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Review: 'Either/Or' is Elif Batuman’s sequel to 'The Idiot'

Review: 'Either/Or' is Elif Batuman’s sequel to 'The Idiot'

“Either/Or,” by Elif Batuman (Penguin Press) Do you remember what it felt like to be a college sophomore? The Jell-O shots, cookie dough and moments of abject humiliation and terror as you tried, oh so self-importantly, to figure out how to live? Eli
NYC to pay $7M to man wrongfully convicted in 1996 killing

NYC to pay $7M to man wrongfully convicted in 1996 killing

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay $7 million to a man who spent 23 years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit, Comptroller Brad Lander said Monday.

Walk out at trade meeting when Russia spoke "not one-off", says Trade Minister

OTTAWA — Canada's international trade minister has warned the walkout she staged when a Russian representative began his remarks at a meeting of trade ministers in Bangkok over the weekend is "not a one-off".
For Americans, 2021 delivered healthiest finances in 8 years

For Americans, 2021 delivered healthiest finances in 8 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' financial health reached its highest level in nearly a decade last year, the Federal Reserve said Monday , spurred by a strong job market and government support payments.
When purple reigned: A 1985 Prince concert finds a new life

When purple reigned: A 1985 Prince concert finds a new life

NEW YORK (AP) — The first thing you hear is a familiar voice over the sound of thousands of screaming fans. “Hello, Syracuse and the world. My name is Prince and I’ve come to play with you.
'Top Gun' and Tom Cruise return to the danger zone

'Top Gun' and Tom Cruise return to the danger zone

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1983, producer Jerry Bruckheimer was flipping through the May issue of California magazine when he was struck by a story. “Top Guns” read the headline , with a large photograph from inside the cockpit of an F-14 fighter jet.
Review: 'My Moment' is best consumed in bite-sized bits

Review: 'My Moment' is best consumed in bite-sized bits

“My Moment: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves,” edited by Lauren Blitzer, Kristin Chenoweth, Kathy Najimy, Chely Wright and Linda Perry (Gallery Books) Havana Chapman-Edwards was the only kid at her school to participate in the 2018 walk out.
'Never have I been so ashamed': Russian envoy criticizes war

'Never have I been so ashamed': Russian envoy criticizes war

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — A veteran Russian diplomat to the U.N.
Puerto Rico food scene thriving after string of disasters

Puerto Rico food scene thriving after string of disasters

The Puerto Rican food scene had reached its peak. Young chefs were inventing delicious new creations, restaurants popped up all over the island, the industry was no longer reliant on tourist season.
'Late to the party': Seasonal businesses face hiring struggle amid low jobless rate

'Late to the party': Seasonal businesses face hiring struggle amid low jobless rate

Seasonal industries are struggling to ramp up ahead of the busy summer rush as Canada's rock-bottom unemployment rate and swelling job vacancies create an acute hiring crunch.