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Book grant program helps Mississippi libraries combat racism

Nov. 28, 2021 08:22 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years ago, a group of Black students was arrested and jailed for peacefully studying at the white-only Jackson Municipal Public Library. Today, shelves in public libraries in the Jackson-Hinds Library System display books called “We Are Not...

Peter Aykroyd, Emmy nominated 'SNL' actor-writer, dead at 66

Nov. 22, 2021 16:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Aykroyd, an Emmy-nominated actor and writer on “Saturday Night Live” for the 1979-80 season who later worked with older brother, Dan, on everything from a TV show about the paranormal to such films as “Dragnet” and “Coneheads,” has died at age 66. ...

Emerging filmmaker receives 7-figure book deal for thriller

Nov. 17, 2021 14:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An emerging young filmmaker is also very much in demand in the book world. Nick Brooks has reached a seven-figure deal for his young adult thriller “Promise Boys,” in which three boys at a Washington, D.C., charter school investigate the murder of their principal, and...

Kankakee filmmaker presents emotional screening in hometown

Nov. 13, 2021 01:06 AM EST

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — When the end credits rolled recently in the main auditorium of the Paramount Theatre, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. The screening of “8beats” concluded with a title screen that read “In loving memory of David and Daniel King.” ...

Taylor Swift fans revel in ‘All Too Well’ film lyrics, clues

Nov. 12, 2021 20:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's fans know how to look for careful clues and Easter eggs in her lyrics and music videos, so anticipation was high when the pop star dropped a short film going deeper into her romantic life on a fan favorite song. The 13-minute “All Too...

Historic St. Paul haberdashery takes customers back in time

Sep. 18, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Andler of Heimie’s Haberdashery wants it to be more than just a store. To him, it could become a cultural touchstone shaped by romanticism from the early 1900s, a scene from the St. Paul his great-grandfather lived in. The high-end...