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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Sri Lanka's 'Dheepan' finds a home at Cannes
Before making the Sri Lankan immigrant drama "Dheepan," French director Jacques Audiard acknowledged he couldn't have even found his characters' native country on a map.
Berlin art show pairs impressionist, expressionist
Camille Pissarro's famous "Boulevard Montmartre at Night" shows a brightly illuminated avenue in Paris -- the city lights turned into gentle dabs of oil paint. Next to the French impressionist's 1897 work is a painting by German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner from 1912 depicting a Berlin street scene in flashy yellow, blue and black -- the broad brush stokes clearly visible.
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi couldn't resist breaking out a guitar Thursday to help give advice to graduates at Rutgers University's Camden campus.
Playboy on Thursday launched a new mobile app -- but don't look for nudity. The magazine's new Playboy NOW mobile app for Android and Apple devices is tailored to its updated "safe for work" strategy, which emphasizes lifestyle and culture over buttocks and breasts.
Friday, May 22, 2015
David Letterman signs off as the host of the Late Show
David Letterman ended his 33-year career as a late-night television host Wednesday, ushered into retirement by four presidents who declared "our long national nightmare is over" and saying there was nothing he could ever do to repay his audience.
Noted musician Bob Belden dies in NYC at 58
Bob Belden, a Grammy-winning U.S. jazz musician, composer, arranger and producer who was the first American musician to perform in Iran since its 1979 revolution when he toured there earlier this year, died Wednesday. He was 58.
A publicist for the latest "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie denied reports Thursday that Johnny Depp stormed off the Australian set to be with his wife in the United States.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
A University of New Mexico School of Law student journal has published a special issue analyzing legal issues related to the story line of AMC's "Breaking Bad" -- and what might have happened if the real-life legal system was imposed on the fictional characters.
Taylor Swift kick-started the Billboard Music Awards and boosted ABC in the television ratings, too.
Peruvians seek relief from ills at the seaside
They arrive at Lima's coast shortly before dawn and wade into the Pacific Ocean, seeking relief from the ailments doctors have been unable to cure.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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