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Review: Author Anne Kim writes about America's `lost youth'

Review: Author Anne Kim writes about America's `lost youth'

"Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection,” The New Press, by Anne Kim In 2017, the Social Science Research Council said 4.5 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 were neither in school nor working.
Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of popular soaps, dies at 91

Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of popular soaps, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES — Lee Phillip Bell, who co-created “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” and hosted her own daytime talk show in Chicago for 33 years, has died. She was 91.
Review: `Strung Out' is a window into world of addiction

Review: `Strung Out' is a window into world of addiction

“Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me: A Memoir,” Park Row, by Erin Khar A 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles started using opioids she steals from a family member’s medicine cabinet. Then she was bold enough to try heroin.
Coronavirus fears have some Canadians scrambling to rebook vacations

Coronavirus fears have some Canadians scrambling to rebook vacations

Hugh Ji had been looking forward to returning home to South Korea with his Canadian wife and two of their friends for a trip that included stops in Seoul and a visit to Jeju island.
Review: Author Melanie Shankle has a gift for storytelling

Review: Author Melanie Shankle has a gift for storytelling

“On the Bright Side: Stories About Friendship, Love, and Being True to Yourself,” Zondervan, by Melanie Shankle With the craziness of today’s society, it’s essential that we figure out a way to ground ourselves in what is truly important in life.
Kids shine as Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' goes big

Kids shine as Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' goes big

NEW YORK — The cast of “To Kill a Mockingbird” ditched its sombre Broadway home Wednesday for the cavernous Madison Square Garden, performing the play for 18,000 school kids in an electric one-time-only performance that one actor called “primal.
The Chainsmokers, Keith Urban to play concerts at RBC Canadian Open

The Chainsmokers, Keith Urban to play concerts at RBC Canadian Open

TORONTO — Artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers and country star Keith Urban will headline concerts at the 2020 RBC Canadian Open. RBC announced the lineup for its second RBCxMusic Concert Series in a release Thursday.
Review: `Amnesty' is a satisfying but frustrating read

Review: `Amnesty' is a satisfying but frustrating read

“Amnesty,” Scribner, by Aravind Adiga There is a lot that’s satisfying about “Amnesty,” the new book by Aravind Adiga, but it’s also a frustrating read.
Indigenous Governor General's arts award winners reflect on pipeline protests

Indigenous Governor General's arts award winners reflect on pipeline protests

First Nations star Tantoo Cardinal has a theory that she likes to hold onto in crucial times: That someone with a good heart and strong mind will "stand up" or "swing by" at just the right moment to offer support and keep the light on.
Kobe Bryant handprints, other memorabilia up for auction

Kobe Bryant handprints, other memorabilia up for auction

NEW YORK — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are going up for sale in April.