The song that begat 'Baby Driver,' a quasi-musical on wheels

NEW YORK (AP) — In the jagged grooves and quivering violins of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion song “Bellbottoms,” a young Edgar Wright heard a movie. When Wright first started fanatically listening to the lead track off the band’s “Orange”...

In the stars: New John Green novel coming in October

NEW YORK (AP) — John Green fans, mark your calendar. The author of the million-selling “The Fault in Our Stars” has a new novel coming Oct. 10, Dutton Books announced Thursday. The book is called “Turtles All the Way Down” and tells of a 16-year girl...

Shipping out of Boston: Grand sailing vessels depart

AP Photo/Stephan Savoia BOSTON (AP) — The tall ships are shipping out of Boston. A unique gathering of more than 50 grand sailing vessels from around the world is winding down after six days. The ships started departing Boston Harbor on Thursday morning. Among them was the...

Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong NEW YORK (AP) — Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a “false and malicious broadcast” last Sunday evening. It’s seeking financial damages and a court order barring...

Steve Earle enlists Miranda, Willie to revisit outlaw music

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alt-country rocker Steve Earle and country star Miranda Lambert shared writing credit on one of Lambert’s biggest hits from her debut album in 2005, but the two never actually got into a writers’ room until more...

Omari Hardwick makes power moves through Starz drama 'Power'

ATLANTA (AP) — When actor Omari Hardwick read the script for the Starz drama series “Power,” he initially wanted to pass on playing the lead character. Hardwick liked the show’s premise, but he was satisfied at the time with taking a backseat to any...

Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

NEW YORK (AP) — Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a “false and malicious broadcast” last Sunday evening. It’s seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the...

Former US attorney Preet Bharara has a book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney fired earlier this year by President Donald Trump, has a book deal. Alfred A. Knopf announced Thursday that Bharara was working on a book about the “search for justice” that would come out early in 2019....

Patriots' Malcolm Mitchell has deal with Scholastic Books

AP Photo/Steven Senne NEW YORK (AP) — New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell can be sweet when he wants to be. Mitchell has a three-book deal with Scholastic, the children’s publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday. The books include a newly...

New York theater creates digital archive dating to Civil War

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 70,000 playbills, posters and theatrical materials for a Brooklyn, New York theater dating as far back as the Civil War era are now available on a digital archive for the viewing public. The archive for the Brooklyn Academy of Music made available...