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Whiting Awards bestow $50K prizes to 10 emerging writers

Whiting Awards bestow $50K prizes to 10 emerging writers

NEW YORK — Essayist and New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino and novelist Ling Ma are among this year's 10 winners of the Whiting Awards, which give $50,000 prizes for promising literary talent.
Will Smith says he’s humbled by rapper’s tribute music video

Will Smith says he’s humbled by rapper’s tribute music video

LOS ANGELES — Will Smith says he was “humbled and honoured ” after rapper Joyner Lucas released a tribute song honouring his career work. Lucas released the music video for his track “Will” on Monday.
Global pandemic postpones this year's glitzy Tony Awards

Global pandemic postpones this year's glitzy Tony Awards

NEW YORK — With Broadway shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic, producers of the annual Tony Awards have postponed this year's celebration of American theatre .
Judge: Tekashi 6ix9ine probably belongs at home, not jail

Judge: Tekashi 6ix9ine probably belongs at home, not jail

NEW YORK — The judge who sentenced the rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine to prison said Wednesday he would have ordered home confinement instead if he had known about the coronavirus in December. U.S. District Judge Paul A.
Multiple Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81

Multiple Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81

NEW YORK — Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and "Master Class" and the musicals "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," has died of com
'Blood Quantum' an eerily timely film on 'what a pandemic does to people'

'Blood Quantum' an eerily timely film on 'what a pandemic does to people'

TORONTO — Picture it: A plague has broken out, resulting in border closures, xenophobia, paranoia and denial of facts.
How to protect yourself and others from infection as COVID-19 cases increase

How to protect yourself and others from infection as COVID-19 cases increase

COVID-19 is now impacting the lives of Canadians on many levels and people across the country are seeking answers to numerous important questions they have about the novel coronavirus.
COVID couture: Calgary fashion brands feature medical chiefs on T-shirts

COVID couture: Calgary fashion brands feature medical chiefs on T-shirts

CALGARY — Two Calgary clothing makers and a local artist have teamed up on a line of T-shirts honouring three now-popular female public health officials. The shirts have colourful renderings of Canada's chief public health officer, Dr.
Itching to get outdoors? Beaches, boardwalks and parks are not a good bet

Itching to get outdoors? Beaches, boardwalks and parks are not a good bet

The sun is shining, the weather is getting warmer, and Canadians cooped up because of the COVID-19 outbreak may be itching to start enjoying the outdoors.
Science summary: A look at novel coronavirus research around the globe

Science summary: A look at novel coronavirus research around the globe

Thousands of scientists around the world are working on problems raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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