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Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write New 'Superman' Film

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write New 'Superman' Film

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Feb 27
Ta-Nehisi Coates, the acclaimed essayist and novelist who expanded the world of Wakanda for Marvel comics, will write the script for a new "Superman" film from Warner Bros.

Could Pandemic Further Erode the New England Town Meeting?

Could Pandemic Further Erode the New England Town Meeting?

NEWS | By Wilson Ring | Feb 27
The town meeting, for centuries, was a staple of New England life — but the coronavirus pandemic could accelerate the departure from the tradition.

With House Voting on Relief Bill, Dems Mull Wage Plan Rescue

With House Voting on Relief Bill, Dems Mull Wage Plan Rescue

NEWS | By Alan Fram | Feb 27
A $1.9 trillion package aimed at helping the country rebuild from the pandemic seemed headed toward House passage Friday, even as Democrats searched for a way to revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage.

US Advisers Endorse Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine from J&J

US Advisers Endorse Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine from J&J

NEWS | By Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone | Feb 27
U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.

US Implicates Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi's Killing

US Implicates Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi's Killing

NEWS | By Eric Tucker and Aamer Madhani | Feb 27
Saudi Arabia's crown prince likely approved the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday.

At Conservative Conference, Trump Is Still the Golden Boy

At Conservative Conference, Trump Is Still the Golden Boy

NEWS | By Jill Colvin | Feb 27
A conference dedicated to the future of the conservative movement turned into an ode to Donald Trump on Friday as speakers declared their fealty to the former president.

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

NIGHTLIFE | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 26
Virgil's Sea Room, a queer bar that opened in 2013 in the Mission District of San Francisco, is permanently closing.

'RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars 6' Moves to Paramount+

'RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars 6' Moves to Paramount+

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 26
"RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars 6" is moving from VH1 to parent company Viacom's new Paramount+ next month.

Is KJ Apa Seeking a 'Get Out of Jail' (i.e. 'Riverdale') Card?

Is KJ Apa Seeking a 'Get Out of Jail' (i.e. 'Riverdale') Card?

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 26
In an interview this week, KJ Apa says working on "Riverdale," where the 23-year old New Zealand actor stars as Archie Andrews, is like being in jail.

Vaccination 'Passports' May Open Society, But Inequity Looms

Vaccination 'Passports' May Open Society, But Inequity Looms

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Laurie Kellman | Feb 26
Israel is experimenting with vaccine passports for public gatherings, but it also raises the prospect of further dividing the world along the lines of wealth and vaccine access, creating ethical and logistical issues.


Entertainment

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write New 'Superman' Film

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write New 'Superman' Film

MOVIES | By Jake Coyle | Feb 26
Ta-Nehisi Coates, the acclaimed essayist and novelist who expanded the world of Wakanda for Marvel comics, will write the script for a new "Superman" film from Warner Bros.


Business

Laying Out Data, Netflix Touts its Record on Inclusivity

Laying Out Data, Netflix Touts its Record on Inclusivity

NATIONAL | By Jake Coyle | Feb 26
Netflix on Friday released a study it commissioned from top academic researchers that shows the streaming giant is outpacing much of the film industry in the inclusivity of its original films and television series.


Technology

Never Too Late: Pandemic Propels Older Shoppers Online

Never Too Late: Pandemic Propels Older Shoppers Online

HOME | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 26
The pandemic has motivated many who have been isolated at home or unable to leave their senior communities to learn something they may have resisted until now: how to buy groceries and more online.


Finance

After Losing a Company to COVID, Owners Seek the Next Gig

After Losing a Company to COVID, Owners Seek the Next Gig

WORKPLACE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Feb 21
As owners are forced to shut businesses, they've had to figure out what to do next. For many entrepreneurs, the answer has been anticipating the next trend and creating a company to take advantage of it.


Cars

Edmunds: Three Smart Ways to Get Out of Your Car Lease

Edmunds: Three Smart Ways to Get Out of Your Car Lease

AUTO NEWS | By Brent Romans, Edmunds | Feb 20
On the surface, getting out of a car lease isn't difficult. It's the potential financial penalties for doing so that are the issue. Minimizing this financial fallout is key.


Style

NYC Steakhouse Stunt: A Wax Don Draper Hanging at the Bar

NYC Steakhouse Stunt: A Wax Don Draper Hanging at the Bar

FOOD/DRINK | Feb 26
Brooklyn's famed Peter Luger Steak House has teamed with Madame Tussauds to have celebrity wax figures mingle with patrons, promoting the easing of coronavirus pandemic restrictions on indoor dining in New York City.


Health/Fitness

Queen Says COVID Vaccine is Quick, Painless and Helps Others

Queen Says COVID Vaccine is Quick, Painless and Helps Others

HEALTH | By Danica Kirka | Feb 26
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease.


Travel

Watch: Mexican Police Arrest Gay Couple for Kiss: 'Children are Present'

Watch: Mexican Police Arrest Gay Couple for Kiss: 'Children are Present'

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 26
Police arrested a same-sex couple for sharing a kiss on a public beach, declaring that the reason the men were being handcuffed was that the display of affection took place where "children are present."


Nightlife

UK Police Raid Packed Makeshift Club with 150 Partygoers

UK Police Raid Packed Makeshift Club with 150 Partygoers

INTERNATIONAL | Feb 16
British police have fined dozens of people for breaking coronavirus restrictions after officers found 150 guests packed into an illegal nightclub in England over the weekend.