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"Love in the Time of Serial Killers" by Alicia Thompson; Berkley (352 pages, $17) ——— Phoebe Walsh has serial killers on the brain. As a woman who’s a fan of true crime books, podcasts and documentaries, Phoebe is one of millions — studies show that fans of the popular genre are overwhelmingly female and mostly young. As a 30-year-old graduate student in literature who’s in the throes of ...

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Kanye West showed no mercy after Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson’s breakup. The rapper on Monday shared an Instagram photo of a fake newspaper headline reading “Skete Davidson dead at age 28.” The post came three days after reports surfaced that Kardashian and Davidson were done after nine months of dating. West, who was married to Kardashian from 2014 until their split in 2021, publicly took ...

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Get ready to go back to the beginning. Prequel movies offering backstories for some of Hollywood’s biggest film franchises remain red hot, with the “Predator” origin story “Prey” roaring onto Hulu this Friday. Here are some of the other fan-favorite movies that got worthy prequels years later. ‘Star Wars’ A galaxy far, far away expanded in a massive way with three prequel flicks between 1999 ...

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FICTION: This frank, funny debut novel follows three thirtysomething pals as they ride the ups and downs of relationships and careers over a few months in Detroit. "Boys Come First" by Aaron Foley; Belt Publishing (300 pages, $17.95) ——— If you're going to write a novel about a group of friends, it's a good idea to make them seem like people your readers would actually like and want to hang ...

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Narrated by Nigerian actor Weruche Opia (seen in HBO’s “I May Destroy You”), “Honey and Spice” is a salacious and entertaining debut romance novel from journalist and cultural critic Bolu Babalola. She uses fiction as a means to explore the current state of Black British society without sparing a moment of drama or sex appeal.

BALTIMORE — The line to meet John Waters at the book signing for his debut novel, “Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance,” stretched from Atomic Books down Falls Road past Vu Skateboard Shop. Fans from as far away as Nashville, Newark and London waited for up to four hours on May 9 for a 30-second encounter with the cult filmmaker, who was masked and behind a plexiglass shield in accordance with ...

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