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1. “Disloyal” by Michael Cohen (Skyhorse Publishing) 2. “Dog Man: Grime and Punishment” by Dav Pilkey (Graphix) 3. “Shadows in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin's Press) 4. “Think Like a Monk” by Jay Shetty (Simon & Schuster) 5.
Review: Blake & Carlberg conduct jazz keyboard conversation

Review: Blake & Carlberg conduct jazz keyboard conversation

Ran Blake and Frank Carlberg “Gray Moon” (Red Piano Records) Here's one for pianos lovers: On “Gray Moon,” Ran Blake and Frank Carlberg tickle the ol' 176, conducting a compelling keyboard conversation in the language of jazz, as broadly defined.
UN chief: don't 'throw away' stimulus money on fossil fuels

UN chief: don't 'throw away' stimulus money on fossil fuels

VIENNA — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday on governments not to “throw away” economic stimulus funds by supporting fossil fuel industries that contribute to global warming.
Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

NASHVILLE — In surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the first time the top prize has been split between two artists.
Netflix woos Japan with new original series about a reporter

Netflix woos Japan with new original series about a reporter

TOKYO — Netflix is producing and shooting an original series set in Japan about a journalist who challenges authority, hoping to woo this nation that’s hooked on watching good old TV. Good timing.
What are the rules on masks in schools?

What are the rules on masks in schools?

What are the rules on masks in schools? Whether students have to wear masks, and the trouble they could face if they don't, depends on where they go to school. The U.S.
Bones to pick, for $8M: Stan the T rex goes up for auction

Bones to pick, for $8M: Stan the T rex goes up for auction

NEW YORK — He weighed at least 7 tons and had eyes the size of baseballs. His bite could have crushed a car. He bore scars from fierce prehistoric battles. All this could be yours for as much as $8 million.
Horrors of slavery at centre of Janelle Monae's 'Antebellum'

Horrors of slavery at centre of Janelle Monae's 'Antebellum'

NEW YORK — Janelle Monae says she “felt so much rage and anger” when she stepped onto a former slave plantation for the first time to film the psychological thriller “Antebellum.
Columbia University band shuts down, cites troubled history

Columbia University band shuts down, cites troubled history

NEW YORK — The Columbia University Marching Band, which had run-ins with school administration over the years over situations like mocking its own team, has decided to voluntarily shut itself down over what it called a history “grounded in prejudiced
Texas man sentenced to prison for stalking Taylor Swift

Texas man sentenced to prison for stalking Taylor Swift

NASHVILLE — A federal judge has sentenced an Austin, Texas, man to 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to stalking and sending threatening letters and emails to pop star Taylor Swift's former record label.