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Review: 'Conspiracy' tells of gold rush and Gilded Age greed

Review: 'Conspiracy' tells of gold rush and Gilded Age greed

“A Most Wicked Conspiracy: The Last Great Swindle of the Gilded Age,” by Paul Starobin (Public Affairs) Rules, laws and honesty meant little to Alexander McKenzie, a Gilded Age political boss in North Dakota who chummed around with deep-pocketed capi
Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV

Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV

A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant virus from his body, doctors reported Tuesday.

The MacDowell Colony artist retreat renames itself MacDowell

NEW YORK — One of the country's oldest retreats for artists — The MacDowell Colony — will drop “Colony” from its name and call itself “MacDowell.
Posthumous memoir by Sargent Shriver scheduled for January

Posthumous memoir by Sargent Shriver scheduled for January

NEW YORK — The late Sargent Shriver, the Peace Corps' founding director and an architect of President Lyndon Johnson's “War on Poverty,” left behind at least one unfinished project.
Millennial Money: Lessons learned while sheltering at home

Millennial Money: Lessons learned while sheltering at home

Shelter in place. Lockdown. Quarantine. Whatever you call it, it’s been a few months since the COVID-19 pandemic taught us what staying home for an extended period of time actually looks and feels like. These are unprecedented times.
How risky is dining out during the COVID-19 pandemic?

How risky is dining out during the COVID-19 pandemic?

How risky is dining out during the COVID-19 pandemic? There is some risk, but health officials say there are precautions you can take to minimize the chances you'll be exposed to the virus.
Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

ROME — Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchab
'Powerhouse' theatre star Nick Cordero remembered for big voice, big heart

'Powerhouse' theatre star Nick Cordero remembered for big voice, big heart

TORONTO — Even as a gangly student in Hamilton and Toronto, Nick Cordero was seen as a big-hearted rock star destined to make a great mark on both the theatre world and his circle of friends.

Theater union OKs 2 plans to return to post-virus live shows

NEW YORK — The national labour union representing stage actors and managers has given the go-ahead for two Massachusetts theatres to resume theatrical performances, offering potential road maps for the national return to live performances.
Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83

Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83

NASHVILLE — Charlie Daniels, who went from being an in-demand session musician to a staple of Southern rock with his hit “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at 83.