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Book Review: Thomas Mullen’s portrayal of a divided nation in 1943 draws parallels to today

Book Review: Thomas Mullen’s portrayal of a divided nation in 1943 draws parallels to today

It’s 1943, a quarter century after the armistice that ended the so-called Great War, and Americans are once again fighting in foreign lands, battling the ascendant Empire of Japan in the Pacific and confronting Germany’s Afrika Corp along the souther
Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer will present at the Oscars (plus everything else you need to know)

Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer will present at the Oscars (plus everything else you need to know)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a winter barrage of award shows — the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Grammys — the grandaddy of them all, the Academy Awards , are around the corner.
N.B. municipality spent $19K to investigate councillor over giant bird statue

N.B. municipality spent $19K to investigate councillor over giant bird statue

FREDERICTON — A New Brunswick town councillor says the release of an investigation into her efforts to bring a giant bird sculpture to the community is a “victory” — even though it led to sanctions against her last fall. Tantramar Coun.
After drifting apart as kids, Stephen and Robbie Amell lead sci-fi franchise 'Code 8'

After drifting apart as kids, Stephen and Robbie Amell lead sci-fi franchise 'Code 8'

For years, Toronto-born cousins Stephen and Robbie Amell inhabited the same superhero universe but never interacted on screen. “Steve and I knew that we wanted to work together.
Actor Gérard Depardieu faces another sexual assault complaint as #MeToo echoes through French cinema

Actor Gérard Depardieu faces another sexual assault complaint as #MeToo echoes through French cinema

PARIS (AP) — French actor Gérard Depardieu faces another complaint of sexual assault, this time from a movie decorator who alleges he groped her during filming in 2021.
Musicians' muse Pattie Boyd auctions love letters from Eric Clapton and George Harrison

Musicians' muse Pattie Boyd auctions love letters from Eric Clapton and George Harrison

LONDON (AP) — Love letters to Pattie Boyd from both George Harrison and Eric Clapton are going up for sale at Christie’s auction house, alongside clothing, jewelry and other memorabilia from the renowned model and musicians’ muse.
US sues to block merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying it could push prices higher

US sues to block merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying it could push prices higher

The Federal Trade Commission sued to block a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying the $24.6 billion deal would eliminate competition and lead to higher prices for millions of Americans. The FTC filed a lawsuit in U.S.
Jann Arden, Rick Mercer plot 16-date Canadian comedy and storytelling tour

Jann Arden, Rick Mercer plot 16-date Canadian comedy and storytelling tour

Canadian funny people Jann Arden and Rick Mercer are joining forces for a cross-country storytelling tour this spring.
'Burn Book' torches tech titans in veteran reporter's tale of love and loathing in Silicon Valley

'Burn Book' torches tech titans in veteran reporter's tale of love and loathing in Silicon Valley

Technology is so pervasive and invasive that it's polarizing people, producing feelings of love and loathing for its devices, online services and the would-be visionaries behind them, according to a longtime Silicon Valley reporter.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 3-9

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 3-9

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 3-9: March 3: Singer-guitarist Mike Pender of The Searchers is 83. Movie producer-director George Miller (“Mad Max,” “Babe”) is 79. Actor Hattie Winston (“Becker,” “Rugrats”) is 79.
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