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Review: Friendships carry on in 'It's Not All Downhill’

Review: Friendships carry on in 'It's Not All Downhill’

“It’s Not All Downhill From Here” (Ballantine Books), by Terry McMillan Best-selling author Terry McMillan has spent the last thirty years creating strong female characters who know what they want in life.
Review: Paranoia seeps through a starship in 'Providence'

Review: Paranoia seeps through a starship in 'Providence'

"Providence” by Max Barry (Putnam) A crew of research scientists makes first contact with an alien species of creatures that look like salamanders and it all goes horribly wrong. The violence is captured on video, and now Earth is at war.
Review: In 'Slay the Dragon,' a gerrymandering investigation

Review: In 'Slay the Dragon,' a gerrymandering investigation

Feeling beaten down by the news? Why not watch a documentary on gerrymandering to cheer you up? “Slay the Dragon," by Chris Durrance and Barak Goodman, deftly outlines how redistricting has eroded American democracy and helped usher compromise out of
Virus: Elton John-led concert raises $8M; Rihanna ups aid

Virus: Elton John-led concert raises $8M; Rihanna ups aid

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to cancelling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness

Rubio specifies journalists for 'glee' in virus deaths

NEW YORK — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, pressed to identify media figures that he said expressed “glee” at Americans getting coronavirus, has cited an editorial cartoonist, a magazine writer, an online tech publication and an online editor.

Oscar-nominated Canadian filmmaker Giles Walker has died in Toronto

MONTREAL — Canadian filmmaker Giles Walker, whose live-action short "Bravery in the Field" was nominated for an Oscar, has died. The National Film Board of Canada says Walker died in Toronto on March 23 after a 10-year battle with cancer.
Review: In Koontz’s novel, a very intelligent dog

Review: In Koontz’s novel, a very intelligent dog

“Devoted,” Thomas & Mercer, By Dean Koontz In this vast universe, Dean Koontz notes, two species have formed an unbreakable bond: dogs and human beings. And this bond, he predicts in his new thriller, “Devoted,” is about to become even stronger.
Review: Amy Engel returns with thrilling 'The Familiar Dark'

Review: Amy Engel returns with thrilling 'The Familiar Dark'

“The Familiar Dark” by Amy Engel (Dutton) Love for another can change a person, making them stronger, more compassionate and more self-aware of how their behaviour can reflect on their loved one.
'America's Test Kitchen' has the recipe to hit season 20

'America's Test Kitchen' has the recipe to hit season 20

LOS ANGELES — There are cooking shows hosted by celebrities, some of whom may know a fricassee from a frittata, and shows that feature arrogant chefs and bad cooks.
'The Last Dance' look at Jordan's last title starts April 19

'The Last Dance' look at Jordan's last title starts April 19

The long-awaited look at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is finally set for release. ESPN and Netflix announced on Tuesday that the 10-part documentary series called “The Last Dance” will run in the U.S.
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