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Giller winner Souvankham Thammavongsa among book critics awards finalists

NEW YORK — Canadian author Souvankham Thammavongsa's “How to Pronounce Knife" is among this year's fiction finalists for the U.S.-based National Book Critics Circle prizes.
Review: Ani Di Franco makes the political personal on album

Review: Ani Di Franco makes the political personal on album

Ani Di Franco, "Revolutionary Love” (Righteous Babe Records) Pioneering folkie activist Ani Di Franco is a standout instrumentalist whose guitar could kill fascists.
Q&A: Rapper D Smoke takes patient walk to Grammy recognition

Q&A: Rapper D Smoke takes patient walk to Grammy recognition

LOS ANGELES — When D Smoke was teaching high schoolers in Southern California, the rapper still pursued his dreams of breaking through as a hip-hop artist while leaning on the encouraging phrase: “There’s no expiration on realness.
Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

LOS ANGELES — Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honour her illustrious career with its highest honour . Fonda will receive the Cecil B.
RIGHT AT HOME: Space-themed decor brings the heavens indoors

RIGHT AT HOME: Space-themed decor brings the heavens indoors

It was a tough year here on Earth, but 2020 was a bright spot for space exploration. SpaceX sent its futuristic Starship to new heights, three countries launched Mars missions, and robots grabbed debris from the moon and an asteroid.
Calgary company begins human clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Calgary company begins human clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate

CALGARY — Human clinical trials have begun in Toronto for a proposed COVID-19 vaccine made by a Canadian company. Providence Therapeutics of Calgary says 60 subjects will be monitored for 13 months, with the first results expected next month.

Millennial Money: 3 things to know if you’re new to gig work

Shutdowns, layoffs and salary cuts brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have left millions of Americans searching for new sources of income.
Toronto father-daughter duo design swimsuit tailored to transgender children

Toronto father-daughter duo design swimsuit tailored to transgender children

A Canadian clothing line is helping transgender kids feel confident at the beach or pool with bathing suits designed to maximize comfort without compromising style.
"It was nail-biting but we did it": Canadian shows didn't let COVID derail production

"It was nail-biting but we did it": Canadian shows didn't let COVID derail production

TORONTO — The pandemic has its prints all over Canada's winter TV season.
Goade becomes first Native American to win Caldecott Medal

Goade becomes first Native American to win Caldecott Medal

NEW YORK — Illustrator Michaela Goade became the first Native American to win the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children's picture story, cited for “We Are Water Protectors," a celebration of nature and condemnation of the “black snak