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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood review. A game that comfortably embraces the silly

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Developed by: MachineGames Published by: Bethesda Softworks Available on: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox OneThe Wolfenstein series long-ago staked out a place in gaming history with its outlandish takes on World War II. Show More Summary

Netflix’s ‘Daredevil': As Stick, Scott Glenn learns much from playing the teacher

SCOTT GLENN remembers the phone call from his agent, shortly before the veteran performer would become one of the more memorable additions to the live-action Marvel universe.Marvel and Netflix, his agent told him, were looking for an...Show More Summary

Tom Brady: Everyone’s got jokes, including these 8 anti-Patriot cartoonists #DeflateGate

UG! Or, to cite the high-fashion boots that pitchman Tom Brady favors: Ugg!Last year, the celebrated New England Patriots QB filmed a black-and-white, tones-of-poetic-import Ugg commercial dubbed “Down Time.” Well now, as we know, Brady...Show More Summary

Kickstarting Archie: Waid and Staples embrace the vision for ‘Riverdale Reborn’

IN TERMS OF a reboot in pop-culture popularity, Archie just may be the hottest 75-year-old around.This summer, Archie will relaunch its main series, with superstars Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples teaming on July’s Archie #1. And the anticipation to that book, claims Archie Comics honcho Jon Goldwater, has been “massive.”Read full article >>

Superhero TV: Can these DC and Marvel shows adapt to the new fall season?

IT’S GREG BERLANTI’s world. We’re just flying in it.Ryan Reynolds’s 2011 feature spin as the Green Lantern may not have taken off, but its co-writer has managed quite nicely ever since in adapting DC characters for a smaller screen.Read full article >>

From ‘SNL’ to Politico, how American satirists are (not) drawing Muhammad

AFTER JANUARY’s Charlie Hebdo attack, many satirists responded by rendering pens that were mightier than swords, and ink that flowed like blood sacrificed in the name of free speech. But after this month’s shootings outside the AFDI’s...Show More Summary

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ ($77M) continues its (runner-up) assault on record books

THE “AVENGERS” franchise continues to knock out everyone but itself.Yes, in its assault on the North American record books, the sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron” just can’t seem to catch its predecessor.Read full article >>

Baltimore art: How civil unrest mobilizes the creative hand

CIVIL UNREST, be it a peaceful march or a fiery riot, can stoke artistic creativity. You can turn to Rep. John Lewis’s latest book in his great “March” graphic-novel trilogy, or tune in to Prince’s new, put-the-funk-in-protest-politics song, “Baltimore.”Read full article >>

Herblock Prize: On warmest of nights, Don Graham & Kal offer magical history tour

HERE, standing in the halls of the Library of Congress, you don’t always have to hit the shelves to time-travel through history. Sometimes, in the Coolidge Auditorium, the most vivid of tour guides takes the stage.Read full article ...

Behind Darrin Bell’s new RFK Award, the power of cartooning with true emotion

DARRIN BELL is one of the brightest talents we have on America’s editorial pages, and that is perhaps because his political cartoons don’t communicate merely with cleverness and the practicals tools of satire. They also stand up and connect with the depth of emotional content.Read full article >>

2015 RFK Awards: WPWG’s Darrin Bell wins for cartoons focusing on race, police

DARRIN BELL has just won the 2015 RFK Award for Cartooning, the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights is announcing this afternoon.Bell, whose editorial cartoons are syndicated by Washington Post Writers Group, won the award for a portfolio that largely focused on deaths at the hands of police in New York and Ferguson, Mo.Read full article >>

Tonight’s Herblock Prize: How Baltimore’s KAL mans a front line of social justice

KAL was not, of course, always such an absolute master.Year by year, line by purposeful line, Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher, the longtime cartoonist at the Economist and the Baltimore Sun, has built a skill set of the visual satirist’s craft. Show More Summary

Kerbal Space Program review: A playful masterpiece of space exploration

Kerbal Space Program Developed by: Squad Published by: Squad Available on: PCVideo games excel at manufacturing fear and self-doubt and then reward players for escaping those fears and doubts with vanities (trophies, confettied explosions, cadavers). Show More Summary

Charlie Hebdo’s PEN Award: Top cartoonists endorse saluting magazine’s ‘courage’

DEATH, to paraphrase the old saying, concentrates the mind. And since January, it has intensely focused, too, the line.Ever since the Charlie Hebdo massacre near the turn of the year, there have been subsets of the publishing population...Show More Summary

Nellie Bly: Google Doodle’s 1st original song (Karen O) salutes an American original

TODAY, to celebrate the life and writings of the pioneering reporter Nellie Bly, Google delivers its most artful musical Doodle ever.And in saluting the globe-trotting journalist who was a true American original, Team Google Doodle commissioned...Show More Summary

‘Gotham’ TV recap (Ep. 22): Into the darkness for Bruce. And for Fish, (that’s a) wrap!

THE SEASON FINALE of Fox’s “Gotham” gives us a mob war in the streets that includes the return of Fish Mooney and the fall of a major crime boss; Barbara and Leslie meeting for the first time; and Bruce making a discovery that will change his life forever.Read full article >>

Bartolomeo Cristofori: We help Google Doodle salute piano’s inventor with this tune

DESPITE HIS name being too little known today, Bartolomeo Cristofori is worth lighting an immense candelabrum for. As the inventor of the piano, Signor Cristofori’s legacy, if not his name, sustains.Google is celebrating the Italian inventor today, on the 360th anniversary of his birth, with an interactive Bach-playing animation.Read full article >>

Just what have we learned five years after ‘Everybody Draw Muhammad Day’?

I SOMETIMES think about Molly Norris, and how this was never the world she wanted for herself.Norris was the creator of an illustration that spawned “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day,” which was staged five years ago this month. The spirit...Show More Summary

SEE: Video of the Day: Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow in ‘SNL’s’ rom-com ‘trailer’

YOU KNOW those short blog posts that feel like mere frilly window dressing for an embedded video — when the text is literally just pretext for a pre-packaged, outside-source quick clip? (Hello, Comedy Central.) When the words read like...Show More Summary

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron': Sequel ($188M) flexes the second biggest opening ever

THERE IS a scene in the new film “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in which Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk go toe to mammoth green toe in a bit of rage-y team infighting that threatens to level entire city blocks. It’s just the sort of smackdown...Show More Summary

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