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January 23, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead’s latest honor is a thank-you from the country’s libraries.

Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad” has won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, a $5,000 prize presented by the American Library Association. His novel about a runaway slave and the very…

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January 22, 2017

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Actress Chante Adams had just graduated from Carnegie Mellon University when she got a call from a casting agent who wanted her to audition to be the lead in the Roxanne Shante biopic “Roxanne, Roxanne.” Adams had no feature credits to her name and a background in theater.…

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January 22, 2017

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Matt Damon took the cause of clean water to the Sundance Film Festival, where he said he’s hoping to pitch Donald Trump on the issue.

Damon told The Associated Press on Saturday that clean water accessibility isn’t a partisan issue and demands “an all-hands-on-deck approach…

January 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s “running war” on the media is continuing into his presidency, with statements over the weekend calling into question the extent to which information from the White House can be trusted.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Monday will hold his first daily press…

Trump

January 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna is defending her fiery, expletive-laden speech at the women’s march, saying her words were “taken wildly out of context.”

The singer said at the Washington, D.C., march Saturday that she had at times been angry after the election and had thought “an awful lot about blowing…

APTOPIX Trump Women's March

January 22, 2017

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Director Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic “Mudbound.” Specifically: What is it to be a citizen and what is it to fight for a country that doesn’t fight for you? The film, which premiered Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival,…

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January 22, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Male and female styles mixed with US television and music stars at Paris Fashion Week on Sunday for the final installment of fall-winter menswear shows as the City of Light prepares to notch up a gear for Monday’s couture week. Here are the highlights:

LANVIN STAYS EDGY

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Paris Fashion Lanvin

January 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller “Split” blew away box-office expectations, earning $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Though many were focused on Friday’s presidential inauguration and Saturday’s nationwide…

Film Box Office

January 22, 2017

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — More women are entering the field of animation, and one of their goals is to create more realistic female characters — not just the stereotypical nerds, sex bombs and villains that dominate now.

Women depicted in animation these days typically fall into a handful of…

The Animated Woman 4 Archetypes

January 22, 2017

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The California Institute of the Arts was created partly by Walt Disney’s desire to bring more top-flight animators into the profession. And it has during its 47 years, though for a long time almost all were men.

Now, nearly three-quarters of CalArts’ more than 250…

The Animated Woman
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