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‘Black Adam’ a hit for DC universe

Not long into “Black Adam,” a preteen boy looks up at the muscled hulk of Dwayne Johnson and begs for his help: “We could use a superhero right now.” Speak for yourself, kid. Do we need another superhero with another convoluted origin story that stretches back thousands of years and ...

Movies, Music, TV & Games

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES • In the new Netflix film “The Good Nurse,” Jessica Chastain plays an overworked ICU nurse and single ...

Rare John Steinbeck column probes strength of US democracy

NEW YORK (AP) — Decades ago, as communists and suspected communists were being blacklisted and debates spread over the future of American democracy, John Steinbeck — a resident of Paris at the time — often found himself asked about the headlines from his native country. The question he ...

Emmett Till movie shown in Black town pivotal to the story

MOUND BAYOU, Miss. (AP) — The tiny, all-Black town of Mound Bayou became a safe haven for Emmett Till's mother as she traveled to Mississippi to testify in the murder trial of two white men who lynched her son in 1955. Hundreds of people — a good portion of Mound Bayou's 1,500 residents ...

Dancer says fear of Weinstein muted her sex assault response

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for Harvey Weinstein on Friday repeatedly challenged a woman over why she didn't raise more objections or leave the hotel room in Puerto Rico where she said he sexually assaulted her during a 2003 film shoot. Attorney Mark Werksman asked the woman, known ...

Celebrities react to death of Jerry Lee Lewis

The untamable and often outrageous Jerry Lee Lewis died Friday morning at 87. Tributes to the "Great Balls of Fire" rocker poured out on social media from rockers and country stars alike, as well as former President Donald Trump. Trump called Lewis a "a real bundle of talent, energy and every ...