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In this Thursday, June 25, 2020, photo, novelist Ann Patchett, right, and her business partner, Karen Hayes, left, pose in their independent bookstore, Parnassus Books, in Nashville, Tenn. Their bookstore that opened and thrived while others were closing their doors is once again defying the odds during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Novelist Patchett has Nashville bookstore customers swooning

Jun. 26, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville bookstore that opened and thrived while others were closing their doors is once again defying the odds, thanks, in part, to its famous novelist co-owner. Throughout the pandemic, Ann Patchett has appeared on the Parnassus Books Instagram account, often in a ball gown...

Protesters rally near the edge of Times Square in New York, Sunday, June 7, 2020. New York City lifted the curfew spurred by protests against police brutality ahead of schedule Sunday after a peaceful night, free of the clashes or ransacking of stores that rocked the city days earlier. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Thousands march in NYC as curfew ends and peace prevails

Jun. 7, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people marched through New York City's streets again Sunday to protest racism and police brutality, but after a peaceful weekend the city appeared ready to begin a march back toward normalcy after three months of quarantines and nearly two weeks of civil unrest. Mayor Bill de...

Protesters and activists move along 6th Avenue Saturday, June 6, 2020, in New York. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Protests continue in NYC amid lingering tensions over curfew

Jun. 7, 2020 12:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrations over the death of George Floyd continued in New York City on Saturday, with thousands taking to the streets and parks to protest police brutality as police pulled back on enforcing an 8 p.m. curfew that has led to confrontations over the past several days. More than two...

Late-night hosts say fighting racism means more than talk

Jun. 2, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Six of America's late-night television comedy hosts — five of them white men — turned serious after the nation's weekend of unrest following the death of George Floyd to suggest they and others need to do more than talk about racism. It has become a ritual — a somewhat...

This combination photo shows, from left, gospel singer Troy Sneed, Andrew Jack as Caluan Ematt in

Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

May. 22, 2020 1:46 AM EDT

A saxophonist whose sounds helped birth international dance music. An actress who learned alongside one set of Hollywood legends then told the life stories of others. A musician who went from pop-rock bassist to show-tune song stylist. In the second installment in a series, The Associated Press takes a look at...

This image taken from the Room Rater Twitter account shows shows CNN's Anderson Cooper. Ever since the coronavirus forced pundits, reporters, analysts and sports figures to speak to the masses from their dens, living rooms and kitchens, television has given us a peek at the famous and not-so-famous — a glimpse we never got when they were in the studio.  (Twitter page of Room Rater via AP).

What's that behind you? On virus-era TV, home backdrops star

May. 8, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

Those who saw conservative commentator Bill Kristol on television one recent night may not remember what he said. But they'll never forget the magnificent mess of a bookcase behind him. And there's a growing army of viewers with just one question after tuning into any number of interviews that political...

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In 'Becoming,' a starring role for Michelle Obama

May. 4, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the backstage hallways of Washington D.C.’s Capital One Arena, Michelle Obama walks arm-in-arm with her husband, Barack Obama. She has just finished the third stop on what would be a 34-city book tour of such unprecedented scale that it almost resembled a Beyoncé concert...

This image released by Netflix shows former first lady Michelle Obama in a scene from

Review: Michelle Obama, unplugged (kinda) in ‘Becoming’ doc

May. 4, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

In the lovely new Netflix documentary “Becoming,” set around Michelle Obama’s book tour for her memoir, the former first lady makes a comment about the massive venues she’s speaking to. “What I experience in these big arenas is the power of gathering,” she says....

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2019 file photo shows David Byrne during the Broadway opening night curtain call of

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 10-16

May. 4, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 10-16: May 10: Singer Henry Fambrough of The Spinners is 82. Actor David Clennon (“thirtysomething”) is 77. Filmmaker Jim Abrahams (“The Naked Gun,” “Airplane!”) is 76. Singer Donovan is 74. Singer Graham Gouldman of 10cc is 74....