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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The cross-dressing South African satirist says he doesn't tell jokes and can't remember punchlines. "Sometimes the truth is funnier," said Pieter-Dirk Uys, who lampooned the leaders of white racist rule decades ago and now pokes fun at South Africa's politics...
"The Glass Cage: Automation and Us" (W.W. Norton & Co.), by Nicholas Carr I haven't needed to memorize a phone number since I bought my first cellphone 15 years ago. Now I couldn't recall a single number, not even my mother's (sorry, mom). After reading Nicholas Carr's "The...
NEW YORK (AP) — Here's a tip for the next time you bump into Andrea Martin: Don't forget to spit out your gum. It turns out she suffers from misophonia — the dislike of small, irritating common noises, such as magazine pages turning or water dripping. Or gum chewing. But she's...
"Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), by Paul Theroux The title piece of Paul Theroux's new short story collection, "Mr. Bones," is a son's account of the conflicted time in the early 1950s when his father began practicing for the role of a black man in a...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Playing an attorney on TV has shown Viola Davis there's a slim — and slippery — divide between guilt and innocence. The 49-year-old actress stars as a defense attorney and law professor on the new ABC show "How to Get Away With Murder," which...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding its first exhibit in the space that will become Hollywood's premier museum devoted to the movies. "Hollywood Costume" opens Thursday inside the historic May Co. building on Wilshire Boulevard in Los...
"This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" (Simon & Schuster), by Naomi Klein Cutting the vast amounts of man-made pollution that feed global warming is an enormous challenge for societies that gobble up coal, oil and gas. But in "This Changes Everything," Naomi...
SYDNEY (AP) — Actress Nicole Kidman on Tuesday broke her public silence since the death of her father more than two weeks ago by sharing her heartbreak and thanking well-wishers for their comforting thoughts and prayers. "We would just like to thank everyone for their love and...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-...