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Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” has died. She was 92.
Fox's vaccine criticism focuses attention on its own policy

Fox's vaccine criticism focuses attention on its own policy

NEW YORK (AP) — A steady criticism of COVID vaccine mandates by figures on Fox News has drawn attention to its own company's stringent rules on the topic — even from President Joe Biden.
'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' streaming seek Emmy Awards glory

'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' streaming seek Emmy Awards glory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The miniature statutes given at the Emmy Awards on Sunday can be an outsized boon to egos, careers and guessing games .
TIFF sends emails confirming COVID-19 case at festival press and industry screenings

TIFF sends emails confirming COVID-19 case at festival press and industry screenings

TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival is warning some festivalgoers of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in an audience member who attended press and industry screenings.
A noticeably quieter TIFF offered different vibe, new opportunities: moviegoers

A noticeably quieter TIFF offered different vibe, new opportunities: moviegoers

TORONTO — Jaime Rebanal felt something different in the air at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival the moment he heard the "yarrrrr" at one his first screenings.

Louis Menand among nonfiction National Book Award nominees

NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Menand's Cold War cultural history “The Free World” and Hanif Abdurraqib's meditation on Black artistry “A Little Devil in America” are among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards.
Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers.
Body composting a 'green' alternative to burial, cremation

Body composting a 'green' alternative to burial, cremation

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — In a suburban Denver warehouse tucked between an auto repair shop and a computer recycling business, Seth Viddal is dealing with life and death.

TV actor Allison Mack enters prison in NXIVM sex slave case

NEW YORK (AP) — TV actor Allison Mack, who played a key role in the cultlike group NXIVM, has surrendered to a California prison to serve her sentence in a New York case against the group’s spiritual leader.
David Cronenberg ventures into 'crypto-art' with auction of one-minute film

David Cronenberg ventures into 'crypto-art' with auction of one-minute film

Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is delving into the world of so-called "crypto-art.