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The best original song nominees performed during the preshow, rather than the ceremony—which means we got an early look at Iceland’s most talented children and coziest sweaters. By Chris Murphy April 25, 2021 The 2021 Oscars ceremony may have relegated all of the best original song performances to its pre-show Oscars: Into The Spotlight event,
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Several provinces lowered the eligible age bracket for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine this week, prompting Gen X’ers to proudly share their vaccination journeys on social media. Read more: Ontario, Alberta to lower minimum age for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from 55 to 40 On Sunday, Canada’s federal health minister, Patty Hajdu, said provinces and territories were
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As we approach Hollywood’s golden night, it’s only natural to look back on Academy Awards of yore—the winners, the upsets, and, most important, the fashion. Who could forget Grace Kelly’s enviable turn in a mint-green Edith Head dress at the 1955 Oscars, when she won best actress for The Country Girl; or Elizabeth Taylor in
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Ron DeSantis apparently has a problem with the constitutionally enshrined right to assemble. By Bess Levin April 19, 2021 As racial-justice protests swelled around the country during his last year in office, Donald Trump made it abundantly clear that he had little regard for the constitutionally enshrined right to assemble. Regularly conflating peaceful protesters with
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“That’s what happens when people listen to us,” one OAN producer remembered thinking while watching the Capitol insurrection unfold. By Charlotte Klein April 18, 2021 One America News Network, the right-wing cable channel that rose to prominence by parroting pro-Trump falsehoods in the aftermath of the 2020 election, has for months churned out conspiracy-addled coverage
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English stage and screen actor Helen McCrory, who appeared in several U.K. productions including Peaky Blinders, Skyfall and three Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 52. McCrory’s husband, Damian Lewis, announced her death in a social media post on Friday. Read more: Remembering the celebrities we lost in 2020 “Heartbroken to announce that after an heroic
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The New York Times, Time, and the AP have racked up six-figure sales of digital assets that could be a future revenue stream—or the next bubble to burst. “If it doesn’t make sense,” Quartz’s CEO says of the frenzy, “it probably doesn’t make sense.” By Charlotte Klein April 16, 2021 It’s never too late to
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