Venice: Arab film features gay protagonist

MILAN (AP) — Writer and director Abdellah Taia believes he has given Arab cinema its first gay protagonist in his debut film “Salvation Army…

Start of college football lifts ABC

ABC had its best week in the ratings since mid-June last week, and broadcast TV’s most female-friendly network largely has southern football…

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending Sept. 2, 2013: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Asphalt 8: Airborne (Gameloft) 2. PicPlayPost (Flambe …

The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks

iBooks’ Official Book Charts for the week ending Sept. 2, 2013: 1. “The Road To Forgiveness,” by Justine Elvira (Justine Elvira) 2. “Unbroke…

Steven Tyler sings at tiny Nashville club

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler made a surprise appearance in Nashville and performed two songs before the audience wa…

Adam Levine is fashion’s next pop star

NEW YORK (AP) — Shawl-collar cardigans and sweatshirt blazers? You’ve got to be as cool as a rock star to pull off this stuff as trendsettin…

Dr. Seuss books coming out in e-editions

NEW YORK (AP) — Make that the e-Cat in the Hat. Dozens of Dr. Seuss classics, including “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” will …

New PBS team low key about milestone

NEW YORK (AP) — Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff didn’t think much about the milestone upon being appointed the first women to co-anchor a natio…

A sense of community for Neko Case

NEW YORK (AP) — In her musical life, Neko Case doesn’t like to work alone. For more than a decade, the singer has maintained a dual-track ca…