Tycoon plans $8 billion Chinese Hollywood

QINGDAO, China (AP) — China’s richest man plans to spend 50 billion yuan ($8.2 billion) to build the country’s version of Hollywood in the n…

New Jhumpa Lahiri novel is scattered, slow

“The Lowland: A Novel” (Alfred A. Knopf), by Jhumpa Lahiri If you’re one of Jhumpa Lahiri’s many adoring fans, someone who is always impatie…

1 week until govt shutdown deadline

With a week left to hammer out a deal to avoid a government shutdown, some lawmakers seem resigned — if not rushing — to that end.