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Review: Book richly illustrates pandemic's impact on lives

Review: Book richly illustrates pandemic's impact on lives

“Voices from the Pandemic" by Eli Saslow (Doubleday) More than 18 months into the coronavirus pandemic, there’s already been a bumper crop of books about COVID-19 that have focused primarily on the policy failures that allowed the virus to spread.
New this week: 'Sopranos' prequel, Jon Stewart and Carlile

New this week: 'Sopranos' prequel, Jon Stewart and Carlile

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
After 'Verzuz' series success, Timbaland creates Beatclub

After 'Verzuz' series success, Timbaland creates Beatclub

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Timbaland paved his own way as a hit-making producer for elite acts like Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, but now he’s creating a lane for aspiring music creators to collaborate with the industry’s biggest performers.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 3-9

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 3-9

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 3-9: Oct. 3: Composer Steve Reich is 85. Singer Chubby Checker is 80. Actor Alan Rachins (“Dharma and Greg”) is 79. Singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac is 72.
Small islands caught between tourism economy, climate change

Small islands caught between tourism economy, climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — Come visit the Maldives, its president entreated the world at this year's United Nations General Assembly, moments before switching to an impassioned plea for help combating climate change.
Patterson, Scholastic team up on new literacy initiative

Patterson, Scholastic team up on new literacy initiative

NEW YORK (AP) — With a donation of $1.5 million from author James Patterson, Scholastic Book Clubs has launched “The United States of Readers," a classroom program designed to address literacy inequity.
North African spices amp up Italian pasta sauce

North African spices amp up Italian pasta sauce

Many Americans think of only a handful of countries when they hear the word Mediterranean. But that sea is surrounded by a diverse set of peoples and cuisines that have been blending — deliciously — for millennia.

Liz Weston: Is a new job the right financial move?

Whether you call it “The Great Resignation,” “The Great Reshuffle” or just high time for a change, millions of American workers are looking for new jobs — and some have already quit the ones they have.
'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' sashays home with 10 Tony Awards

'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' sashays home with 10 Tony Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, won the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on a Sunday night when Broadway looked back to honor shows shuttered by COVID-19, mourn its
Rolling Stones open American tour, pay tribute to drummer

Rolling Stones open American tour, pay tribute to drummer

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Rolling Stones are touring again, this time without their heartbeat, or at least their backbeat. The legendary rockers launched their pandemic-delayed “No Filter” tour Sunday at the Dome at America’s Center in St.