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Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

LONDON — Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row.
Virus pushes storied Paris fan museum to brink of folding

Virus pushes storied Paris fan museum to brink of folding

PARIS — Just like the leaves of its gilded fans, France’s storied fan-making museum could fold and vanish. The splendid Musee de l’Eventail in Paris, classed as a historical monument, is the cultural world’s latest coronavirus victim.

Mobile labs take vaccine studies to diverse neighbourhoods

NEW YORK — Lani Muller doesn’t have to visit a doctor’s office to help test an experimental COVID-19 vaccine — she just climbs into a bloodmobile-like van that parks on a busy street near her New York City neighbourhood . The U.S.
Behind those dancing robots, scientists had to bust a move

Behind those dancing robots, scientists had to bust a move

WALTHAM, Mass. — The man who designed some of the world’s most advanced dynamic robots was on a daunting mission: programming his creations to dance to the beat with a mix of fluid, explosive and expressive motions that are almost human.

Comfort TV viewing gives ratings boost to football, dramas

LOS ANGELES — An unprecedented impeachment hearing failed to keep TV viewers from settling back into familiar, escapist habits last week.
With B.C. movie theatres closed, Rio indie cinema says it will reopen as a sports bar

With B.C. movie theatres closed, Rio indie cinema says it will reopen as a sports bar

One of Vancouver's most prominent independent movie houses is rebranding itself as a sports bar in an attempted workaround of the province's COVID-19 health orders.
For a splintered nation, a delicate moment of continuity

For a splintered nation, a delicate moment of continuity

When it gazes into the mirror, the United States does not generally see a land of process and procedure. It sees what it has wanted to see since the beginning — a place of action and results and volume.

Peter Nygard to remain behind bars after Winnipeg judge criticizes release plan

WINNIPEG — A Canadian fashion mogul facing charges for sex trafficking and racketeering in the United States will remain behind bars after a judge expressed concerns over the plans for his release on bail.
Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'

NEW YORK — The country has a new president and a new literary star. In one of the inauguration's most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew.
Comforting rituals show in media's depiction of inauguration

Comforting rituals show in media's depiction of inauguration

NEW YORK — After Air Force One took Donald Trump out of Washington, an unusual Inauguration Day quickly felt more traditional — even comforting — for people watching at home.