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  • Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh’s capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night…

  • From ‘Pulp Fiction’ to Oscar meme, Travolta’s highs and lows

    NEW YORK (AP) — Since strutting onto the big screen in “Saturday Night Fever,” John Travolta has had a career marked by dramatic ups and downs, from comeback king to Internet meme. Travolta’s latest step…

  • Lights, camera, blossom! Disney films inspire floral fantasy

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lights, camera … blossom! Floral and garden designers are paying homage to Disney and Pixar films at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which opens Saturday with the theme “Celebrate the Movies.” Meticulously landscaped…

  • Diane Lane sees ghosts in her return to NYC stage

    NEW YORK (AP) — Diane Lane has returned to a New York stage. It took her long enough. The “Unfaithful” and “Man of Steel” star was still basically a girl the last time she appeared…

  • 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…

  • Nigel Barker explores the influence of models on fashion, society

    Fashion is more than a brand or a look. Like other forms of art, it’s a reflection of society. And the men and women responsible for taking fashion from a designer’s drawings to magazine covers and retail racks are more than models — they’re influencers.

  • Officials: Stolen Picasso smuggled into US, labeled ‘craft’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a Pablo Picasso painting worth millions of dollars was stolen in France and smuggled into the U.S. by someone who falsely labeled it as an “art craft” worth about…

  • 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…

  • 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…