Life/Arts news advisory for Friday, Sept. 10, 2021

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Oscar Peterson documentary grapples with race


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- Who should tell the story of acclaimed jazz pianist Oscar Peterson? It’s a question that Canadian filmmaker Barry Avrich asked himself in the early days of production on his documentary "Oscar Peterson: Black + White," which premieres Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival. By David Friend. Words: 808, Photos: 1

TIFF kicks off with 'Dear Evan Hansen' premiere


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- The Toronto International Film Festival is welcoming Hollywood celebrities back to the red carpet as organizers look to revive the event's big-screen magic in spite of pandemic precautions. By Adina Bresge. Words: 519, Photos: 1. MOVED LATE THURSDAY.


Health-care workers face 'moral injury': expert


UNDATED -- Emergency room nurse Jaime Gallaher recalls the emotional toll of a verbal attack she recently faced from a woman at a grocery store after another grueling workday. "I was still red-eyed from crying from the past two hours and she just swore at me," Gallaher said following protests outside Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C. "I just broke down in tears, put my carton of milk down and left the grocery store." Experts are raising concern over "moral injury" among health-care workers suddenly targeted after several provinces brought in vaccine passports. By Camille Bains. Words: 841, Photos: 1 


First Nation students head to school a year behind


UNDATED -- Shamattawa First Nation chief and council had to make the difficult decision to shut down the community's only school last November after a COVID-19 outbreak devastated the remote northern Manitoba nation. Chief and council hoped cancelling classes for about 500 students at the Kisemattawa Kiskinwahamakew Kamik School would be temporary, but as the weeks brought growing case numbers they realized their children and youth were safer at home. Last week, students returned to the classroom for the first time after a tumultuous year: "I know the kids are so happy," said Chief Eric Redhead. By Brittany Hobson. With photo.



Film writer Victoria Ahearn will be covering spot items Saturday and Sunday as warranted. In addition, these features are planned:

FILM-TIFF-Obomsawin-Retrospective: A look at TIFF’s tribute to Alanis Obomsawin and her body of work, Celebrating Alanis. By Victoria Ahearn. With photo. COMING TOMORROW.

FILM-TIFF-Wildhood: Two-spirit filmmaker Bretten Hannam, whose movie "Wildhood" premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival, talks about finding community and processing trauma. By Danielle Edwards. With photo. COMING SUNDAY.  


TIFF shines a spotlight on 'Scarborough'


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- Author and screenwriter Catherine Hernandez is excited to introduce audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival to a different side of the city. By Adina Bresge. Words: 616, Photos: 1

'Moonshine' creator mines N.S. roots for series


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- Driving onto the set of her new Nova Scotia series "Moonshine," creator Sheri Elwood can see her mother's house and her family's campground. Sometimes her dad zips by in a golf cart. By Victoria Ahearn. Words: 783, Photos: 1

Royal Conservatory School renamed for Peterson


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- The Royal Conservatory of Music is honouring Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson by renaming its community school after the late alumnus. Words: 234, Photos: 1

TIFF kicks off another hybrid edition


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off Thursday with an emphasis on the big screen and big pandemic precautions. By Victoria Ahearn. Words: 498, Photos: 1  




TV-ELLEN DEGENERES — Ellen DeGeneres says the 19th and final season of her daytime talk show will be a thank you to fans and, when it’s done, she plans to lie down and breathe. By TV Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 895 words, photo.

FILM-FAUCI DOCUMENTARY — How do you premiere a documentary about Dr. Anthony Fauci during the pandemic? Very carefully. John Hoffman and Janet Tobias’s portrait of the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will screen only in theaters mandating vaccination and masking. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 850 words, photos.

FILM-FURIOSA — The “Mad Max Fury Road” prequel “Furiosa” isn’t speeding into theaters anytime soon. The film’s release date was pushed back a year to May 24, 2024, Warner Bros. said Friday. It had originally been set for June 2023. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 154 words, photo.

SEPT. 11-MICHIGAN BAND — The University of Michigan marching band will perform a halftime show on Saturday — the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks — that its director says will not only pay tribute to those who died or were impacted that day, but it also will be unprecedented in its scope. By Mike Householder. SENT: 450 words, photos, video.

FASHION-LAQUAN SMITH — With Kylie Jenner in the front row, LaQuan Smith turned the observation deck at the Empire State Building into a runway where models paraded in slinky blue and white sequin minis, barely there one pieces and shiny body hugging pants. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 550 words, photos.

BOOKS-HAYLEY MILLS — Former child star, Hayley Mills, who became famous from starring roles in films including “Pollyanna” and “The Parent Trap” is reflecting on her childhood and the beginning of her Hollywood career. By Alicia Rancilio. SENT: 595 words, photos.

