Life/Arts news advisory for Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021

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Toews, Thúy among women leading Giller long list


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- Miriam Toews and Kim Thúy are among the female authors dominating this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize long list. By Adina Bresge. Words: 533, Photos: 1

TIFF set for hybrid festival amid Delta concerns


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- If there's one thing organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival learned from last year's pandemic-tailored showcase, it's that they "have to adapt constantly," says co-head Cameron Bailey. By Victoria Ahearn. Words: 1193, Photos: 1

Broadway's 'Come From Away' cast on shooting film


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- Emotions were running high on the Broadway stage of "Come From Away" when the lights flickered back on for a few days earlier this year. By David Friend. Words: 787, Photos: 1


TIFF kicks off another hybrid edition


TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off today with an emphasis on the big screen and big pandemic precautions. This year's 10-day hybrid event will offer screenings at more indoor venues than last year's smaller showcase, which was largely held online as COVID-19 ramped up. With photo. Will be updated.

A spotlight on 'Scarborough' at the Toronto International Film Festival


TORONTO - Author Catherine Hernandez talks about how the film adaptation of her novel, "Scarborough," will ensure the east-end suburb is represented at the Toronto International Film. By Adina Bresge. With photo.


Denis Villeneuve on his deep 'Dune' roots


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- For Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, his sprawling adaptation "Dune" is more than a personal and professional accomplishment — it's part of his identity. By Victoria Ahearn. Words: 945, Photos: 1

Canadian Cosby accuser finds 'closure' in memoir


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- Her story has been told through lawyers, journalists and activists casting her as the woman who brought down Bill Cosby. By Adina Bresge. Words: 726, Photos: 1

Rodriguez to retire from National Ballet of Canada


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- Sonia Rodriguez is bowing out of her lead position at the National Ballet of Canada. Words: 181, Photos: 1

Study: cannabis use associated with heart attack


A study led by Toronto researchers suggests recent cannabis use is associated with a higher risk of heart attack in younger adults, with a stronger association among frequent users. By Melissa Couto Zuber. Words: 702, Photos: 1




TV-EMMY PREDICTIONS — "The Crown" or "The Mandalorian"? "The Queen's Gambit" or "Mare of Easttown?" AP Entertainment Writers Lynn Elber and Mark Kennedy make their predictions for Emmy Award winners and loser. SENT: 1,280 words, photos.

FILM-FALL PREVIEW-NO TIME TO DIE —Of all the movies coming out this fall, none has been awaited quite like the 25th James Bond film, "No Time to Die," a film original planned for April of last year. Its director, Cary Fukunaga, talks about the film and whether it will finally hit theaters next month. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

TV-LUCIFER — After six years, “Lucifer” stars Tom Ellis and Lauren German are kissing goodbye to their devil-and-detective double act. By Hilary Fox. SENT: 600 words, photo, video.

MUSIC-THE BAND CAMINO —That sound of a revving motor you hear is the sound of The Band Camino. The pop-rock trio named after a muscle car are on the cusp of stardom, with a self-titled debut album dropping Sept. 10, a fall touring gig opening for Dan + Shay and a slot at Bonnaroo. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 720 words , photo.

FILM-TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL — A year after the Toronto International Film Festival turned largely virtual, the fall's typically most sprawling showcase of fall movies and would-be Oscar contenders is back to an in-person affair, but has still been scaled down because of pandemic circumstances. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 900 words by 5 p.m., photos.

MACY’S-THANKSGIVING-PARADE — The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will return to New York City’s streets this year with COVID-19 protocols including a vaccination requirement for parade volunteers. SENT: 175 words, photos.

BRITAIN-WOMEN'S FICTION PRIZE — British writer Susanna Clarke has won the prestigious Women’s Prize for Fiction for her mind-tweaking fantasy novel “Piranesi.” Clarke was awarded the 30,000-pound ($41,000) prize Wednesday for her story about a man living in a labyrinthine, statue-filled house that comprises his whole universe. SENT: 285 words.

FASHION-PROENZA SCHOULER — Proenza Schouler presents spring-summer 2022 fashion collection at New York Fashion Week. By Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 600 words by 11:30 p.m., photo.

FASHION-PRABAL GURUNG — Prabal Gurung presents his collection at New York Fashion Week. By Leanne Italie. Upcoming: 500 words by 12:30 a.m., photos, video.

EU-BRITAIN-CRYPTO-KARDASHIAN — A British financial regulator, raising concern about the lack of rules for online promotion of cryptocurrencies, has called out celebrity influencer Kim Kardashian West’s use of her Instagram account to pitch Ethereum Max to her followers. The chairman of the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority said Kardashian West was recently paid to ask her 250 million Instagram followers to speculate on crypto tokens by “joining the Ethereum Max Community.” SENT: 335 words, photo.

US COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY — More than two years after the “Operation Varsity Blues” case exploded into the headlines, the first parents are set to face jurors over accusations that they paid hefty bribes to get their kids into college as bogus athletic recruits. The case against former casino executive Gamal Abdelaziz and ex-Staples Inc. executive John Wilson that opens with jury selection on Sept. 8 is expected to put a spotlight on admissions practices at the University of Southern California, where defense attorneys have suggested they will try to show top officials were well aware of what was happening. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 1,063 words, photos.

NIELSENS —Coverage of the top prime-time programs for the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5. By Media Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo by 6 p.m., photo if available.


FILM REVIEW-THE CARD COUNTER. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m. Thursday, photos.

FILM REVIEW-QUEENPINS. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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. UPCOMING Tuesday: 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.

Tuesday: Christian Siriano: Christian Siriano kicks off New York Fashion Week with a live, in-person runway show with guests.


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. UPCOMING 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. UPCOMING 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? UPCOMING Tuesday, photos.


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.


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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