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Court orders Detroit museum to hold onto disputed van Gogh

Jan. 26, 2023 17:15 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A federal appeals court has ordered a Detroit museum to hold onto an 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh amid a Brazilian collector's dispute with the museum over the painting. Wednesday's order from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati comes days after...

HarperCollins, striking workers agree to federal mediation

Jan. 26, 2023 14:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — HarperCollins Publishers and the union representing some 250 striking employees have agreed to enter into federal mediation, the first sign of a possible settlement since the work stoppage began in early November. “We are excited to have this opportunity to...

Review: Cannes breakout ‘Close’ tells of innocence and grief

Jan. 26, 2023 14:48 PM EST

“ Close ” is a crushing story of grief told with grace by Belgian director Lukas Dhont. At its heart is a friendship, loving and deep, between two 13-year-old boys, Leo (Eden Dambrine) and Remi (Gustav De Waele), in the countryside. It is summertime when we meet them, playing...

US-Best-Sellers-Books-PW

Jan. 26, 2023 14:34 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Cabinet of Dr. Leng” by Preston/Child (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday) 3. “The House of Wolves” by Patterson/Lupica (Little, Brown) 4. “Tomorrow,...

Eva Green, producers battle in UK court over collapsed film

Jan. 26, 2023 14:02 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for Eva Green alleged Thursday that producers of a collapsed film tried to damage the French actress’ reputation by depicting her as a “diva.” The performer, who played Vesper Lynd in James Bond thriller “Casino Royale,” is suing producers for a $1...

Couture season ends with clubbing, celebrity and glamour

Jan. 26, 2023 13:45 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The experimentalism and audacity of 1980s club kids inspired Valentino, one of the last high-octane shows of this Paris Fashion Week couture season. Thousands of fans lined the Pont Alexandre III bridge on a chilly Wednesday night to scream as their idols went in and...

Monterey Park, an Asian cultural hub, shaken by shooting

Jan. 26, 2023 13:07 PM EST

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — For decades, Monterey Park has been a haven for Asian immigrants seeking to maintain a strong cultural identity — and a culinary heaven worth visiting for anybody near Los Angeles craving authentic Asian cuisine. Signs across the vibrant suburb are...

Wrexham eyes Hollywood ending in impressive FA Cup run

Jan. 26, 2023 12:23 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Hollywood owners of Wrexham are still learning the vernacular of British soccer. They don’t need guidance, though, to set the scene for this weekend’s FA Cup match against second-division Sheffield United. Rob McElhenney, who co-owns the...

Historically Black TSU hopes for Grammy with gospel album

Jan. 26, 2023 12:05 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Like a lot of great projects, the idea for Grammy-nominated album “The Urban Hymnal” was first sketched out on a paper restaurant napkin. Gospel songwriter and producer Sir the Baptist had come to Nashville in October 2021 to hear Tennessee State...

Controversy, frivolity mark day one of Paris Fashion Week

Jan. 26, 2023 10:24 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The pioneering Black performer Josephine Baker — who left the United States to find global fame in Paris in the 1920s — was Dior’s muse for an old school spring couture collection of archetypal classicism. With her caressing velvets and silks, embroideries,...