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'Super Bowl,' Queen Latifah's 'Equalizer' top weekly ratings

'Super Bowl,' Queen Latifah's 'Equalizer' top weekly ratings

For the week of Feb. 1 to Feb. 7, the 20 most-watched programs in prime time, their networks and viewership, according to Nielsen figures released Tuesday: 1. Super Bowl LV, CBS, 91.6 million. 2. Super Bowl LV Post-game, CBS, 51.5 million. 3.
Review: An ode to the strength and ferocity of mothers

Review: An ode to the strength and ferocity of mothers

“The Four Winds,” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press) It’s 1921 in Texas, and 25-year-old Elsa Wolcott is considered by her own parents to be an ugly, unmarriable spinster. Elsa’s family is wealthy, but she is horribly unhappy.

A look at promising and overhyped COVID therapies after a tumultuous year of research

TORONTO — Alongside the headline-grabbing race for a COVID-19 vaccine, the hunt for effective treatments has unfolded with its own share of flameouts and triumphs.
Bell abandoning all-sports format at radio stations in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Hamilton

Bell abandoning all-sports format at radio stations in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Hamilton

Bell's decision to dump an all-sports format at three Canadian radio stations is likely all about profit, says one media industry expert.
California uses ZIP codes, outreach to boost vaccine equity

California uses ZIP codes, outreach to boost vaccine equity

SAN FRANCISCO — Hing Yiu Chung lives in a racially diverse San Francisco neighbourhood hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. While vaccines have been difficult to come by, the 69-year-old got one by showing proof she lives where she does.
Jill Biden pushes free access to community college, training

Jill Biden pushes free access to community college, training

WASHINGTON — Jill Biden is pushing free access to community college and training programs, saying the schools will be an important part of Biden administration efforts to rebuild the economy.
Tahar Rahim breaks out in Guantanamo drama ‘The Mauritanian’

Tahar Rahim breaks out in Guantanamo drama ‘The Mauritanian’

Kevin Macdonald was going to turn down directing “The Mauritanian.

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Nonfiction 1. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 2. A Promised Land by Barack Obama, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 3. Think Again by Adam Grant, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 4.
Experts say race for COVID drugs dogged by false promises, lack of co-ordination

Experts say race for COVID drugs dogged by false promises, lack of co-ordination

TORONTO — More than a year after COVID-19 emerged, few therapies exist and many that do are expensive, cumbersome and unproven, say experts who suggest disjointed data, funding and communication are derailing efforts to tamp down disease.
Korean American K-pop stars promote mental health awareness

Korean American K-pop stars promote mental health awareness

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — K-pop star Eric Nam was having a meeting in New York when he suddenly felt a pain in his chest. “I thought I was going to have to call 911,” he said, recounting the experience from 2019.