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‘Black Adam’ takes top spot at box office again

" Black Adam," the Dwayne Johnson-fronted DC superhero film, kept its hold on the No. 1 spot at the North American box office in its second weekend in theaters. Down 59% from its launch, and facing little new competition, "Black Adam" added $27.7 million in ticket sales, bringing its domestic ...

AP sources: Big 12 agrees to 6-year extension with ESPN, Fox

The Big 12 has reached an agreement on a six-year contract extension with ESPN and Fox worth more than $2 billion that will keep the conference's media rights with those networks through the 2030-31 college sports seasons, according to people familiar with the deal. Two people confirmed ...

A new and illuminating look at punk pioneer Lou Reed

By PAUL COLLINS Special to The Sunday Telegraph When Lou Reed passed away from Liver Cancer in 2013, the world lost a poet and punk rock pioneer. In fact, in the minds of many, he was the architect of the punk genre. As one of rock music’s archetypal New York tough guys, Reed was indeed a ...

Review: ‘Ted Kennedy’ a sweeping account of Mass. senator’s life

“Ted Kennedy: A Life,” by John A. Farrell (Penguin Press) In his new biography of Ted Kennedy, John A. Farrell describes a letter Joseph Kennedy sent his youngest son telling the teenager he had to choose between a serious or non-serious life. “I’ll still love you which ever choice ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Emmett Till images have multigenerational impact on artists

Devin Allen admits that he occasionally behaved like a knucklehead, growing up in Baltimore. But he was not so irreverent as a tenth grader that he could see an image of Emmett Till's open casket and not find it arresting. The story of the 14-year-old Black boy who was lynched in Mississippi ...

Review: How Meacham’s Lincoln defeated ‘Big Lie’

“And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle” by Jon Meacham (Random House) Fun fact: Feb. 12, 1809, is the birthdate for both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. While we tend to contemplate “The Great Emancipator” as fully formed well before he became the 16th ...