BOOKS-KAREN TEI YAMASHITA — The National Book Foundation announced Friday that Karen Tei Yamashita has been awarded its medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, a $10,000 honor previously given to Toni Morrison, Robert Caro and Isabel Allende among others. The 70-year-old Yamashita is the author of “I Hotel” and “Tropic of Orange.” By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 820 words, photo.

BOOKS-BLAKE BAILEY — A memoir by Philip Roth biographer Blake Bailey will be reissued this fall after publisher W.W. Norton and Company dropped it amid multiple allegations against Bailey of sexual assault and harassment. Skyhorse Publishing announced Friday that Bailey’s “The Splendid Things We Planned,” first published in 2014, will come out an e-book next week. SENT: 128 words.

FASHION-MICHAEL KORS — Michael Kors presents latest collection at New York Fashion Week. By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 450 words by 6 p.m., photos.

BRITAIN-MERCURY PRIZE — Soulful British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks has won the prestigious Mercury Prize for her debut album “Collapsed in Sunbeams.” SENT: 190 words, photo.

SRI LANKA-OBIT-SUNIL PERERA — Sunil Perera, a versatile Sri Lankan singer, musician, composer and entertainer, has died of apparent complications from COVID-19. He was 68. By Bharatha Mallawarachi. SENT: 480 words, photo.




VENICE FILM FESTIVAL-AWARDS — Coverage of the Venice Film Festival Awards including the winner of the coveted Golden Lion. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

TV-CARTOONITO — There’s a new kid on the preschool TV programming block: Cartoonito, which promises to deliver carefully designed cartoons to bring out the best in tots. By TV Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING Saturday: 600 words, photos.


MTV VMAs — Doja Cat hosts the MTV VMAs from New York City, with Justin Bieber the leading nominee. He and Doja Cat will be competing for artist of the year along with Megan Thee Stallion, Ariana Grande, Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift for artist of the year. By Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. UPCOMING Sunday: 400 words, to be updated after show starts at 8 p.m., photos.



FILM REVIEW-THE CARD COUNTER. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Thursday: 730 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-QUEENPINS. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT Wednesday: 740, film stills.

FILM REVIEW-MALIGNANT. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Friday: 560 words, film stills.

MUSIC REVIEW-MATTHEW FOWLER — Reviewed by Scott Straud. SENT Tuesday: 300 words, cover image.

MUSIC REVIEW-KACEY MUSGRAVES. Reviewed by Scott Bauer. SENT Tuesday: 300 words, album cover.

MUSIC REVIEW-METALLICA. Reviewed by Wayne Parry. SENT Thursday: 250 words, album cover.

BOOK REVIEW-MATRIX. By Lauren Groff. Reviewed by Ann Levin. SENT Tuesday: 415 words, cover image.

BOOK REVIEW-THE WAR FOR GLORIA. By Atticus Lish. Reviewed by Molly Sprayregen. SENT Tuesday: 230 words, cover image.



New York Fashion Week kicks off Tuesday and continues through Sept. 13. The AP will provide daily coverage with text, photos and video. A partial list of stories includes:

Tuesday: Christian Siriano; Wednesday: Proenza Schouler; Thursday: Prabal Gurung; Friday: LaQuan Smith.



Changing Economy-Office Newbies: Many young workers have entered the workforce during the past 18 months without ever having stepped foot into their offices or met a single colleague. Young workers have some advantages over their more seasoned colleagues who’ve had to make the transition to digital work. But they’re still aware they’re missing out when their office is their bedroom. UPCOMING Friday, photos.


Treehouses: Treehouses of all kinds are experiencing a renaissance. People have built backyard treehouses or had them built. They’ve camped at treehouses listed on vacation rental sites, or thrown up makeshift treehouses just to escape the four walls of home. By Tracee M. Herbaugh. SENT Wednesday, 700 words, photos.

Hurricane Ida-Neighbors Helping Neighbors: When Ida knocked out power and dumped buckets of rain in their streets, hurricane-hardened residents of New Orleans did what they always do: They banded together to help each other out. SENT Sunday, photos.


When It’s Dry: If you live in an area where there’s drought, you can soften its impact on your garden. The time to start preparing for dry weather in the garden is long before it occurs. By Lee Reich. SENT Tuesday, 700 words, photo.


Our Neighbors’ Cat: A pandemic love story: Getting to know our neighbors’ cat, Kevin -- and appreciating his affection and his whims -- has been one of the silver linings of being home more in the past year. By Solvej Schou. UPCOMING Thursday, 1,000 words, photos.


Amazon-Cashier-less-Whole-Foods: There will be something missing at two Whole Foods stores opening next year: the rows of cashiers. By Retail Writer Joseph Pisani. SENT Wednesday, photo.

