Forbes announced Wednesday that Rihanna is worth $1.7 billion, making the Fenty Beauty mogul the richest female musical artist in the world.

“Napoleon: A Life Told in Gardens and Shadows” and “Empire’s Eagles: The Fate of the Napoleonic Elite in America” show unexpected sides of the military upstart

“The New Woman Behind the Camera” is a survey of about 200 photographs taken by women from around the world in the four decades after World War I.

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'Flower Drum Song' and screen star Alvin Ing dies at 89

Actor and singer Alvin Ing, known for roles on Broadway and on tour in “Pacific Overtures” and “Flower Drum Song” as well as in films such as “The Gambler,” has died

Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy looks back on a special career

Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy has influenced some of the greatest guitarists of all time, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Gary Clark Jr. to name a few

Flaunt it, Mel! Brooks memoir 'All About Me' out this fall

If anyone has a right to tell his story, it’s Mel Brooks

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | “Breaking Bland” on HGTV

She assailed patriarchal assumptions, such as the tendency to blame mothers for their children’s problems, in her campaign to improve mental health care for women.

A snapshot of popular books.

Shanta Thake, 41, is a longtime top official of off-Broadway’s Public Theater.

At the Art Museum of the Americas, “No Ocean Between Us” features work by Wilfredo Lam and others.

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In the new book “Horse Girls,” a diverse group of writers — including Jane Smiley and Carmen Maria Machado — explore the human-equine bond.

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“Ladyparts” is an incisive take on the impact of misogyny on health care, divorce, solo motherhood and more.

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Our most popular pop princesses have certainly evolved. Or have they?

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | “Pray Away” on Netflix

Known as one of his country’s foremost intellectuals, he also presided over the influential publishing house Adelphi Edizioni.

Beyond anthems and fanfares, music has a growing impact on the Games.

Lollapalooza, Governors Ball and Day N Vegas all dropped DaBaby from their festival lineups after he made homophobic remarks at Rolling Loud Miami.

For your playlist: A Vietnam memoir, a well-paced mystery and a sweeping tale of Purdue Pharma’s misdeeds.

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Ash Davidson’s debut novel delves into the complex relationship among people who love the trees that are also their livelihood.

The short story collection infuses tales of inherited trauma with humor and snark.

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The decision came after the 29-year-old rapper directed comments against those in the LGBTQ community and people with HIV/AIDS during his set at the Rolling Loud festival.

The civil-rights icon, who died last summer, co-wrote his sequel memoir "Run" and chose a new artist.

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