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Trial of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard pushed to 2022 in light of COVID-19

Trial of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard pushed to 2022 in light of COVID-19

TORONTO — The trial of Jacob Hoggard, the frontman for the Canadian rock band Hedley, has been pushed back to next year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wilkerson's 'Caste' among finalists for book critics awards

NEW YORK — Isabel Wilkerson's “Caste,” an acclaimed biography of Malcolm X and fiction by Martin Amis and the late Randall Kenan are among this year's finalists for National Book Critics Circle prizes.
Review: 'Tropic of Stupid' continues slapstick-noir series

Review: 'Tropic of Stupid' continues slapstick-noir series

“Tropic of Stupid,” by Tim Dorsey (William Morrow) “Tropic of Stupid,” the 24th novel in Tim Dorsey’s series featuring obsessive-compulsive psychopath Serge Storms, finds the anti-hero and his drugged out sidekick, Colman, zipping around their belove
Review: New volume brings together 12 Joan Didion essays

Review: New volume brings together 12 Joan Didion essays

“Let Me Tell You What I Mean,” by Joan Didion (Alfred A. Knopf) Back in 1968, Joan Didion identified a problem with the mainstream media.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6 Jan. 31: Composer Philip Glass is 84. Actor Stuart Margolin (“The Rockford Files”) is 81. Actor Jessica Walter (“Arrested Development”) is 80. Bluesman Charlie Musselwhite is 77.
Review: Schaffhausen spins a twisty tale at a torrid pace

Review: Schaffhausen spins a twisty tale at a torrid pace

“Every Waking Hour,” by Joanna Schaffhausen (Minotaur) The push-pull relationship between Boston police detective Ellery Hathaway and FBI Agent Reed Markham took a big leap last year in “All the Best Lies,” the third book in Joanna Schaffhausen’s com
Auction of estate of Southern author, journalist Julia Reed

Auction of estate of Southern author, journalist Julia Reed

NEW ORLEANS — The estate of a writer who chronicled Southern food and life will be auctioned next month to benefit a charity created to continue her philanthropy. Julia Reed was 59 when she died in August of cancer.

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton praise and mourn Larry King

Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King. His broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century.
From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

NEW YORK — Larry King was easy to poke fun at, particularly late in his career at CNN: the pinched look, guffaws and coke-bottle glasses, the suspenders and old-time microphone on the desk in front of him.

Screenwriter Walter Bernstein dies at 101

NEW YORK — Screenwriter Walter Bernstein, among the last survivors of Hollywood’s anti-Communist blacklist whose Oscar-nominated script for “The Front” drew upon his years of being unable to work under his own name, died Saturday. He was 101.
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