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Pandemic fuels interest in cosmetic procedures, but critics question the timing

Pandemic fuels interest in cosmetic procedures, but critics question the timing

For years, Jordan Murphy longed to complete her weight-loss transformation with another round of cosmetic surgery. It was a matter of finding the right time.
Loathed New York City bus terminal is bound for an upgrade

Loathed New York City bus terminal is bound for an upgrade

New York City’s main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul.

Bestsellers-Books-USAToday

1. “Bridgertons: The Duke and I” by Julia Quinn (Avon) 2. “Blood Heir” by Ilona Andrews (NYLA) 3. “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama (Crown) 4. “The Scorpions's Tail” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central Publishing) 5.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “ Neighbours ” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 2. “The Scorpion's Tail” by Preston/Child (Grand Central Publishing) 3. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead) 4. “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig (Viking) 5.
With new album, Epik High endures in South Korea music scene

With new album, Epik High endures in South Korea music scene

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Popular South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High was working on a song called “End of the World” before the pandemic hit last year. Now, the band's frontman Tablo says, “I wish that this song is not relevant.
2 films offer 2 tales ahead of Wuhan lockdown anniversary

2 films offer 2 tales ahead of Wuhan lockdown anniversary

WUHAN, China — Two new films about Wuhan were released Friday, the eve of the anniversary of the start of a 76-day lockdown in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected.
Bond film 'No Time to Die' delayed again because of virus

Bond film 'No Time to Die' delayed again because of virus

LONDON — It's still not time for “No Time to Die.
Dustin Diamond undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer

Dustin Diamond undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer

Original “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond has begun undergoing chemotherapy treatments after being diagnosed with cancer, according to his representative.
Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19; shows cancelled

Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19; shows cancelled

AUSTIN, Texas — Dave Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, forcing his upcoming appearances to be cancelled , a spokeswoman said.
'Your Land'? Some Native Americans question inaugural song

'Your Land'? Some Native Americans question inaugural song

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — On the first day of Joe Biden's presidency, Native Americans had reason to celebrate. Biden halted construction of the border wall that threatened to physically separate Indigenous people living on both sides.