Entertainment 

Guys and Dolls review: A smart production with a talented cast and remarkable effects

This is no mere matter of colour-blind casting but the most successful relocation of its kind since the townspeople of Titipu were transported to the Caribbean in The Black Mikado. It is remarkable how seamlessly Damon Runyon’s cast of gamblers, gangsters, showgirls and Salvationists adapts to the Harlem setting. Simon Hale’s orchestrations add blues, jazz and gospel rhythms to the classic Broadway score. So, Miss Adelaide’s Hot Box numbers have a ring of the Cotton Club and Nicely-Nicely Johnson’s Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat would fit neatly into the…

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Technology 

2019 Chevrolet Silverado: Here’s a quick first look – Roadshow

Well, it looks like Chevrolet knows how to make an entrance. The company surprised a group of media and Chevy truck owners at with a first look at the 2019 Silverado by flying the truck in by helicopter. The presentation came Saturday at a centennial celebration staged at Texas Motor Speedway. This is it! The next-generation Chevy Silverado. Emme Hall/Roadshow General Motors remains mum on specs for the next-generation full-sized pickup, saying only that it will be lighter weight and come in eight trims, including the new Silverado LT Trailboss…

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Technology 

Take a quick look at the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado – Roadshow

Well, it looks like Chevrolet knows how to make an entrance. The company surprised a group of media and Chevy truck owners with the first look of the 2019 Silverado by flying the truck in by helicopter. This is it! The next-generation Chevy Silverado. Emme Hall/Roadshow The company was a mum on spec for the next-generation full-sized pickup, saying only that it would be lighter weight and would come in eight trims, including the new Silverado LT Trailboss. This model includes everything on the off-road specific Z71 package and adds…

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Top Stories World 

Inflammatory letter alleges Uber used shady tactics

SAN FRANCISCO — A former Uber security specialist accused the company of dispatching a team of spies to steal its rivals’ trade secrets and using shady tactics to thwart its competition in the ride-hailing market, according to an inflammatory letter unsealed Friday by a federal judge. Those tactics allegedly included impersonating other people, illegally recording conversations and hacking into computers. Former Uber manager Richard Jacobs, who was fired earlier this year, made the explosive claims in a 37-page letter that sought a big payoff for being forced out of the…

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Technology 

The future of driving — and transport — at CES 2018 – Roadshow

Rinspeed’s Snap concept demonstrates how future cars might separate the chassis and passenger compartment. Rinspeed As CES 2018 fast approaches, it brings with it the future of cars. As in recent years, automakers and equipment suppliers will show off the latest innovations, most of which will go into production cars in the next few years. Self-driving cars, the next big innovation for automotive, will have a big presence at the show as well. Not only will companies give demos of prototypes, but some of the biggest names in electronics are…

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Technology 

Ford finds the future of driving in Detroit – Roadshow

Ford is bringing its electric and autonomous vehicle business and strategy teams home to Michigan to help make the motor city a technological hub once again. To those of us outside of Detroit, hearing that Ford is bringing several of its key teams in its most technologically advanced and forward-looking divisions to Detroit seems smart. To people in Detroit, it means a lot more than that.  Ford recently chose its Flat Rock manufacturing facility to become its autonomous vehicle production hub, and this most recent announcement further signifies that Ford…

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Sport 

Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England third Test, day one – live!

31st over: England 115-2 (Stoneman 52, Root 20) Four more for Root, who’s going at a T20 strike rate. This boundary came off the edge, but safely, played so softly by the England skipper. Runs it away through the cordon rather than seeing it fly away uncontrolled. Root 20 off 14 at this stage. Test cricket is easy, hey? Gets an unpleasant short ball from Cummins, right up around the bat handle, but Root is classy enough to get up, get enough bat on it, and drop it away. 30th…

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Is it finally time for Tonya Harding’s public redemption?

Everyone knows this woman: Despite her impressive accomplishments, she was criticized for her wardrobe and her hair. She rejected certain “acceptable” brands of femininity — and it cost her. She inspired outsize, gleeful hatred, ginned up by a 24-hour news cycle — itself perhaps steered by men with insufficient respect for women. Without clear evidence of wrongdoing on her part, people said “I just don’t trust her,” and she was toppled from a would-be historic career pinnacle by a scheming meathead. Also, they called her “thunder thighs.” Obviously, I’m talking…

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From behind bars to the James Beard House

A taste of the past will be on the menu at the famed James Beard House in January when guests sit down to a classic French dinner. But it’s a taste of the future that the man behind the meal hopes they take away. Brandon Chrostowski is orchestrating the dinner with a team from his French restaurant EDWINS in Cleveland — a team made up of formerly incarcerated men and women. See it’s not just the music that’s different at this white tablecloth restaurant complete with cheese cart and $33…

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Here’s a list of politicians accused of sexual misconduct

In recent months alone, at least 29 powerful men in entertainment, business and the news media have been publicly condemned for their alleged sexual misconduct and many have lost their jobs as a result. The backlash and national conversation have spurred a chorus of voices joining the #MeToo movement. That focus has lately turned to national politics. The allegations, reactions and consequences span a wide range. Al Franken resigned as a U.S. senator for Minnesota, while Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore continued to campaign — even garnering the support from…

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