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Jay Leno honored with top humor prize

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Leno's fellow comedians including Jerry Seinfeld, Wanda Sykes and Jimmy Fallon were on hand to award him the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Former showbiz couple fight over custody of dogs

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Former showbiz couple fight over custody of dogs
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are allegedly fighting over custody of their eight dogs following their split.

Firestorm over Met opera hits fever pitch

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Firestorm over Met opera hits fever pitch
NEW YORK (AP) — Some big-name politicians are joining Jewish protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.

Why comedy is like rock 'n' roll, cheese

published about 3 hours ago
Great British comedian Eddie Izzard, who has a penchant for women's clothes, will be touring very soon.

This Is Where I Leave You: Jane Fonda steals the show

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This Is Where I Leave You: Jane Fonda steals the show
Shawn Levys ensemble comedy features everyone from Tina Fey to Adam Driver. But its the 1970s icon that has the real star power This Is Where I Leave You review: Fey and Bateman in tale of sibling ribaldry Continue reading...


The 100 best novels: No 57 Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (1932)

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The 100 best novels: No 57  Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (1932)
The book for which Gibbons is best remembered was a satire of late-Victorian pastoral fiction but went on to influence many subsequent generations Continue reading...

Park Honan, a Biographer of Authors, Is Dead at 86

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Park Honan, a Biographer of Authors, Is Dead at 86
Mr. Honan’s groundbreaking books included biographies of Matthew Arnold, Robert Browning, Jane Austen and Shakespeare.

Books of The Times: Examining Michael Jackson Impersonators and ‘Dangerous’

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Books of The Times: Examining Michael Jackson Impersonators and ‘Dangerous’
“Michael Jackson’s Dangerous” looks at an album up close, while “The Michael Jacksons” examines Jackson impersonators.

A Word With: Richard Preston: ‘The Hot Zone’ Author Tracks Ebola’s Evolution

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A Word With: Richard Preston: ‘The Hot Zone’ Author Tracks Ebola’s Evolution
“The Hot Zone,” the nonfiction thriller about Ebola that Richard Preston wrote 20 years ago, is back on best-seller lists.

Could you be on the National Quiz Team? Take its fiendishly difficult quiz

published about 14 hours ago
Could you be on the National Quiz Team? Take its fiendishly difficult quiz
England's National Quiz Team has compiled a new book of questions, The Only Quiz Book You Will Ever Need. The questions below, which are taken ... more

Drunk dad let boy, 8, drive SUV, cops say

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Drunk dad let boy, 8, drive SUV, cops say
Police say a western Pennsylvania man was drunk when he let his 8-year-old son drive the man's sport-utility vehicle when it crashed into a tree. ... more

Top 10 Weird stories of the week

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Top 10 Weird stories of the week
These were among the most viewed Weird stories on azcentral in the past week.         

Cops: Man stole parts from multiple toilets

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Cops: Man stole parts from multiple toilets
Police say they've flushed out a man accused of stealing the handles and pipes of toilets in parks and restaurant restrooms around a Florida city. ... more

Home burglar steals $10,000 in change

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Home burglar steals $10,000 in change
tate police say someone got away with a lot of change when they burglarized a rural western Pennsylvania home. About $10,000 worth.         

Cops: Bad pot led to McDonald's kidnapping

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Cops: Bad pot led to McDonald's kidnapping
Police say a dispute at a Santa Fe McDonald's wasn't over a Quarter Pounder but a pound of weed.         

'Fury' is weekend's No. 1 movie: $23.5M

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By Chris Lee Brad Pitt leads WWII drama to pass ''Gone Girl''; Guillermo del Toro's animated ''The Book of Life'' at No. 3

'Fury' is Friday's No. 1 movie: $8.8M

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By Chris Lee Brad Pitt leads WWII drama to top at box office; Nicholas Sparks' tearjerker ''The Best of Me'' at No. 3

Movie Review: The Best of Me

published Thu, Oct 16 2014 23:00 GMT
Reviewed by Jason Clark | --

'Interstellar': Can you outscore the stars on a true/false science quiz?

published Thu, Oct 16 2014 23:00 GMT
By Teresa Jue

'Interstellar' stars talk about staying tight-lipped on movie's mission

published Thu, Oct 16 2014 23:00 GMT
By Teresa Jue

Books of The Times: Examining Michael Jackson Impersonators and ‘Dangerous’

published about 9 hours ago
Books of The Times: Examining Michael Jackson Impersonators and ‘Dangerous’
“Michael Jackson’s Dangerous” looks at an album up close, while “The Michael Jacksons” examines Jackson impersonators.

