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'Foundation' based on Asimov's work thinks big — galaxy big

Sep. 22, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Most TV dramas try to tell stories over a few years with maybe half a dozen central characters. The new series “Foundation” is a bit more ambitious — try 400 years and 25 million worlds. To say it's sweeping doesn't do it justice. World-building is...

Ever the showman, Thom Browne stages a stylish extravaganza

Sep. 12, 2021 03:26 AM EDT

When designer Thom Browne left New York Fashion Week four years ago to start showing his label in Paris, it left a hole in the New York calendar. No designer tells stories with his clothes in the same way, creating fashion shows that are more like elaborate theatrical productions. ...

Susanna Clarke's 'Piranesi' wins Women's Prize for Fiction

Sep. 08, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British writer Susanna Clarke won the prestigious Women’s Prize for Fiction on Wednesday for her mind-tweaking fantasy novel “Piranesi" — a book that chronic illness made her fear she would never get to write. Clarke, 61, was awarded the 30,000 pound...

AP Emmy pundits favor 'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso' for honors

Sep. 08, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

Feeling lucky, Mr. Mandalorian? How about you, Duke of Hastings? The Emmys tend to field an eclectic group of contenders, and increasingly so as new platforms have expanded television's scope and sophistication. Versions of sci-fi and comic book epics...

Fire damages self-described 'birthplace' of Harry Potter

Aug. 25, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A cafe in Scotland's capital where author J.K. Rowling wrote some of the Harry Potter books has been damaged in a fire. The Elephant House in Edinburgh suffered smoke and water damage after a blaze broke out at the patisserie next door on Tuesday. ...

From tacos to ice cream: Adam Rubin now writing for tweens

Jul. 14, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's most popular picture book authors is ready to add a few more words. Adam Rubin, known to parents and kids for “Dragon Loves Tacos,” is working on his first middle-grade book. “The Ice Cream Machine” is a a collection of six...

'Halloween' comes to Venice as Curtis gets lifetime award

Jun. 30, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is awarding its lifetime achievement award this year to Jamie Lee Curtis, the American actor best known for her decadeslong run in the “Halloween” slasher franchise. Curtis will pick up the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement on...