Review: Cook’s new thriller sheds light on genetic genealogy

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In “Genesis," author Robin Cook's new thriller sheds light on genetic genealogy and its DNA databases

Why Steve Martin put Whole Foods and the Bird Streets in his new bluegrass song ‘California’

Grammy-winning progressive bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers is pictured here with actor/comedian and musical collaborator Steve Martin. (From gardenandgun.com)

The bluegrass come-on is written from the perspective of a man beckoning his love in Oklahoma to move West and chase her dreams as a writer.

Meet Kiley Reid, the author whose novel ‘Such a Fun Age’ is about to take over the world

“Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid (Simon & Schuster/TNS)

“Queen & Slim” writer/producer Lena Waithe has already acquired the film and television rights to the book.

Will Grammy voters take the 'Old Town Road' on Sunday?

This combination of photos shows, from left, Lizzo performing at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans on Oct. 27, 2018, Lil Nas X performing

Will Grammy voters take the 'Old Town Road' on Sunday? Or a DNA test that reveals Lizzo is 100 percent a Grammy winner? There are lots of possibilities and puns to play with when it comes to who may take home a Grammy Award at Sunday's ceremony, but The Associated Press' music writers put some...

Ousted Grammy chief suggests awards are tainted

This Nov. 14, 2019 file photo shows Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan at the 20th Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)

Three days before the Grammys are handed out, questions are being raised about the integrity of the honors

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