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  • Botched restoration turns 16th-century sculpture ‘into a toy’

    June 27, 2018 3:10 PM 15

    The figure at the San Miguel de Estella church in the northern Navarra province was recently repainted in gaudy colours by a local craftsman, instead of being properly cleaned by a professional conservationist. The national restorers’ association’s president, Fernando Carrera, says Wednesday the sculpture “has been turned into a toy.” The association’s

  • Jerusalem and Life After top 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

    June 26, 2018 5:47 AM 11

    Jerusalem and Life After were the big winners at the 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Awards with six prizes each. The awards, presented by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, honour excellence in Toronto theatre, dance and opera. They were handed out Monday evening at the Winter Garden Theatre. Jerusalem, the Jez Butterworth play about an eccentric outsider

  • Why Demi Lovato’s Relapse Revelation is Important

    June 25, 2018 8:54 PM 10

    Just four months later, Lovato sings “I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore” in the chorus of “Sober.” Lovato opened up about her battle with addiction, eating disorders and self-mutilation in the documentary Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, which was released in October 2017. In it, she speaks candidly about her road to recovery and her daily struggle

  • Heather Locklear arrested again for punching police officer and kicking EMT

    June 25, 2018 3:04 PM 10

    Authorities reported Locklear was “heavily intoxicated” and said she punched an officer who tried to intervene during the dispute. The officer was not punched in the face and did not sustain any injuries. Police then called for an ambulance to take Locklear to the hospital, and as the actress was being placed onto a gurney, she kicked an EMT in the chest

  • Terminator 6 — The Apology: Stargazing

    June 24, 2018 11:30 AM 16

    Yes, they really are making a sixth Terminator movie, one that explicitly ignores the last three, implying that this saga which filmmakers are keen to add to is mostly bad. Someone clearly wishes time travel were real. Since it’s 2018, we can expect the new movie to have a killer robot army with a careful ethnic balance from all market segments, a story

  • Devious characters, grisly crimes mark the newest crop of mystery books

    June 22, 2018 10:30 AM 13

    As narrators go, Finn, this novel’s principal teller of the tale, a wealthy English investment advisor, is reliable enough, though he may be withholding some details. At any rate, it seems he was serious about marrying a young woman named Layla until a dozen years ago when she vanished without a clue. The years pass, and Finn, still reliable but also still

  • Kyo Maclear wins $20,000 Trillium Book Award for Birds Art Life

    June 22, 2018 12:00 AM 16

    Maclear spoke to the Star about her memoir when it was first published. It covers a year of watching and chronicling birds and dealing with the poor health of her father. She said that birds didn’t have a “special regard for humans,” which is something she found incredibly comforting. “Our story’s not more important or less important than any other species

  • Riveting documentary The Cleaners puts a sad face on social media’s gatekeepers

    June 21, 2018 6:40 PM 12

    Despite high wages, there’s a serious price to pay for these workers in the form of psychological trauma incurred from being inundated by hateful language and images of such scorching violence and sexual abuse. Meanwhile, there’s little or no accountability for these social media giants, which earn billions in profits while forcing these employees to remain

  • Reality strikes for young newlyweds in Paper Year

    June 21, 2018 6:31 PM 13

    As the newlyweds embark on life together as husband and wife, it soon becomes clear that the challenges are far greater than they anticipated. Franny (Eve Hewson) quickly lands her dream job as a television writer while Dan (Avan Jogia), a budding actor with few prospects, lands a six-month gig housesitting (and dogwalking) for an actress who’s off to a foreign

  • Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

    June 20, 2018 7:20 PM 29

    Instagram moving further from its roots as a photo-sharing service as it dives into longer-form video Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones. The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase