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Review: Idolatry surrenders to humanity in new Lee biography

Review: Idolatry surrenders to humanity in new Lee biography

“Robert E. Lee: A Life” by Allen C. Guelzo (Knopf) Controversy over the equestrian memorial to Robert E. Lee on stately Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, was once limited to the removal of the blue-green oxidation from his bronze statue.
Gucci launches Vault vintage site during Milan Fashion Week

Gucci launches Vault vintage site during Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) — Fashion houses trying to figure out how to reach new eyeballs after the long ordeal of the pandemic have centered around a singular idea: collaborations. Many are doing it, in big ways and small.
Beyond, Impossible join crowded plant-based chicken market

Beyond, Impossible join crowded plant-based chicken market

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods found success with realistic plant-based burgers. Now, they're hoping to replicate that in the fast-growing but crowded market for plant-based chicken nuggets.
'SNL' returning with all but one incumbent cast member

'SNL' returning with all but one incumbent cast member

NEW YORK (AP) — After an off-season of some mystery involving several favorite performers, “Saturday Night Live” said it was returning for its 47th year this weekend with all but one of its incumbent cast members on board.
Study finds kids were at low risk of severe COVID early in the pandemic, before Delta

Study finds kids were at low risk of severe COVID early in the pandemic, before Delta

MONTREAL — Severe cases of COVID-19 were very rare among Canadian children during the first waves of the pandemic, according to a new study by researchers who warn the findings should not be taken as a reason not to vaccinate youth.
'View' hosts say they had false positive COVID tests

'View' hosts say they had false positive COVID tests

NEW YORK (AP) — The two co-hosts of “The View” whose COVID-19 tests derailed a planned interview with Vice President Kamala Harris last week said Monday that their results turned out to be false positives.
Anita Hill still waits for change, 30 years after testimony

Anita Hill still waits for change, 30 years after testimony

America had yet to really understand sexual harassment when Anita Hill testified against Clarence Thomas in front of an all-male Senate panel in October 1991. He was confirmed to the Supreme Court anyway, but Hill’s work was just beginning.
Johnny Ramone's guitar sells for more than $900,000

Johnny Ramone's guitar sells for more than $900,000

BOSTON (AP) — The guitar played by Johnny Ramone on all 15 Ramones albums and at nearly 2,000 live performances by the rock band sold at auction over the weekend for more than $900,000, the auctioneer said Monday.
EXPLAINER: Why coffee could cost more at groceries, cafes

EXPLAINER: Why coffee could cost more at groceries, cafes

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — As if a cup of coffee wasn’t expensive enough, a confluence of factors is driving up farmers' costs to grow the beans and it could begin filtering down to your local cafe before the end of the year.
Review: Anthony Doerr dreams big with 'Cloud Cuckoo Land'

Review: Anthony Doerr dreams big with 'Cloud Cuckoo Land'

“Cloud Cuckoo Land,” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner) How do you follow up a Pulitzer Prize-winning work of fiction? If you’re novelist Anthony Doerr (“All the Light We Cannot See”) you write a story that consists of five separate stories, spans millennia