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Harrison Ford inspires cast in new comedy 'Shrinking'

Harrison Ford inspires cast in new comedy 'Shrinking'

NEW YORK (AP) — When Bill Lawrence was developing his new Apple TV+ comedy ”Shrinking,” he introduced one character in the pilot script as a “Harrison Ford-type” — but never dreamed he would get the real deal.
Jay Leno breaks bones in motorcycle wreck months after fire

Jay Leno breaks bones in motorcycle wreck months after fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after undergoing surgery for serious burns, Jay Leno is now contending with a number of broken bones after being knocked off a motorcycle.
Review: Joe Henry returns with varied 'kind-word blues' set

Review: Joe Henry returns with varied 'kind-word blues' set

“All the Eye Can See,” Joe Henry (earMUSIC) “There goes the sun,” Joe Henry sings, sounding nothing like George Harrison as he contemplates our long, cold, lonely winter.
Smokey Robinson, 'King of Motown,' to release new solo album

Smokey Robinson, 'King of Motown,' to release new solo album

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been nearly a decade since Smokey Robinson's last album, but new music from the King of Motown is on the horizon.
Jesmyn Ward novel 'Let Us Descend' to be published Oct. 3

Jesmyn Ward novel 'Let Us Descend' to be published Oct. 3

NEW YORK (AP) — The next novel by Jesmyn Ward, the two-time National Book Award winner, is the story of an enslaved teenage girl that the publisher is calling a blend of magical realism, historical narrative and Dante's “Inferno.
In Your Debt: How couples can team up on debt repayment

In Your Debt: How couples can team up on debt repayment

Between financially helping his parents and losing income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeremy Mazza landed into serious credit card debt.
World champion says Rubik's Cube and violin go hand in hand

World champion says Rubik's Cube and violin go hand in hand

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan student is one of the world’s foremost “speedcubers,” a person capable of quickly solving a Rubik’s Cube. He also is an accomplished violinist. Stanley Chapel says the two fields go hand in hand.
Slow-burning, independent Canadian horror film yields international success

Slow-burning, independent Canadian horror film yields international success

EDMONTON — The immersive, slow-burn experience viewers get from "Skinamarink" is the antithesis of seconds-long videos seen on TikTok, a platform that helped create buzz for the low-budget Canadian horror film months before its release.
Chorus of support has Vancouver folk fest board reviewing cancellation, letter says

Chorus of support has Vancouver folk fest board reviewing cancellation, letter says

VANCOUVER — A groundswell of support for the Vancouver Folk Music Festival has its board of directors rethinking plans to cancel this year's event and dissolve the society.
Noah Cowan, former co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival, dead at 55

Noah Cowan, former co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival, dead at 55

TORONTO — Noah Cowan, former co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival, has died at the age of 55. Cowan's publicist said he was diagnosed with glioblastoma in December 2021 and died Wednesday in Los Angeles.