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Country music provocateurs Maddie & Tae come out swinging

The country duo Maddie & Tae took on gender stereotypes in their first platinum single, "Girl in a Country Song," and now they are targeting another overused effect in today's country music: electronic drum machines. Read more

On Air Shooting McBroom

Virginia shootings make for tough media decisions

In an era when anyone can go online and find video of terrorist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week's killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the footage. Read more

Gregory's work to impress Cowboys now showing on field, too

At times this summer, Randy Gregory would sign autographs and give interviews until Dallas team personnel had to just about pull him off the field during training camp. Read more

Former NFLer Jonathan Martin working on memoir

Jonathan Martin, the former NFL tackle who abruptly left the Miami Dolphins and has since said he attempted suicide, is working on a memoir. Read more

Texas judge wants $10M set aside in 'Fifty Shades' case

A Texas judge has told lawyers for an Australian woman and her publishing company to set aside $10 million for a former business partner who says she was defrauded out of her rightful share from the sale of the erotic best-seller "Fifty Shades of Grey" and two companion novels. Read more

On Air Shooting McBroom

Anchor's shock at live TV slayings shifts to poise, strength

The wide-eyed, open-mouthed look of shock on the face of WDBJ-TV anchor Kim McBroom was seen worldwide after her two co-workers were fatally shot on live television. But as her grieving newsroom went back to work, and she showed poise and strength Thursday as the on-camera leader of a team that refused to give in. Read more

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Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder' has died

Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. Read more

This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 23, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co. Read more

Movie review: 'Mistress America' is airy fun, but doesn't always work

Greta Gerwig brings a goofy lightness to writer-director Noah Baumbach's tone; their last two films together, "Frances Ha" and the new "Mistress America" (both of which Gerwig co-wrote) seem to airily flirt with the audience. "Mistress America," at times, feels like an old-school screwball comedy, with characters bouncing tangled dialogue off each other at a rapid-fire pace; it doesn't always work, but it leaves you with a pleasantly nostalgic feeling. Read more

'Sister Wives' cite gay marriage ruling in polygamy case

A polygamous family says the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage shows that laws restricting consensual adult relationships are outdated, even if certain unions are unpopular. Read more