” on Broadway. Broderick, who recently appeared in “It’s Only a Play,” joins previously announced Tony-winners Julie White…

  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending July 27, 2015: Top Paid Books 1. Paper Towns by John Green – 9781101010938 – (Penguin Young Readers Group) 2. Grey by E L James – 9781101946350 – (Knopf Doubleday…

  • Neighborhoods: African-American history and more in Harlem

    NEW YORK (AP) — Decades of African-American history have made Harlem one of America’s most famous neighborhoods. It’s also an essential destination for visitors to New York, offering art, architecture, restaurants, shopping and more. Attendance…

  • Review: Barclay delivers gripping story in ‘Broken Promise’

    “Broken Promise” (NAL/Penguin Random House), by Linwood Barclay Linwood Barclay returns to the small town of Promise Falls for his latest novel, “Broken Promise,” bringing back several characters and delivering another gripping tale. In this…

  • Tokyo Olympic stadium designer strikes back at critics

    TOKYO (AP) — The architects behind a scrapped plan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium blamed the bidding process and rocketing building costs for the spiraling price tag, striking back at claims that it was…

  • True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83

    SEATTLE (AP) — True-crime writer Ann Rule signed a contract to write a book about an unknown Seattle serial killer six months before he was identified as her co-worker Ted Bundy, who shared the night…

  • Art exhibits worth checking out

    Art museums across the region have much to offer. Here’s a look at some of the exhibits now going on.