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The Christian Siriano collection is modeled at Christian's home as part of New York Fashion Week, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Westport, Conn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show

Sep. 17, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Christian Siriano, who turned his atelier into a mask-making machine, took to his Connecticut backyard Thursday for a cozy fashion show complete with picnic baskets for his small in-person crowd, masks on the faces of his models and a dip in his pool for pregnant muse Coco Rocha....

In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, photo, a customer picks up a takeaway bag with food from a robot at No Brand Burger in Seoul, South Korea. These robotic services, with not a single face-to-face interaction, have been seen as a selling point amid the coronavirus pandemic and its restrictions. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

AI Robots serve restaurant customers in South Korea

Sep. 15, 2020 6:58 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A burger shop in the South Korean capital is a bit different from typical fast food restaurants: Its key staff are robots. From order to pick-up, customers don’t need a single face-to-face interaction. All they need to do is to click the menu they want on a kiosk...

Pro-democracy students raise a three-finger salute, a symbol of resistance, during a protest rally in front of Education Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Again on this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, students will gather to protest outside the Education Ministry demanding reform to what they say is an oppressive and ineffective school system. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai students turn agitators for educational reform

Sep. 4, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — She‘s 15, writes love stories and likes indie music and anime cartoons. So far so normal. But two weeks ago Benjamaporn Nivas upended traditional notions of Thai schoolkids’ behavior by leading hundreds of youngsters in a protest outside the Education Ministry in Bangkok. On...

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Review: Live-action ‘Mulan’ is gorgeous but short on magic

Sep. 3, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

Out of all of Disney’s animated films, “ Mulan ” was the one that made the most sense as a live-action remake. Not that there haven’t been good and charming live-action remakes over the past decade — Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella” being at the top of the...

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Review: New doc chronicles chilling tale of Pepe the Frog

Sep. 2, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

“I didn’t even know what a meme was,” confesses cartoonist Matt Furie in the documentary “Feels Good Man,” demonstrating just how ill-equipped he was to resist the dark forces that engulfed him and his creation, Pepe the Frog, during the brutal election season of 2016. “I...

Florida DJ found dead less than month after rape charge

Sep. 1, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — South Florida DJ and music producer Erick Morillo was found dead at his home Tuesday morning, weeks after being charged with sexual battery, authorities said. Miami Beach police officers found the 49-year-old Morillo's body after responding to a 911 call, police spokesman Ernesto...

This Aug. 19, 2020, image shows Aaron Cuffee of Red Planet Books & Comics in Albuquerque, N.M., as he discusses the potential that could come from Marvel Comics' effort to assemble a gallery of Native artists and scribes for

Fans hope Marvel comic book improves Native representation

Aug. 29, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

Past portrayals of Native American or Indigenous comic book superheroes would often follow the same checklist — mystical powers, an ability to talk to animals and a costume of either a headdress or a loincloth. “Poor research was done. They were just going off of TV and film,” said artist...

FILE - In this April 13, 2017, file photo, John Ridley, executive producer of

Screenwriter John Ridley to write new Batman comic series

Aug. 23, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Ridley will write the new Batman comic series with plans of the Dark Knight being a person of color. The Oscar-winning screenwriter and DC publisher Jim Lee announced plans for Ridley to write the miniseries during a DC FanDome virtual panel on Saturday. The four-issue comic is...

25 years after son's killing, Indiana woman seeks answers

Aug. 23, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — It’s been 25 years since 20-year-old William “Bill” Graber left his apartment on a hot August night to smoke a cigarette and never returned home. Graber died after he was shot once in the chest Aug. 2, 1995, while hanging out with friends on a corner in the...

Netflix announces cast for 'Pinocchio' animated musical film

Aug. 19, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cast for Netflix’s new “Pinocchio” film has been chosen. The streaming service announced Wednesday that newcomer Gregory Mann will assume the title role along with Ewan McGregor as Cricket and David Bradley as Geppetto. Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro will...