BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee has settled the federal lawsuit she filed against a museum in her south Alabama…
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This Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 photo shows a comic titled “Pogo” by Walt Kelly at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) by Mitch StacyAssociated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There is a place where Snoopy frolics carefree with the scandalous Yellow Kid, where Pogo the possum philosophizes alongside Calvin and Hobbes. It’s a place where Beetle Bailey loafs with Garfield the cat, while Krazy Kat takes another brick to the noggin, and brooding heroes battle dark forces on the pages of fat graphic novels. That doesn’t even begin to describe everything that’s going on behind the walls of the new Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum on the Ohio State University campus, opening to the public Saturday.
This book cover image released by Crown shows “Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil,” by Paul Bloom. Bloom, the developmental psychologist and Yale professor, takes on the nature of morality and vast research spanning evolutionary biology to philosophy, drawing on everyone from Sigmund Freud to Louis C.K. (AP Photo/Crown) by Leanne ItalieAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Are we naturally good or naturally evil? Cognitive scientist Paul Bloom argues in a new book that we’re both. In “Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil” (Crown), the developmental psychologist and Yale professor takes on the nature of morality and vast research spanning evolutionary biology to philosophy, drawing on everyone from Sigmund Freud to Louis C.K.
DUKE ELLINGTON (Courier File Photo) by Jerry HarkavyAssociated Press Writer “Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington” (Gotham Books), by Terry Teachout Duke Ellington died nearly 40 years ago, but for jazz fans of a certain age his musical creativity and elegant style remain timeless. Whether he was leading his orchestra in “Take the A Train,” the composition by collaborator Billy Strayhorn that became Ellington’s theme, or assuring his fans in his velvety bass-baritone that he loved them madly, the Duke’s public persona as a jazz giant has endured for half a century.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction writer and poet Mia Cuoto (CUE’-toe) of Mozambique has won a $50,000 prize for lifetime achievement.
In this Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009 file photo, Lou Reed performs at the Lollapalooza music festival, in Chicago. (AP Photo/John Smierciak, File) by Hillel ItalieAP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Lou Reed, the punk poet of rock n’ roll who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, died Sunday age 71. Reed died in Southampton, N.Y. of an ailment related to his recent liver transplant, according to his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, who added that Reed had been in frail health for months. Reed shared a home in Southampton with his wife and fellow musician, Laurie Anderson, whom he married in 2008. Reed never approached the commercial success of such superstars as the Beatles and Bob Dylan, but no songwriter to emerge after Dylan so radically expanded the territory of rock lyrics. And no band did more than the Velvet Underground to open rock music to the avant-garde — to experimental theater, art, literature and film, to William Burroughs and Kurt Weill, to John Cage and Andy Warhol, Reed’s early patron.
Jermaine Jackson performs with The Jacksons on their Unity Tour 2012 at Star Plaza in Merrillville, IN. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File) Jackson dynasty matriarch, Katherine Jackson is reportedly hopping mad that her son Jermaine is in debt to the rafters, yet he just purchased a $160,000 Ferrari sports car.
Grace Jones performs at the Wireless Festival at Hyde Park, in London. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Grace Jones, who once vowed she’d never write a memoir, has changed her mind.