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Famed French actor Michael Lonsdale dies at 89

Famed French actor Michael Lonsdale dies at 89

PARIS — Michael Lonsdale, a giant of the silver screen and theatre in France who worked with some of the world’s top directors in an acting career that spanned 60 years, died on Monday, his agent said. He was 89.
'Monkey Beach' film brings beloved Haisla novel to life with 'magical realism'

'Monkey Beach' film brings beloved Haisla novel to life with 'magical realism'

VANCOUVER — This year's Vancouver International Film Festival starts just above the surface of dark ocean waters off the coast of Haisla Nation territory in northern British Columbia.
U.S. psychiatrist Victoria Korth wins $20K Montreal International Poetry Prize

U.S. psychiatrist Victoria Korth wins $20K Montreal International Poetry Prize

MONTREAL — American psychiatrist Victoria Korth has won the 2020 Montreal International Poetry Prize. Korth, who is based in Rochester, N.Y., was awarded the $20,000 honour on Monday for "Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center.
Review: Craig Johnson mystery involving art creates art, too

Review: Craig Johnson mystery involving art creates art, too

“Next to Last Stand,” by Craig Johnson (Viking) In “Next to Last Stand,” the 16th book in Craig Johnson’s popular mystery series, Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire is feeling his age. He’s not sure he even wants to stand for reelection.
Meghan's lawyers deny she co-operated with royal book authors

Meghan's lawyers deny she co-operated with royal book authors

LONDON — Lawyers for a British newspaper publisher that's being sued for invasion of privacy by the Duchess of Sussex argued Monday that she made personal information public by co-operating with the authors of a book about her relationship with Princ
Quirky Canadian comedy 'Schitt's Creek' takes Emmys by storm with comedy sweep

Quirky Canadian comedy 'Schitt's Creek' takes Emmys by storm with comedy sweep

TORONTO — The fish-out-of-water Canadian sitcom "Schitt's Creek" made history for its swan song season at the Emmy Awards Sunday night, nabbing all seven categories in which it was nominated, including best comedy series.
The 'Pandemmys' were weird and sometimes wonderful

The 'Pandemmys' were weird and sometimes wonderful

It was Regina King, winning her fourth career Emmy on Sunday, who perhaps summed up the proceedings the most succinctly — and accurately: “This is freaking weird.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3 Sept. 27: Today’s Birthdays: Actor Kathleen Nolan is 87. Actor Claude Jarman Jr. (“The Yearling”) is 86. Singer-guitarist Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 77.
Book Review: Two love affairs fuel 'The Book of Two Ways'

Book Review: Two love affairs fuel 'The Book of Two Ways'

“The Book of Two Ways,” by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) Jodi Picoult’s “The Book of Two Ways” follows Dawn Edelstein, a death doula with a physicist husband and a teenage daughter.
Gord Downie's final solo album 'Away is Mine' set for October release

Gord Downie's final solo album 'Away is Mine' set for October release

TORONTO — Nearly three years after Gord Downie's untimely death, a new double album of solo material will be released next month.