Chadwick Boseman's death leaves saddening mark on rough 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant. Rep. John Lewis. And now, Chadwick Boseman. So far, 2020 has been marred with bad news and tragedy with the sudden deaths of several popular Black ic...

Fans hope Marvel comic book improves Native representation

Past portrayals of Native American or Indigenous comic book superheroes would often follow the same checklist — mystical powers, an ability to talk to animals and a costume of either a headdress or a ...

Russian opposition leader Navalny 'risks his life every day'

MOSCOW (AP) — As Russia’s most determined and durable opposition figure, Alexei Navalny has employed an astute understanding of social media and an accountant’s ability to wade through financial data,...

Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist, has died

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Hamill, the self-taught, street-wise newspaper columnist whose love affair with New York inspired a colorful and uniquely influential journalistic career and produced several book...

Nomination surprises: 'The Mandalorian,' Quibi get Emmy love

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE “The Mandalorian” — maybe thanks ...

Hollywood catches up to director Gina Prince-Bythewood

Gina Prince-Bythewood knows what good fighting looks like. The “Love & Basketball” director has been an athlete her entire life, but she also just loves action movies. So when she started dreaming...

Taiwanese graphic novel illuminates mental illness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese cartoonist Pam Pam Liu (劉盼妤) on Monday (June 15) launched the sale of her latest creation, "A Trip to Asylum" (瘋人院之旅), in which she offers a unique per...

War hero McRaven tells MIT grads they're the 'real heroes'

William McRaven, the retired U.S. Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, told members of MIT's graduating class Friday that they are the “real heroes” who will save the world ...

New this week: Gaga, 1975 music, a last 'Trip,' 'Stargirl'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — ...

Review: Zoinks! 'Scoob!' is no tasty treat

Even before darker anxieties took hold, the bad guys of “Scooby-Doo” were charmingly quaint. An evil circus owner, a grumpy civil servant, a plotting first mate — these were the villains of “Scooby-Do...

Review: A grotesque, inglorious look at Capone's last year

Al Capone lived out his final years on a grand estate in Palm Island, Florida, with his wife, Mae, by his side and grandchildren running around the property. It sounds like a pretty nice end for the n...

TV's 'Blacklist' draws on animation to thwart virus shutdown

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Raymond “Red” Reddington, a man who relishes a challenge, likely would admire how TV’s “The Blacklist” took a creative gamble amid the industry’s coronavirus-forced production shutd...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

As America tentatively emerges from weeks of lockdowns, the pandemic has taken its toll on workers who have been on the front lines all along. They have been packing and delivering supplies, caring fo...

Socked by virus, comic book industry tries to draw next page

The pandemic has transformed Christina Blanch, owner of Aw Yeah Comics, into a nightly TV host. Nine times a week, Blanch leads a livestream from the store she lives above in Munci...

Review: Hemsworth finds a worthy action pic in 'Extraction'

Tyler Rake sounds like a Mad-Libs action hero name. When you add to the mix that this character actually, literally kills someone with a rake, it starts to veer into parody territory. That’s why it’s ...