A stitch in time: Tapestry immortalizes "Game of Thrones"
BAYEUX, France (AP) — Famously, Arya Stark always preferred her sword Needle to needlework. Still, even she would be impressed with the giant tapestry now on show in France that recounts the plot of "Game of Thrones" in glorious and, of course, gory and salacious detail.
Music starts for Earthlings around Area 51 events in Nevada
HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Sound checks echoed from a distant main stage while Daniel Martinez whirled and danced at dusty makeshift festival grounds just after sunset in Rachel, the Nevada town closest to the once-secret Area 51 military base.
2 Greta Thunberg books coming out in the United States
NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has two books coming out in the United States, including an English-language edition of her memoir.
Theater-related podcasts find a hub in new digital network
NEW YORK (AP) — Podcasts are exploding and the world of theater isn't immune. Now comes a digital hub that pulls together a lot of that theater talk — the Broadway Podcast Network.
Chris Cornell's teen daughter releases song produced by him
NEW YORK (AP) — A ballad that Chris Cornell produced for his daughter Toni when she was just 12 is now being released. "Far Away Places" was written by Toni three years ago, and was one of the last songs that Cornell recorded before his death in May 2017.
Melania Trump cuts ribbon on reopened Washington Monument
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump cut the ribbon Thursday as the Washington Monument reopened to the public for the first time in three years.
'No path is easy': Black opera singers detail struggles
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 60 years after Marian Anderson broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera, black singers still face unique obstacles in building their careers within the industry.
Galifianakis and Aukerman on 'Between 2 Ferns: The Movie'
NEW YORK (AP) — Some Netflix titles involve anguished discussion over whether the movie will also get a substantial theatrical release.
Review: Hiss Golden Messenger delivers music with a purpose
Hiss Golden Messenger, "Terms of Surrender" (Merge) The new album by Hiss Golden Messenger is one to play on repeat, immersing in every nuance.
DreamWorks, Shanghai studio hope 'Abominable' suits China
For the new animated movie "Abominable," bringing a big city in China to life with accuracy means that even the trash has to look right.
Folake Olowofoyeku hearts life in the television comedy lane
NEW YORK (AP) — A funny thing happened to Folake Olowofoyeku on the way to a career in law: She became a theater major against her parents' wishes and headed straight into the business after earning her undergraduate degree.
Book of letters by Che Guevara coming out in English in 2021
NEW YORK (AP) — A book of letters by Ernesto Che Guevara is coming out in English in fall 2021. "Letters 1947-67" will be released in the United States by Seven Stories, the publisher announced Thursday, and includes an introduction by daughter Aleida Guevara.
'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep' make last Emmy Awards stand
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Game of Thrones" has dominated the Emmy Awards with the formidable power of, say, your average fearsome, flame-belching dragon.
Books on border wall, Tribe Called Quest on awards longlist
NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by chef Iliana Regan and Hanif Abdurraqib's best-selling chronicle of A Tribe Called Quest are among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards.
Benefit concert to feature "Supergirl" co-stars, newlyweds
NEW YORK (AP) — "Supergirl" co-stars and real-life newlyweds Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood will join performers Jane Lynch, Wayne Brady and Laurie Metcalf for a concert being livestreamed Saturday to benefit low-income migrants.
No Britney Spears, no decisions made at closed court hearing
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hearing Wednesday on the future of the court conservatorship that for 11 years has controlled the money and affairs of Britney Spears ended with no decisions made and no appearance from the pop star.
The Latest: No rulings, no Britney Spears at court hearing
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a hearing on the court conservatorship of Britney Spears (all times local): 5:05 p.m. A hearing to review the court conservatorship that controls the money and affairs of Britney Spears has ended with no decisions made and no appearance from the singer.
Amazon Prime Video to stream Rihanna's lingerie show
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna believes women of all shapes, colors and sizes should be celebrated, and that spirit of inclusion has made her lingerie and beauty lines massive successes.
Tekashi 6ix9ine recounts abduction for jury at NYC trial
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine described for a Manhattan jury Wednesday details from his life of crime with a violent street gang, including getting abducted at gunpoint amid a dispute between warring factions of the crew.
Report: More people are supporting nonprofit news sites
NEW YORK (AP) — Nonprofit news organizations, a growth area in the troubled field of journalism, are broadening their base of support to take in almost as much from individual donors as they do from foundations.
Review: A space odyssey with Brad Pitt in 'Ad Astra'
Having stayed rigorously close to his native New York for much of his career, writer-director James Gray has lately been making up for lost time.
Review: From god to devil: Doc tells Maradona's mythic tale
Who's that amazingly expressive actor they got to play Diego Maradona? The one you can't take your eyes off of, whose every facial muscle can project joy, pain, sadness, humor or anger from miles away, and sometimes all at once? Oh wait — this is a documentary, and this is Maradona himself, one of the most colorful and fascinating personalities in all of sports, with a life story bordering on the mythic.
Brad Pitt and James Gray take a giant leap with 'Ad Astra'
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Brad Pitt made the first move with James Gray. In 1995, he saw Gray's debut "Little Odessa" and decided to call up the young filmmaker behind the grim Brooklyn crime drama.
Author Graeme Gibson, longtime partner of Atwood, dead at 85
NEW YORK (AP) — Graeme Gibson, a Canadian novelist and conservationist and the longtime partner of Margaret Atwood, died Wednesday at age 85.
Review: Guitar czar Joel Paterson rules on retro Beatles ode
Joel Paterson, "Let it Be Guitar!" (Bloodshot Records) Close your eyes, picture Chet Atkins pulling up a bar stool on the beach at Waikiki and coolly plucking out a surfy rendition of Paul McCartney's iconic "Michelle."