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Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South Carolina that celebrated the Ku Klux Klan. The museum opened in the mid-1990s, prompting protests.
More companies get into business of Black History Month

More companies get into business of Black History Month

NEW YORK — From shoes and T-shirts to dolls and tote bags, more companies and brands are getting into the business of Black History Month but trying not to leave the impression that African American consumers are important just once a year.

Ben Lerner, Zadie Smith on list for Rathbones Folio Prize

LONDON — Works of fiction by Ben Lerner and Zadie Smith and an exploration of why women join the Islamic State group are among eight books contending for Britain’s Rathbones Folio Prize for literature.
After tragedies, New Orleans celebrates end of Carnival

After tragedies, New Orleans celebrates end of Carnival

NEW ORLEANS — Thousands of people thronged the streets of New Orleans on Fat Tuesday, reaching for beads, shimmying to the music of marching bands and celebrating the end of a Carnival season tinged by tragedy after two bystanders were killed by floa
Review: A wild spin on the Peter Pan myth in ‘Wendy’

Review: A wild spin on the Peter Pan myth in ‘Wendy’

A Peter Pan story told from Wendy’s perspective sounds either too precious to be true or ripe for a skewering. But in the hands of the filmmakers behind “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Wendy” resides — ever so delicately — in the space between.
Review: Wayne does good job building suspense in `Apartment'

Review: Wayne does good job building suspense in `Apartment'

“Apartment,” Bloomsbury, by Teddy Wayne Teddy Wayne has written another campus novel. Coming on the heels of his well-received “Loner” (2016), “Apartment” also serves as something of a parable for red state/blue state America.
Review: Wayne does good job building suspense in `Apartment'

Review: Wayne does good job building suspense in `Apartment'

“Apartment,” Bloomsbury, by Teddy Wayne Teddy Wayne has written another campus novel. Coming on the heels of his well-received “Loner” (2016), “Apartment” also serves as something of a parable for red state/blue state America.
Review: Little's 'Pretty as a Picture' is captivating novel

Review: Little's 'Pretty as a Picture' is captivating novel

“Pretty as a Picture,” Viking, by Elizabeth Little A film set located on a small remote island off the coast of Delaware evolves into an exciting locked-room mystery that touches on domineering personalities, art and the #MeToo movement, helmed by an
Lawyer: Hospitalized Weinstein is 'energized' about appeal

Lawyer: Hospitalized Weinstein is 'energized' about appeal

NEW YORK — A hospitalized Harvey Weinstein was “upbeat” and “energized” about appealing his sexual assault and rape conviction, one of his lawyers said Tuesday as one of Weinstein's accusers said the verdict made her feel grateful to be “heard and be

Spanish top court backs rapper in freedom of speech case

MADRID — Spain's constitutional Court on Tuesday overturned a previous verdict that found a rapper guilty of exalting terrorism and humiliating victims of attacks in tweets.