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Review: New tales for L'Engle fans in 'Moment of Tenderness'

“The Moment of Tenderness,” by Madeleine L'Engle (Grand Central Publishing) “The Moment of Tenderness” gifts readers with a new batch of stories from the late Madeleine L’Engle, beloved bestselling author of “A Wrinkle in Time.
Uffizi, accustomed to taming crowds, looks to outbreak's end

Uffizi, accustomed to taming crowds, looks to outbreak's end

ROME — The director of Italy's Uffizi Galleries is predicting a boom in visitors after coronavirus restrictions end, judging by what happened after previous emergencies closed down one of the world’s most popular museums.
Warner Bros. delays many releases including 'The Batman'

Warner Bros. delays many releases including 'The Batman'

LOS ANGELES — Warner Bros. is delaying a batch of theatrical releases including “The Batman” and “The Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark.
Sirio Maccioni, who opened famed eatery Le Cirque, dies

Sirio Maccioni, who opened famed eatery Le Cirque, dies

NEW YORK — Italian restaurateur Sirio Maccioni, who opened the celebrated French restaurant Le Cirque and watched it grow into arguably Manhattan’s favourite dining room of the rich and famous, has died in Italy. He was 88.
Wildlife photographer Peter Beard found dead near his home

Wildlife photographer Peter Beard found dead near his home

NEW YORK — Artist, adventurer and celebrated wildlife photographer Peter Beard was found dead in woods near his cliff-side home at the tip of Long Island nearly a month after his family reported him missing. He was 82.
Canuck movies to be celebrated virtually on National Canadian Film Day

Canuck movies to be celebrated virtually on National Canadian Film Day

TORONTO — Canadian film will be celebrated this week with some online streaming initiatives spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic.
'We're the pioneers': Canadian COVID-19 survivors share their stories

'We're the pioneers': Canadian COVID-19 survivors share their stories

We all know we should be afraid of it, but relatively few Canadians have experienced COVID-19 themselves. The effort to contain the pandemic has wrought seismic disruptions to daily life on an individual and global scale.
Michelle Obama launches online reading series for kids

Michelle Obama launches online reading series for kids

NEW YORK — Michelle Obama launched a series of online video readings for kids with the classic picture book “The Gruffalo,” which the former first lady called the story of a mouse who uses his “wit and imagination” to get the best of a fox and other
US lockdowns coincide with rise in poisonings from cleaners

US lockdowns coincide with rise in poisonings from cleaners

NEW YORK — One toddler became dizzy, fell and hit her head after drinking from a large bottle of hand sanitizer. A woman had a scary coughing and wheezing fit while soaking her produce in a sink containing bleach, vinegar and hot water.
Book on Chornobyl nuclear accident wins $5,000 prize

Book on Chornobyl nuclear accident wins $5,000 prize

NEW YORK — Adam Higginbotham's “Midnight in Chornobyl : The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster” has won a $5,000 prize. Higginbotham has received the William E.