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CARLSBAD, Calif. — Not long after Allied troops landed on Normandy's Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944, the very first photographs from the French battlefield were widely published in American newspapers, magazines and journals. Those images were taken by U.S. Army 165th Signal Corps Capt. Herman V. Wall, who was aboard one of the first landing crafts to reach the Easy Red ...

CHICAGO — The rock ’n’ roll life can be a very hard life, and Michael McDermott knows that as well as anyone who is still alive and kicking, and writing: “Music is an amazing, time-traveling vehicle that glides atop the ether of our memories and dreams. Sights, sounds, and scenes come rushing back like a strong narcotic to catapult you into the stardust of your life. To untether you to swim in ...

On the outside Michelle Obama has it all — perfect hair, fantastic clothes, a megawatt smile, lucrative book deals, good-looking kids, and an attentive husband. Yet, sometimes she feels confused, scared, and unsure of her future. A global pandemic, a nation consumed by racial inequality, an insurrection at the Capitol, and the threatened end of women’s reproductive rights even throws the ...

SAN DIEGO — For years, Mary Ann Horton's work as a transgender advocate has included leading workshops where she advises employers on how to make workplaces more inclusive and accessible. In sharing the story of her own transition, people were always telling her they wanted to hear more. With the release of her debut memoir last month, "Trailblazer: Lighting the Path for Transgender Equality ...

“Revenge: Meghan, Harry, and the War Between the Windsors" by Tom Bower; Atria Books (464 pages, $25.99) ——— It was like a bad fairy tale: the princes and the peeved. The tale of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry started as a storybook romance. But somewhere along the way, it dissolved into testy arguments and family feuds. Tom Bower’s “Revenge” goes into the ugly details. He thinks he knows who ...

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Nov. 19, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2022 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2022, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Boys from Biloxi. John Grisham. Doubleday 2. Fairy Tale. Stephen ...

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Royal rubbish? A lifelong friend of Queen Elizabeth II slammed “The Crown” as an “unfair” and inaccurate portrayal of the British monarchy. “(It’s) so unfair on members of the Royal Family,” Lady Anne Glenconner, a maid of honor at the late monarch’s coronation, told BBC Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour. She called the show a “complete fantasy.” Glenconner took issue with what she said is the tendency ...

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“Squid Game” star Oh Yeong-su has been charged in South Korea in connection with an alleged 2017 incident of sexual misconduct. The 78-year-old Emmy nominee was charged Thursday, Variety reported. He was accused of touching a woman inappropriately, according to Yonhap news, a South Korean news agency. “I just held her hand to guide the way around the lake,” the actor told South Korean ...

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'Love Without Borders' Love means never having to say you don't have a passport. In this new reality series, five singles agree to move overseas at a chance for true romance. Midwesterners will be rooting for Fargo, North Dakota, optometrist Aaron Motacek, who hopes to find a man whose interests stretch beyond ice fishing and vacationing at Devils Lake. Most other viewers will be talking about ...

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The Addams Family began in 1938 as a series of wry cartoon panels from Charles Addams for The New Yorker magazine. Then came the black-and-white 1960s sitcom with its iconic theme song (snap, snap). Then came the movie adaptations, because Hollywood loves nothing more than repurposing intellectual property over and over again. Well, the Addams Family is back again — all IP shall be mined into ...

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It was one of the most bizarre crimes of 1980s Los Angeles. An ambitious Indian immigrant and founder of "Chippendales," a club that featured shirtless male dancers, plotted the murder of his business partner and several others. The sordid tale was covered in the 2014 book "Deadly Dance: The Chippendales Murders," and helped inspire a Hulu series, "Welcome to Chippendales," which launched this ...

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Sunday “Mickey Saves Christmas” (ABC, Disney, 7 p.m. ET): The cartoon rodent has a holiday adventure in this new special. “This Is Life with Lisa Ling” (CNN, 7 and 10 p.m.): The TV journalist examines the intersection of sex and technology in the season premiere. “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” (ABC, 8 p.m.): With Becky G, Run-DMC, Katharine McPhee and Black Eyed ...

