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Artist refuses to open Israeli pavilion at Venice Biennale until cease-fire, hostage release

Artist refuses to open Israeli pavilion at Venice Biennale until cease-fire, hostage release

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The artist and curators representing Israel at this year’s Venice Biennale announced Tuesday they won’t open the Israeli pavilion exhibition until there is a cease-fire in Gaza and an agreement to release hostages .
ABBA, Blondie, and the Notorious B.I.G. enter the National Recording Registry

ABBA, Blondie, and the Notorious B.I.G. enter the National Recording Registry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABBA, Biggie, Blondie and Rudolph are entering America's audio canon. New inductees into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress include ABBA 's 1976 album “Visitors,” The Notorious B.I.G.
What to know about the prison sentence for a movie armorer in a fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

What to know about the prison sentence for a movie armorer in a fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

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Characters enter the public domain. Winnie the Pooh becomes a killer. Where is remix culture going?

Characters enter the public domain. Winnie the Pooh becomes a killer. Where is remix culture going?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The giant stuffed bear, its face a twisted smile, lumbers across the screen. Menacing music swells. Shadows mask unknown threats. Christopher Robin begs for his life.
Characters enter the public domain. Winnie the Pooh becomes a killer. Where is remix culture going?

Characters enter the public domain. Winnie the Pooh becomes a killer. Where is remix culture going?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The giant stuffed bear, its face a twisted smile, lumbers across the screen. Menacing music swells. Shadows mask unknown threats. Christopher Robin begs for his life.
Salman Rushdie's 'Knife' is unflinching about his brutal stabbing and uncanny in its vital spirit

Salman Rushdie's 'Knife' is unflinching about his brutal stabbing and uncanny in its vital spirit

NEW YORK (AP) — In Salman Rushdie's first book since the 2022 stabbing that hospitalized him and left him blind in one eye, the author wastes no time reliving the day he thought might be his last.
Paris Hilton backs California bill to bring more transparency to youth treatment facilities

Paris Hilton backs California bill to bring more transparency to youth treatment facilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Paris Hilton joined California state lawmakers Monday to push for legislation aimed at cracking down on the industry that cares for troubled teens by requiring more transparency from youth treatment facilities.
Gun supervisor for ‘Rust’ movie gets 18 months in prison for fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on set

Gun supervisor for ‘Rust’ movie gets 18 months in prison for fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on set

SANTA FE, N.M.
Beyoncé is bringing her fans of color to country music. Will they be welcomed in?

Beyoncé is bringing her fans of color to country music. Will they be welcomed in?

NEW YORK (AP) — Dusty, worn boots. Horses lapping up water. Sweat dripping from the foreheads of every shade of Black skin as country classics blare through giant speakers.
In war saga 'The Sympathizer,' Vietnamese voices are no longer stuck in the background

In war saga 'The Sympathizer,' Vietnamese voices are no longer stuck in the background

Vietnamese journalist-turned-filmmaker Phanxinê remembers exactly when he decided to make movies in his native country rather than Hollywood. It was in 2008 but it could have been a satirical scene out of the Vietnam Era-novel “The Sympathizer.