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“On the Bright Side: Stories About Friendship, Love, and Being True to Yourself,” Zondervan, by Melanie ShankleWith the craziness of today’s society, it’s essential that we figure out a way to ground ourselves in what is truly important in life. Bestselling author …
NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of “To Kill a Mockingbird” ditched its somber Broadway home Wednesday for the cavernous Madison Square Garden, performing the play for 18,000 school kids in an electric one-time-only performance that one actor called “primal.”It marks the …
MADRID (AP) — Plácido Domingo has canceled his upcoming performances at one of Spain's main opera houses as officials and music venues in the tenor's home country reassessed their ties with the global star after he apologized for sexually harassing women over the course of two …
“Amnesty,” Scribner, by Aravind AdigaThere is a lot that’s satisfying about “Amnesty,” the new book by Aravind Adiga, but it’s also a frustrating read. The premise is clever: Danny is an undocumented immigrant in Sydney, Australia, trying to live openly …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning duo Dan + Shay lead the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations for Dan Smyers and five for Shay Mooney and helped pop star Justin Bieber earn his first-ever ACM noms. In the nominations announced Thursday, the powerhouse duo share …
PARIS (AP) — Chloe teemed with sparkling detailing at Paris Fashion Week Thursday. The lofty Grand Palais, decorated with giant gold Grecian columns, had starry guests to match — including actresses Katie Holmes and Kate Bosworth — and added to the glint of the stylish …
“Oona Out of Order,” Flatiron Books, by Margarita MontimoreOona Lockhart is ready to begin her adult life when she turns 19 at the stroke of midnight. Surrounded by friends at a New Year’s Eve party, she wonders what her future holds as the clock counts down the final moments …
PARIS (AP) — Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France's equivalent of the Oscars - where his latest movie leads this year's nominations - because of protests prompted by a new rape accusation against him.Women's rights activists have called for a boycott of …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lee Phillip Bell, who co-created “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” and hosted her own daytime talk show in Chicago for 33 years, has died. She was 91.Bell died Tuesday of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles, …
CINCINNATI (AP) — Three players scored at least 20 points, one of them breaking out of a deep slump. UConn put up 100 points for the first time this season.All along, the sixth-ranked Huskies have envisioned themselves doing it more often.Megan Walker scored 25 points, freshman Anna Makurat …
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Lowry was as headstrong as any Villanova star to wear the uniform, and nearly wore out his welcome with coach Jay Wright before he ever hit the court. The two have since become extremely tight, and when Lowry returned for a night in his honor, Wright requested a …
NEW YORK (AP) — Edwidge Danticat had an eventful Wednesday, praised for work both past and current.Hours after the American Academy of Arts and Letters announced that she was among this year's new members of the venerable honor society, Danticat became the first two-time winner of the Story …
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, said Wednesday that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters' way into the University of Southern California.An …
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government said Wednesday it was canceling two upcoming performances by Plácido Domingo in Madrid to show support for the women who have accused him of misconduct and take a stand against sexual harassment, becoming the first in Europe to cancel on the …
“Apartment,” Bloomsbury, by Teddy WayneTeddy 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. While the earlier book was set …
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former TCU and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to charges from the 2018 beating of his girlfriend.Boykin and prosecutors agreed to the sentence in return for his guilty plea Wednesday …
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dick Tamburo, an athletic director at three major schools and an All-American center at Michigan State, has died. He was 90.Michigan State announced that Tamburo died Monday.A native of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Tamburo served as the athletic director at Texas …
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman is a violent, rat-infested place where inmates live in “abhorrent conditions” and their medical needs are routinely ignored, attorneys say in a new lawsuit filed on behalf of 152 prisonersThe suit was filed …
NEW YORK (AP) — The South Korean boy band BTS performed at Grand Central Terminal in New York City for a special episode of Jimmy Fallon's “The Tonight Show.”The band performed their new single “On” with an ensemble of dancers and a marching band for the episode, …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville is already known as Music City, but a new wave of music being recorded there for video games, TV shows and movies could earn it a new title as Soundtrack City. The city has a reputation for high quality studio musicians that can play just about any genre, …

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