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Singer Duffy says rape, captivity, led to her public retreat

Singer Duffy says rape, captivity, led to her public retreat

NEW YORK — Grammy-winning singer Duffy says she’s been out of the public limelight for years to focus on recovering from being “drugged and raped and held captive over some days.
Placido Domingo apology prompts new accuser to step forward

Placido Domingo apology prompts new accuser to step forward

SAN FRANCISCO — The words "I am truly sorry" have not been uttered often in the #MeToo era. So when soprano Luz del Alba Rubio woke up Tuesday to see an apology from opera superstar Placido Domingo, she was in shock.
N.S. father says drug-pricing 'chess game' cost his daughter her life

N.S. father says drug-pricing 'chess game' cost his daughter her life

As Chantelle Lindsay lay in a Halifax hospital bed struggling for every breath as she neared the end of her battle with cystic fibrosis, she sent her mother a text: "Are you OK?" "I'm OK if you're OK," her mother replied.
Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South Carolina that celebrated the Ku Klux Klan. The museum opened in the mid-1990s, prompting protests.
Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South Carolina that celebrated the Ku Klux Klan. The museum opened in the mid-1990s, prompting protests.
More companies get into business of Black History Month

More companies get into business of Black History Month

NEW YORK — From shoes and T-shirts to dolls and tote bags, more companies and brands are getting into the business of Black History Month but trying not to leave the impression that African American consumers are important just once a year.

Ben Lerner, Zadie Smith on list for Rathbones Folio Prize

LONDON — Works of fiction by Ben Lerner and Zadie Smith and an exploration of why women join the Islamic State group are among eight books contending for Britain’s Rathbones Folio Prize for literature.
After tragedies, New Orleans celebrates end of Carnival

After tragedies, New Orleans celebrates end of Carnival

NEW ORLEANS — Thousands of people thronged the streets of New Orleans on Fat Tuesday, reaching for beads, shimmying to the music of marching bands and celebrating the end of a Carnival season tinged by tragedy after two bystanders were killed by floa
Review: A wild spin on the Peter Pan myth in ‘Wendy’

Review: A wild spin on the Peter Pan myth in ‘Wendy’

A Peter Pan story told from Wendy’s perspective sounds either too precious to be true or ripe for a skewering. But in the hands of the filmmakers behind “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Wendy” resides — ever so delicately — in the space between.
Review: Wayne does good job building suspense in `Apartment'

Review: Wayne does good job building suspense in `Apartment'

“Apartment,” Bloomsbury, by Teddy Wayne Teddy Wayne has written another campus novel. Coming on the heels of his well-received “Loner” (2016), “Apartment” also serves as something of a parable for red state/blue state America.