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Helen Mirren makes regal bow as Harry Potter quiz show host

Nov. 24, 2021 12:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren is oddly absent from the Harry Potter film franchise that proved close to a full-employment act for Britain's acting greats. But she's found her own path into its magical world. Dame Helen, as the Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning actor is...

EXPLAINER: What is the metaverse and how will it work?

Oct. 28, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

The term “metaverse" is the latest buzzword to capture the tech industry's imagination — so much so that one of the best-known internet platforms is rebranding to signal its embrace of the futuristic idea. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Thursday announcement that he's...

EXPLAINER: What is the metaverse and how will it work?

Oct. 28, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

The term “metaverse" is the latest buzzword to capture the tech industry's imagination — so much so that one of the best-known internet platforms is rebranding to signal its embrace of the futuristic idea. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Thursday announcement that he's...

Jerry Pinkney, award-winning illustrator, dies at 81

Oct. 21, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Pinkney, a prize-winning children's book illustrator known for his richly textured images of Black life, fables and fairy tales in works ranging from “The Lion and the Mouse” to “The Sunday Outing,” has died. Little, Brown Books for Young...

'Foundation' based on Asimov's work thinks big — galaxy big

Sep. 22, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Most TV dramas try to tell stories over a few years with maybe half a dozen central characters. The new series “Foundation” is a bit more ambitious — try 400 years and 25 million worlds. To say it's sweeping doesn't do it justice. World-building is...

Ever the showman, Thom Browne stages a stylish extravaganza

Sep. 12, 2021 03:26 AM EDT

When designer Thom Browne left New York Fashion Week four years ago to start showing his label in Paris, it left a hole in the New York calendar. No designer tells stories with his clothes in the same way, creating fashion shows that are more like elaborate theatrical productions. ...