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Moccasin maker apologizes for profiting off Native culture

NEW YORK (AP) — Moccasin maker Minnetonka is publicly apologizing for making money off of Native culture and promised to do more to support Indigenous communities in the future after 75 years in business.
Stutzmann to follow Spano as Atlanta Symphony music director

Stutzmann to follow Spano as Atlanta Symphony music director

Nathalie Stutzmann, the French-born contralto turned conductor, will succeed Robert Spano as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra starting with the 2022-23 season and become the second woman to lead a major American orchestra.
Hot Docs hires former CBC exec Heather Conway as executive director/co-president

Hot Docs hires former CBC exec Heather Conway as executive director/co-president

TORONTO — Former CBC executive Heather Conway is taking on a leadership position at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.
EXPLAINER: Why the Social Security COLA is jumping next year

EXPLAINER: Why the Social Security COLA is jumping next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising inflation has triggered a sizable increase in Social Security's annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2022. The Social Security Administration announced the 5.
One last 'Keeper of the Lost Cities' scheduled for 2023

One last 'Keeper of the Lost Cities' scheduled for 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Shannon Messenger can now see the end for her telepathic heroine Sophie and the million-selling middle-grade series “Keeper of the Lost Cities.
Artist wants Hong Kong sculpture back as deadline passes

Artist wants Hong Kong sculpture back as deadline passes

HONG KONG (AP) — A Danish artist is seeking to get back his sculpture in Hong Kong commemorating the victims of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown as a deadline passed for its removal Wednesday.

The end of student loan forbearance will be tougher on women

Before the pandemic, wage disparities already made it tougher for working women to pay off student loans than men.
Former MP Jody Wilson-Raybould among finalists for $60K public policy book prize

Former MP Jody Wilson-Raybould among finalists for $60K public policy book prize

TORONTO — Former MP Jody Wilson-Raybould's memoir detailing her tumultuous tenure as the Liberal justice minister is among four titles that have been shortlisted for a $60,000 public policy book award.

Writer welcomes positive reaction to new bisexual Superman

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Comic book writer Tom Taylor says he could not be happier with the reaction to his portrayal of a new Superman as bisexual.
'Squid Game' strikes nerve in debt-ridden South Korea

'Squid Game' strikes nerve in debt-ridden South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — “Squid Game," a brutal Netflix survival drama about desperate adults competing in deadly children’s games for a chance to escape severe debt, hit a little too close to home for Lee Chang-keun.