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Ont. town names 'chief positivity officer' to raise community spirits

Ont. town names 'chief positivity officer' to raise community spirits

NEWMARKET, Ont. — The Town of Newmarket is preaching positivity as part of a campaign to raise community spirit in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Need a laugh? SiriusXM launches channel for female comics

Need a laugh? SiriusXM launches channel for female comics

NEW YORK — The midst of a global pandemic might seem like an odd time to launch a radio channel devoted to female comedians, but executives at SiriusXM believe that it's precisely the right time.
Indie rock band led by Michael C. Hall spreads its wings

Indie rock band led by Michael C. Hall spreads its wings

NEW YORK — This might one day be a trivia question: Which rock band with a celebrity frontman and a very long name was one of the last acts to play live in New York before the city shut down in 2020? The answer is Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museu
Indie rock band led by Michael C. Hall spreads its wings

Indie rock band led by Michael C. Hall spreads its wings

NEW YORK — This might one day be a trivia question: Which rock band with a celebrity frontman and a very long name was one of the last acts to play live in New York before the city shut down in 2020? The answer is Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museu
Review: Irby offers comic relief in third essay collection

Review: Irby offers comic relief in third essay collection

``Wow, No Thank You,'' Vintage Books, By Samantha Irby With ``Wow, No Thank You,'' the incomparable Samantha Irby offers yet another laugh-out-loud masterpiece.
Review: Irby of

Review: Irby of

``Wow, No Thank You,'' Vintage Books, By Samantha Irby With ``Wow, No Thank You,'' the incomparable Samantha Irby offers yet another laugh-out-loud masterpiece.

Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

NEW YORK — In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as the setting for the movie “On Golden Pond," broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home.
'It is brutal': Hollywood's rank-and-file on the pandemic

'It is brutal': Hollywood's rank-and-file on the pandemic

LOS ANGELES — The red carpets are rolled up in storage, the A-listers holed up in mansions, multiplex doors are closed. For now, at least, the coronavirus has shut down much of Hollywood.
'It is brutal': Hollywood's rank-and-file on the pandemic

'It is brutal': Hollywood's rank-and-file on the pandemic

LOS ANGELES — The red carpets are rolled up in storage, the A-listers holed up in mansions, multiplex doors are closed. For now, at least, the coronavirus has shut down much of Hollywood.

Organizations inject funds to support Canada's arts sector during COVID-19

Arts organizations are injecting funds to help cultural institutions and creators stay financially afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.