NEW YORK (AP) — The potty humor of “Captain Underpants” children’s books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni…
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee has settled the federal lawsuit she filed against a museum in her south Alabama…
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.