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A Florence museum and the city's mayor are inviting parents and students from a Florida charter school to visit and see Michelangelo’s “David” after the school principal was forced to resign following parental complaints that an image of the nude Renaissance masterpiece was shown to a sixth-grade art class. 

Skateboarding, which has Native Hawaiian roots connected to surfing, no longer is on the fringes. And on Friday, the U.S. Postal Service issued stamps that laud the sport — and what Indigenous groups have brought to the skating culture.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Midway through the funeral of Otis Taylor on Wednesday, a highlight video of his superb career with the Chiefs evoked oohs and cheers and surely some tears among the several hundred in attendance at the Friendship Baptist Church. When it was over, Pastor Michael C. Phillips of Paradise Missionary Baptist Church epitomized a recurring theme of the day when he suggested the ...

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Ling Ma, Morgan Talty, Boris Dralyuk and Isaac Butler are among the winners of the 2022 National Book Critics Circle Awards announced during a ceremony Thursday night at the New School in New York City. Ma earned the prize in fiction for "Bliss Montage: Stories," her debut story collection, filled with offbeat stories that nod to her knack for surrealism: A woman living with all of her ...

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After first being reported two years ago, KISS' manager has confirmed a movie about the band's early years is heading to Netflix next year.

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When I contact Mona Simpson about setting up an interview timed to the publication of her new novel, "Commitment," she replies in what can only be described as an extraordinary way. She suggests we meet in Glendale, not far from where I live and very far from her Westside home. Simpson, whose 1986 debut novel, "Anywhere but Here," launched both a notable career and a refreshingly clear-eyed ...

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Books in brief "Johanna Porter Is Not Sorry" by Sara Read; Graydon House (320 pages, $17.99) ——— I don't mind telling you, protagonists who do risky things always make me uneasy, although without their foolish behavior there'd probably be no story. In her debut novel, Sara Read takes her title character — Johanna Porter, divorced mom — and turns her into an art thief. At a party at a gallery, ...

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"I Have Some Questions for You" by Rebecca Makkai; Viking (448 pages, $28) ——— At 40, Bodie Kane isn’t especially nostalgic about her high school years. The narrator of Rebecca Makkai’s smart, gripping new novel, “I Have Some Questions for You,” Bodie was an outsider at the Granby School, a sort-of scholarship student at the New Hampshire boarding school mostly populated by rich kids. She ...

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