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Horrors of slavery at centre of Janelle Monae's 'Antebellum'

Horrors of slavery at centre of Janelle Monae's 'Antebellum'

NEW YORK — Janelle Monae says she “felt so much rage and anger” when she stepped onto a former slave plantation for the first time to film the psychological thriller “Antebellum.
Columbia University band shuts down, cites troubled history

Columbia University band shuts down, cites troubled history

NEW YORK — The Columbia University Marching Band, which had run-ins with school administration over the years over situations like mocking its own team, has decided to voluntarily shut itself down over what it called a history “grounded in prejudiced
Texas man sentenced to prison for stalking Taylor Swift

Texas man sentenced to prison for stalking Taylor Swift

NASHVILLE — A federal judge has sentenced an Austin, Texas, man to 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to stalking and sending threatening letters and emails to pop star Taylor Swift's former record label.
With quiet humanity, Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' makes noise

With quiet humanity, Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' makes noise

NEW YORK — What’s it like to be an international film festival sensation without hardly leaving your home? Like most things during the pandemic, it’s surreal.
Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

WASHINGTON — Openly contradicting the government's top health experts, President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus could be ready as early as next month and in mass distribution soon after, und

Chinese viewers find Disney's new 'Mulan' to be tired take

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The remake of “Mulan” struck all the right chords to be a hit in the key Chinese market.
Chinese viewers find Disney's new 'Mulan' to be tired take

Chinese viewers find Disney's new 'Mulan' to be tired take

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The remake of “Mulan” struck all the right chords to be a hit in the key Chinese market.
Easier, quicker saliva sampling eyed for next stage of COVID-19 testing

Easier, quicker saliva sampling eyed for next stage of COVID-19 testing

TORONTO — A saliva-based COVID-19 test is likely to be available this fall, say private and public health officials touting various methods under consideration across the country as lineups grow at COVID-19 assessment centres and cases emerge in newl
Larry Wilmore is ready to talk politics, culture on new show

Larry Wilmore is ready to talk politics, culture on new show

LOS ANGELES — Larry Wilmore has been down the road as a talk show host before, with a Comedy Central show that was here and gone in two seasons — taking with it his droll and incisive brand of satire.
Trop boss makes 4 of 9 Atlantic City casinos run by women

Trop boss makes 4 of 9 Atlantic City casinos run by women

JOHN J DELANEY HOMES, N.J. — Four of Atlantic City's nine casinos will be run by women, following Wednesday's appointment of a veteran female executive to run the Tropicana.