The original “Pitch Perfect” movie came out 10 years ago, full of winking bombast about competing collegiate a cappella groups with their love of pop music and an eye on The Big Show — aka their quest for glory, to borrow from the title of the nonfiction book upon which the movie was based. There were other influences, of course. A show like “Glee” walked so a movie like “Pitch Perfect” could ...

Our stockings runneth over with streaming holiday options whose titles, on Netflix and Hallmark and elsewhere, tend to blur into a single, extended holiday viewing option we’ll call “Countdown to Falling for Christmas with You on a Holidate on Mistletoe Farm All the Way.” Someone should make that one, and then we’ll be done for a while. Meantime: Here’s a list of 10 holiday movies, nine ...

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NONFICTION: This collection of essays — and a bit of fiction — defines the city of Sioux Falls. "City of Hustle: A Sioux Falls Anthology," edited by Jon K. Lauck and Patrick Hicks; Belt Publishing (315 pages, $26) ——— I grew up just east of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "Running into town" in the 1960s and '70s meant driving to the metropolis of 70,000 people. It was the biggest city in South ...

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Books in brief "The Queen: Her Life" by Andrew Morton; Grand Central (375 pages, $30) ——— Nobody picks up an Andrew Morton book for the writing — he's clunky, overwrought, loves cliches. But for an inside look at the royals, he's got the scoop. In this biography of Queen Elizabeth II, he beguiles us with anecdotes from her youth, takes us through the stoic war years and marriage (it was love ...

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"Fatty Fatty Boom Boom" by Rabia Chaudry; Algonquin Books (318 pages, $29) ——— Rabia Chaudry was a scrawny baby, underweight and dehydrated after her family's journey from Pakistan to the United States. An auntie recommended a cure: half-and-half. "There is no way to know exactly where the wires crossed in this communication," Chaudry writes in her memoir, "Fatty Fatty Boom Boom." The auntie ...

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She believed in the death penalty and said that in countries where they have it, “I feel safer walking down the street.” Yet in 1978, Ruth Bell Graham befriended North Carolina’s death row inmate Velma Barfield, convicted of murdering seven people, including her own mother. And while there was no question about her devotion to her evangelist husband Billy Graham, Ruth lived much of her life ...

Jenny Bhatt was born in Gujarat, India, grew up in Bombay, and has lived and worked around the globe. But for the past several years, she has made her home in the Dallas area and established an international reputation as a writer, translator, literary critic, podcaster and instructor. “I knew I wanted to be a writer after I won a children’s short story contest in India at age 10,” Bhatt said ...

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LOS ANGELES — Kelly Rowland stood by Chris Brown at the American Music Awards on Sunday after his win elicited a mix of applause and boos from the crowd. After presenting the award for male R&B artist at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the “Motivation” hitmaker accepted the prize on Brown’s behalf. Brown — who released his latest album, “Breezy,” in June — was not in attendance after the ...

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At the beginning of "The Inspection," Elegance Bratton's stirringly intimate drama about a gay Black man in the U.S. military, one personal hell is exchanged for another. The man's name is Ellis (he's played by Jeremy Pope), though as a Marine recruit, he's referred to most often by his surname, French — a single syllable that, as barked repeatedly by his superiors and fellow recruits, begins ...

Tess Gunty and Imani Perry were the big winners at the 73rd National Book Awards, taking home honors in fiction and nonfiction, respectively, as the prestigious literary prizes were announced at a gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York for the first time since 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on live events. But the great champion of Wednesday's ceremony — subject of speeches ...

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'Best in Snow' The Rocket Queens, a team consisting of three Minnesotans and a New Yorker, compete to see who can build the greatest snow sculpture in a new competition series that's best watched with a hot mug of cocoa. The Queens, who befriended each other at the Minnesota Zoo's Jack O'Lantern Spectacular, have their work cut out for them as they attempt to pay homage to "Guardians of the ...

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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Nov. 12, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2022 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2022, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Desert Star. Michael Connelly. Little, Brown 2. The Boys from Biloxi. ...

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