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A celebrity volcanologist couple spotlighted in new doc

Jul. 05, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

There is a curious love triangle that sits at the center of the new documentary “ Fire of Love." It's between a man, a woman and a volcano. Well, all volcanoes really. The names might not be especially well-known today, but in the 1970s and '80s, French scientists Katia Krafft and...

Review: In 'Fire of Love,' the mysterious alchemy of romance

Jul. 05, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

Rarely have the conditions for love been less hospitable than in Sara Dosa’s documentary “Fire of Love." Yet here, amid shifting tectonics and quaking craters, French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft forge a strangely rock-steady romance. “Fire of Love," excavates their...

Review: 'Thor: Love and Thunder' is pure bonkers filmmaking

Jul. 05, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

The last full Thor movie was the overstuffed 2017 “Thor: Ragnarok,” with the God of Thunder dealing with dueling brother and sister issues, the imminent destruction of his planet, a boozy sidekick, a huge dog, pal Hulk having a panic attack and the death of his father. It was...

New this week: 'The Sea Beast,' early Elton John, 'Maggie'

Jul. 05, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Netflix’s “The Sea Beast” brings a “Moby Dick”-like tale down to kid size. The...

Review: 'Bull Durham' fans, rejoice at 'Church of Baseball'

Jul. 05, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

“The Church of Baseball: The Making of ‘Bull Durham’: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings and a Hit” by Ron Shelton (Knopf) Former minor-league ballplayer Ron Shelton has written and directed a host of sports-themed movies, but it’s doubtful anyone has told him...

Review: An Irish hitman juggles murder with parenthood

Jul. 05, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

“The Lemon Man” by Keith Bruton (Brash Books) Patrick Callen, a Dublin, Ireland hitman with a mild case of obsessive-compulsive disorder, stays organized by making lists. On his first day in Keith Bruton’s debut novel, the list includes: — Buy Food ...

Review: 'Hatchet Island' a mystery with contrived solution

Jul. 05, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

“Hatchet Island” by Paul Doiron (Minotaur) Stacey Stevens’s old college roommate, now working at a bird sanctuary off the Maine coast, is in a panic. Lobstermen who have made a habit of harassing the facility’s staff are growing more aggressive, and now her boss has gone...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 10-16

Jul. 05, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 10-16: July 10: Actor William Smithers (“Dallas,” ″Peyton Place”) is 95. Singer Mavis Staples is 83. Actor Mills Watson (“B.J. and the Bear,” ″Lobo”) is 82. Actor Robert Pine (“CHiPS”) is 81. Guitarist Jerry Miller of Moby...

Song by song, country star Luke Combs grows into stadiums

Jul. 01, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Luke Combs is making big leaps this year in his unprecedented rise to the top of country music, both personally and professionally. The North Carolina-born singer, who holds a Billboard record with 14 consecutive No. 1 country airplay...

Lawyer: Hussle lifted up neighborhood he was gunned down in

Jun. 30, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle was a hip-hop star who sought to raise up his neighborhood with him until a friend from the same streets gunned him down, a prosecutor said in his closing argument Thursday. “This man was different,” Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney...

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Biden awards Medal of Honor to 4 for Vietnam War heroism

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Chanel gets gently geometric in far-flung Paris couture

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The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

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A celebrity volcanologist couple spotlighted in new doc

Jul. 05, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

There is a curious love triangle that sits at the center of the new documentary “ Fire of Love." It's between a man, a woman and a volcano. Well, all volcanoes really. The names might not be especially well-known today, but in the 1970s and '80s, French scientists Katia Krafft and...

Review: In 'Fire of Love,' the mysterious alchemy of romance

Jul. 05, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

Rarely have the conditions for love been less hospitable than in Sara Dosa’s documentary “Fire of Love." Yet here, amid shifting tectonics and quaking craters, French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft forge a strangely rock-steady romance. “Fire of Love," excavates their...

Review: An Irish hitman juggles murder with parenthood

Jul. 05, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

“The Lemon Man” by Keith Bruton (Brash Books) Patrick Callen, a Dublin, Ireland hitman with a mild case of obsessive-compulsive disorder, stays organized by making lists. On his first day in Keith Bruton’s debut novel, the list includes: — Buy Food ...