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Review: Heston bio returns star of 'Ben-Hur' to epic stature

"Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon" (Dey Street), by Marc Eliot


Expanded audiobook of 'The Handmaid's Tale' coming next week

NEW YORK (AP) — Margaret Atwood hasn't quite finished telling "The Handmaid's Tale."


Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 2-8

April 2: Actress Linda Hunt is 72. Singer Emmylou Harris is 70. Actress Pamela Reed is 68. Drummer Dave Robinson of The Cars is 64. Country singer Buddy Jewell is 56. Actor Christopher Meloni ("Law and Order: Special Victims Unit") is 56. Singer Keren Woodward of Bananarama is 56. Country singer Billy Dean is 55. Actor Clark Gregg ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") is 55. Actress Jana Marie Hupp ("Ed") is 53. Guitarist Greg Camp (Smash Mouth) is 50. Guitarist Tony Fredianelli of Third Eye Blind is 48. Actor Pedro Pascal ("Game of Thrones") is 42. Actor Adam Rodriguez ("Criminal Minds," ''CSI: Miami") is 42. Actor Michael Fassbender ("Shame," ''Inglourious Basterds") is 40. Keyboardist Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5 is 38. Actress Bethany Joy Galeotti ("One Tree Hill") is 36. Singer Lee Dewyze ("American Idol") is 31. Country singer Chris Janson is 31. Actor Drew Van Acker ("Training Day," ''Pretty Little Liars") is 31. Actor Jesse Plemons (TV's "Fargo," ''Breaking Bad") is 29.


Review: Virus fears fuel chilling 'Before This is Over'

"Before This is Over" (Little, Brown and Co.), by Amanda Hickie


'Conviction' has believable characters, intriguing twists

"Conviction" (Minotaur), by Julia Dahl


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Books on gun violence and immigration win prizes

NEW YORK (AP) — Books on gun violence, Koch Industries and New York's history of immigration have won prizes for outstanding nonfiction work.


'The Wanderers' is mission-to-Mars fiction with a twist

"The Wanderers" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Meg Howrey


Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

BERLIN (AP) — Thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said.


Leonardo's "Adoration of the Magi" now cleaner, brighter

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — The unfinished Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece "Adoration of the Magi" has emerged from a six-year restoration cleaner and brighter.


Agency follows a uniquely American way of funding arts

NEW YORK (AP) — When the National Endowment for the Arts was established in 1965, organizers had different models to choose from.


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Will NYC invite the 'Fearless Girl' to stay on Wall Street?

NEW YORK (AP) — Should the "Fearless Girl" stand up to Wall Street's charging bull forever?


Correction: Whitney Biennial-Emmett Till Protest story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 23 about a protest at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Associated Press erroneously reported the length of the demonstration. Artist Parker Bright spent two days standing in front of a painting of lynching victim Emmett Till, not several days over a week.


Sao Paulo street art debate over what makes cities livable

SAO PAULO (AP) — When completed in 2015, the mayor's office hailed the graffiti panels along Avenida 23 de Maio as Latin America's largest open-air mural — 70 works of street art stretching for more than 3 miles (5 kilometers) along a boulevard connecting a well-to-do district with the city center.


Review: 'Mass Effect' stumbles in trip to new galaxy

Time for spring break! Why not book a trip to the Andromeda Galaxy, where fun and adventure await on exotic planets no human has ever set foot on before?


9-inch marble statue could sell for $3 million at auction

NEW YORK (AP) — She's small but mighty — and she could be worth more than $3 million.


'Hidden Figures' author Shetterly receives literary prize

CLEVELAND (AP) — An author whose book was the basis for the Oscar-nominated movie "Hidden Figures" has won an award for writing literature that promotes diversity and confronts racism.


Poland's WWII museum opens amid an uncertain future

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A major World War II museum opened in northern Poland on Thursday amid plans by the conservative government to change its content to fit the government's nationalist views.


Another baby expected as Sweden royal family expands

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting their second child.


By the numbers: Property values of theme parks in dispute

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld are engaged in legal battles with the county appraiser and tax collector regarding what their massive properties are worth. The theme parks claim the Orange County appraiser has assessed the properties too highly, resulting in higher tax bills than they deserve. The market value of a property is what it is worth if it were sold on the open market; the assessed value is usually a lower figure the appraiser uses to arrive at a tax bill.


Disney, Universal battle tax bill for Florida theme parks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It takes a lot of land to accommodate Cinderella's castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Epcot's 11-country World Showcase — and a hefty purse to pay the property taxes on it.


Review: 'The Zookeeper's Wife' tells a riveting true story

Smurfette is shunned in Israeli ultra-Orthodox city

'Spider-Man,' 'Blade Runner' footage kicks off CinemaCon

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Box Office Top 20: 'Beauty' adds $90.4 million in weekend 2

Golden Globe winner Christine Kaufmann dies in Germany

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Drake's new CD 'More Life' breaks a new streaming record

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