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In a new film, Gia Coppola dissects ‘Mainstream’ culture

In a new film, Gia Coppola dissects ‘Mainstream’ culture

Gia Coppola was feeling out of touch with popular culture when she stumbled upon the ending of Elia Kazan’s 1957 satire “A Face in the Crowd” several years ago.
Just For Laughs to blend online and in-person comedy for summer festival

Just For Laughs to blend online and in-person comedy for summer festival

MONTREAL — Just For Laughs organizers say there will be a mix of virtual and in-person events at this summer's comedy festival. The Montreal event is set to run from July 26 to 31.
COVID-19 rules against large gatherings force PNE to cancel 2021 exhibition

COVID-19 rules against large gatherings force PNE to cancel 2021 exhibition

VANCOUVER — The Pacific National Exhibition says ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have forced the cancellation of the annual fair for a second year in a row.
EU's Brexit chief eyes a role in French presidential vote

EU's Brexit chief eyes a role in French presidential vote

PARIS — He’s well known in the U.K., and his photo was regularly splashed across the front pages of European newspapers. But as presidential elections approach in France, Michel Barnier – the EU’s Mr.
Meghan wins remainder of copyright claim against UK tabloid

Meghan wins remainder of copyright claim against UK tabloid

LONDON — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, on Wednesday won her remaining copyright claim against a British tabloid publisher over the publication of a personal letter she wrote to her estranged father.
Documentary series revisits 2002 Washington sniper case

Documentary series revisits 2002 Washington sniper case

NEW YORK — The voice on the phone is steady and clear. “It is unnatural to kill anything,” the man says. “But once you've done it the first time, it becomes easier each time.
Comic strip artists band together for a silly and good cause

Comic strip artists band together for a silly and good cause

NEW YORK — Fans of newspaper comics will instantly notice something missing in many of the strips this Friday — pants.
Nature at its craziest: Trillions of cicadas about to emerge

Nature at its craziest: Trillions of cicadas about to emerge

COLUMBIA, Md. — Sifting through a shovel load of dirt in a suburban backyard, Michael Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury find their quarry: a cicada nymph. And then another. And another. And four more.
Rapper YFN Lucci among a dozen charged in RICO indictment

Rapper YFN Lucci among a dozen charged in RICO indictment

ATLANTA — Rapper YFN Lucci is among a dozen people charged in a wide-ranging indictment in Atlanta targeting alleged members of the Bloods gang.

Actor indicted in $227M Ponzi scheme involving film rights

LOS ANGELES — An aspiring actor was indicted Tuesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of running a massive Ponzi scheme that solicited hundreds of millions of dollars from investors for phoney Hollywood film licensing deals, federal prosecutors said.