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FILE - In this October 1959 file photo, Herbert Stempel appears as a witness in Washington as the House Legislative Oversight subcommittee opens its probe of charges of rigged quiz shows. Stempel, a whistle blower of early television whose confession to deliberately losing on a 1950s quiz show helped drive a national scandal and join his name in history to winning contestant Charles Van Doren, has died age 93. Stempel's former wife, Ethel Stempel, told The Associated Press on Sunday that he died at a New York nursing home on April 7. She cited no specific cause of death. (AP Photo/Bill Allen, File)
Herbert Stempel, TV quiz show whistleblower, dies at 93Herbert Stempel, a fall guy and whistleblower of early television whose confession to deliberately losing on a 1950s quiz show helped drive a national scandal, has died
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2014 file photo, cast members Mark Blum poses during the party for the opening night performance of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" in Los Angeles. Blum died March 26 in New York at age 69. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Invision/AP, File)
Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virusThe coronavirus has claimed the lives of artists and artisans, writers and actors, musicians and media figures
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With a gay protagonist, Pixar short 'Out' makes historyThe nine-minute Pixar short “Out” features the animation studio's first LGBTQ protagonist
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FILE - This June 30, 2020 file photo shows author and U.S. Representative to the World Trade Organization Michael Punke at the European Business Summit in Brussels. Punke, the author of “The Revenant,” the historical novel adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be publishing his first new work of fiction in nearly 20 years. Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday that Michael Punke's “Ridgeline” will be released in June 2021.  (AP Photo/Matthew Busch, File)
New novel coming in 2021 from author of 'The Revenant'The author of “The Revenant,” the historical novel adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be publishing his first new work of fiction in nearly 20 years
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FILE - This May 28, 2019 file photo shows Singer Harry Connick Jr. with his daughter Georgia at a special screening of "Pavarotti" in New York. The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick, Jr. to honor essential workers across America. The Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammy Awards annually, announced Thursday that the two-hour special, “UNITED WE SING: A GRAMMY SALUTE TO THE UNSUNG HEROES,” will air June 21 on CBS.  It will follow host Connick Jr. and his filmmaker-daughter Georgia on road trip celebrating and thanking essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workersThe Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick, Jr. to honor essential workers across America
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Review: 'The Vast of Night' is a cunning lo-fi sci-fi noir“The Vast of Night,” a micro-budget noir set in 1950s New Mexico, crackles with B-movie electricity, writes AP Film Writer Jake Coyle in his review
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FILE -This June 12, 2011 file photo shows Larry Kramer, left, and Daryl Roth embracing after they won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play for "The Normal Heart" during the 65th annual Tony Awards in New York. Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Manhattan of pneumonia. He was 84. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)
Larry Kramer used voice, pen to raise consciousness on AIDSTime never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer’s demands
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Review: 'High Note' is easy listening for troubled times Let's face it, this is the perfect time for a little escapism
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FILE - This May 12, 2014 file photo shows playwright Larry Kramer at the premiere of HBO Films' "The Normal Heart" in New York. Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Manhattan of pneumonia. He was 84. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died
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Review: A powerful #MeToo chapter in ‘On the Record’ docAmy Ziering and Kirby Dick’s film “On the Record," which debuts on HBO Max upon its launch Wednesday, deals with sexual misconduct allegations against Def Jam Recordings co-founder Russell Simmons as well as the complex relationship that black women have to the #MeToo movement
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Documentary focuses on unlikely champion of Mexican cuisine If you add garlic in your guacamole, we have bad news: You’re not doing it right
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