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  • Policing, opioids among hot-button topics on Donner Prize short list

    TORONTO - Policing, the opioid crisis and internet security are among the hot-button topics covered by the titles on this year's Donner Prize short list.
  • A farmer to chefs reveals his deep vegetable knowledge

    NEW YORK - Despite thousands of years of humans working the soil, there are still things to learn. Just ask Farmer Lee Jones about the beet leaves.
  • Review: In 'Moffie,' brutal intolerance in '80s South Africa

    The main character of Oliver Hermanus’ shattering “Moffie," set in 1981 South Africa, is a handsome, white 18-year-old. In the country's system of apartheid, he is a member of the ruling class, but he's no insider.
  • Borsalino looks ahead with cool bucket hats, baseball caps

    MILAN - The fedora Humphrey Bogart wore in “Casablanca” may have secured Borsalino’s place in fashion and cinematic history, but it will be something like the cow-print bucket hat that will help ensure its future.
  • Review: Billie Eilish, unfiltered, in new documentary

    If you're coming to “ Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry ” hoping for a primer on the music sensation, you’ve come to the wrong place. Filmmaker R.J. Cutler’s two hour and 20-minute documentary about the “Ocean Eyes” singer and songwriter is not biography or reportage. It’s a verite-style plunge into her life, her home, her concerts, her process, her Tourette’s, her brother’s bedroom where they famously write all their songs and even her diary in the year in which she became a star.
  • Amanda Seyfried is not taking this moment for granted

    Amanda Seyfried has one big regret about “ Mank.” Yes, the David Fincher film about “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz has earned her some of the best marks of her career and made her, for the first time, a top awards contender. Yes, her performance has helped reframe the narrative around silent movie star Marion Davies. Yes, she has even been able to push aside her self-deprecating nature and publicly admit that she’s proud of her work. But her father never got to come to the set.
  • 'The Disciple' returns India to Venice film fest competition

    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - A film about a classical musician’s struggle to balance his career dreams and life in contemporary Mumbai will this week return India to the main competition at the Venice Film Festival for the first time in nearly two decades.
  • Review: In 'Athlete A,' an abuse scandal at USA Gymnastics

    One of the most tragic lines in the powerful and damning documentary “Athlete A,” about sexual abuse in the USA Gymnastics, comes when the gymnast Jamie Dantzscher says Larry Nassar — the osteopathic physician who in his 29 years as the USA Gymnastics women’s team's doctor u sed medical treatment as a guise for molesting hundreds of young athletes — was the only nice adult among the team staff.
  • Albanian protesters, police clash over theatre demolition

    TIRANA, Albania - Albanian police clashed Sunday with opposition supporters who were protesting the demolition of the country's crumbling National Theater building in the capital.
  • Computer-graphics pioneers win tech's Turing prize

    The technology that animated movies like “Toy Story” and enabled a variety of special effects is the focus of this year’s Turing Award, the technology industry’s version of the Nobel Prize.

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