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Winfrey picks Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste' for her book club

NEW YORK — If not for the coronavirus, Oprah Winfrey says, she would be out in the streets and marching with the Black Lives Matter protesters. She has instead found other ways to add her voice.
RIGHT AT HOME: Dining in the great outdoors, stylishly

RIGHT AT HOME: Dining in the great outdoors, stylishly

Squeezing the most out of summer — especially this coronavirus summer — has often meant eating and entertaining outside, for those with the space to do it.
Pay cuts, seating charts, COVID screening: How one B.C. venue is bringing back concerts

Pay cuts, seating charts, COVID screening: How one B.C. venue is bringing back concerts

Alex Cuba wasn't planning to be a trailblazer for the future of Canada's live music scene, but his upcoming concerts may serve as a blueprint for the road ahead in the midst of the pandemic.
Gardening: How to reach a truce in the war with weeds

Gardening: How to reach a truce in the war with weeds

If you want to avoid chemical weedkillers but don't like the idea of hand hoeing or bouncing along behind a rototiller, you still have options to keep weeds from taking over your garden. MULCH For starters, there's mulches, which can smother weeds.
Stranded by virus, honeymooners hitch home on Antarctic boat

Stranded by virus, honeymooners hitch home on Antarctic boat

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A New Zealand honeymoon couple stranded on the remote Falkland Islands in March because of the coronavirus has managed to return home by hitching a ride of more than 5,000 nautical miles (9,200 kilometres ) on an Antarctic f
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson acquires XFL

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson acquires XFL

Former wrestling star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said he has acquired the XFL. The 48-year-old Johnson made the announcement Monday on Twitter. The price reportedly is $15 million.

Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America to reopen Aug. 10

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Mall of America said Monday the Nickelodeon Universe amusement park inside the mall will reopen Aug. 10 after being closed nearly five months due to COVID-19.
New this week: Luke Bryan, Jeff Foxworthy and 2 Seth Rogens

New this week: Luke Bryan, Jeff Foxworthy and 2 Seth Rogens

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

Families unhappy with back-to-school plans turn to bubbles, private tutors

TORONTO — COVID-19 fears will keep Rachel Danzinger-Marmer from sending her two grade-schoolers back to class this fall.
Michael Buble headlines the latest Order of British Columbia appointments

Michael Buble headlines the latest Order of British Columbia appointments

VICTORIA — Singer Michael Buble is to be appointed to the Order of British Columbia, one of the province's highest honours. The Burnaby-born singer headlines the class of 13 British Columbians set to become the order's newest members.