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10 Stimulating Facts About Hugh Hefner

After 45 years overseeing his entertainment empire from the comfortable confines of the opulent playboy Mansion, Hugh Hefner has become a tenant. Last August, the 90-year-old founder of playboy magazine sold the property via his playboy Enterprises to private equity capitalist Daren Metropoulos for
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‘The Touchstone’ is a deservedly forgotten opera. Wolf Trap makes a case for remembering it. 

Rossini’s early opera “The Touchstone” (“La pietra del paragone”) is a cream puff of an opera, with a trumped-up plot acting as a scaffolding for some delightful music. Much to the credit of the Wolf Trap Opera and E. Loren Meeker, the stage director, the company’s new production, which
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Prince Harry once ‘wanted out’ of Britain’s royal family

LONDON — Prince Harry says he once “wanted out” of the British royal family.In an interview published in the Mail on Sunday, the prince said the time he spent in the army was “the best escape I’ve ever had” and that he thought about giving up his title.He said: “I felt I wanted out, bu
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Erin Andrews, ex-NHL player Jarret Stoll marry in Montana

NEW YORK — Sportscaster Erin Andrews and former NHL player Jarret Stoll have tied the knot.Publicists for Andrews confirm that the 39-year-old Fox Sports sideline reporter and “Dancing with the Stars” co-host married Stoll on Saturday, his 35th birthday. People magazine first reported the nupt
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Lanvin fuses sartorial and street to cap Paris menswear week

PARIS — Actress Gabrielle Union joined French actor Reda Kateb on the front row of the edgy Lanvin show at Paris Fashion Week.Here are some highlights from Sunday, the last day of spring-summer 2018 menswear collections.LANVIN’S HYBRID STYLEIt was sartorial fused with street. As VIP guests looke
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Young orchestra makes case for the future of music

Classical music’s problems are with its institutions, not with lack of interest in the field. For proof, look no further than the next generation that institutions spend so much time wringing their hands about. At a time when classical music is supposedly dying, there are as many students as ever
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Dior designer celebrates decade at helm at Paris menswear

PARIS — Celebrating a decade at the creative helm of Dior Homme on Saturday, designer Kris Van Assche held court with Christian Slater, Jamie Bell and Kata Mara at his catwalk collection that paid homage to the iconic Dior suit.Here are some highlights of the spring-summer 2018 menswear collection
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Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

LONDON — Britain’s famed Glastonbury music festival has embraced an unlikely headline act: Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.Corbyn, 68, received a rock star welcome from thousands of festival-goers, who chanted his name and held up signs that read “I love Jeremy Corbyn” as he took to the fe
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The Trump era is posing some major challenges for thriller novelists

There was a moment in the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings last week that made thriller writers like me sit up and take notice. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions if he liked spy novels. The implication, of course, was that the motives for the alleged activities of t
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A movie about Hulk Hogan’s court case shows how the First Amendment is under attack

Documentarian Brian Knappenberger took a keen interest in the lawsuit Hulk Hogan brought against Gawker. Not because of the tawdry details, though there were plenty of those: The wrestler sued the media company for invasion of privacy over a sex tape it published in 2012 featuring him and the wife o
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TV highlights: ‘Power’ returns to Starz

(All times Eastern). Tiny House of Terror (Lifetime Movie Network at 8) The tiny-house trend takes a hit with this thriller about a woman who encounters unexplained horrors after finding solace in a cozy, rustic space. Doctor Who (BBC America at 9) The Mondasian Cybermen pose a threat in the
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