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Crew member: Baldwin careful with guns before fatal shooting

RYAN PEARSON and GILLIAN FLACCUS  Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) ó A camera operator told authorities that Alec Baldwin had been careful with weapons on the set of the film ìRustî before the actor shot and killed a cinematographer with a gun heíd been told was safe to use, court records released Sunday show. Cameraman…

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James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on ‘Friends,’ dies

The Associated Press undefined NEW YORK (AP) ó James Michael Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on ìFriends,î has died. He was 59.  Tyler died Sunday at home in Los Angeles from prostate cancer, said his manager, Toni Benson. Tyler was first diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2018.  ìThe…

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Sculpture in New Orleans has feminist view of ancient Greece

DOUG MACCASH The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Men may have ruled ancient Greece, making all the important decisions about money, religion and war. But when those toga- swathed boys needed cru- cial advice, they turned to a woman. Three thousand years ago, Greek leaders made pilgrimages to the Oracle of Delphi,…

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Akhtar, Ehrenreich among winners of American Book Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Ayad Akhtar’s acclaimed novel “Homeland Elegies,” Ben Ehrenreich’s environmen- tal warning “Desert Notebooks,” and an illustrated edition of the late William Melvin Kelley’s postmodern narrative “Dunfords Travels Everywheres” are among this year’s winners of American Book Awards for works that highlight the country’s diversity. The awards are presented by the Before…

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Review: Examining Korean American duality in ‘Skinship’

ASHLEY DUONG Associated Press “Skinship” by Yoon Choi (Alfred A. Knopf) With fine attention to detail, Yoon Choi’s fictional debut “Skinship” welcomes readers into the lives of immigrant and first-genera- tion Korean Americans. The collection of short stories examines characters of various circumstances. From a school-aged student making her first friend in America to an…

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A good char balances veggie’s sweetness

CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Burnt food is every cook’s nightmare, but you should- n’t be afraid of a good char. It’s a fine line, but charring sweeter vegetables such as corn or sweet potatoes builds flavor by introducing a bit of bitterness that bal- ances their natural sugars. To illustrate the point in…

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Guns on movie sets: How does that work?

LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died Thursday after a prop firearm that actor Alec Baldwin was holding discharged on the New Mexico set of “Rust.” Director Joel Souza was also hit and injured but has since been released from the hospital. While many things still aren’t known — police are investigating—theAPlooksattheuseof firearms…

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Self-Care with Chocolate

Taste Food by Lynda Balslev In uncertain times, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the simpler things in our lives that bring us gen- uine pleasure. Family and friends? Absolutely. Good health and thriving children? You bet. Sultry sunsets and autumn foliage? Thank you very much. But right now, I prefer to…

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Lorli von Trapp Campbell, of ‘Sound of Music’ family, dies

WILSON RING Associated Press STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The second daughter of Maria von Trapp, whose Austrian family was famous for being depicted in the musical and beloved movie “The Sound of Music,” has died. She was 90. Eleonore “Lorli” von Trapp Campbell died Sunday in Northfield, Vermont. The death was confirmed by The Day…

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Sheriff: Baldwin fired prop gun that killed cinematographer

MORGAN LEE and WALTER BERRY Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set and killed the cinematographer, authorities said. The director of the Western being filmed was wounded, and authorities are investigating what happened. Halyna Hutchins, cinematographer on the movie “Rust,” and director Joel Souza…

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