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Pay increases, AI provisions included in Writers Guild of Canada labour deal

Pay increases, AI provisions included in Writers Guild of Canada labour deal

TORONTO — The Writers Guild of Canada has ratified a new three-year contract that increases pay and implements artificial intelligence protections for writers, story editors and story consultants.
National Folk Festival to be held in Mississippi's capital from 2025 through 2027

National Folk Festival to be held in Mississippi's capital from 2025 through 2027

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city has been tapped to host the National Folk Festival from 2025 through 2027.
Graceland foreclosure sale halted as Presley estate's lawsuit moves forward

Graceland foreclosure sale halted as Presley estate's lawsuit moves forward

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday said Elvis Presley's estate could be successful in arguing that a company's attempt to auction Graceland is fraudulent as he halted a foreclosure sale of the beloved Memphis tourist attraction.
Hot Docs to close its flagship cinema, lay off staff for three months

Hot Docs to close its flagship cinema, lay off staff for three months

TORONTO — Ongoing financial uncertainty is forcing the Hot Docs Film Festival to temporarily close its flagship Toronto theatre and lay off staff for about three months, the organization said Wednesday.
By the numbers: There are now more daily marijuana users in the US than daily alcohol users

By the numbers: There are now more daily marijuana users in the US than daily alcohol users

New research based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, published Wednesday in the journal Addiction, compares Americans' use of cannabis and alcohol over the past 40 years. Here are some of the findings and other notable numbers.
Employers rethink value of employee connections in era of remote work: report

Employers rethink value of employee connections in era of remote work: report

TORONTO — The rise of remote work has led to a loss of workplace social connections that is negatively affecting employees, a new report suggests.
Movie Review: Glen Powell gives big leading man energy in ‘Hit Man’

Movie Review: Glen Powell gives big leading man energy in ‘Hit Man’

For a guy like Glen Powell, the ascent to movie stardom isn’t really a question. It’s more like an inevitability.
From 'Anora' to 'The Substance,' tales of beauty and its price galvanize Cannes

From 'Anora' to 'The Substance,' tales of beauty and its price galvanize Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — “Beauty is like war,” says Gary Oldman, in character, in Paolo Sorrentino’s “Parthenope.” “It opens doors.” “Parthenope,” in which Oldman plays the author John Cheever, premiered Tuesday in Cannes.
Former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy takes a 7.7% stake in BuzzFeed

Former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy takes a 7.7% stake in BuzzFeed

Former Republican presidential candidate and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy has purchased a minority stake in BuzzFeed, the digital publishing company that shut down its media outlet last year.
Use of Wegovy and other weight-loss drugs soars among kids and young adults

Use of Wegovy and other weight-loss drugs soars among kids and young adults

At 17, Israel McKenzie was so burdened by obesity that he stopped going to high school in person and was embarrassed to speak to people at his restaurant job.
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