Animation and comics

British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro gestures during a press conference at his home in London, Thursday Oct. 5, 2017. Ishiguro, best known for "The Remains of the Day," won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, marking a return to traditional literature following two years of unconventional choices by the Swedish Academy for the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 06, 2017 - 1:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born British novelist who in "The Remains of the Day," ''Never Let Me Go" and other novels captured memory's lasting pain and dangerous illusions in precise and elegant prose, won the Nobel Literature Prize. The selection of the 62-year-old Ishiguro...
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This image released by ABC shows Miles Brown, left, and Marsai Martin in a scene from the season four premiere episode of "black-ish," premiering Tuesday, Oct. 3. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via AP)
October 02, 2017 - 2:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Juneteenth fails to ring a bell, the season debut episode of ABC's "black-ish" should fix that. With animation, musical numbers and help from The Roots and Aloe Blacc, the sitcom delves into the holiday that marks June 19, 1865, the date on which a Union Army general ordered...
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In this photo taken by LAUREL Photo Services on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, an esports competitor takes part in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Including competitive computer games, known as esports, could give the Olympics a younger audience and a huge revenue boost from a rapidly growing market, but would be deeply controversial. (David Aliaga/LAUREL Photo Services via AP)
October 01, 2017 - 5:20 am
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The future of the Olympics may just be in a basement in Turkmenistan. With leading Olympic figures considering a possible role for competitive computer games — known as esports — at the 2024 Games in Paris, a pan-Asian competition in the ex-Soviet state offers a...
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This combination photo shows Fox's "The Family Guy" showrunners, writer and producer Alec Sulkin, left, at the world premiere of "Ted 2" in New York on June 24, 2015, and producer Rich Appel at "The Cleveland Show" Live! panel discussion at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sept. 23, 2010. The animated series returns for season 16 on Sunday. (AP Photo/File)
September 28, 2017 - 3:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As everyone must know by now, Fox's animated series "Family Guy" lives to lampoon human nature and human frailties, and does so without fear or favor. There's something bracing about "Family Guy" as it blows its whistle on a society that seems to grow ever coarser and more mean-...
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FILE - In this May 14, 1999 file photo, Playboy founder and editor in chief Hugh Hefner receives kisses from Playboy playmates during the 52nd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes on Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours, File)
September 28, 2017 - 12:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hugh Hefner turned silk pajamas into a work uniform, women into centerfolds and sexual desire into a worldwide multimedia empire that spanned several generations of American life. With Playboy, he helped slip sex out of the confines of plain brown wrappers and into mainstream...
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September 28, 2017 - 10:28 am
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FILE - This Oct. 13, 2011 file photo shows American magazine publisher, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises, Hugh Hefner at his home at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif. Playboy magazine founder and sexual revolution symbol Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home of natural causes on Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Kristian Dowling, File)
September 28, 2017 - 3:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91. Hefner died of natural causes at...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, comic book writer Stan Lee strikes a "Spider-Man" pose at the "Extraordinary: Stan Lee" tribute event at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lee is raising money for victims of Hurricane Irma while in Florida for the MegaCon Tampa Bay convention in Tampa on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Lee says he feels everyone should do their part to help victims of the storm, and he is auctioning off a one-on-one meal, as well as artwork from his personal collection, during his panel at the convention on Friday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
September 26, 2017 - 9:49 am
MIAMI (AP) — Comic-book publisher Stan Lee has been writing about superheroes for his entire career, and now he's hoping to be one himself for some of the victims of Hurricane Irma. The co-creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Daredevil and tons of other Marvel Comics characters is coming to MegaCon...
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September 22, 2017 - 3:49 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Holy hometown, Batman! A highly anticipated Batman comic book series will have some locations that might look familiar to Maine residents. The Portland Press Herald reports Portland City Hall, Old Port's cobblestone streets and various red brick buildings will be a part of...
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Visitors try out a game with a virtual reality headset device at the Tokyo Game Show in Chiba, near Tokyo, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums, by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual game show. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 21, 2017 - 2:50 am
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to the public over the weekend. "Our old fans used...
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