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‘Back to the Future’ cast to reunite at L.A. Comic Con

July 6, 2024, 6:01am Entertainment

Each year, at the end of its weekend in downtown Los Angeles, the people who run Los Angeles Comic Con ask fans what guests they’d like to see at the convention the following years, says Chris DeMoulin, the CEO and general manager of L.A. Comic Con. Read story

Daniella L&oacute;pez White uses a mirror while applying makeup May 14, 2024, at her apartment in Boston. L&oacute;pez White, who graduated from Emerson College in Boston this month and is on a tight budget, said TikTok influencers have helped her with tips on how to find affordable clothes at places like H&amp;M and thrift shops.

Will TikTok’s trendsetting influence last?

Daniella L&oacute;pez White uses a mirror while applying makeup May 14, 2024, at her apartment in Boston. L&oacute;pez White, who graduated from Emerson College in Boston this month and is on a tight budget, said TikTok influencers have helped her with tips on how to find affordable clothes at places like H&amp;M and thrift shops.

July 6, 2024, 6:00am Life

TikTok and its bite-sized videos arrived in the United States as a global version of the Chinese app Douyin. Less than six years later, the social media platform is deeply woven into the fabric of American consumerism, having shortened the shelf life of trends and revamped how people engage with… Read story

Flavor Flav and Red Lobster team up for Crabfest

July 6, 2024, 6:00am Food

Red Lobster announced Monday that it has partnered with hip-hop superstar Flavor Flav, known as the co-founder of Public Enemy and the star of VH1’s influential reality show “Flavor of Love,” for its new Crabfest campaign. Read story

A scene from &ldquo;Belly of the Beast: Bigger and Bloodier,&rdquo; part of 21 hours of programing celebrating &ldquo;Shark Week.&rdquo; (Discovery Channel)

Time to tune in for ‘Shark Week’

A scene from &ldquo;Belly of the Beast: Bigger and Bloodier,&rdquo; part of 21 hours of programing celebrating &ldquo;Shark Week.&rdquo; (Discovery Channel)

July 6, 2024, 5:59am Entertainment

Imagine stepping into a life-sized whale carcass decoy and steering it into deep water. You’re looking — yes, looking — for a group of hungry sharks to spark a feeding frenzy. To attract them, you shoot out hundreds of gallons of synthetic blood and chum. Then watch them lose it. Read story

&ldquo;Dead Girls Talking,&rdquo; by Megan Cooley Peterson.

‘Making a Murderer’ inspired Cooley Peterson’s new novel

&ldquo;Dead Girls Talking,&rdquo; by Megan Cooley Peterson.

July 6, 2024, 5:51am Entertainment

Millions obsessed over the true crime explored in Netflix’s 2015 “Making a Murderer” series. Mankato, Minn., writer Megan Cooley Peterson got a worldview shift and a book out of it. Read story

The title page of the first edition of the 1789 book &ldquo;The Power of Sympathy&rdquo; by William Hill Brown.

It’s cited as 1st American novel

The title page of the first edition of the 1789 book &ldquo;The Power of Sympathy&rdquo; by William Hill Brown.

July 6, 2024, 5:51am Entertainment

In the winter of 1789, around the time George Washington was elected the country’s first president, a Boston-based printer quietly launched another American institution. Read story

Ukrainian book chronicles Russia war crimes

July 6, 2024, 5:51am Entertainment

A posthumous book by Victoria Amelina, the Ukrainian author killed last year during a Russian missile strike, will be published in February upon the war’s third anniversary. Read story

Juju Bae, a Baltimore spiritual healer and cast member on the Hulu series &ldquo;Living for the Dead,&rdquo; has written a new book.

Juju Bae debuts ‘Book of Juju’

Juju Bae, a Baltimore spiritual healer and cast member on the Hulu series &ldquo;Living for the Dead,&rdquo; has written a new book.

July 6, 2024, 5:51am Entertainment

It was Juju Bae’s Catholic upbringing in Baltimore, she said, that sparked a deeper reflection on her spirituality and “who I’m praying to.” Read story

&ldquo;The Secret Keeper of Main Street,&rdquo; by Trisha R. Thomas.

‘Secret Keeper’ author on books she loves

&ldquo;The Secret Keeper of Main Street,&rdquo; by Trisha R. Thomas.

July 6, 2024, 5:51am Entertainment

Trisha R. Thomas’s debut novel, “Nappily Ever After,” was an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work finalist and an Oprah Magazine Book That Made A Difference — and it was also adapted into a Netflix film starring Sanaa Lathan. Read story

&ldquo;When Women Ran Fifth Avenue&rdquo; by Julie Satow.

Nine new books for summer

&ldquo;When Women Ran Fifth Avenue&rdquo; by Julie Satow.

July 6, 2024, 5:51am Entertainment

Given how rare it is that anyone has time to read for pleasure — especially when there are blockbusters to watch, jewels to buy, trips to take, music to listen to and ice cream to eat — the book had better be worth it. That’s why the stakes are so… Read story