Whitehead, Desmond receive medals from library association

Colson Whitehead's latest honor is a thank-you from the country's libraries. Read more

'Split' shocks the box office with a $40 million debut

Competing with a presidential inauguration, multicity marches and big-budget Hollywood productions, M. Night Shyamalan's creepy psychological thriller "Split" pulled off a surprising opening weekend victory, pulling in an estimated $40.2 million. Read more

2017 Sundance Film Festival - "Roxanne Roxanne" Portraits

Q&A: Meet 'Roxanne, Roxanne' breakout Chante Adams

Actress Chante Adams had just graduated from Carnegie Mellon University when she got a call from a casting agent who wanted her to audition to be the lead in the Roxanne Shante biopic "Roxanne, Roxanne." Adams had no feature credits to her name and a background in theater. But the agent saw something in her at CMU's senior showcase, where students perform in front of agents, managers and casting directors, and sought her out. Read more

Matt Damon says he'll pitch clean water to Trump

Matt Damon took the cause of clean water to the Sundance Film Festival, where he said he's hoping to pitch Donald Trump on the issue. Read more


Trump's 'war with the media' raises questions of trust

Donald Trump's "running war" on the media is continuing into his presidency, with statements over the weekend calling into question the extent to which information from the White House can be trusted. Read more

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Madonna defends her anti-Trump speech at women's march

Madonna is defending her fiery, expletive-laden speech at the women's march, saying her words were "taken wildly out of context." Read more

Keegan-Michael Key hosts NFL Honors; Bryan to do anthem

Emmy-award winning actor and writer Keegan-Michael Key will host the "NFL Honors" show on Saturday, Feb. 4, when The Associated Press individual awards will be announced. Read more

'La La Land' score composed by Wisconsin native

"La La Land" composer Justin Hurwitz says he can somewhat relate to the ups and downs of the movie's main characters. Read more

2017 Sundance Film Festival - "Mudbound" Portraits

Dee Rees' American odyssey 'Mudbound' captivates Sundance

Director Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic "Mudbound." Specifically: What is it to be a citizen and what is it to fight for a country that doesn't fight for you? The film, which premiered Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, had audiences raving and some already speculating about Oscar chances. Read more

Reaction to the death of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura

Reaction to the death of Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura in a car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic. Ventura, who played three full seasons with the Royals, was known to teammates by the nickname "Ace": Read more