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Review: Richard Powers amazes again with 'Bewilderment'

Review: Richard Powers amazes again with 'Bewilderment'

“Bewilderment,” by Richard Powers (W.W. Norton & Company) Here are two words that are so ingrained in Richard Powers’ astounding new novel as to be almost unnecessary: Autism and Trump.
'Dear Evan Hansen' filmmakers refine a hit Broadway musical

'Dear Evan Hansen' filmmakers refine a hit Broadway musical

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people will get a chance to get to know the shy, teenager Evan Hansen this month, but Ben Platt is waving farewell.
Sarah Dash who sang on 'Lady Marmalade' with Labelle, dies

Sarah Dash who sang on 'Lady Marmalade' with Labelle, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Sarah Dash, who co-founded the all-female group Labelle — best known for the raucous 1974 hit “Lady Marmalade" — has died. She was 76. Patti Labelle and Nona Hendryx completed the trio.
Broadcasting mogul, arts philanthropist Allan Slaight dead at 90

Broadcasting mogul, arts philanthropist Allan Slaight dead at 90

TORONTO — Canadian broadcasting mogul Allan Slaight, whose support of the country's arts scene made him a ubiquitous name at venues and events including the Juno Awards, has died.
J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response

J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response

LONDON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that a booster of its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a stronger immune response months after people receive a first dose.
Gillian Flynn, Lena Waithe to head their own book imprints

Gillian Flynn, Lena Waithe to head their own book imprints

NEW YORK (AP) — “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn is a familiar name on bestseller lists, but her personal reading tastes run to books most haven't heard about.
Filberts or hazelnuts? By whatever name, they're fun to grow

Filberts or hazelnuts? By whatever name, they're fun to grow

Things are getting nutty around my garden. Literally. The squirrels have been doing a lot of nut planting, mostly black walnuts, and I’ve joined in the game by removing excess seedlings, letting just a couple of well-placed ones remain.

Millennial Money: 5 steps to level up your side hustle

The pandemic isn’t crushing the entrepreneurial spirit. It’s fueling it. People normally tied to a desk or working double shifts used lockdown to launch side hustles, often out of necessity.
SickKids announces $50M donation to support brain and mental health initiatives

SickKids announces $50M donation to support brain and mental health initiatives

TORONTO — The foundation for the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children says a $50 million donation will further research and treatment in the field of pediatric brain and mental health.
Bronze bust unveiled at Burt Reynolds' Hollywood gravesite

Bronze bust unveiled at Burt Reynolds' Hollywood gravesite

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A plaque and a palm tree weren't enough to mark the swagger and star power of Burt Reynolds.