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Why it's more than OK to celebrate the Emmys right now

Entertainment - 2 hours 25 min ago
The gravity of 2020 can make feting celebrities and their work feel pretty superficial, until you stop to think about what that work means to us in these times.

Emmy preview: 'Watchmen' and 'The Mandalorian' lead the way into a strange virtual weekend

Entertainment - 2 hours 32 min ago
The Emmys will be handed out this weekend, but 70 categories have already been presented during the lead-up to the main event in what is perhaps the strangest week in the award's 72-year history, while highlighting the unwieldy nature of the TV industry.

The Emmy Awards will be 'live, live, live,' and expect things to go wrong

Entertainment - 2 hours 34 min ago
The virtual Emmy Awards will be "live, live, live," with the producers fully anticipating that there will be foul-ups and planning to roll with that as best they can.

Rare Mediterranean hurricane batters Greek islands

World - 6 hours 16 min ago
The storm, otherwise known as a "medicane," had sustained winds of 100 kph (62 mph) just before landfall.

TIFF 2020 kicks off a strange start to the Oscars race

Entertainment - 7 hours 56 min ago
The Toronto International Film Festival, of seemingly endless sprawl, had its wings clipped this year. Instead of the thousands of titles bulging at the program's seams, there was a svelte 50 or so. Blame the pandemic. Release schedules have been rejigged, some films will wait for 2021; Netflix bolted when award bodies overhauled qualification rules. Still, Toronto's trim selection brought focus to proceedings, and we should respect the films that made the leap knowing they would land on unstable ground.

Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper get 'Holy' in a star-studded new video

Entertainment - 7 hours 58 min ago
Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper have released a new track, "Holy," with a five-minute video starring Ryan Destiny from Fox series "Star" and Wilmer Valderrama from "NCIS."

Chrissy Teigen accidentally reveals the gender of baby #3

Entertainment - 9 hours 8 min ago
Chrissy Teigen let the cat out of the bag regarding her third pregnancy.

'Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested on charge of production of child pornography

Entertainment - 9 hours 46 min ago
Jeremiah "Jerry" Harris, one of the students featured in Netflix's breakout docuseries "Cheer," has been arrested and charged with production of child pornography, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Fitzpatrick.

Van Morrison protests Covid-19 lockdowns in the UK in three new songs

Entertainment - 9 hours 58 min ago
Van Morrison is railing against UK lockdowns and pandemic restrictions in three new songs, despite the government's success at containing Covid-19 transmissions.

'Ratched' flies closer to 'American Horror Story' than 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

Entertainment - 10 hours 22 min ago
In the latest bastardization of intellectual property, producer Ryan Murphy's "Ratched" is basically "American Horror Story: Cuckoo's Nest," a sort-of prequel starring Sarah Paulson as the quietly unbending nurse from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," casting her into a florid sea of stylish noir excess. Big, showy roles from a star-studded cast abound, but it's mostly in the service of glossy garbage.

Saudi Arabia announces UN aid funding to stricken Yemen after CNN report

World - 10 hours 31 min ago
Saudi Arabia has signed a series of deals to provide more than $200 million in funding to United Nations aid agencies operating in Yemen, just days after a CNN investigation highlighted a crisis in aid funding for the war-stricken nation.

There's no such thing as safety when you're a Putin critic in Russia

World - 15 hours 20 min ago
Alexey Navalny is out of a coma and off a ventilator, just weeks after his near-fatal poisoning. Now the Kremlin critic is planning his return home to Russia, where his list of enemies is as long as it is powerful.

US holds another high-profile visit to Taiwan

World - 19 hours 6 min ago
A high-profile United States official is visiting Taiwan for the second time in two months, the latest sign of warming ties between Washington and Taipei, as Beijing escalates pressure on the self-governed island through a series of military drills and aircraft incursions.

No, the pandemic didn't solve climate change

World - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 04:45
• Latest on Covid-19: Global cases have passed 30M

Siberia landscape scarred by climate change

Science & Nature - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 23:14
Scientists are warning about the consequences of vast swathes of ground thawing in Siberia.
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