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Virus, what virus? Italy's "nonni" step in as schools close

Virus, what virus? Italy's "nonni" step in as schools close

ROME — Italian grandparents — “nonni” as they are called — were pulled in two contradictory directions on Thursday — and as usual the grandchildren won out.
Review: `The Jetsetters' is story of a dysfunctional family

Review: `The Jetsetters' is story of a dysfunctional family

“The Jetsetters: a Novel," Ballantine Books, by Amanda Eyre Ward Family vacations abroad can be an experience of a lifetime for some families. For others, the thought of being stuck with loved ones having “forced fun” is a recipe for disaster.

Apple Books US Bestseller List - 03/01/20 - Paid Books

Apple Books US Bestseller List - 03/01/20 - Paid Books Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson - 9780385348720 - (Crown) 2. Blindside by James O.

Critics of Oprah book club title put new novel on trial

TUSCON, Ariz. — When Oprah Winfrey chose the novel “American Dirt” for her book club, she imagined engaging in an impassioned television dialog about the narrative, which follows a Mexican mother and her son fleeing to the United States.
China's virus slowdown offers hope for global containment

China's virus slowdown offers hope for global containment

The slowdown in coronavirus cases out of China offers a sliver of hope that the global outbreak can be controlled, but whether that can happen anytime soon without drastic measures remains to be seen, public health authorities say.
Review: `Deacon King Kong' has many plot twists

Review: `Deacon King Kong' has many plot twists

“Deacon King Kong: a Novel," Riverhead Books, by James McBride James McBride’s sumptuous new novel, “Deacon King Kong,” opens as a crime drama when an aging drunk known as Sportcoat pulls a gun, points it at the face of a 19-year-old drug dealer and
'Run This Town' more about millennial struggle than Rob Ford saga, says director

'Run This Town' more about millennial struggle than Rob Ford saga, says director

TORONTO — The creator of a new film inspired by late Toronto mayor Rob Ford's tumultuous tenure says while it centres on his drug scandal that rocked the city in 2013, thematically the drama is more about the political and economic climate facing mil
Bell Media signs Quibi deal, announces shows for the upcoming streaming platform

Bell Media signs Quibi deal, announces shows for the upcoming streaming platform

TORONTO — Bell Media says it is has formed a Canadian partnership with the star-studded, mobile streaming platform Quibi that will roll out next month.
Netflix cancels SXSW screenings, events amid virus concerns

Netflix cancels SXSW screenings, events amid virus concerns

LOS ANGELES — Netflix is cancelling its South by Southwest screenings and events amid concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus.
Returning to acting, Jagger plays a man of wealth and taste

Returning to acting, Jagger plays a man of wealth and taste

NEW YORK — It’s been nearly 20 years since Mick Jagger last acted, but as the new film “The Burnt Orange Heresy” shows, his chops have gathered no moss.