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Huge fire at Beirut port sows panic after last month's blast

Huge fire at Beirut port sows panic after last month's blast

BEIRUT — A huge fire broke out at Beirut’s port Thursday, raising new panic among residents still struggling with the traumatic effects of the catastrophic explosion at the same site last month.
'Avengers' and 'Game of Thrones' star Diana Rigg dies at 82

'Avengers' and 'Game of Thrones' star Diana Rigg dies at 82

LONDON — Diana Rigg, a commanding British actress whose career stretched from iconic 1960s spy series “The Avengers” to fantasy juggernaut “Game of Thrones,” has died. She was 82.
European Central Bank expects to use full extent of stimulus

European Central Bank expects to use full extent of stimulus

FRANKFURT — European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde said the bank would “likely” use all of the 1.35 trillion euros ($1.
Blue staters make their case in satirical 'Coastal Elites'

Blue staters make their case in satirical 'Coastal Elites'

NEW YORK — Playwright Paul Rudnick has never been comfortable with the term “coastal elites,” that sneering nod to educated professionals who live in California cities or along the Eastern seaboard.
Hollywood's inclusion problems still run deep, study finds

Hollywood's inclusion problems still run deep, study finds

NEW YORK — As Hollywood searches for a response to the reckoning brought on by the death of George Floyd and the Academy Awards move to make Oscar nominees more inclusive, a new study captures how the film industry has improved in diversity and how i
Milan Fashion Week to include Black Lives Matter event

Milan Fashion Week to include Black Lives Matter event

MILAN — The Italian fashion council’s only Black designer has hailed as a ‘’breakthrough’’ the inclusion of a Black Lives Matter event to the official September show calendar and the formation of a working group aimed at ending racial discrimination
Maggie O'Farrell's Shakespearean 'Hamnet' wins Women's Prize

Maggie O'Farrell's Shakespearean 'Hamnet' wins Women's Prize

LONDON — Maggie O’Farrell won the Women’s Prize for Fiction on Wednesday for “Hamnet,” a novel that explores the lives of William Shakespeare’s often-maligned wife and lost son.
Review: A breakthrough in 'Broken Hearts Gallery'

Review: A breakthrough in 'Broken Hearts Gallery'

The 25-year-old Australian actress Geraldine Viswanathan, having already stolen movies left and right, more straightforwardly owns “Broken Hearts Gallery,” a glossy but spirited Gen-Y romantic comedy imbued with the wit and spunk of its young star.

Virus delays filming of 2 seasons of 'Atlanta' until 2021

LOS ANGELES — Earn and Paper Boi were last seen flying to Europe on "Atlanta,” but they won't touch down until sometime next year.
Oscars diversity criteria 'not about exclusion' say leaders

Oscars diversity criteria 'not about exclusion' say leaders

Any change to the Oscars is going get people talking, so the leaders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were not exactly surprised that the new best picture inclusion standards became a trending topic on social media as soon as they w