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Review: Thief forced to steal a vital U.S. defense secret

Review: Thief forced to steal a vital U.S. defense secret

“Three-Edged Sword,” by Jeff Lindsay (Dutton) After the Cold War, former Soviet spy Ivo Balodis built himself a fortress in an abandoned missile site on an island in the Baltic Sea.
Stage show 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' extended to June 2023 at Mirvish

Stage show 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' extended to June 2023 at Mirvish

TORONTO — The stage adaptation of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has been extended to June 2023.
Outgoing CEO Al Monaco says Enbridge 'poster child' for an orderly energy transition

Outgoing CEO Al Monaco says Enbridge 'poster child' for an orderly energy transition

CALGARY — Al Monaco may be the outgoing CEO of Canada's largest energy company, but don't ask him to predict the price of oil a decade from now — or even next year.
Liz Weston: Make the most of new rules for charitable giving

Liz Weston: Make the most of new rules for charitable giving

Most people no longer get a tax deduction when they donate to charity. That shouldn’t keep you from making donations, but you may want to change your approach. Typically, only taxpayers who itemize deductions can write off charitable contributions.
French tenor belatedly, triumphantly makes his Met debut

French tenor belatedly, triumphantly makes his Met debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a triumphant debut, French tenor Benjamin Bernheim seems likely to become a familiar presence at the Metropolitan Opera. Just not too familiar, he hopes.
Jazzy 'Charlie Brown Christmas' swings on after 57 years

Jazzy 'Charlie Brown Christmas' swings on after 57 years

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mendelson family would love to find the envelope where their father, Lee, scribbled some lyrics to jazz musician Vince Guaraldi's composition “Christmas Time is Here” for an animated TV special featuring the “Peanuts” gang in 1965
Review: Hurricane-force novel with a hint of magical realism

Review: Hurricane-force novel with a hint of magical realism

“The Light Pirate” by Lily Brooks-Dalton (Grand Central) Wanda is named after the hurricane she was born in. It’s also the hurricane that changes the trajectory of her life.
Lost Stephen Sondheim musical reveals insight into a giant

Lost Stephen Sondheim musical reveals insight into a giant

NEW YORK (AP) — A copy of what's being called Stephen Sondheim's first original cast recording has been found on a misplaced CD, capturing the legendary composer's budding skills in a student-led musical while at Williams College in 1948.
The women at the center of Harvey Weinstein's LA rape trial

The women at the center of Harvey Weinstein's LA rape trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors called 44 witnesses to make their case against Harvey Weinstein , but a jury's decision at his Los Angeles trial will hinge largely on the testimony of four: the women he is charged with raping or sexually assaulting, a
Broiler gives open-fire feel to spiced ground beef kebabs

Broiler gives open-fire feel to spiced ground beef kebabs

Making kebabs from ground beef presents an opportunity and a problem. They can be boldly flavored from within by mixing spices and herbs into the meat. But getting them to stay put on skewers is tricky.
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