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  • Fog machine in art installation prompts false fire alarms

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. But fog signals art, as Pittsburgh firefighters are quickly learning. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1FZf5IE ) reports that firefighters have been called to a downtown public square at…

  • Kendall Jenner struts for Fendi, Kate Mara cozy in Max Mara

    MILAN (AP) — Shape and color engaged designers on the second day of Milan Fashion Week of womenswear previews for next autumn and winter, featuring shows by Fendi, Max Mara, Just Cavalli and Prada. Some…

  • 400-year-old books stolen in Italy are found in California

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two stolen Italian books dating to the 17th century that were discovered in the San Francisco Bay Area and many other plundered ancient artifacts will be returned to their country of…

  • Charles Koch working on business book, scheduled for October

    NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire businessman Charles G. Koch is working on a book in which he offers advice on management and entrepreneurship. Crown Business announced Thursday that Koch’s “Good Profit: How Creating Value for…

  • Coca-Cola bottle as art? Atlanta’s High Museum takes a look

    ATLANTA (AP) — The curvy Coca-Cola bottle is celebrating its 100th birthday, and an art museum is exploring the origins and influence of a bottle design that’s so recognizable, you’d know the brand if you…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks mixed NEW YORK (AP) — The major U.S. stock indexes have been drifting between small gains and losses today. Traders are looking over reports on unemployment benefit claims, consumer prices and orders…

  • Former NYT executive editor Jill Abramson has book deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has a book deal for a work on the “creative disruption” caused by the rise of digital media. Simon & Schuster announced Thursday…

  • Julianne Moore to be interviewed at second annual BookCon

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar winner Julianne Moore will be in the house this May for the second annual BookCon gathering in Manhattan. Author of the “Freckleface Strawberry” picture book series, Moore will be interviewed…

  • Cultures crash together at Atlas Intersections on H St.

    WASHINGTON — A six-year tradition is back in action at the Atlas Performing Arts Center along the vibrant H Street corridor in Northeast D.C. The Atlas Intersections Festival is entering the second of its three…

  • 7 stories that show the twisted truth behind fairy tales

    Today, Feb. 26, is Tell a Fairy Tale Day. In honor of it, we’re sharing some fairy tales. In fact, we’re sharing the morbid reality behind some of the oldest and most loved fairy tales.

  • Book review: Kim Gordon is more than just a ‘Girl in a Band’

    “Girl in a Band” (Dey Street Books), by Kim Gordon As the front woman for influential indie band Sonic Youth for three decades, Kim Gordon had a ringside seat as experimental music left the grimy…

  • Review: Bam! Musical ‘Brooklynite’ a giddy, clever show

    NEW YORK (AP) — The last time superheroes were singing on a New York stage, things didn’t go too well. Don’t let that stop you from going to “Brooklynite.” The irresistible new musical written by…

  • Nickelodeon debuts mobile service Noggin for the pre-K set

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nickelodeon is creating brand-new content and resurrecting old shows for a mobile subscription service aimed at preschoolers. The $6-a-month service called Noggin will have new games and activities alongside archives of…

  • New Gucci designer debuts as Milan celebrates youth

    MILAN (AP) — Fashion is always about renewal, but in this round of Milan Fashion Week it’s not just the collections that are getting a fresher-upper but, it seems, much of the Italian fashion system.…

  • Regan Smith welcomes 1st child during double-duty driving

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Regan Smith was quick to accept an offer to race in the Daytona 500 as Kurt Busch’s replacement driver. He did have one slight concern, though, about spending an additional day…