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A world of art at our fingertips: How COVID-19 accelerated the digitization of culture
News/Entertainment: Here's one potentially positive effect of the pandemic: It's accelerated the digitization of cultural treasures, as museums and music halls scrambled to put centuries of human achievement online. Here are some things we can now enjoy from home.
CBC Radio's The House: Pipeline politics and Alberta's COVID crisis
Radio/The House: On this week’s show: Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. Kirsten Hillman weighs in on Michigan’s efforts to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline next week. CBC’s Rosemary Barton runs through PMO chief of staff Katie Telford’s testimony at the Commons defence committee. Plus: a look at Alberta’s COVID-19 crisis, the fallout from U.S. troops withdrawing from Afghanistan and political cartoons in the post-Trump era.
Resident Evil's 'tall vampire lady' a welcome twist on style and terror, says game designer
Radio/Day 6: Over its 25-year-history, the Resident Evil survival horror games have had several fan-favourite heroines. Now with Resident Evil Village, out this week, it has a memorable villainess, too — the stylish and vicious vampire, Lady Dimitrescu.
Lilly Singh's network late-night show to wrap as she turns to new projects
News/Entertainment: Toronto-raised entertainer Lilly Singh's NBC late-night show is coming to a close. The YouTuber whose popularity landed her a network television gig announced on Instagram that A Little Late with Lilly Singh will end with its second season.
The story behind the speech actor Michael Greyeyes has been waiting 30 years to give
News/Entertainment: A powerful speech delievered by Canadian Cree actor Michael Greyeyes in the new sitcom Rutherford Falls has fans cheering and underlines the value of having respresentaiton in the writing room.
Big money is buying up big songs. Lots of them
Radio/Front Burner: Some of the best-known names in music are selling the rights to their entire catalogues of songs, netting tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars. Today, why so many artists are cashing in now, and why investors are betting billions on music.
Facebook creates a fork-in-the-road moment for Trump — and the rest of us
News/World: Facebook has created a fork-in-the-road moment for Donald Trump. And for all of us. Whether he gets back his online megaphone is only the first step. The longer-term question raised in a mixed decision by Facebook's oversight board involves whether, and how, governments regulate key communication tools.
Broadway shows will reopen this fall, says New York governor
News/Entertainment: In a further move toward returning the U.S.'s largest city to pre-pandemic normality, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says tickets to Broadway shows will go on sale Thursday for performances beginning on Sept. 14.
Facebook's oversight board upholds Trump suspension, but says company must revisit decision
News/World: The Facebook Oversight Board has upheld the decision by the social media giant to suspend former U.S. president Donald Trump's account, though it also had criticism for the company's policies.
Country music taught musician Zay Nova English, and helped him realize his dream in N.L.
News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador: Growing up in rural Indonesia, musician Zay Nova says he spent most of his time listening to a battery-powered radio. He had no idea a love for country music would follow — because he didn't even know what country music was.
Montreal comic creators sue Marvel, say Iron Man's design is 'strikingly' familiar
News/Entertainment: When Montreal-based comic book company founders Ben and Raymond Lai watched the 2018 Marvel movie Avengers: Infinity War, they said they knew they had to sue Marvel Entertainment — again.
Conan O'Brien is ending his late-night talk show after 11 years
News/Entertainment: Late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien will host his long-running nightly TBS Conan talk show for the last time on June 24 ahead of his shift to a new show on HBO Max, WarnerMedia said Monday.
Meghan Markle publishing first picture book, inspired by Prince Harry and son Archie
Books: Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has written her first picture book. The Bench is a picture book about a father and his relationship with his son, as depicted through the eyes of the mother. The story was inspired by Meghan watching her husband, Prince Harry, bond with their son, Archie.