• Alexie, Pilkey books among most ‘challenged’ of past decade

    NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Morrison is on the list. So are John Green and Harper Lee. And John Steinbeck and Margaret Atwood. All wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association.

  • Review: Sufjan Stevens creates electronic world of inquiry

    Sufjan Stevens, “The Ascension” (Asthmatic Kitty)

  • Review: Lydia Loveless deals with tough times on ‘Daughter’

    Lydia Loveless, “Daughter” (Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late Records)

  • With spy series ‘Tehran,’ Israelis reach out to an enemy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Things are not as they seem in the new Apple TV+ series “Tehran” — as it should be in a spy thriller.

  • Megan Thee Stallion says person who shot her was Tory Lanez

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a month after she was shot in the feet after a party in the Hollywood Hills, Megan Thee Stallion said for the first time Thursday night that fellow hip-hop star Tory Lanez was the person who pulled the trigger.

  • Carole Baskin of ‘Tiger King’ fame sued for defamation

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carole Baskin, who became a pop culture sensation due to Netflix’s docuseries “Tiger King,” is being sued for defamation by a former assistant. As part of the lawsuit, the daughters of Baskin’s former husband are seeking more information about what happened to their father, who disappeared mysteriously more than two decades ago.

  • Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gale Sayers, the dazzling and elusive running back who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite the briefest of careers and whose fame extended far beyond the field for decades thanks to a friendship with a dying Chicago Bears teammate, has died. He was 77.

  • Sayers, Piccolo friendship lives on in ‘Brian’s Song’

    When Chicago Bears teammates Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo became roommates in 1967, the first time NFL players of different colors shared accommodations on the road, it hardly looked like a good fit.

  • Former staffer: White House politicized Bolton book review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials repeatedly exerted political pressure in an unsuccessful effort to block the release of former national security adviser John Bolton’s tell-all book, a career government records professional said in a court filing Wednesday.

  • Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens ’21-22

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September with the company’s first presentation of a Black composer, Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.”