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Butler's prescient sci-fi resonates years after her death

Butler's prescient sci-fi resonates years after her death

NEW YORK — Novelist N.K. Jemisin was a teenager the first time she read Octavia Butler, and nothing had prepared her for it. It was the 1980s, and the book was called “Dawn,” the story of a black woman who awakens 250 years after a nuclear holocaust.
Court: 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' is Seinfeld's show

Court: 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' is Seinfeld's show

NEW YORK — Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” was his creation despite copyright claims by a one-time collaborator who helped direct the first episode, an appeals court said Thursday. The 2nd U.S.
Mirvish tells ticket-holders it aims to reopen 'Hamilton' within 18 months

Mirvish tells ticket-holders it aims to reopen 'Hamilton' within 18 months

TORONTO — Mirvish Productions says it expects "Hamilton" will return to Toronto after the much-hyped musical's Canadian run was cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Music Review: Jason Isbell firms up his place among the best

Music Review: Jason Isbell firms up his place among the best

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, “Reunions” (Southeastern/Thirty Tigers) Jason Isbell long ago earned his place among the finest songwriters of his generation. Now he’s just pouring it on.
Butler's prescient sci-fi resonates years after her death

Butler's prescient sci-fi resonates years after her death

NEW YORK — Novelist N.K. Jemisin was a teenager the first time she read Octavia Butler, and nothing had prepared her for it. It was the 1980s, and the book was called “Dawn,” the story of a black woman who awakens 250 years after a nuclear holocaust.
'Let's Make a Deal' asks frontline staff to join its special

'Let's Make a Deal' asks frontline staff to join its special

NEW YORK — Wayne Brady and the folks at “Let's Make a Deal” want to honour those fighting the coronavirus — and they don't have to wear their capes if they don't want to.
Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

A man made to make shoes. The king of the Congolese dance hall. A novelist in exile.
Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

A man made to make shoes. The king of the Congolese dance hall. A novelist in exile.
Barry Farber dies; conservative radio host ran for NYC mayor

Barry Farber dies; conservative radio host ran for NYC mayor

NEW YORK — Pioneering radio host Barry Farber, who hosted a conservative talk show for decades in New York City and ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1977, has died.
Barry Farber dies; conservative radio host ran for NYC mayor

Barry Farber dies; conservative radio host ran for NYC mayor

NEW YORK — Pioneering radio host Barry Farber, who hosted a conservative talk show for decades in New York City and ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1977, has died.
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