• Review: Expect the unexpected in ‘The Never Game’

    “The Never Game” (Putnam), by Jeffery Deaver

  • Review: In Owen Laukkanen’s latest, a dog unites strangers

    “Deception Cove,” (Mulholland Books), by Owen Laukkanen

  • New novel ‘Love Actually’ meets the horoscopes

    “Star-Crossed: A Novel” (Crown), by Minnie Darke

  • A newly restored ‘The Shining’ debuts in Cannes

    CANNES, France (AP) — Thirty-nine years later, Jack is still not a dull boy.

  • Review: Egerton glitters in glossy, conventional ‘Rocketman’

    Whatever you say about Dexter Fletcher’s glossy, glittering Elton John blinged-out biopic “Rocketman ,” a shiny sequin of a movie, it doesn’t lack for sparkle. Like its flamboyant subject, it’s a movie outfitted to the nines in dazzle and verve, even if it’s gotten all dressed up with nowhere to go but the most conventional places.

  • Hollywood’s big players stay quiet on Georgia abortion law

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 16 about the entertainment industry’s reaction to Georgia’s “heartbeat” law The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the leader of a grassroots group that has advocated against the policy. Her name is Krystal Redman, not Crystal Redman.

  • Kim Kardashian West reveals Psalm as new baby’s name

    NEW YORK (AP) — To messages of support and puzzlement, Kim Kardashian West has, seemingly, revealed her newborn’s name: Psalm West.

  • ‘Caine Mutiny,’ ‘Winds of War’ author Herman Wouk has died

    NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk, the versatile, Pulitzer Prize winning author of such million-selling novels as “The Caine Mutiny” and “The Winds of War” whose steady Jewish faith inspired his stories of religious values and secular success, died on Friday at 103.

  • Fire, ice and fate: Endgames arrive for ‘Game of Thrones’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When season eight of “Game of Thrones” began, The Associated Press examined the arcs of the major characters who had survived the bloody series until its final season. With Sunday’s finale of the HBO show looming, here’s an update on where those characters stand after an action-packed season of zombie-mobbing, dragon-torching and secret-revealing. Will Daenerys end up ruling the Seven Kingdoms? Jon? Sansa? No one? And how many really want to anymore? Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS throughout.

  • Levine’s company received $936K from Met in final season

    NEW YORK (AP) — Records show conductor James Levine’s company received $936,755 from the Metropolitan Opera in his 47th and final season, a tenure cut short when he was fired as music director emeritus after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment.