NEW YORK (AP) — Some nights remind you there's a poem for everyone. If you're a famous chef-restaurateur, such as Daniel Rose, you might offer a few lines about food, Dorianne Laux's "A Short History of the Apple."
Mark Medoff, a provocative playwright whose "Children of a Lesser God" won Tony and Olivier awards and whose screen adaptation of his play earned an Oscar nomination, has died in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling novelist Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed "multi-plagiarism" on a "rare and scandalous" level.
NEW YORK (AP) — By any measure, the release of "Avengers: Endgame" is a movie-theater event unlike any other. When the 22nd film in Marvel Studios' saga opens in North American theaters on Thursday night, it will land on more screens than any movie ever has in U.S.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Along busy highways, on the sides of buildings and inside a school basketball court, more than 50 colorful murals of Nipsey Hussle have popped up in Los Angeles since the beloved rapper and community activist was gunned down outside his clothing store.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Jessica Parker and a British jeweler have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the actress. Kat Florence Design sued Parker, arguing that she had agreed to promote a collaborative jewelry line of diamonds and other gems for a fee of $7.5 million but failed to live up to the obligation.
NEW YORK (AP) — Britney Spears says that though her family has been stressed lately, she's doing OK. The pop star on Tuesday posted a video to her Instagram, telling her fans: "Just checking in with all of you who are concerned about me.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are playing free concerts in Nashville during the NFL Draft, but the hundreds of musicians working in honky tonk clubs just blocks from the draft stage want football fans to remember to tip the band.
J.J. Cale, "Stay Around" (Because Music) J.J. Cale's "Stay Around" is a posthumous collection of 15 previously unreleased tracks that is as authentic as any of the original and compilation albums he's released over his long career.
Pink, "Hurts 2B Human" (RCA) Right out of the gate on her new album, Pink gives you just the song you expect from the punk superstar: a pop ballad oozing with confidence and giving her signature "f-off" vibe.
NEW YORK (AP) — There's no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect "Jeopardy!" contestant. But given how he's made a level of excellence rarely seen on the television quiz show appear almost mundane, it sometimes seems that way.
PARIS (AP) — France's government has presented a bill aimed at speeding up the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral and providing transparency on how huge amounts of donation money for the restoration will be spent.
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen state and local poets laureate will be receiving grants totaling more than $1 million. The gifts from the Academy of American Poets, announced Wednesday, are for "recognition" of literary excellence and to support civic programs ranging from podcasts to community-based workshops.
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling author Warren Adler who chronicled dysfunction and duplicity, most notably in his divorce novel "The War of the Roses," a dark comedy that was made into a hit film has died.
CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself sued the "Empire" actor's attorneys on Tuesday, accusing them of defamation by continuing to insist publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack on Smollett despite knowing that wasn't true.