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Chelsea Clinton wants to talk about her kids book. Her readers have other ideas.

The woman who was almost the 45th president is not one of the 13 American women who changed the world, according to her daughter’s book. Chelsea Clinton’s “She Persisted” has been a bestseller since it debuted in late May. Yet try to find Hillary Clinton between its covers and you may be rem
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Winning weekend for ‘Despicable Me 3’ lifts the Minions to a rare cartoon-franchise milestone

IN THE short term, sure: It’s well and good for Universal and Illumination Entertainment that “Despicable Me 3” just won the weekend in North American theaters. Yet what the solid debut of the fourth film in the Minion universe really illuminates is the rare larger commercial milestone being
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Mindfulness, captured beautifully in the children’s book, ‘Now’

Antoinette Portis’s joyful picture book Now (Roaring Brook, Ages 2-6) perfectly captures a child’s lighthearted affection for the here and now. The book, by the author of the award-winning “Not a Box,” begins with a young girl dancing in the wind, hands in the air: “This is my favorite
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Trump’s Twitter battle with press may come with a price

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump, who has reveled in his confrontational style with the news media, sparked fierce debate Sunday over whether he is inciting violence against journalists by posting a doctored video clip showing him bashing the head of a figure representing CNN.Trump’s latest
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Actress and internet star Stevie Ryan dead at 33

LOS ANGELES — Stevie Ryan, an actress and comedian who gained fame with impersonations of celebrities on YouTube, has died. She was 33.Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter says Ryan died Saturday at her home in Los Angeles. He says her death has been ruled a suicide after the agency
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Stars hit Dior’s encyclopedic 70th birthday show in Paris

PARIS — Christian Dior feted its 70th birthday at Paris’ Couture Week Monday in style with an accomplished, star-filled show that mapped the iconic house’s journey across the world. It was an unabashed, encyclopedic celebration of femininity in all its guises for Maria Grazia Chiuri — the ho
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Sex and the middle-aged man

In 2000, Matthew Klam, then one of the New Yorker’s “Best Fiction Writers Under 40,” published a funny collection called “Sam the Cat.” The stories won prizes and got everybody excited for Klam’s next book. Which never came. Until now. “Who Is Rich?” is about a writer who once enjoye
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In the very fun ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ Marvel Studios makes the difference

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” swings with some much-needed Marvel Studios swag.Lighthearted fun, humorous, full of authentic teen spirit (something none of the previous “Spider-Man” movies had), “Homecoming” is now the Spidey-movie reboot standard. It’s not easy to make the sixth time the c
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Summering at Martha’s Vineyard with the Clintons and Katharine Graham

“To the New Owners,” Madeleine Blais’s evocative memoir about her family’s deep connection with Martha’s Vineyard, was triggered by the 2014 sale of the beloved property that her in-laws bought on Tisbury Great Pond in the 1970s. It joins a flotilla of elegies to bygone summer homes, inclu
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The 5 stages of listening to Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’

The five stages of listening to “4:44,” the 13th solo studio album by American rapper Jay-Z: 1. Irritation. There are fans, there are stans, and there are those willing to renege their cellular service just to get some new Jay-Z songs in their airspace. I’ve yet to encounter anyone from that t
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