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Six vice-presidents talk about job once considered invisible

Six vice-presidents talk about job once considered invisible

NEW YORK — After interviewing Dan Quayle in Arizona for his documentary on the vice presidency, filmmaker Jeffrey Roth was rushing to the airport to catch a flight to Wyoming, where he had an appointment with Dick Cheney the next morning.
Daddy Yankee achieves new balance, readies for his comeback

Daddy Yankee achieves new balance, readies for his comeback

NEW YORK — A year after a series of concerts in Puerto Rico that ended up being his last because of the pandemic, Daddy Yankee is bringing those performances to YouTube as a Christmas gift to his fans around the globe.
Miguel Algarín, a founder of beloved NYC poetry space, dies

Miguel Algarín, a founder of beloved NYC poetry space, dies

NEW YORK — Miguel Algarín, poet, professor and a founder of New York City's beloved Nuyorican Poets Café performance space, has died. He was 79.
Alison Lurie, prize winning novelist, dead at 94

Alison Lurie, prize winning novelist, dead at 94

NEW YORK — Alison Lurie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose satirical and cerebral tales of love and academia included the marital saga “The War Between the Tates” and the comedy of Americans abroad “Foreign Affairs,” died Thursday at age 94.
Shawn Mendes says 'In Wonder' shower scene was a result of great trust with director

Shawn Mendes says 'In Wonder' shower scene was a result of great trust with director

TORONTO — Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes says the much buzzed-about shower scene that opens his new Netflix documentary was a result of great trust between himself and the director. The singer-songwriter from Pickering, Ont.
New Queen Latifah drama gets post-Super Bowl debut showcase

New Queen Latifah drama gets post-Super Bowl debut showcase

LOS ANGELES — Queen Latifah's upcoming drama series has scored a touchdown. CBS says “The Equalizer” will get the coveted post-Super Bowl slot next February to showcase its debut.
MPs probe officials on ability to collect GST from Netflix, other foreign companies

MPs probe officials on ability to collect GST from Netflix, other foreign companies

OTTAWA — Opposition MPs pressed officials Thursday to say how ready they'll be to begin collecting GST on cross-border sales by foreign companies starting next year, as proposed by the Liberal government's fiscal update.
Quebec pianist and composer Andre Gagnon dies from degenerative disease at 84

Quebec pianist and composer Andre Gagnon dies from degenerative disease at 84

MONTREAL — Quebec pianist and composer Andre Gagnon died Thursday at the age of 84 from Lewy body disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, says his record label Audiogram.
In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films

In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films

NEW YORK — In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate — including a new “Matrix” movie, “Godzilla vs.

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