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German TV director charged with rape in prominent MeToo case

German TV director charged with rape in prominent MeToo case

BERLIN — One of Germany's best-known TV directors and scriptwriters has been formally charged with raping an aspiring actress almost 25 years ago, Munich prosecutors said Friday.
Phish guitarist to found substance abuse treatment centre

Phish guitarist to found substance abuse treatment centre

LUDLOW, Vt. — Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio plans to start a substance use disorder treatment centre in Vermont, where the band was formed in 1983.
Jobless French culture workers occupy theatre to demand aid

Jobless French culture workers occupy theatre to demand aid

PARIS — Out-of-work French culture and tourism workers are occupying an iconic theatre on Paris’ Left Bank to demand more government support after a year of pandemic that has devastated their incomes and put their livelihoods on indefinite hold.
Berlin film festival's Golden Bear goes to 'Loony Porn'

Berlin film festival's Golden Bear goes to 'Loony Porn'

BERLIN — Judges at the Berlin Film Festival announced Friday that the satirical movie ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’ by Romanian director Radu Jude has been awarded this year’s top prize, saying it has the “rare and essential quality of a lasting a
Prince Philip transferred back to private hospital

Prince Philip transferred back to private hospital

LONDON — Prince Philip has been transferred from a specialist cardiac hospital to a private facility to continue his recovery after a heart procedure, Buckingham Palace said Friday.
Old vs. new school: the best rap album debate at the Grammys

Old vs. new school: the best rap album debate at the Grammys

LOS ANGELES — Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby have blazed the Billboard charts, but Grammy voters gave the young hip-hop stars the cold shoulder in the best rap album category, instead, surprisingly nominating the genre’s more m

Recipe Unlimited system sales fall amid dining room closures and seating restrictions

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Recipe Unlimited Corp. saw system sales fall more than 30 per cent in its most recent quarter as the pandemic continued to cause dining room closures and seating restrictions at its restaurant chains across Canada. The Vaughan, Ont.
‘WandaVision,’ a sitcom sendup, was a pandemic parable, too

‘WandaVision,’ a sitcom sendup, was a pandemic parable, too

Imagine being trapped in the confines of your own neighbourhood , losing a sense of the outside world — and of yourself — with each passing day. Things are seeming kind of flat lately, and sometimes downright colorless.
Review: An updated 'Coming 2 America' for a #MeToo world

Review: An updated 'Coming 2 America' for a #MeToo world

Once upon a time, dear children, before you were born, they made a fairytale movie about a kingdom called Zamunda. “Coming to America,” starring Eddie Murphy at the height of his popularity and charisma, became a huge hit and a cult classic.
TransLink study shows copper kills almost all bacteria on high-touch surfaces

TransLink study shows copper kills almost all bacteria on high-touch surfaces

VANCOUVER — Results of a study led by Metro Vancouver's transit operator reveal copper on high-touch surfaces is lethal to bacteria. A statement from TransLink says the findings of the industry-leading trial show copper products kill up to 99.