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Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Shirley Ann Grau dies at 91

NEW ORLEANS — Shirley Ann Grau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer whose stories and novels told of both the dark secrets and the beauty of the Deep South, has died. She was 91.
Book Review: Deceit and desire await in White's new novel

Book Review: Deceit and desire await in White's new novel

“A Saint from Texas,” Edmund White (Bloomsbury Publishing) There is a lot to appreciate in Edmund White’s “A Saint from Texas:” the artful prose, the vivid storytelling, the darkly whimsical tone.
Review: A superb Rylance lifts up languorous 'Barbarians'

Review: A superb Rylance lifts up languorous 'Barbarians'

Watching Mark Rylance play a man of basic decency getting swallowed up by an evil world — and a sadistic Johnny Depp — in “Waiting for the Barbarians," I absent-mindedly jotted down in my notes: “Nobody does basic decency like Mark Rylance.
Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist and novelist, dies

Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist and novelist, dies

NEW YORK — Pete Hamill, the self-taught, street-wise newspaper columnist whose love affair with New York inspired a colorful and uniquely influential journalistic career and produced several books of fiction and nonfiction, died Wednesday morning.
For Liam Neeson and son, ‘Made in Italy’ was a family affair

For Liam Neeson and son, ‘Made in Italy’ was a family affair

When Liam Neeson sits down with a script, he usually knows within five pages whether he wants to do it. He calls it his “cup of tea” test. If he finds himself eager to get one, it’s not a good sign.
McCartney appointed AP's entertainment & lifestyles editor

McCartney appointed AP's entertainment & lifestyles editor

Anthony McCartney, The Associated Press' West Coast entertainment editor who as a reporter covered the legal aftermath of Michael Jackson's death and many celebrity trials, has been appointed the news co-operative's global entertainment and lifestyle
Man killed in Chicago shooting was local rapper, police say

Man killed in Chicago shooting was local rapper, police say

A man who was fatally shot as he stood with another man on one of Chicago's most fashionable streets was a local rapper, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified the man as 26-year-old Carlton Weekly of the suburb of Markham.
Canadian filmmaker Stella Meghie to direct Whitney Houston biopic

Canadian filmmaker Stella Meghie to direct Whitney Houston biopic

TORONTO — Canadian filmmaker Stella Meghie is set to direct a highly anticipated biopic on the late singing legend Whitney Houston. The Oshawa, Ont.
UK judge: Meghan friends can stay anonymous in privacy case

UK judge: Meghan friends can stay anonymous in privacy case

LONDON — A British judge ruled Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex can keep the names of five close friends secret while she brings a privacy invasion lawsuit against a British newspaper — but he chided both sides in the case for playing out their b
Five high schoolers named National Student Poets

Five high schoolers named National Student Poets

NEW YORK — Five high school juniors, residing everywhere from Lake Worth, Florida, to Saratoga, California, have been named National Student Poets.