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Kenzo designer debuts; Lanvin goes encyclopedic in Paris

Kenzo designer debuts; Lanvin goes encyclopedic in Paris

PARIS — All eyes at Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday were on the debut of Kenzo's new designer, who put guests attending the freezing, winter morning show inside a sweltering greenhouse.
'Criminal Minds,' 'Fresh Off the Boat' end on ratings high

'Criminal Minds,' 'Fresh Off the Boat' end on ratings high

NEW YORK — Two long-running series — CBS drama “Criminal Minds” and ABC's “Fresh Off the Boat” — ended their runs last week with modest bumps in the ratings.
Review: P.I. Leonid McGill returns in `Trouble Is What I Do'

Review: P.I. Leonid McGill returns in `Trouble Is What I Do'

“Trouble Is What I Do,” Mulholland Books, by Walter Mosley Many years ago, a Mississippi bluesman named Catfish Worry had an affair with the daughter of a wealthy white banker whose ancestors came to America on the Mayflower.
Review: P.I. Leonid McGill returns in `Trouble Is What I Do'

Review: P.I. Leonid McGill returns in `Trouble Is What I Do'

“Trouble Is What I Do,” Mulholland Books, by Walter Mosley Many years ago, a Mississippi bluesman named Catfish Worry had an affair with the daughter of a wealthy white banker whose ancestors came to America on the Mayflower.
Laurie Anderson among new arts academy inductees

Laurie Anderson among new arts academy inductees

NEW YORK — Like many incoming members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Laurie Anderson didn't know a lot about the venerable honour society until she was asked to join it.
Laurie Anderson among new arts academy inductees

Laurie Anderson among new arts academy inductees

NEW YORK — Like many incoming members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Laurie Anderson didn't know a lot about the venerable honour society until she was asked to join it.
Crafts can help refugees find community, and maybe a living

Crafts can help refugees find community, and maybe a living

When Bahija Karim arrived in Idaho as an Afghan refugee in 2005, she knew little about American culture. She didn’t speak English. A volunteer directed her to Artisans for Hope, a local crafts initiative for refugees.
Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down in surprise announcement

Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down in surprise announcement

NEW YORK — Disney CEO Bob Iger, who steered the company's absorption of Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel and Fox's entertainment businesses and the launch of a Netflix challenger, is stepping down immediately, the company said in a surprise announcement Tues
Review: Gardiner weaves horrifying tale in `Dark Corners'

Review: Gardiner weaves horrifying tale in `Dark Corners'

“The Dark Corners of the Night,” Blackstone Publishing, by Meg Gardiner A terrifying killer that targets families by attacking them in the middle of the night tests the abilities of FBI profiler Caitlin Hendrix in Meg Gardiner’s latest thriller, “The
Original 'Flash Gordon' comic strip art headed to auction

Original 'Flash Gordon' comic strip art headed to auction

LOS ANGELES — The original artwork for the “Flash Gordon” comic strip is headed for a new realm — the auction block. The auction house Profiles in History said Wednesday that it will sell the drawing on March 31.