Review: Kamila Shamsie’s new novel asks: Should friendship transcend politics?

“Best of Friends,” Kamila Shamsie’s follow-up to “Home Fire,” follows two friends from Pakistan to the U.K. — where trouble eventually follows them.

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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2022-09-27/review-kamila-shamsie-new-novel-asks-should-friendship-always-transcend-politics

NFL power rankings: Jalen Hurts, Darius Slay make Eagles class of the league

The Philadelphia Eagles have looked like the class of the NFC since the season’s opening kick and take over the No. 1 spot in this week’s power rankings. Jalen Hurts is playing at an MVP level, the … https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/nfl-power-rankings-jalen-hurts-143825655.html

Review: The follow-up to Namwali Serpell’s debut novel is less grand — and better for it

Critics raved over ‘The Old Drift,’ Namwali Serpell’s epic debut novel. Our critic prefers her more difficult, intimate follow-up, ‘The Furrows.’

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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2022-09-27/review-the-followup-to-namwali-serpells-sprawling-debut-novel-is-more-intimate-and-even-better

CeeDee Lamb’s circus catch gives Cowboys a 20-13 lead

A wide-open CeeDee Lamb dropped what could have been a 52-yard touchdown with 4:34 left in the first half, a drive that ended with a punt. Maybe it was just too easy. He made two hard catches on the … https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ceedee-lamb-circus-catch-gives-025655797.html

‘Have fun’: Dr. Dre gives Rihanna some advice ahead of 2023 Super Bowl halftime show

Rihanna will headline the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show after Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar performed this year.

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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-09-26/rihanna-super-bowl-halftime-show-2023-dr-dre

Terry McLaurin gives fantasy owners hope in a Commanders’ loss

Then, reality struck Sunday as Wentz faced his former team and was sacked nine times in a 24-8 loss to the Eagles. As ugly of an offensive performance as it was for Washington, there was some good … https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/terry-mclaurin-gives-fantasy-owners-025728292.html

Review: ‘Blonde’ isn’t really about Marilyn Monroe. It’s about making her suffer

Ana de Armas’ sometimes uncanny, intensely felt performance is lost in the punishing sprawl of Andrew Dominik’s adaptation of the 2000 Joyce Carol Oates novel.

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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2022-09-26/blonde-review-netflix-marilyn-monroe-ana-de-armas

A ‘pro-level’ ‘Jeopardy!’ spinoff may be coming soon

The series would feature champions of the long-running game show. …read more

https://nypost.com/2022/09/26/a-pro-level-jeopardy-spinoff-may-be-coming-soon/

Feeling ‘stabbing pain’ when breathing, Post Malone hospitalized after fall

Musician Post Malone had to cancel his Boston show over the weekend because he had difficulty breathing and experienced ‘stabbing pain’ when he moved.

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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-09-26/post-malone-hospitalized-boston-show-twelve-carat-tour

Palm Angels x Vault by Vans Team Up for the First Time

Each silhouette is updated with Palm Angels’ red, gray, white and black colors, with the brand’s logo stamped onto the sides. Francesco Ragazzi shared in a press release, “Palm Angels started with a … https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/palm-angels-x-vault-vans-025334470.html