Art and Culture

South Asian women find their saving grace in ‘Ms. Marvel’

"It's not really the brown girls from Jersey City who save the world," says New Jersey-based Kamala Khan — a Muslim, Pakistani-American teenager — in Marvel's new superhero series, Ms. Marvel, as she realises that she has access to the superpower of harnessing cosmic energy.  Khan's statement reflects the fact that, until now, millions of South …

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Disney will soon lose copyright to original Mickey Mouse

In 2024, the earliest iteration of Disney's Mickey Mouse will enter the public domain. Mickey Mouse first appeared in 1928 in the animated short film Steamboat Willie — the first animation film to use synchronized sound. In the US, copyright for original works of authorship last until the author's death plus 70 …

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Ukraine’s Cultural Heritage Under Attack, Official Says

NEW YORK —  Ukraine’s deputy minister of culture said Friday that her country’s heritage is under attack by Russia and must be protected. “The president of Russia, Mr. Putin, announced that Ukrainian culture and identity is a target of this war,” Kateryna Chueva, deputy minister of Culture and Information Policy …

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Game of Thrones alum Sophie Turner and singer Joe Jonas have welcomed their second child together. The news of their second child’s birth was confirmed by their representatives in a statement to People magazine. “Joe and Sophie are happy to announce the arrival of their baby girl,” they said. Turner …

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Malayalam actor and filmmaker Pratap Pothen passed away on Friday morning. He was 69. The actor was found dead in his Chennai apartment. The actor, who was an active presence in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films from the 1980s, also made his mark in the industry as a scriptwriter, …

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