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EXPLAINER: Pronouns, nonbinary people and the Club Q attack

EXPLAINER: Pronouns, nonbinary people and the Club Q attack

The Colorado Springs gay bar shooting suspect’s assertion of being nonbinary has put gender identity and pronouns — and some sensitive questions around them — back in the spotlight.
Charlize Theron honored at Women in Entertainment gala

Charlize Theron honored at Women in Entertainment gala

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For once, Charlize Theron has begun to witness more women in power roles with the film industry.
Ludacris, Mercedes-Benz grant holiday wishes with new shoes

Ludacris, Mercedes-Benz grant holiday wishes with new shoes

ATLANTA, Ga (AP) — Just in time for the holidays, Ludacris and Mercedes-Benz have surprised schoolchildren in Atlanta with more than 500 new pairs of shoes.
Italy's La Scala opens season to Ukrainian protests

Italy's La Scala opens season to Ukrainian protests

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s most treasured opera house, Teatro alla Scala, opened its new season Wednesday with the Russian opera “Boris Godunov,” against the backdrop of Ukrainian protests that the cultural event is a propaganda win for the Kremlin during
Brandon Cronenberg's film 'Infinity Pool' among Canadian films in Sundance lineup

Brandon Cronenberg's film 'Infinity Pool' among Canadian films in Sundance lineup

Toronto-born director Brandon Cronenberg's film "Infinity Pool" is among the Canadian films heading to the Sundance Film Festival. The sci-fi horror bound for the Midnight category stars Alexander Skarsgard, Mia Goth and Cleopatra Coleman.
Dominique Lapierre, French author and journalist, dies at 91

Dominique Lapierre, French author and journalist, dies at 91

NICE, France (AP) — French writer Dominique Lapierre, who was celebrated for his historical work on the World War II struggle to liberate Paris and a novel depicting a life of hardship in a Kolkata slum in India, has died. He was 91.
Interracial marriages to get added protection under new law

Interracial marriages to get added protection under new law

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One day in the 1970s, Paul Fleisher and his wife were walking through a department store parking lot when they noticed a group of people looking at them. Fleisher, who is white, and his wife, who is Black, were used to “the look.
Review: Lonely souls at the cinema in ‘Empire of Light’

Review: Lonely souls at the cinema in ‘Empire of Light’

Olivia Colman plays the manager of a movie theater in Sam Mendes’ new film “ Empire of Light .” It’s a cinema palace in a small town on England’s south coast that is showing its age.
Christmas ornament honors gingerbread White House tradition

Christmas ornament honors gingerbread White House tradition

WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's Christmas ornament from the White House Historical Association honors the tradition of displaying a gingerbread model of the executive mansion as part of the holiday decorations at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Nantucket's topless beaches bylaw approved by state

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — A bylaw that allows anyone, regardless of gender, to go topless on Nantucket's beaches has been approved by the Massachusetts attorney general's office.