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Amid harassment reports, Harvey Weinstein takes leave of absence

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| Weinstein, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, made the announcement following a New York Times story that he sexually harassed employees and actresses for decades.

Lukas Nelson follows his own musical path

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Having Willie Nelson as his father showed him the work ethic required to be an artist.

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The delicate dance between country music, gun culture and the NRA

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NPR music critic Ann Powers says it's too simplistic to equate country music artists and fans with gun rights advocates. But the National Rifle Association's NRA Country does complicate things.

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Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize in literature

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Kazuo Ishiguro, author of "The Remains of the Day" and "Never Let Me Go," was five when his family moved from Japan to Britain; he has said that as a kid, he used TV Westerns — like "Bonanza" and "Wagon Train" — to help him learn English.

'Our Town' director says ASL is a language made for theater

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Sheryl Kaller says working with members of Deaf West Theatre brought new meaning to Thornton Wilder's 1938 classic.

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After 30 years, 'The Princess Bride' abides

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More than just a grab bag of oft-quoted great lines, "The Princess Bride" is a fairy tale about fairy tales and a showcase for a gaggle of great character actors.

LACMA gets $150 million for new galleries

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Entertainment mogul David Geffen just pledged the largest single cash gift from an individual in the museum's history.

Here are the finalists for the 2017 National Book Awards

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The National Book Foundation winnowed the list of contenders for its literary prize to just 20 — or five finalists each in four categories.

Rock legend Tom Petty dies; sold 80 million records

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Rock musician Tom Petty has died, according to a statement issued by his longtime manager on behalf of the family. Petty was 66.

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