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New Dua Lipa, 'Just Mercy' among streaming options this week

New Dua Lipa, 'Just Mercy' among streaming options this week

NEW YORK — Yes, the coronavirus pandemic has cancelled concert tours, shut down movie theatres and closed down some bookstores, but there's still plenty to listen to, watch and read while self-distancing.
Social distancing during the coronavirus? Try banking online

Social distancing during the coronavirus? Try banking online

If the coronavirus has you self-isolating, you’re likely more concerned about staying in touch with loved ones and carefully planning your grocery excursions than about changing your money routine.
Espalier: how to train plants for the tracery of branches

Espalier: how to train plants for the tracery of branches

Espalier is a way of training and pruning plants so their branches lie in an orderly and ornamental two-dimensional form. The beauty comes from the tracery of the branches.
African jazz great Manu Dibango dies in France of virus

African jazz great Manu Dibango dies in France of virus

PARIS — Manu Dibango, who fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music, died Tuesday with the coronavirus, according to his music publisher. He was 86.
Excerpts from Woody Allen memoir 'Apropos of Nothing'

Excerpts from Woody Allen memoir 'Apropos of Nothing'

NEW YORK — Excerpts from Woody Allen's new memoir, “Apropos of Nothing,” which was released Monday after a delay because the original publisher backed out of releasing the book. ___ THE BOOK'S DEDICATION: “For Soon-Yi, the best.
How to protect yourself and others from infection as COVID-19 cases increase

How to protect yourself and others from infection as COVID-19 cases increase

COVID-19 is now impacting the lives of Canadians on many levels and people across the country are seeking answers to numerous important questions they have about the novel coronavirus.
COVID-19 Explainer: Experts say separating home office from living areas is important

COVID-19 Explainer: Experts say separating home office from living areas is important

Canadians have been scrambling to set up temporary home offices for weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts in interior design want to remind them to keep those work spaces separate from living areas.
Fading Print? Some publications facing challenges in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Fading Print? Some publications facing challenges in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

With his newspaper facing an uncertain future, Toronto-based publisher Dave Bidini is determined to get the next issue of the West End Phoenix out to subscribers by the Easter long weekend.
Charities face growing need in pandemic without volunteers

Charities face growing need in pandemic without volunteers

For more than a week, Elaine Peoples, who cooked for a now-shuttered day care centre , has been out of work. At 68, she's also at a higher risk for catching the new coronavirus.
Review: Pearl Jam come roaring back with superb new album

Review: Pearl Jam come roaring back with superb new album

Pearl Jam, “Gigaton” (Monkeywrench/Republic Records) Trust Pearl Jam to still surprise us in 2020. The Seattle rock gods have made an album we didn't know we needed.