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Review: A cross-cultural marriage hits the skids in 'Nest'

Review: A cross-cultural marriage hits the skids in 'Nest'

Centuries-old creaking wood floors. Dark and endless hallways. Secret doors. When the O’Hara family from suburban New York arrives at their massive new manor in the English countryside, it feels like we’re settling in for another jumpy horror movie.
Is testing for COVID before socializing a good idea if you're asymptomatic?

Is testing for COVID before socializing a good idea if you're asymptomatic?

Some asymptomatic Canadians have been flocking to COVID testing centres this summer, looking to rule out the possibility they're carrying the infection before seeing family or heading out on a weekend getaway with friends.
Mena Massoud's 'Evolving Vegan' is a cookbook, travel guide and family homage

Mena Massoud's 'Evolving Vegan' is a cookbook, travel guide and family homage

TORONTO — As immigrants from Egypt, "Aladdin" star Mena Massoud's parents worked hard to establish themselves in any job they could get when they first moved the family to Markham, Ont.
Former energy executive Dennis McConaghy wins Donner Prize for book on pipelines

Former energy executive Dennis McConaghy wins Donner Prize for book on pipelines

TORONTO — Former TransCanada executive Dennis McConaghy has won the Donner Prize for "Breakdown: The Pipeline Debate and the Threat to Canada's Future.
Phone flip: New Quibi series 'Wireless' empowers the viewer

Phone flip: New Quibi series 'Wireless' empowers the viewer

NEW YORK — Most directors insist on having final edit approval of their films. Not the creators of “Wireless.
Review: Guitars help Joan Osborne recreate sound of the '70s

Review: Guitars help Joan Osborne recreate sound of the '70s

Joan Osborne, "Trouble and Strife” (Thirty Tigers) Joan Osborne's many fans never know where her versatile voice might land, and on “Trouble and Strife” it's between two guitars, one in each stereo channel.
'The Nest' author has new novel scheduled for 2021

'The Nest' author has new novel scheduled for 2021

NEW YORK — The author of the million-selling debut novel “The Nest” has another story of family drama coming out next year. Ecco announced Wednesday that Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s “Good Company" will be published in May.
Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

NEW YORK — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes.
Science mag makes first endorsement in 175 years, taps Biden

Science mag makes first endorsement in 175 years, taps Biden

NEW YORK — Even though Scientific American had never endorsed a presidential candidate in the magazine's 175-year history, its top editor said Tuesday there was little internal debate over a decision to back Democrat Joe Biden.

6 emerging women writers receive $30,000 Rona Jaffe Awards

NEW YORK — Fiction writers Mari Christmas and Yalitza Ferreras and poets Elisa Gonzalez and Charleen McClure are among six winners of Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards, $30,000 prizes for emerging women authors.