Anton Chekhov

British singer-songwriter Sting performing at the "Live at Sunset Festival" in Zurich, Switzerland on July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone,Ennio Leanza, File)

Sting’s musical ‘The Last Ship’ will sail to B’way

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Sting’s new musical “The Last Ship” will sail onto a Broadway stage after a stop in Chicago. Producers said Thursday that the show — inspired by Sting’s memories of growing […]


Rushdie discusses books, life under fatwa

ATLANTA (AP) – Salman Rushdie says he’s pleased that readers of his novel, “The Satanic Verses,” are beginning to consider it “in the world of books” and not just “the world of scandal and politics.” […]


Prominent translator Michael Henry Heim dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Michael Henry Heim, a UCLA professor and internationally known translator who introduced English readers to such masterpieces as “Death in Venice” and “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” has died. He was […]


Salman Rushdie dismisses latest death threat

NEW YORK (AP) – Salman Rushdie is dismissing the latest threat against his life as just talk. “This was essentially one priest in Iran looking for a headline,” the author of “The Satanic Verses” said […]



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