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NEW YORK | Film critics choose “The Rider” as best picture of 2018

NEW YORK— Jan 05, 2019— The National Society of Film Critics has chosen Chloe Zhao’s low-budget debut feature “The Rider” as best picture of 2018. Director Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white “Roma” period piece won the most awards — as best picture runner-up, best foreign-language film and for best cinematography. Cuaron got the award for best director. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Film critics choose “The Rider” as best picture of 2018

NEW YORK | Quackarazzi: Mandarin duck holds NYC in its spell

NEW YORK  — It took just days for the brightly colored Mandarin duck that appeared suddenly in a Central Park pond to turn both New Yorkers and visitors into a new gaggle: the quackarazzi. A horde of photographers has been gathering daily in the park off Fifth Avenue for well over a month, hoping to … Continue reading NEW YORK | Quackarazzi: Mandarin duck holds NYC in its spell

NEW YORK | Warren took DNA test to help rebuild “trust in government”

NEW YORK— Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she changed her mind and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans’ trust in government is “at an all-time low” and she wanted to rebuild it by being transparent. The incumbent Massachusetts senator spoke Sunday at her second debate against Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl … Continue reading NEW YORK | Warren took DNA test to help rebuild “trust in government”

NEW YORK | Stolen Stradivarius found after decades comes to life again

NEW YORK — The Stradivarius stolen from the late violinist Roman Totenberg and miraculously found more than three decades later has a new life — under the chin of a budding 18-year-old virtuoso. On Tuesday in New York, his three daughters presented the multimillion-dollar instrument on loan to Juilliard student Nathan Meltzer. The 18th century … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stolen Stradivarius found after decades comes to life again

NEW YORK | Thousands in Central Park panic after barrier collapse

NEW YORK — Fearing possible gunshots, it took only the collapse of a police barrier at a politically charged New York celebrity music show Saturday to send thousands of spectators fleeing in panic. About 60,000 people had filled the park’s Great Lawn for the eight-hour Global Citizen Festival. They listened to big-name personalities from Democratic … Continue reading NEW YORK | Thousands in Central Park panic after barrier collapse