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Review: Idris Elba drama enhanced by real-life urban cowboys

Review: Idris Elba drama enhanced by real-life urban cowboys

It feels like a tale as old as time: Wayward teenage son meets up with estranged father, one needing some straightening out, the other some serious humanizing.

H&M swings to loss, affirms commitment to China market

STOCKHOLM — Low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB on Wednesday reported an expected loss in the first quarter.
Delta joins other US airlines in ending empty middle seats

Delta joins other US airlines in ending empty middle seats

Delta Air Lines, the last U.S. airline still blocking middle seats, will end that policy in May as air travel recovers and more people become vaccinated against COVID-19.
Netflix conjures up 'Game of Thrones' energy with mystical series 'Shadow and Bone'

Netflix conjures up 'Game of Thrones' energy with mystical series 'Shadow and Bone'

TORONTO — Extraordinary times call for exemplary television and the April slate of new streaming options comes loaded with everything from sci-fi adventures to historic documentaries.
Canadian tourism sector shrank by nearly half in 2020 as COVID-19 ravages industry

Canadian tourism sector shrank by nearly half in 2020 as COVID-19 ravages industry

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the Canadian tourism sector shrank by nearly half in 2020 as the disastrous year was capped off by a 3.3 per cent decrease in the fourth quarter.
Coldplay, Jorja Smith to play virtual Glastonbury gig in May

Coldplay, Jorja Smith to play virtual Glastonbury gig in May

LONDON — This year the Glastonbury Festival is going online. Organizers said Wednesday that they will stage a one-day livestreamed concert on May 22 at Worthy Farm in southwest England, home to the annual music extravaganza.
Chrissy Teigen graces cover of People's 'Beautiful Issue'

Chrissy Teigen graces cover of People's 'Beautiful Issue'

LOS ANGELES — Chrissy Teigen will grace the front of People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue” in a cover story that delves into her evolved definition of beauty, facing racism growing up and her heartbreaking miscarriage last year.
The power of touch: Boutique stretching thrives amid COVID

The power of touch: Boutique stretching thrives amid COVID

CENTERVILLE, Ohio — Pandemic-weary Americans starved for human interaction and physical touch are taking advantage of a growing wellness option once reserved for Hollywood actors, rock stars and elite athletes: boutique stretching.
Torstar signs deal for free Cineplex Magazine, to rebrand as Star Cineplex

Torstar signs deal for free Cineplex Magazine, to rebrand as Star Cineplex

TORONTO — Torstar Corp. has signed a deal to acquire the publishing and exclusive theatre distribution rights of Cineplex Magazine. The deal with Cineplex Inc.
More vaccinated travellers mean pricier hotels, flights

More vaccinated travellers mean pricier hotels, flights

The cost of travel will slowly rebound from historic lows as more people receive COVID-19 vaccinations and book long-deferred trips, according to industry experts. This time last year, air traffic in the U.S.