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Review: Book of NY ‘objects’ sure to spark debate

This book cover image released by Simon & Schuster shows "A History of New York in 101 Objects," by Sam Roberts. (AP Photo/Simon & Schuster)

“A History of New York in 101 Objects” (Simon & Schuster), by Sam Roberts

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Overcoming turmoil, Met opera opens season

In this image released by the Metropolitan Opera, Ildar Abdrazakov as Figaro, left, and Marlis Petersen as Susanna perform in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro," during a rehearsal in New York. Richard Eyre's new production of the opera, conducted by James Levine, opens the Met season on Sept. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Opera, Ken Howard)

NEW YORK (AP) — After a summer of uncertainty, the sounds of discord gave way to joyful music-making as the Metropolitan Opera opened its season Monday night with a sparkling new production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.”

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Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

Deborah Williams, spokeswoman for "Big Marijuana. Big Mistake," a group opposing a ballot measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska, speaks at a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Williams addressed the media after local KTVA's Anchorage television reporter Charlo Greene, not seen, abruptly quit during a live telecast Sunday, Sept. 21, night, announcing she owned a medical marijuana company and was devoting all her efforts to getting the ballot measure passed. Alaska voters will decide in  November whether to join Washington and Colorado in decriminalizing pot. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska.

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Chicago museum only US site for Bowie exhibit

CHICAGO (AP) — An art exhibition chronicling the five-decade career of musician David Bowie opens Tuesday at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the only U.S. stop on its schedule.

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Neil LaBute skewers Hollywood in ‘The Money Shot’

In this image released by The O and M Company, Gia Crovatin, from left, Fred Weller, Callie Thorne and Elizabeth Reaser appear during a performance of "The Money Shot," in New York. (AP Photo/The O and M Company, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — That old saying about the meek inheriting the Earth doesn’t remotely apply to the cutthroat world of Hollywood filmmaking, where an obsession with youth, beauty and shock value may generally top most artistic concerns. Yet sometimes the meek can triumph in surprising ways.

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