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Transgender witches or wizards can reportedly enroll in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in an upcoming video game set in the 1800s — a century before famed boy wizard Harry Potter ever received an owl informing him of the fictional school's existence. In an attempt at an inclusive wizarding world in the gaming universe, the "Harry Potter"-themed video game, "Hogwarts Legacy," ...

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A year after he won the Oscar for his electric, persuasive portrayal of Winston Churchill in the 2017 biopic "Darkest Hour," Gary Oldman began to feel twinges of insecurity about his work in the movie, and that soon turned into a black hole of self-doubt. "Was I any good as Churchill?" It's a question he asked his wife, art curator Gisele Schmidt, who listened patiently — and regarded him like ...

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No sector of the performing arts has been unscathed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But I've been especially concerned about the plight of theater stalwarts, those pioneers and purists who haven't been biding their time in rehearsal rooms, waiting for their Netflix closeups. For directors, playwrights and performance artists whose canvas is the three-dimensional stage, the situation has been ...

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Crystal Z. Lee calls her debut novel, "Love and Other Moods" (Balestier Press), a love letter to Shanghai, and it clearly is, but it is also a delicious way to learn about the largest and most cosmopolitan city in China. In this setting, we follow a cast of expats and third-culture millennials searching for love, purpose, themselves, success, and — not just tangentially — a good time. Naomi, ...