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Immigrant drama 'Riceboy Sleeps' hits festival circuit buoyed by TIFF acclaim

Immigrant drama 'Riceboy Sleeps' hits festival circuit buoyed by TIFF acclaim

TORONTO — Freshly anointed as a filmmaker to watch by the Toronto International Film Festival, Anthony Shim brings his celebrated mother-son drama “Riceboy Sleeps” to a hometown crowd at the Vancouver International Film Festival this week.
As Cantonese language wanes, efforts grow to preserve it

As Cantonese language wanes, efforts grow to preserve it

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three decades ago, finding opportunities to learn Cantonese in San Francisco wasn't hard.
New this week: 'Reasonable Doubt,' 'Blonde' and Björk

New this week: 'Reasonable Doubt,' 'Blonde' and Björk

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

Meredith Tax, feminist author and activist, dead at age 80

NEW YORK (AP) — Meredith Tax, a prominent activist and writer of second-wave feminism who challenged herself, her peers and the world at large to rethink long-held ideas about gender, race and class, has died. She was 80.
17 dead, 24 wounded in school shooting in Russia

17 dead, 24 wounded in school shooting in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire in a school in central Russia on Monday, killing 17 people and wounding 24 others before shooting himself dead, authorities said. The shooting took place in School No.
Krakow cancels Roger Waters gigs, urges him to visit Ukraine

Krakow cancels Roger Waters gigs, urges him to visit Ukraine

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish city of Krakow cancelled gigs by Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters because of his sympathetic stance toward Russia in its war against Ukraine, a local councilman said Monday, inviting the singer to visit Ukraine with
SDG, ECOSOC, P5+1: Seeking meaning in the UN's coded lingo

SDG, ECOSOC, P5+1: Seeking meaning in the UN's coded lingo

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — P5+1. The Sec-Gen. Perm Reps. The SDGs. ECOSOC, UNDP, OCHA. Stockholm+50. Welcome to UNGA . The United Nations, like many large institutions, has its own language.
A doc from the Disney family takes aim at the Mouse House

A doc from the Disney family takes aim at the Mouse House

NEW YORK (AP) — Abigail E. Disney has been critical of the company that bears her name before. But for the first time, Disney, the granddaughter of co-founder Roy O. Disney, has put her views into the medium the Mouse House was built on: a movie.
Lights out, ovens off: Europe preps for winter energy crisis

Lights out, ovens off: Europe preps for winter energy crisis

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — As Europe heads into winter in the throes of an energy crisis , offices are getting chillier. Statues and historic buildings are going dark.
TV hit ‘Peaky Blinders’ expands story through dance show

TV hit ‘Peaky Blinders’ expands story through dance show

LONDON (AP) — Steven Knight looks astounded, almost lost for words. He’s just watched contemporary dance company Rambert run through scenes from the first act of their “Peaky Blinders” production, based on the hit TV show that he wrote and created.