US artist unites divided Bosnian youths to make street art
Art / Europe

US artist unites divided Bosnian youths to make street art

  SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — American graffiti artist Caleb Neelon, creator of street murals in numerous cities around the world, has enlisted youths from different sides of Bosnia’s ethnic divide to work on a peace-promoting project. Armed with cans of spraypaint, youngsters from Bosnia’s Croat, Serb and Bosniak ethnic groups joined forces with Neelon on … Continue reading

‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ unleashed at fan convention
Games / National

‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ unleashed at fan convention

  ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Force isn’t merely awakening on the big screen. It’s also returning to the video game realm. “Star Wars: Battlefront” publisher Electronic Arts and Swedish developer DICE showcased their next-generation rendition of the “Star Wars” multiplayer shooter Friday at Star Wars Celebration, the annual fan extravaganza celebrating the sci-fi franchise. … Continue reading

Review: A search for true love in ‘The Beekeeper’s Daughter’
Books

Review: A search for true love in ‘The Beekeeper’s Daughter’

  “The Beekeeper’s Daughter” (Simon & Schuster), by Santa Montefiore International best-selling author Santa Montefiore writes an epic romance that spans two generations in her new novel, “The Beekeeper’s Daughter.” Readers are transported back and forth between Massachusetts and England unraveling a timeline that stretches over four decades. It’s the story of a daughter’s journey … Continue reading

Music

Marcus Miller explores his African roots on new CD

  Marcus Miller, “Afrodeezia” (Blue Note) Inspired by his work as spokesperson for UNESCO’s Slave Route Project, bass guitarist, composer and producer Marcus Miller takes listeners on a groove-filled musical odyssey on “Afrodeezia.” The CD explores how the rhythms and melodies brought from Africa shaped the music of the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. … Continue reading

Games / Movies / National

With ‘Dead Rising,’ a new approach for a game adaptation

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a pair of filmmakers first approached video game publisher Capcom about crafting a live-action movie based on their popular zombie series “Dead Rising,” they were asked to prove themselves in a very specific way: The creators behind such video game franchises as “Street Fighter” and “Resident Evil” handed the movie producers a game … Continue reading

Celebrities / Music

Music Review: Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ is lovely

  Madonna’s 13th studio album, “Rebel Heart,” beats with romance and rebellion. At 19 tracks, it’s an overstuffed triptych through the iconic performer’s life, careening between uplifting dance tracks, like the percolating “Living for Love” — her 44th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart — and corrosively bitter tunes such as the Avicii-produced … Continue reading