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  • Alberta country stars band together on song opposing Rocky Mountain coal mining

    EDMONTON - When Alberta country singer Corb Lund wrote a song 12 years ago about a rancher determined to defend the landscape he loves against encroaching development, it was just a campfire yarn.
  • 'Dopesick,' an opioid crisis story that needed 'to be told'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Danny Strong pops up regularly in an eclectic batch of series ranging from the lightness of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Gilmore Girls” to the dark corruption of “Billions.”
  • Indigenous filmmaker's 'every breath' a fight for his people

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Myron Dewey, a filmmaker and journalist who helped draw worldwide attention to the concerns of Native Americans fighting an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, has died.
  • Q&A: Jeff Ament feels alive again with Pearl Jam's return

    Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament came out of the band’s pandemic sabbatical — which he spent recording a solo album, painting and he dabbled in Olympics analysis with his friend Kenny Mayne — to catch some live music this summer. He saw Guns N’ Roses and Brandi Carlile rocking the stage — and the densely packed masses of fans that came out for a good time.
  • Fall TV season serves up what viewers want: sci-fi, fantasy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fickleness is paying off for the young.
  • 'Paw Patrol: The Movie' endured a pandemic to see its ambitions on the big screen

    TORONTO - Few Canadian brands have achieved global domination quite like the puppies of Paw Patrol and after the billion-dollar franchise conquered toy stores and television, it's making a bid for one of the final frontiers of kid's programming — the screens at your local multiplex.
  • Pandemic fiction: Fall books include stories of the virus

    NEW YORK (AP) — Near the end of 2020, the pandemic had lasted long enough for author Jodi Picoult to try something that seemed unthinkable for novelists in its early stages — turn it into fiction.
  • Pandemic fiction: Fall books include stories of the virus

    NEW YORK (AP) — Near the end of 2020, the pandemic had lasted long enough for author Jodi Picoult to try something that seemed unthinkable for novelists in its early stages — turn it into fiction.
  • 'Free Guy' gives box office a lift, opening with $28.4M

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Free Guy,” an action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds as a background character in a videogame, opened better than expected over the weekend, collecting an estimated $28.4 million in ticket sales despite a marketplace challenged by COVID-19.
  • Is it finally game on for video game adaptations?

    NEW YORK - Is there a more woebegone movie genre than the video game adaptation? This is the pantheon of “Max Payne,” “Wing Commander” and “Assassin’s Creed.” In the 27 years since the first video game movie, “Super Mario Bros.,” these adaptations have been so regularly mocked that you might think the genre was -- like a teetering fighter in “Mortal Kombat” surrounded by chants of “Finish him!” -- on its last legs.

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