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Review: 'Ma Rainey' is Boseman's final, perhaps finest gift

Chadwick Boseman surges onto the screen as fast-talking trumpeter Levee in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” like a man on an electrified tightrope -- balancing precariously between hope and cynicism, humour and sadness, joy and pain, and love and hate.
The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe forever

The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe forever

NEW YORK — “No New ‘Movies’ Till Influenza Ends” blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to march on despite pandemic

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to march on despite pandemic

NEW YORK — Jawan M. Jackson recently got to do something he's been yearning to do for months — sing and dance again with his Broadway cast.
Duchess of Sussex reveals she had miscarriage in the summer

Duchess of Sussex reveals she had miscarriage in the summer

LONDON — The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others.

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible bestsellers for the week ending November 22nd: Nonfiction 1. A Promised Land by Barack Obama, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 2. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 3.
Kaley Cuoco judged a book by its cover for her new TV series

Kaley Cuoco judged a book by its cover for her new TV series

NEW YORK — Kaley Cuoco knew she wanted to turn Chris Bohjalian’s bestselling novel “The Flight Attendant’ into a TV series when the book caught her eye online. “The cover of the book is a blonde woman.
The Weeknd criticizes Grammys over nominations snub

The Weeknd criticizes Grammys over nominations snub

LOS ANGELES — The Weeknd angrily slammed the Grammy Awards, calling them “corrupt” after the pop star walked away with zero nominations despite having multiple hits this year.

BTS band members, fans welcome its first Grammy nomination

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — K-pop band BTS has earned its first Grammy nomination, a long-awaited feat for the South Korean act that has been reshaping the global pop landscape with record-breaking songs and well-mobilized fans.
Amid racial reckoning, Grammys honour the Black experience

Amid racial reckoning, Grammys honour the Black experience

NEW YORK — With police brutality continuing to devastate Black families and the coronavirus ravishing Black America disproportionately, the world was driven to the significance of this year’s Juneteenth more than ever before.
Barack Obama to be honoured next month by PEN America

Barack Obama to be honoured next month by PEN America

NEW YORK — Former President Barack Obama, already a million-selling author, is also a prize-winning author.