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Paris' virus-battered Fan Museum thrown life-line

Paris' virus-battered Fan Museum thrown life-line

Paris City Hall has instructed the landlord seeking to close down the city's indebted Fan Museum to extend its deadline for payment, the museum said Monday.
Review: New volume brings together 12 Joan Didion essays

Review: New volume brings together 12 Joan Didion essays

“Let Me Tell You What I Mean,” by Joan Didion (Alfred A. Knopf) Back in 1968, Joan Didion identified a problem with the mainstream media.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6 Jan. 31: Composer Philip Glass is 84. Actor Stuart Margolin (“The Rockford Files”) is 81. Actor Jessica Walter (“Arrested Development”) is 80. Bluesman Charlie Musselwhite is 77.
Review: Schaffhausen spins a twisty tale at a torrid pace

Review: Schaffhausen spins a twisty tale at a torrid pace

“Every Waking Hour,” by Joanna Schaffhausen (Minotaur) The push-pull relationship between Boston police detective Ellery Hathaway and FBI Agent Reed Markham took a big leap last year in “All the Best Lies,” the third book in Joanna Schaffhausen’s com
Scientists launch social media campaign to counter COVID-19 misinformation

Scientists launch social media campaign to counter COVID-19 misinformation

TORONTO — Scientists and health experts are launching a nationwide campaign to counter misinformation about COVID-19 and related vaccines.
Liz Weston: The tax credit fix many can't afford to miss

Liz Weston: The tax credit fix many can't afford to miss

Families battered by the pandemic recession soon may discover that the tax refunds they’re counting on are dramatically smaller — or that they actually owe income tax.
Auction of estate of Southern author, journalist Julia Reed

Auction of estate of Southern author, journalist Julia Reed

NEW ORLEANS — The estate of a writer who chronicled Southern food and life will be auctioned next month to benefit a charity created to continue her philanthropy. Julia Reed was 59 when she died in August of cancer.
Too many new pet owners, not enough vets make getting animal care a problem

Too many new pet owners, not enough vets make getting animal care a problem

CALGARY — Dr. Liz Ruelle says it was a difficult decision to close her veterinary practice to first-time patients after being swamped with requests by new pet owners who turned to animal companionship during the pandemic.

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton praise and mourn Larry King

Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King. His broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century.
From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

NEW YORK — Larry King was easy to poke fun at, particularly late in his career at CNN: the pinched look, guffaws and coke-bottle glasses, the suspenders and old-time microphone on the desk in front of him.