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Review: Emily Dickinson comes out of the shadows

NEW YORK (AP) -- Acclaimed 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson was famously reclusive, although she maintained numerous correspondences. She was an extremely prolific poet, though not publicly recognized in her lifetime, and many details of her life remain a mystery....

'Letterman' cue card man fired for colleague clash

NEW YORK (AP) -- David Letterman's longtime cue-card holder says he wound up cuing his own firing by getting aggressive with a colleague....

The 10 semifinalists for World's Funniest Person

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The 10 semifinalists in the World's Funniest Person competition are:...

On the road to find the world's funniest person

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other....

Archaeologists seek movie set in California sands

GUADALUPE, Calif. (AP) -- Archaeologists working in the sand dunes along the Central California coast are digging up ancient sphinxes - but these are made of plaster....

Paris sculpture removed after vandals strike

PARIS (AP) -- A controversial green art installation on Paris' tony Place Vendome has been taken down after being vandalized overnight....

Toni Morrison's papers to be housed at Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- The papers of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison are now part of the permanent library collection of Princeton University....

Detroit museum defends 6-figure salaries

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Institute of Arts is defending the six-figure salaries of its two top executives, saying Friday that it didn't anticipate a backlash when raises were granted a few years ago, before the city filed for bankruptcy....

Manhattan Transfer singer, founder dies at 72

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tim Hauser, the founder and singer of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, band representative JoAnn Geffen said Friday. He was 72....

Waltrip juggling driving, dancing at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Strolling through airports, Michael Waltrip is no longer recognized primarily as the driver who won a pair of Daytona 500s....

David Cronenberg writes first novel, 'Consumed'

NEW YORK (AP) -- To finish his first novel, David Cronenberg had to work around a few other projects....

Bono says he wears sunglasses due to glaucoma

LONDON (AP) -- U2 singer Bono says his ever-present sunglasses aren't a rock-star affectation - he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years....

AP reporter gets some Hollywood stunt training

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE: In reporting her story on the upcoming action film "John Wick," the author gets into a shootout - Hollywood style - and lives to tell about it....

Veteran stuntmen become directors with `John Wick'

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Chad Stahelski and David Leitch speak in shorthand when it comes to shooting sprees. Also mixed martial arts throw-downs, crazy car crashes and escaping explosions....

Frank Gehry opens Paris' Louis Vuitton Foundation

PARIS (AP) -- Architect Frank Gehry opened his latest project on Friday, the more than 100 million euro ($126 million) Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, which has bowled over critics....

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