Food-MilkStreet-Chicken Snow Peas: Powerhouse ingredients amp up mild chicken. By Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street. SENT Tuesday, 400 words, photos.


Climate-Trout Stream Trouble: Prized trout streams shrink as heat, drought grip US West. SENT Moday, photos.


Collectibles Frenzy: Americans have become obsessed with collectibles, bidding up prices for trading cards, video games and other mementos of their youth. These include copies of trading cards such as Pokemon’s Charizard and Magic: The Gathering’s Black Lotus as well as Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. game cartridges. SENT Friday, Sept. 3, photos.

ATV Boom: Do ATVs belong on roads? Towns are abuzz on perks, drawbacks. SENT Monday, photos.


Sept 11-Air Travel: How 9/11 changed air travel: more security, less privacy. SENT Monday, photos. Abridged version also moved.

Western-Wildfires-Abandoned-Adventures: Wildfires burning in the U.S. this summer have upended plans for countless outdoor adventures. Campers, hikers, rafters and other outdoor enthusiasts have had to scrap or change trips or endure thick smoke. By Brian Melley. SENT Sunday, photos.


Virus Outbreak-Viral Questions-Long COVID-Kids: Can kids get ‘long COVID’ after coronavirus infections? SENT Thursday, with AP Illustration.

Virus Outbreak-Viral Questions-Mu Variant: What is the mu variant? It’s a version of the coronavirus that was first identified in Colombia in January and has since caused isolated outbreaks in South America, Europe and the United States. By Maria Cheng. SENT Thursday, 350 words, illustration.


A Different Battlefield: Twenty years after the attacks of Sept. 11, and just days after the Taliban took control of Kabul, some American combat veterans are competing in the Tokyo Paralympics -- a corps of elite athletes who have triumphed over the catastrophic injuries they suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their stories are tangles of adversity and redemption, loss and achievement. UPCOMING Tuesday, photos, video.


Growing Up Sikh American: MESA, Ariz. — Sikh American Balbir Singh Sodhi was shot to death at his Arizona gas station by a man who mistook him for an Arab Muslim because of beard and turban shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks. In the years that followed, Sikhs have continued to endure harassment and hate crimes -- most notably, the 2012 shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that killed 7 worshippers. Young Sikhs are promoting peace and sharing their family’s stories about discrimination first sparked by the attacks. By Anita Snow and Noreen Nasir. SENT Tuesday, photos, video.

Sept 11-Muslims in America: Muslim Americans in their 20s and 30s who grew up amid the aftershocks of 9/11 came of age in a world not necessarily attuned to their interests, their happiness and their well-being. How did the attacks affect the trajectory of their lives, and the shape of their communities? SENT Tuesday, photos.


Revlon-CEO-Q&A: Revlon CEO discusses pandemic beauty habits, staying nimble. With: Key milestones in Revlon’s storied history. By Retail Writer Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT Tuesday, photos, video.


NerdWallet-Millennial Money-Impulse Spending: 5 ways to rein in impulse spending. SENT Tuesday.

NerdWallet-Kimberly Palmer-Fall Money Checklist: Autumn is a good time to review finances. There’s still enough time to make a quick course correction if needed before you close the books on the year. SENT Monday.


Behind-the-Wheel-Green-Car-Myths: Edmunds separates fact from fiction about green cars. SENT Wednesday, photo.


Coming next week:

Gardening Goes Electric: In a quiet revolution in the suburbs, electric gardening tools are making gains over noisier, more polluting, gas-fueled ones. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING Tuesday, 800 words, photos.

Homes-Fall Trends: The pandemic may have made us restless for the outside world, but it has also helped us appreciate our homes more. As fall nesting season returns, retailers are presenting decor collections that reflect the idea that home is where our hearts and heads are. The biggest trend perhaps: Infusing home with personality. By Kim Cook. UPCOMING Wednesday, 1,200 words, photos.

Food-MilkStreet-Sicilian Chicken: Lemony marinade does double duty for roasted chicken. By Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street. UPCOMING Monday, 570 words, photos.


In case you missed it:

SOCIAL MEDIA: Senior Influencers.

SEPT 11 ANNIVERSARY: A Different Media; The Way We Remember.

TRAVEL: Shark Tourism.

FOOD: KitchenSmarts-Non-Alcoholic Drinks; Padma Lakshmi; MilkStreet-Indian Pork Burgers.

RECREATION: Electric Boats; Lifeguard’s Longevity.

HEALTH: Virus Outbreak-Viral Questions-Employers-Vaccines.

MONEY: NerdWallet-Disaster Recovery Finances; NerdWallet-Kimberly Palmer-Money Lessons; NerdWallet-Leap-Self-Employment.

RELIGION: Mormons-COVID Vaccines.

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