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'Never Rarely Sometimes Always' tops Spirit Awards noms

'Never Rarely Sometimes Always' tops Spirit Awards noms

NEW YORK — The teen abortion drama “Never Rarely Sometimes Always" landed a leading seven nominations, Chadwick Boseman was posthumously nominated and women dominated the best director category in the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations announ

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Nonfiction 1. A Promised Land by Barack Obama, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 2. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 3.

Apple Books-Top-10

US Bestseller List - Paid Books: Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - Publisher 1. The Invitation by Vi Keeland - 9781951045425 - C. Scott Publishing Corp. 2. Bridgerton Collection Volume 1 by Julia Quinn - 9780063045118 - Avon 3.

Sanitizing Santa, isolating elves: parents add pandemic themes to Christmas magic

Valeria Melia felt a tug on her heartstrings when her daughter asked if the pandemic would force Santa Claus to cancel his visit to their Toronto home this year.

Authors wrestle with the real-world impacts of writing about other identities

Sharon Bala knows the power of recognizing yourself in a story, and the pain of seeing your identity smeared across the page.

Netflix and Chat: How streaming watch parties are boosting new viewing platforms

TORONTO — Few things have lifted Rojhan Paydar’s spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic quite like a Netflix watch party. Isolated inside her home, the Toronto resident is too often short on social opportunities and long on streaming options.

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Movies US charts: 1. Tenet 2. News of the World 3. Promising Young Woman 4. American Skin 5. The War with Grandpa 6. National Treasure 7. Honest Thief 8. The Croods: A New Age 9. National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets 10.

Giller winner Souvankham Thammavongsa among book critics awards finalists

NEW YORK — Canadian author Souvankham Thammavongsa's “How to Pronounce Knife" is among this year's fiction finalists for the U.S.-based National Book Critics Circle prizes.
Review: Ani Di Franco makes the political personal on album

Review: Ani Di Franco makes the political personal on album

Ani Di Franco, "Revolutionary Love” (Righteous Babe Records) Pioneering folkie activist Ani Di Franco is a standout instrumentalist whose guitar could kill fascists.
Q&A: Rapper D Smoke takes patient walk to Grammy recognition

Q&A: Rapper D Smoke takes patient walk to Grammy recognition

LOS ANGELES — When D Smoke was teaching high schoolers in Southern California, the rapper still pursued his dreams of breaking through as a hip-hop artist while leaning on the encouraging phrase: “There’s no expiration on realness.
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