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Toronto's Luminato Festival, launched in wake of SARS, cancelled because of COVID-19

TORONTO — The Luminato Festival, which draws artists from around the world to Toronto, has been cancelled this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Review: Eef Barzelay leads Clem Snide to serene devastation

Review: Eef Barzelay leads Clem Snide to serene devastation

Clem Snide, “Forever Just Beyond” (Ramseur/Thirty Tigers) There have been many iterations of Clem Snide over the years but by now it's turned into a personal alias for Eef Barzelay.
Englund ready to see someone up the ante with Freddy Krueger

Englund ready to see someone up the ante with Freddy Krueger

NEW YORK — Robert Englund, the actor who turned Freddy Krueger into a fearsome household name, say he’s looking forward to someone else taking a stab at reviving the “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise.
Meghan to narrate Disney nature film in first post-royal job

Meghan to narrate Disney nature film in first post-royal job

LONDON — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has her first post-royal job: narrating a Disney documentary about elephants.
Golden Globes amend eligibility rules due to virus

Golden Globes amend eligibility rules due to virus

NEW YORK — The Golden Globes will accept movies submissions without a theatrical release for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday.
Rosario Dawson relishes being the lead on new TV drama

Rosario Dawson relishes being the lead on new TV drama

NEW YORK — Rosario Dawson has graced both the big and small screens, in everything from dramas to comedies to Marvel superhero projects, yet she’s rarely been cast as the lead in a project.
Ontario artist accuses Urban Outfitters of stealing whimsical designs

Ontario artist accuses Urban Outfitters of stealing whimsical designs

An Ontario artist said she was left feeling "ripped off" after Urban Outfitters reneged its offer to partner with her on a collection and instead created similar products of its own.
Ontario artist accuses Urban Outfitters of stealing whimsical designs

Ontario artist accuses Urban Outfitters of stealing whimsical designs

An Ontario artist said she was left feeling "ripped off" after Urban Outfitters reneged its offer to partner with her on a collection and instead created similar products of its own.

Whiting Awards bestow $50K prizes to 10 emerging writers

NEW YORK — Essayist and New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino and novelist Ling Ma are among this year's 10 winners of the Whiting Awards, which give $50,000 prizes for promising literary talent.
Will Smith says he’s humbled by rapper’s tribute music video

Will Smith says he’s humbled by rapper’s tribute music video

LOS ANGELES — Will Smith says he was “humbled and honoured ” after rapper Joyner Lucas released a tribute song honouring his career work. Lucas released the music video for his track “Will” on Monday.