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  • The D'oh of Homer: Professors employ TV's Simpsons
    Associated Press | December 17, 2014 12:10 pm
    Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn't stopped them from showing up on college campuses.
  • 2 wisteria lamps centerpiece of Tiffany auction
    Associated Press | December 17, 2014 9:20 am
    Two nearly identical Tiffany wisteria lamps designed in 1901 have sold for over $1 million each at auction.
  • Nightclub company Hakkasan to buy The Light Group
    Associated Press | December 16, 2014 5:32 pm
    One purveyor of swanky Las Vegas Strip nightlife is buying another in a $36 million deal announced Tuesday.
  • Pact reached before trial over flawed Vegas hotel
    Associated Press | December 16, 2014 2:16 pm
    A last-minute settlement avoided trial that was set to start Tuesday involving casino giant MGM Resorts International and six of seven contractors in a massive civil breach-of-contract lawsuit over a never-opened Las Vegas Strip tower called the Harmon.
  • Letterman pulls curtain on holiday tradition
    Associated Press | December 16, 2014 9:17 am
    With the curtain soon to fall on David Letterman's late-night television career, the end comes Friday for an odd and emotional holiday tradition that involves comic Jay Thomas, the Lone Ranger, a giant meatball and, most indelibly, singer Darlene Love.
  • Weird museums: Travel off the beaten path
    Associated Press | December 15, 2014 10:04 am
    Travelers looking for something beyond top attractions like the Space Needle in Seattle might consider adding a weird museum or two to their itineraries.
  • Culture tops Merriam-Webster Top 10 words of 2014
    Associated Press | December 15, 2014 8:32 am
    A list of Merriam-Webster's Top 10 words of 2014:
  • Obamas get into holiday spirit at benefit concert
    Associated Press | December 15, 2014 7:32 am
    The Obamas celebrated the holiday season with "The Rock" and singers Rita Ora and Darius Rucker.
  • Review: 'Five' by Ursula Archer is intriguing
    Associated Press | December 15, 2014 5:48 am
    the contemporary treasure hunt in which a GPS is used to find hidden objects -- lends itself to an intriguing melding of a gripping police procedural and an exciting update of the puzzle mystery in Austrian children's book author Ursula Archer's crime fiction debut.
  • Museum displays rare portrait by Winslow Homer
    Associated Press | December 12, 2014 12:12 pm
    A rare oil painting by the American artist Winslow Homer has been given as a gift to a Massachusetts museum.
  • American Museum of Natural History plans addition
    Associated Press | December 11, 2014 9:33 am
    The American Museum of Natural History has announced plans to build an addition to house a new science and education center.
  • Trove from Churchill's daughter up for auction
    Associated Press | December 11, 2014 7:53 am
    Sotheby's auction house is selling art, books, furniture and a humidor owned by a well-known Briton who traveled the world on high-level diplomatic missions during World War II, met Roosevelt and Stalin and loved a good cigar.
  • Iggy Azalea joining ABC's New Year's Eve special
    Associated Press | December 10, 2014 12:24 pm
    Iggy Azalea is among the stars joining ABC's bicoastal New Year's Eve special.
  • 'Killer Heels' looks at the history of high heels
    Associated Press | December 10, 2014 9:04 am
  • Cooper Hewitt design museum reopens, revamped
    Associated Press | December 09, 2014 6:14 am
    The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, revamped, restored and expanded after a three-year closure, is reopening at last, all decked out for the 21st century in its historic Carnegie Mansion home just a few blocks up Fifth Avenue from the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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