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Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

NEW YORK — Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatregoers ’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84.
CBC reveals fall/winter lineup including 'Battle of the Blades,' 'Lady Dicks'

CBC reveals fall/winter lineup including 'Battle of the Blades,' 'Lady Dicks'

TORONTO — CBC has unveiled its fall-winter TV lineup, promising to deliver "more entertainment and escapism" over the next year.
Cape Breton theatre company to host movie screenings for family 'bubbles'

Cape Breton theatre company to host movie screenings for family 'bubbles'

SYDNEY, N.S. — Movie enthusiasts in Cape Breton looking for a big screen fix to watch their favourite film will get that opportunity next month at a small regional theatre in Sydney.
Too much TV? Enter HBO Max, the latest streaming wannabe

Too much TV? Enter HBO Max, the latest streaming wannabe

Is a pandemic the perfect time to launch a new and relatively expensive streaming service? AT&T sure hopes so.
Review: John Prine sideman steps out as reflective balladeer

Review: John Prine sideman steps out as reflective balladeer

Jason Wilber, "Time Traveler” (WilberTone) Lucky man, Jason Wilber. For 24 years he travelled the world with a stage pass to every John Prine concert. Wilber was Prine's lead guitarist, and a terrific one at that.
NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to film on space station

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to film on space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is rolling out the International Space Station’s red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit.

Robb Forman Dew, prize-winning novelist, dead at 73

NEW YORK — Robb Forman Dew, a prize-winning fiction writer who drew upon her small-town Ohio background for such novels as “Dale Loves Sophie to Death” and “The Evidence Against Her,” has died.

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

NEW YORK — Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatregoers ’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84.
Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — SeaWorld and Walt Disney World will reopen in Orlando, Florida, in June and July after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to plans a city task force approved Wednesday.
VIRUS DIARY: `Father, why don't they stay home like we do?'

VIRUS DIARY: `Father, why don't they stay home like we do?'

KABUL — The Judas trees must be blooming these days out at the Gulghendi Hills, their purple flowers bursting gloriously all over the green slopes. They hold a festival there every year, where musicians play and families fly kites.