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Creators of Black opera 'Of The Sea' on inspiring alternatives to Eurocentric works

Creators of Black opera 'Of The Sea' on inspiring alternatives to Eurocentric works

TORONTO — A new Black Canadian opera brings to life a story of resilience, amplified by hopeful arias and performers drawing from their own experiences in facing obstacles.
Jeremy Scott leaves Moschino after 10 years at fashion house

Jeremy Scott leaves Moschino after 10 years at fashion house

MILAN (AP) — Jeremy Scott is stepping down as creative director of Italian luxury house Moschino after 10 years of wild and wacky fashion shows and his elegant dressing of numerous celebrities. The company made the announcement Monday.
Review: Stunning new novel about a family and mental illness

Review: Stunning new novel about a family and mental illness

“Commitment,” by Mona Simpson (Alfred A. Knopf) Mona Simpson’s latest novel “Commitment” is a minimalist masterpiece, exploring the large and small ways that a diagnosis of mental illness affects a family.
New this week: 'Top Gun,' Lana Del Rey and 'Rabbit Hole'

New this week: 'Top Gun,' Lana Del Rey and 'Rabbit Hole'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week.
Mae Muller wrote a song, now represents UK at Eurovision

Mae Muller wrote a song, now represents UK at Eurovision

LONDON (AP) — Mae Muller wrote a song. Only a few days later, Eurovision came calling. “I Wrote a Song” is representing the U.K. at the Eurovision Song Contest, whose semifinals start in 50 days.
Anthony Fauci documentary on PBS covers a career of crises

Anthony Fauci documentary on PBS covers a career of crises

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a moment in the new PBS documentary about Dr. Anthony Fauci when a protestor holds up a handmade sign reading, “Dr. Fauci, You Are Killing Us.
School library book bans are seen as targeting LGBTQ content

School library book bans are seen as targeting LGBTQ content

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Teri Patrick bristles at the idea she wants to ban books about LGBTQ issues in Iowa schools, arguing her only goal is ridding schools of sexually explicit material.
Review: 'American Mermaid' offers satiric look at Hollywood

Review: 'American Mermaid' offers satiric look at Hollywood

“American Mermaid,” by Julia Langbein, (Penguin Random House) This hilarious novel by comedian Julia Langbein is also about something serious: a young woman trying to have her voice heard and find her place in a world that seems bent on diminishing h
Adam Sandler gets Mark Twain prize surrounded by celeb pals

Adam Sandler gets Mark Twain prize surrounded by celeb pals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Sandler placed his hand on the bronze bust of Mark Twain and speculated that it “one day might be the weapon used to bludgeon me in my sleep.
Review: A writer investigates a UFO cult in East Texas

Review: A writer investigates a UFO cult in East Texas

“The Donut Legion,” by Joe R. Lansdale (Mulholland) Charlie Garner, a former private detective turned novelist, was staring through his telescope at the rural East Texas sky late one night when he received an unexpected visit from his ex-wife, Meg.