Critic’s Notebook: Ryoji Ikeda’s ‘superposition’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

published about 10 hours ago
Critic’s Notebook: Ryoji Ikeda’s ‘superposition’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ryoji Ikeda’s “superposition” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art used images from computer processing to suggest the beauty and the limitations of technology.

Damon Albarn Hints at New Gorillaz Album in 2016

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While prepping for the Australian leg of his tour in support of his recent solo album Everyday Robots, Damon Albarn offered the http://www...

Drake Didn't Look So Great While Warming Up With Kentucky's Basketball Team

published about 13 hours ago
Drake's love of both basketball and lint rollers is already well-documented, but Friday night at the University of Kentucky's http://www...

Music Review: Joyce Breach Performs Standards at Don’t Tell Mama

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Joyce Breach, a beloved longtime fixture on New York’s cabaret circuit, is a quintessential keeper of the flame of an intimate nightclub tradition.

Theater Review: ‘The Belle of Amherst’: Joely Richardson as Dickinson

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Theater Review: ‘The Belle of Amherst’: Joely Richardson as Dickinson
Joely Richardson plays Emily Dickinson in a new production of “The Belle of Amherst,” directed by Steve Cosson at the Westside Theater.

Arts, Briefly: ‘Here Lies Love’ to Close at the Public

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Arts, Briefly: ‘Here Lies Love’ to Close at the Public
The musical “Here Lies Love” is bidding farewell to New York with plans to take its show on the road.

Theater Review: ‘Lippy,’ a Chilly Play From Ireland's Dead Centre

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Theater Review: ‘Lippy,’ a Chilly Play From Ireland's Dead Centre
“Lippy,” from the Dublin-based Dead Centre company, explores an apparent suicide pact among four women.

‘Billy & Ray’ and Other Plays Laugh at Hollywood

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‘Billy & Ray’ and Other Plays Laugh at Hollywood
The new play “Billy & Ray” is the latest stage work to focus on filmmaking.

Theater Review | Connecticut: A Review of ‘Arcadia’ by Tom Stoppard at Yale Repertory Theater

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Theater Review | Connecticut: A Review of ‘Arcadia’ by Tom Stoppard at Yale Repertory Theater
Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece offers piquant ruminations on love, time and mathematics.

'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office

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'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office
The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend.         

You asked for them: 3 more movies made in Arizona

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You asked for them: 3 more movies made in Arizona
"Natural Born Killers," "The Nutty Professor" and "Murphy's Romance" are highlighted.         

Concerts of the week: Arctic Monkeys, Luke Bryan, jazz

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Concerts of the week: Arctic Monkeys, Luke Bryan, jazz
Luke Bryan plays Phoenix in a week that also brings Ray LaMontagne, "Uncle" Charlie Wilson headlining the latest Arizona Jazz Festival, Arctic Monkeys, Josh Turner ... more

Wiz Khalifa Under the Influence at Arizona State Fair

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Wiz Khalifa Under the Influence at Arizona State Fair
Wiz Khalifa brought the Under the Influence Tour to the Arizona State Fair and even with lasers, it lived up to its name.         

Review: Ensemble outshines leads in 'The Producers'

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Review: Ensemble outshines leads in 'The Producers'
Arizona Broadway Theatre is latest troupe to mount Mel Brooks' 2001 Broadway hit.         

What’s On TV Monday

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Television highlights.

ArtsBeat: ‘Homeland’ Recap: Carrie Takes on the Men

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ArtsBeat: ‘Homeland’ Recap: Carrie Takes on the Men
And is Carrie channeling Hillary Clinton?

ArtsBeat: ‘The Good Wife’ Recap: Alicia Turns the Tables on Peter

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ArtsBeat: ‘The Good Wife’ Recap: Alicia Turns the Tables on Peter
Julianna Margulies and Chris Noth portrayed marital spite at its finest.

ArtsBeat: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Recap: Casualties of War

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ArtsBeat: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Recap: Casualties of War
In the latest episode of this HBO period crime drama, the tension of crime-world fighting boils over.

Stephen Colbert Has a Mock Feud With Google Over Search Results

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Stephen Colbert Has a Mock Feud With Google Over Search Results
Stephen Colbert chided the search engine for getting his height wrong, a situation that highlighted challenges about the accuracy and sources of its information.