VP Pence's wife aims to raise awareness about art therapy

AP Photo/Alex Brandon WASHINGTON (AP) — Karen Pence wants people to know that art therapy isn’t exactly arts and crafts. The wife of Vice President Mike Pence has been a passionate advocate of art therapy for many years, including during her service as first lady of...

Museum removes artwork produced by immigrants as protest

AP Photo/Steven Senne WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — A museum at a small liberal arts college in Massachusetts has removed or covered dozens of artwork produced by immigrant artists or donated by foreign-born collectors to illustrate their contribution to the cultural wealth of...

Trevor Noah, Jennifer Egan among PEN festival guests

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Egan, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Marlon James are among more than 150 artists and writers scheduled to appear at this year’s PEN World Voices Festival, which has a theme of “Gender & Power.” Trevor Noah and Laurie Anderson...

Review: Monsters intrude on a culture clash in 'Great Wall'

“Tell the world what you have seen,” a character exclaims in “The Great Wall,” ”and what is coming!” The warning is about the mythical mass of marauding monsters that are sweeping down northern China but it could just as easily be for the kind...

Roman Polanski seeks to have prosecutor's testimony unsealed

AP Photo/Alik Keplicz LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roman Polanski’s attorney has asked a Los Angeles judge to unseal testimony given by a former prosecutor who handled the fugitive director’s sexual assault case. It is Polanski’s latest bid to end the nearly...

Review: 'Fist Fight' an indulgence in pre-teen male fantasy

If you like Ice Cube surly and sneering, find penis drawings hilarious and believe real men solve problems by throwing punches, “Fist Fight ” is for you. This R-rated comedy from director Richie Keen starts with a ridiculous premise: One high-school teacher insists...

'Fist Fight' stars on the need for comedy in uncertain times

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No one could have predicted when they were making the breezy, irreverent, 91-minute Charlie Day and Ice Cube comedy “Fist Fight” that it would be coming out in the midst of such uncertain and divisive times. Back then, nearly two years ago,...

The Roots to perform NBA-themed musical at All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) — The Roots will perform an original NBA-themed musical featuring former “Hamilton” actor Daveed Diggs, DJ Jazzy Jeff, actor Michael B. Jordan, musician Jidenna and rapper Darryl “DMC” McDaniels at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. The...

For Gore Verbinski, a fresh start after 'Lone Ranger'

NEW YORK (AP) — Say what you will about Gore Verbinski’s “The Lone Ranger,” but it didn’t lack for ambition. Verbinski’s $215 million film was a bid to reorient the Texas Ranger tale around its Native American sidekick, Tonto (Johnny Depp), and...

Morocco authorities find Baroque altarpiece taken from Italy

ROME (AP) — Moroccan authorities have located an important Baroque altarpiece stolen from an Italian church in 2014. Modena prosecutor Lucia Musti said Thursday that Italian authorities were informed via Interpol that the “Madonna with Saints John the Evangelist and...