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Review: Wrenching and riveting, ‘The Son’ leaves you shaken

MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer If you don’t have children, you will likely walk out of “The Son” shaken and deeply moved. If you do have kids, you may have to be eventually pulled to your feet after collapsing into a fetal ball for several hours. Writer-director Florian Zeller’s second installment in his trilogy examining…

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Thanksgiving traditions people all over the United States celebrate

National Geographic Kids Each year Americans in the United States celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. Most families follow traditions begun on the first Thanksgiving, but many have their own traditions that they follow each year. Here are some of the common traditions associated with Turkey Day. TRAVEL Most years, one…

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American fans give up Thanksgiving to travel to World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Hector Garcia’s family had a hard time understanding his decision to travel to this year’s World Cup and abandon his annual gathering of 30 family and friends. “This would have been my 40th year cooking turkey and I gave that up to be here. It was hard,” he said. “They were…

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Taylor Swift ticket trouble could drive political engagement

BROOKE SCHULTZ Associated Press/Report for America Some of Taylor Swift’s fans want you to know three things: They’re not still 16, they have careers and resources and, right now, they’re angry. That’s a powerful political motivator, researchers say. Look what Ticketmaster made them do. It started Nov. 15, when millions crowded a presale for Swift’s…

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Chile Verde can utilize turkey left overs ­— or not!

This is not a leftover turkey recipe, but do not fret. While this recipe focuses on pork, the beauty of a chile verde is that you can use the recipe as a template and substitute in your favorite meat for the pork. Chunks of dark chicken are great flavorful contenders. And, yes, turkey leftovers can…

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Steve Martin slips with funny but thin movie memoir

DOUGLASS K. DANIEL Associated Press “Number One Is Walking: My Life in the Movies and Other Diversions,” by Steve Martin with drawings by Harry Bliss (Celadon): Between the covers of this surprisingly thin memoir are truffles of humor from comedian Steve Martin’s movie career illustrated by cartoonist Harry Bliss. The book is a sweet and…

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Nick Hornby has affable romp in ‘Dickens and Prince’

ANN LEVIN Associated Press “Dickens and Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius,” by Nick Hornby (Riverhead Books) Nick Hornby has been writing about pop culture since the 1990s, most famously his obsessive love of soccer in 1992’s “Fever Pitch” and of music in “High Fidelity,” three years later. Now he has yoked together two more…

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Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum offers free admission on anniversary of Gettysburg Address

Handwritten copy of Address will be on display Nov. 18-28   SPRINGFIELD – An original, handwritten edition of the Gettysburg Address is going on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, which will offer free admission Nov. 19, the anniversary of Lincoln’s historic speech.  The presidential library’s copy of the Gettysburg Address will…

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Michelle Obama opens tour for new book, ‘The Light We Carry’

DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says it helps to focus on what you can control when you feel out of control. Among the things she could control during the death and isolation of the pandemic, the racial unrest and threats to democracy were her spools of yarn and her knitting needles.…

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Judas Priest, Mellencamp leave memorable Rock Hall moments

ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two weeks after the rousing entrance of Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Eminem and Lionel Richie and many others into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles will air on HBO at 8 p.m. on Saturday night, when…

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