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Brandon Cronenberg's 'Infinity Pool' catches eat-the-rich wave of satire entertainment

Brandon Cronenberg's 'Infinity Pool' catches eat-the-rich wave of satire entertainment

TORONTO — When Brandon Cronenberg started writing the script for "Infinity Pool" back in 2014, he didn't know "resort satire" would become a popular theme in screen entertainment by the time his film came out.
Historical rock opera remounts as unplugged concert experience in Edmonton

Historical rock opera remounts as unplugged concert experience in Edmonton

EDMONTON — A theatre company is remounting its production of a musical tragedy, based on a true story of Irish immigrants finding solace in Canada, in an unplugged concert experience.
‘A Thousand and One’ wins Sundance grand jury prize

‘A Thousand and One’ wins Sundance grand jury prize

“A Thousand and One,” a drama about an impoverished single mother and her son in New York City, won the Sundance Film Festival’s grand jury prize in the U.S.
House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile

House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this month, House Republicans have advanced a measure to restrict presidential use of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile — a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat.
New this week: Shania, 'Princess Power' and Pamela Anderson

New this week: Shania, 'Princess Power' and Pamela Anderson

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week.
Auckland airport closes amid torrential rain in New Zealand

Auckland airport closes amid torrential rain in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Torrential rain and wild weather in Auckland on Friday caused disruptions throughout New Zealand's largest city.
Western Forest Products' Port Alberni, B.C., mill closes as company seeks viable path

Western Forest Products' Port Alberni, B.C., mill closes as company seeks viable path

VANCOUVER — More than 100 workers in Port Alberni are the latest forest industry employees to face layoffs as Western Forest Products confirms it will not restart its sawmill in that Vancouver Island city.

Sylvia Syms, 'Ice Cold in Alex,' and 'The Queen' star, dies

LONDON (AP) — Actress Sylvia Syms, who starred in classic British films including “Ice Cold in Alex” and “Victim,” has died, her family said Friday. She was 89.
Didion-Dunne archives acquired by New York Public Library

Didion-Dunne archives acquired by New York Public Library

NEW YORK (AP) — The archives of the late Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne, spanning from letters and wedding pictures to manuscripts and screenplay drafts, have been acquired by the New York Public Library.
US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

US inflation and consumer spending cooled in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's preferred inflation gauge eased further in December, and consumer spending fell — the latest evidence that the Fed's series of interest rate hikes are slowing the economy.
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