By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 1:40 p.m.
MEXICO CITY — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 11:16 a.m.
PARIS — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month’s Cannes Film Festival.
By JOCELYN NOVECK, Associated Press
April 13, 2014 6 a.m.
NEW YORK — It's been a year since Sheryl Sandberg came out with "Lean In," her best-selling manifesto for working women, launching a new catchphrase in the process. Since then, more than 1.75 million copies have been sold; the book's out in 28 languages, and will be in eight more by the end of 2014 (a deal was just made for a Kurdish edition.)
By By Susan King Los Angeles Times
April 13, 2014 6 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — Long-missing comedy shorts including 1927’s “Mickey’s Circus,” featuring a 6-year-old Mickey Rooney in his first starring role, and 1917’s “Neptune’s Naughty Daughter”; as well as 1925’s “Fifty Million Years Ago,” an animated introduction to the theory of evolution, are among the American silent films recently recovered at the EYE Film Institute Netherlands in Amsterdam.
By L. Kent Wolgamott for The Columbian
April 11, 2014 6 a.m.
Joe Louis Walker knows the blues and not just how to play and sing it. The newly minted Blues Hall of Famer has clearly thought deeply about the music he’s played for 50 years and speaks eloquently about it, starting with its power that can’t be contained by borders of any kind.
By DAVID BAUDER, Associated Press
April 10, 2014 2:10 p.m.
NEW YORK — Nirvana, which changed music and fashion in the 1990s with the punk rock-inspired grunge sound, is joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a class with Kiss, Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates. Linda Ronstadt, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band are also being inducted at a ceremony scheduled Thursday night in Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
By TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press
April 10, 2014 11:10 a.m.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The timeless Disney tune "It's a Small World" that wafts through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year, and on Thursday, Disney parks worldwide hosted a global sing-along.At Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, a huge chorus of the song was performed in front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom by cast members and a children's choir from Central Florida Performing Arts.