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Mantel, Evaristo among finalists for fiction's Women's Prize

Mantel, Evaristo among finalists for fiction's Women's Prize

LONDON — Hilary Mantel’s Tudor blockbuster “The Mirror and the Light” and Bernardine Evaristo’s tapestry of black women’s stories, “Girl, Woman, Other,” are among six finalists for the international Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Review: The White Buffalo's rumble fills songs with emotion

Review: The White Buffalo's rumble fills songs with emotion

The White Buffalo, “On the Widow’s Walk” (Snakefarm/Spinefarm Records) The White Buffalo is Jake Smith’s stage and recording name, one of the most accurate monikers in the business, seemingly preordained.
A dark, twisted, heartfelt family pic in 'The Willoughbys'

A dark, twisted, heartfelt family pic in 'The Willoughbys'

LOS ANGELES — Maya Rudolph loves stories about unconventional families. It’s why her daughter brought Lois Lowry’s “The Willoughbys” to her attention well before she knew that there was a planned film adaptation.
Virus delays launch of Chip and Joanna Gaines' new network

Virus delays launch of Chip and Joanna Gaines' new network

LOS ANGELES — Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Network will be blooming late because of the coronavirus crisis.
Queen Elizabeth II marks 94th birthday without fanfare

Queen Elizabeth II marks 94th birthday without fanfare

LONDON — Britain marked Queen Elizabeth II's 94th birthday with silence Tuesday, as the nation in lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic forgoes the usual gun salutes and ringing of bells.
Film adaptation of new 'Hunger Games' book is in the works

Film adaptation of new 'Hunger Games' book is in the works

NEW YORK — The next “Hunger Games” book is coming out next month, and a movie version is now being planned.
Fans invited to compete for 'Friends' reunion special spot

Fans invited to compete for 'Friends' reunion special spot

NEW YORK — The big upcoming “Friends” reunion special is inviting a few extra friends — maybe even you.
Lester Holt starts show for children about the coronavirus

Lester Holt starts show for children about the coronavirus

NEW YORK — In the NBC “Nightly News” inaugural kids edition, Sadie of Morristown, New Jersey, posed the question that everyone wishes had an answer. "When is coronavirus going to end? she said.
Big unknowns about virus complicate getting back to normal

Big unknowns about virus complicate getting back to normal

WASHINGTON — Reopening the U.S. economy is complicated by some troubling scientific questions about the new coronavirus that go beyond the logistics of whether enough tests are available.

CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada Council announce Digital Originals funding

OTTAWA — CBC/Radio-Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts have created a new funding initiative to help the country's arts community pivot work to online audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.