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Review: Author Melanie Shankle has a gift for storytelling

Review: Author Melanie Shankle has a gift for storytelling

“On the Bright Side: Stories About Friendship, Love, and Being True to Yourself,” Zondervan, by Melanie Shankle With the craziness of today’s society, it’s essential that we figure out a way to ground ourselves in what is truly important in life.
Kids shine as Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' goes big

Kids shine as Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' goes big

NEW YORK — The cast of “To Kill a Mockingbird” ditched its sombre Broadway home Wednesday for the cavernous Madison Square Garden, performing the play for 18,000 school kids in an electric one-time-only performance that one actor called “primal.
The Chainsmokers, Keith Urban to play concerts at RBC Canadian Open

The Chainsmokers, Keith Urban to play concerts at RBC Canadian Open

TORONTO — Artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers and country star Keith Urban will headline concerts at the 2020 RBC Canadian Open. RBC announced the lineup for its second RBCxMusic Concert Series in a release Thursday.
Review: `Amnesty' is a satisfying but frustrating read

Review: `Amnesty' is a satisfying but frustrating read

“Amnesty,” Scribner, by Aravind Adiga There is a lot that’s satisfying about “Amnesty,” the new book by Aravind Adiga, but it’s also a frustrating read.
Indigenous Governor General's arts award winners reflect on pipeline protests

Indigenous Governor General's arts award winners reflect on pipeline protests

First Nations star Tantoo Cardinal has a theory that she likes to hold onto in crucial times: That someone with a good heart and strong mind will "stand up" or "swing by" at just the right moment to offer support and keep the light on.
Kobe Bryant handprints, other memorabilia up for auction

Kobe Bryant handprints, other memorabilia up for auction

NEW YORK — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are going up for sale in April.

Ocasio-Cortez, Miranda use star power to promote NYC census

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is joining U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a public service announcement aimed at getting New Yorkers of all backgrounds, including immigrants, to participate in the once-a-decade head count.
Chloe sparkles as giant Paris fashion exhibit space opens

Chloe sparkles as giant Paris fashion exhibit space opens

PARIS — Chloe teemed with sparkling detailing at Paris Fashion Week Thursday.
Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber, Maren Morris nab top ACM noms

Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber, Maren Morris nab top ACM noms

NASHVILLE — Grammy-winning duo Dan + Shay lead the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations for Dan Smyers and five for Shay Mooney and helped pop star Justin Bieber earn his first-ever ACM noms.

How to make a student loan complaint that gets results

Trying to make a complaint against your student loan lender or servicer may feel like screaming into the void.