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Movie Review: In 'The Bikeriders,' the birth of a subculture on two wheels

Movie Review: In 'The Bikeriders,' the birth of a subculture on two wheels

Still images have been a source of wonder and mythology in the films of Jeff Nichols. “Mud,” Nichols’ Twain-soaked Mississippi fable, seemed derived from the magical sight of a boat held aloft by a tree.
Pharrell at Louis Vuitton celebrates the diversity of human skin in Paris UNESCO show

Pharrell at Louis Vuitton celebrates the diversity of human skin in Paris UNESCO show

PARIS (AP) — With just over a month before the Paris Olympics , Louis Vuitton celebrated the beauty of humans and their skin in a star-studded menswear showcase at the headquarters of U.N. cultural agency UNESCO in Paris.
Review: June Squibb is delightful as a grandma on a mission in ‘Thelma’

Review: June Squibb is delightful as a grandma on a mission in ‘Thelma’

There are a lot of bad comedies about, and supposedly for, senior citizens. It’s especially depressing because the worst offenders, the ones that don’t just feel cheap and lazy but exploitative too, often feature our finest actors.
Japan's emperor says he looks forward to deepening ties with Britain's royals during UK visit

Japan's emperor says he looks forward to deepening ties with Britain's royals during UK visit

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Naruhito said Wednesday he is “delighted” to finally be able to visit Britain after the trip was delayed by several years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Fancy Dance’ with Lily Gladstone balances heartbreak, humor in story of a missing Indigenous woman

‘Fancy Dance’ with Lily Gladstone balances heartbreak, humor in story of a missing Indigenous woman

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lily Gladstone knows the gravity stories about what she calls the “epidemic” of missing and murdered Indigenous people have. But she also values humor in telling those stories.
'Verzuz' will return after Swizz Beatz, Timbaland lock in new distribution partnership with X

'Verzuz' will return after Swizz Beatz, Timbaland lock in new distribution partnership with X

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Swizz Beatz and Timbaland are bringing the “Verzuz” series back with a new major platform for viewers to watch musicians face off in a song-against-song battle.
In 'Janet Planet,' playwright Annie Baker explores a new dramatic world

In 'Janet Planet,' playwright Annie Baker explores a new dramatic world

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker has been hailed as one of the preeminent voices of her generation, but the movies have long lingered in her mind and in her work.
Reporterbot in space: Game developer uses journalism background as inspiration

Reporterbot in space: Game developer uses journalism background as inspiration

EDMONTON — Journalism isn't the most glamorous job. It can be thankless work and involve shoddy coffee-shop Wi-Fi, makeshift lunches low in nutritional value and long stretches of sedentariness.
Quavo hosts summit against gun violence featuring VP Kamala Harris on late rapper Takeoff's birthday

Quavo hosts summit against gun violence featuring VP Kamala Harris on late rapper Takeoff's birthday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Migos rapper Quavo's quest to transform his nephew Takeoff's tragic shooting into a force for change convened with a summit against gun violence on what would have been the late rapper’s 30th birthday.
Japan's 'beat poet' Kazuko Shiraishi, pioneer of modern performance poetry, dies at 93

Japan's 'beat poet' Kazuko Shiraishi, pioneer of modern performance poetry, dies at 93

TOKYO (AP) — Kazuko Shiraishi, a leading name in modern Japanese “beat” poetry , known for her dramatic readings, at times with jazz music, has died. She was 93.