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Review: Richard Powers amazes again with 'Bewilderment'

Sep. 20, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

“Bewilderment,” by Richard Powers (W.W. Norton & Company) Here are two words that are so ingrained in Richard Powers’ astounding new novel as to be almost unnecessary: Autism and Trump. The book tells the story of Theo Byrne and his son...

NC native had dark days on road to become entertainment exec

Sep. 04, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Grass grows through cracks in the basketball court. No longer are baskets and nets attached to its backboards. Nearby, what had been a small field for kids’ football has become part of a neatly-cut lawn around the apartment complex. ...

Q&A: Jason Momoa, Isabela Merced form a father-daughter bond

Aug. 20, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

Jason Momoa doesn't get to play many ordinary guys. He's Aquaman. He's Khal Drogo. He's Conan the Barbarian. It's part of the reason why he wanted to be in “Sweet Girl,” a new action drama out on Netflix. In the film he's an ordinary Pittsburgh father named Ray...

Sean Penn, with daughter Dylan, directs again in 'Flag Day'

Aug. 17, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Sean Penn is sort of done with movies. He’s still making them, here and there. But Penn is mostly seeing out commitments he made years earlier. After those? He’s not so sure how much more he’s going to be acting or directing. ...

Olympic gold puts Schauffele among golf's elite players

Aug. 02, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japn (AP) — Golf's biggest trophies tend to be silver and green. Xander Schauffele knows this as well as anyone because he has been close enough to dream of winning them. No one doubted his impressive skill set or questioned why he has been in or around the top...

Dad's club leads to bonding for US men's volleyball team

Jul. 26, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Micah Christenson's Olympic preparation got interrupted for the best possible reason. Christenson was playing a pre-Olympic tournament in Italy in June with the rest of the U.S. men's volleyball team when he hopped on a plane for a trip of about 8,000 miles...

South Dakota Supreme Court reverses parental rights ruling

Jul. 16, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that a state judge and the Department of Social Services failed to consider improvements in a mother's parenting skills and living conditions before terminating her rights to her child. The high court this...

Back in Cannes, Sean Penn directs again, with daughter Dylan

Jul. 13, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Sean Penn has been to the Cannes Film Festival about a dozen times — from bumming around with Robert De Niro in 1984 to presiding over the jury. But his last visit was rocky. Penn's film, 2016’s “The Last Face,” flopped with critics in way...

Georgia native plays Kevin Hart’s mom in new Netflix movie

Jul. 04, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Striving for three decades to receive a named role in a major film production, Columbus native Thedra Porter has reached that goal in a movie featuring one of Hollywood’s most popular stars. Porter plays Kevin Hart’s mother in “Fatherhood,”...

Amsterdam mayor apologizes for city fathers' role in slavery

Jul. 01, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The mayor of Amsterdam apologized Thursday for the extensive involvement of the Dutch capital's former governors in the global slave trade, saying the moment had come for the city to confront its grim history. Debate about the role of Amsterdam’s city...