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Amazon Prime Video donating $1.25 million to BIPOC creators in Canada

TORONTO — Amazon Prime Video says it's committing C$1.25 million to support creators who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour in Canada.
New York Philharmonic launches on-demand streaming service

New York Philharmonic launches on-demand streaming service

NEW YORK — The New York Philharmonic launched an on-demand video and audio streaming service Monday called NYPhil+ that is available for $50 annually or $4.99 monthly.
Federal Court orders B.C. prison to return PlayStation game card to inmate

Federal Court orders B.C. prison to return PlayStation game card to inmate

VANCOUVER — An inmate serving time for first-degree murder has won a Federal Court battle that orders prison officials to return the memory card to his video game.
Toronto architects share their design solutions to working and learning at home

Toronto architects share their design solutions to working and learning at home

With offices closed during the pandemic and many kids kept out of the classroom, families have scrambled to carve out functional remote-learning spaces in homes that weren’t designed for the job.
New this week: Sia, Clarice Starling and Kristen Wiig

New this week: Sia, Clarice Starling and Kristen Wiig

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

UN: 'Concerning news' vaccines may not work against variants

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization said Monday the emergence of new COVID-19 variants has raised questions about whether or not existing vaccines will work, calling it “concerning news” that the vaccines developed so far may be less e
Pilar Quintana reconnects with childhood and wins Alfaguara

Pilar Quintana reconnects with childhood and wins Alfaguara

NEW YORK — It took Pilar Quintana four years and a few drafts to write “The Abysses” (“Los Abismos”,) winner of the 2021 Alfaguara Novel Prize.
Toronto Film Critics Association names "Nomadland" best picture of 2020

Toronto Film Critics Association names "Nomadland" best picture of 2020

TORONTO — The Toronto Film Critics Association has given "Nomadland" three of its top awards, including best picture of 2020.
Review: Book reveals roots of Amazon's spectacular success

Review: Book reveals roots of Amazon's spectacular success

“Working Backwards: Insights, Stories and Secrets from Inside Amazon,” Colin Bryar and Bill Carr (St.
Jailed rapper Casanova disciplined for video dance challenge

Jailed rapper Casanova disciplined for video dance challenge

VALHALLA, N.Y. — Rapper Casanova, who is jailed in New York in a gang-related federal racketeering case, is facing disciplinary charges over a dance challenge video posted on social media.