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NEW YORK (AP) — Comic book industry pioneer Jerry Robinson, who helped create Batman sidekick Robin the Boy Wonder and their arch-nemesis The Joker, has died at age 89. An editor and friend, Charles Kochman, said Robinson was different from most...
CHICAGO (AP) — The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds. The problems were seen in a...
What's the problem in Turkey? I'll start the discussion with one word, one name, actually. Erdogan. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan suffers from the same malady all powerful people have. We can clearly see it in President Obama in his second term....
Tags: Iran, NATO, Barack Obama, Russia, Politics
I get a kick out of the Leader’s political cartoonist, Bert Ring. Not only does Ring have a wicked sense of humor, his artistic skills are top-notch. Ring’s caricatures of Burbank City Council members are hilarious (and accurate). The...
Tags: Symbols and Symbolism, Easter, Entertainment
HartfordBob Englehart's 'Cartoons for Camp' Event Helps Drive Awareness and Support for Hartford's Camp Courant 119th season. The Hartford Courant's legendary editorial cartoonist Bob Englehart spent an evening with visitors at the Center for Global and Urban...
No comic strip was more in touch with American pop culture in the 20th century than "Peanuts," drawn and written by the late, towering and much-revered cartoonist Charles Schulz. That his daily strip, so filled with unflinching sarcasm and childish wiles,...
Tags: Nirvana (music group), Slang, Arts, Music, Animals
It's all very familiar. The finger-snapping opening theme. A black-clad Morticia snipping the heads off flowers. Uncle Fester making a lightbulb glow by putting it in his mouth. Daughter Wednesday torturing her brother Pugsley on a rack. Anyone familiar...
Tags: Broadway Theater, Television, Music, Amour (movie), Theater
My colleague on the other side of the floor, editorial cartoonist Chan Lowe, weighs in on the Patte Atkins-Grad situation in this blog post and cartoon. Atkins-Grad is a commissioner in Tamarac who beat public corruption charges and now finds herself in...
Tags: Tamarac, Entertainment
Chicago Police Department brass quietly continue to shun their department's first fallen hero. CPD officials refuse to follow century-old protocol in honoring the ultimate sacrifice of Constable James Quinn, who was killed in the discharge of his duty...
Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Dick Locher, 83, has put the stopper in the ink bottle for the last time after more than 40 years of capturing modern life through political cartooning. He recently announced his retirement. Dick's career as...
This month couldn't be better-timed for collage artist Erika King. While the Miami Heat boys are busy sharp-shooting in the NBA playoffs, her commemorative photo-collages of LeBron, Wade, Bosh and other ballers are on display at Miami Beach's Williams...
Tags: Basketball, Pat Riley, Arts, LeBron James, NBA Playoffs
In 1933, Robert Ripley crash-landed into Chicago, opening his first "Odditorium" exhibition at the World's Fair. At the showing, writes Neal Thompson in “A Curious Man,” a fascinating and fun biography of the "Believe It or Not!" creator,...
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